Rizzoli & Isles : Season 1

  • Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 12, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    The familiar show, which is set in Boston but too clearly filmed elsewhere, adds in some romantic intrigue, as both Harmon and Alexander appear to be interested in the same FBI agent (Billy Burke). But the dominant theme on Rizzoli & Isles, as on "The Closer,'' is fighting crime and not fighting tears.
  2. Rizzoli & Isles features a good dose of humor and a lean style of storytelling that's reflected in the fairly small core group with which we will apparently be working.
  3. 60
    Yes, Rizzoli & Isles is quick with cliches....[But] for all the stereotyping, it's hard to be mad at Angie Harmon.
  4. 60
    It isn't brilliant television, but everyone in it seems to be giving it their all--even the corpses.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    Aside from the lurid nature of the crimes and some salty language, though, Rizzoli & Isles is just what the title sounds like--a place for second-hand goods at reasonable prices.
  6. In the absence of an arcing narrative, the series wants us to accept as its mission of suspense the mystery of this crypto drag-king-meets-shopaholic friendship.
  7. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    40
    The series' approach to violence against woman is the only complex thing about it. Otherwise, you cannot even call Rizzoli & Isles run of the mill, it being that mills usually run more smoothly.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Jun 21, 2012
    2
    Some of the worst writing I have ever seen acted out on the small screen. The dialogue between the two principals is ludicrously corny. ISome of the worst writing I have ever seen acted out on the small screen. The dialogue between the two principals is ludicrously corny. I feel sorry for them. They deserve so much better. Full Review »
  2. Aug 20, 2010
    9
    Lose the gay stories. Two women, great chemistry, fun dialogue, pretty faces, adequate writing, pretty faces, humor and likability, unlimitedLose the gay stories. Two women, great chemistry, fun dialogue, pretty faces, adequate writing, pretty faces, humor and likability, unlimited potential. Bump up the story-lines, add a straight writer, and lose the gay stuff. Add a little more action and keep the pretty faces. Full Review »
  3. Sep 17, 2014
    8
    Really fun to watch show, very interesting, I like the characters and how deep they are so to speak (as in well fleshed out and developed,Really fun to watch show, very interesting, I like the characters and how deep they are so to speak (as in well fleshed out and developed, unique, good back stories, actors/actresses representing them, etc). However, I feel at points the drama can become a bit too much and I find myself wanting the show to focus more on the case versus the side drama of the characters but even so, it still gives you the chance to at least get to know a little more about the characters.... so I suppose even a little excessive drama is necessary so it's not super dry cut like some other cop shows tend to be. BTW Jane is a badass as is Maura.... Full Review »