Reckless : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 29, 2014

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jun 27, 2014
    The actors hit that soap sweet-spot between honest reality and lurid theatricality under direction from pros like Michael Apted and Catherine Hardwicke.
  2. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Jun 29, 2014
    I don’t dislike the show Reckless could be, and Gigandet and Wood are cute together ... But the pivotal case, in which many officers may have drugged and raped a colleague, demands to be taken seriously ... Switching back and forth to lighthearted flirtation feels terribly wrong.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 27, 2014
    Fans of old-time network soaps may find something to enjoy here, but despite the promise that “dark secrets simmer behind every door and threaten to tarnish the genteel façade of seductive Charleston,” Reckless is decidedly bland and evinces almost none of the sense of place CBS proclaims.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jun 27, 2014
    Reckless isn't anything close to being great TV, but it's diverting, especially as a summer replacement.
  5. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jun 27, 2014
    Police corruption, sexual harassment and worse form the underpinnings of a soapy serial that's hard to take seriously but that might fit your summer mood.
  6. Reviewed by: Myles McNutt
    Jun 27, 2014
    Reckless ultimately rests on a half-decent central romance buried in muddy sexual politics.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 27, 2014
    Modestly diverting on its own terms and well-cast at the fringes, the show’s leads probably aren’t as compelling as they need to be.
  8. Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    Jun 26, 2014
    Reckless is executed competently enough, with everyone holding up his or her end of the bargain by being hot and trying to enliven the routine premises. But just about everyone in the cast has done better work elsewhere.
  9. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Nina Terrero
    Jul 2, 2014
    The Southern-fried series too often skips courtroom drama in favor of forced sexual tension. [11 Jul 2014, p.65]
  10. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jun 29, 2014
    A summery crime-soap, just complicated enough to be diverting without taxing brains addled by the sun. ... I can't exactly recommend it, and yet I must admit I watched many more episodes than was strictly necessary to write this review.
  11. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jun 27, 2014
    Reckless, a summer crime-lawyer-melodrama mishmash that begins on Sunday on CBS, is determined to be vacuous, even though, every so often, it hints that it could be more substantive if it wanted to be
  12. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 26, 2014
    Reckless feels like it was designed by a committee.
  13. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 27, 2014
    Reckles is merely witless, akin to a trashy and disposable beach read that should come with its own sunscreen--or perhaps a wet bar to distract us from the cheesy plotting and cardboard acting.
  14. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Jun 30, 2014
    Clichés flow fast and furious.
  15. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Jun 23, 2014
    Her love-hate relationship with a local good ol’ boy lawyer (Cam Gigandet, “The O.C.”) is one of many predictable plot points in this instantly forgettable summer soap.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Oct 5, 2014
    2/5★ Its soap with a procedural twist. The show has a largely female fan base drawn to the romantic tension between two appropriately2/5★ Its soap with a procedural twist. The show has a largely female fan base drawn to the romantic tension between two appropriately attractive people. The acting is iffy, the setting doesn't pay off and the whole thing, taking into account how supposedly edgy the plot is, is rather bland. Full Review »
  2. Sep 25, 2014
    Let's face it, this is a total chick show. CBS didn't really give it a lot of promotions (IMHO). I didn't even know it had started until itLet's face it, this is a total chick show. CBS didn't really give it a lot of promotions (IMHO). I didn't even know it had started until it was well into the season. there's a lot of sexual tension and drama. It's a good show and for people who claim it's typical or boring or whatever need to go back to watching the typical boring law shows...this is a fun show. It doesn't hurt that Cam Gigandet is gorgeous either Full Review »
  3. Jul 20, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I loved the show, it is different from all the other shows, and it is nice to see fresh faces, more over the guys are very hot!

    the people form small towns in USA must be empathic with this show, that is about what happen in small counties, where every body knows each other.
    I enjoyed the show I hoped gets another season!!!
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