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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 15, 2007
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Nicole Sullivan, Malik Yoba, Jeff Goldblum
  • Summary: Jeff Goldblum stars as a homicide detective who solves cases through the usual grunt work... and the not-so-usual conversations with ghosts of the victims. (We assume they're only talking to him because Jennifer Love Hewitt was busy.)
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
  • Creator: Frank Darabont, Graham Yost
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Mar 15, 2007
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. "Raines" not only deserves an audience - with any luck at all, it deserves a renewal, and a firm spot on NBC's fall schedule.
  2. 75
    Yes, the premise may be decidedly derivative, but it's all in the witty execution.
  3. 70
    Goldblum... gives the character of Raines a solid and gratifying humanity, enough to lift "just another" cop opera into a considerably more rarefied realm.
  4. As close-ended procedurals go, "Raines" certainly offers an intriguing hook, but I'm not sure it's one with much staying power.
  5. 50
    An average, unoriginal series.
  6. Nothing really wrong with Raines, but not much reason to watch, either.
  7. All this talent can't make the premise - a police detective talks to murder victims - work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 54
  2. Negative: 3 out of 54