• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 15, 2007
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. As close-ended procedurals go, "Raines" certainly offers an intriguing hook, but I'm not sure it's one with much staying power.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    This is a series for people with a reasonably high TV IQ, but not a particularly challenging formula.
  3. The show... doesn't seem to be aiming for anything higher than a comfortable middle ground, bypassing a chance to watch Goldblum send up our preconceived idea of Goldblum.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    60
    One thing's for sure: Raines is weird.
  5. All of this might seem silly if it weren't for Mr. Goldblum.
  6. 50
    An average, unoriginal series.
  7. Goldblum has a commanding presence that may overcome the ho-hum storylines and overdone talking-ghost motif.
  8. 50
    It's a hallucinatory riff on an old noir tradition (is Raines being played for a sap by his own daydreams?), but the gimmick doesn't click. [19 Mar 2007, p.39]
  9. "Raines" is one of those shows that are enjoyable time wasters if you don't know what else is available.
  10. The hallucination conceit is strange but not necessarily horrible.... The problem with “Raines” is that it tries too hard to be too many things at once.
  11. Nothing really wrong with Raines, but not much reason to watch, either.
  12. The show seems to take forever to get anywhere.
  13. [It] makes Los Angeles look as dreary and sluggish as Goldblum's performance. [16 Mar 2007, p.65]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 54
  2. Negative: 3 out of 54
  1. SusanL.
    Mar 1, 2008
    9
    "I see dead people." Crime victims, that is. Nobody does smart flakiness like Jeff Goldblum. I hope they bring it back.
  2. RoryO.
    Nov 27, 2007
    9
    Original. Believable. Easy to follow. Characters keep you very interested. Unable to guess the ending. WHERE DID IT GO? Bring it back or I Original. Believable. Easy to follow. Characters keep you very interested. Unable to guess the ending. WHERE DID IT GO? Bring it back or I could end up television set. Full Review »
  3. pamh.
    Aug 26, 2007
    10
    awesome show - intriguing - something unique! please please please renew it!