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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 21, 2004
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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77

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  • Summary: Tommy (Denis Leary) survives being shot in season six, and we find the firehouse is in danger of being shut down as season seven begins.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 100
    While the subject matter is heavy, Rescue Me is seldom heavy-going. It still makes times to revel in the boisterous camaraderie of its firefighters, and it still takes great advantage of one of the sexiest, funniest casts on television.
  2. 88
    The drama can be over the top, and sometimes it feels like one big ego trip for Leary.... But the show is like the comic: imperfect but lovable.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    80
    The comic relief we have come to rely on in the macho camaraderie has more of a tinge of gallows humor this season, which isn't to say that Rescue Me feels like a show on its last legs, more like it's nearing its natural (or, given the frequency of Tommy's post-traumatic hallucinations, unnatural) end.
  4. 80
    Rescue Me remains a crazy mix of drama and comedy that's heart-wrenching and hilarious. Can't wait to see how it ends.
  5. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    75
    Can Rescue Me wrap all this up in the short time left? I hope so, but this episode feels like so much temporizing.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    75
    Uneven but irreverent, Rescue Me manages to rescue itself, immersing us in the tumultuous firefighting life that is the reason we watch the show.
  7. After watching the first four episodes of the sixth season back-to-back--an endurance test I don’t recommend--it’s apparent Rescue Me is recycling plots.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1

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