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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 21, 2004
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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  • Summary: The delayed-by-the-writer's-strike fifth season, which includes a guest appearance of Michael J. Fox, finds 9/11 continues to play a part in the lives of the firefighters at 62 Truck.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 100
    This new phase takes the show from sometimes cartoonish to serious, punctuated with belly-laugh dialogue. This is thanks, in no small part, to Michael J. Fox, who is in six episodes this year.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Aucker
    100
    This series is officially on fire now.
  3. Rescue Me races out of the gate as confidently brilliant as ever before, wildly mixing emotions along the way.
  4. Rescue Me does everything “Lost” does. It balances character, drama, comedy and suspense while relentlessly pushing a dozen story lines forward.
  5. 80
    The FX drama returns for its fifth season tonight at 10, after a 19-month absence, and it returns to its former glory after an unfortunate fourth-season slump.
  6. Reviewed by: Daniel Carlson
    80
    After more than a year away, Rescue Me is still a compelling drama, full of strong writing and skillful acting, but it's the show's mix of redemption and ruin that genuinely sets it apart from the pack.
  7. A few things in the first episodes of season five, which kicks off Tuesday night, feel a little disjointed. Denis Leary remains a magnetic lead as New York firefighter Tommy Gavin, and the show still has inspired moments.

See all 14 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 4, 2011
    10
    Not every show is a winner, but the acting, humor, pathos, and action (like watching Backdraft often) draw me to every show. The ensemble isNot every show is a winner, but the acting, humor, pathos, and action (like watching Backdraft often) draw me to every show. The ensemble is just incredible with various (current and past) stars appearing in many shows. Expand
  2. KennyH
    Apr 24, 2009
    10
    This season is absolutely amazing so far. I agree with whoever compared it to the Sopranos, it's just great to watch. The only show that This season is absolutely amazing so far. I agree with whoever compared it to the Sopranos, it's just great to watch. The only show that can have me laughing hysterically one moment and on the verge of tears the next. Michael J. Fox's character is awesome so far too. Expand
  3. lennyb.
    Apr 8, 2009
    9
    This show does not dissapoint!... Fills the void left by the Sopranos....People, this is drama and comedy..happily married!
  4. PrestonJ
    Apr 8, 2009
    9
    Easily one of the best shows on television. At this stage each of the actors are so comfortable in their roles and the story is so well Easily one of the best shows on television. At this stage each of the actors are so comfortable in their roles and the story is so well conceived its just a joy to watch the mess they put themselves through. Expand
  5. MichaelH
    Apr 22, 2009
    9
    Continuing great drama. A very creative mixture of fantasy and reality. Occasionally returns to "gags" in the dialogue which work sometimes Continuing great drama. A very creative mixture of fantasy and reality. Occasionally returns to "gags" in the dialogue which work sometimes perfectly and sometimes are a little labored but overall with Friday Night Lights, the best TV out there now. Expand
  6. [Anonymous]
    May 9, 2009
    9
    Love it:) Never fails to engage and entertain with sharp, witty dialogue and complex characters.
  7. BenG
    Apr 15, 2009
    9
    This series has stayed consistently entertaining, with great drama and realistic stories, mixed with a dark and more mature sense of humor This series has stayed consistently entertaining, with great drama and realistic stories, mixed with a dark and more mature sense of humor lost on many shows these days. The characters as are so well defined by this season that there is no drop in the believability and this balanced as the writing hasn't slacked due to that knowledge and given lackluster story with the expectations that these set ideas will balance it out. Expand

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