• Network: UPN
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 27, 2005
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. "Sex" proves to be a series with loads of appeal for viewers still mourning the cancellation of "Melrose Place."
  2. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    70
    Has the potential to be a real guilty pleasure.
  3. 63
    It's skank-errific, if flawed.
  4. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    60
    We haven't had a good dishy time-waster in awhile. Maybe this is it.
  5. You don't have to be under 30 to enjoy this. It's no more, or less, ridiculous than ABC's massively-hyped hit about sex, love and secrets among housewives and other oldsters.
  6. It's best to ignore the attempts at deep thought, enjoy the pretty cast, and guzzle it like diet pop. [30 Sep 2005, p.87]
  7. 50
    Nobody is quite what they seem in this show, and watching the layers of deception and falsity peel away is its main attraction. Of course, at some point, there better turn out to be something underneath.
  8. Check your brain at the door and you'll find a potential guilty pleasure lurking within.
  9. Not as terrible as most shows of this genre.
  10. 38
    Incessantly chatty, incredibly busy and annoyingly pretentious.
  11. 30
    If the writers and actors were willing to get a little campy, if they lifted the group's obnoxiousness factor over the top, the show might have some entertainment value. But as it stands, it's an hour spent watching dull, pretty people work very hard to be hipper than one another, as well as hipper than you.
  12. Sadly, this show makes a mess of its neighborhood-centric premise.
  13. [A] stupid, stupid nighttime soap.
  14. Reviewed by: Shandy Casteel
    10
    We don't expect nighttime relationship dramas to be thrilling, but we have the right to expect an interesting character or two.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. KathyB.
    Sep 28, 2008
    5
    I loved it!
  2. KyleighH
    Feb 11, 2006
    0
    I don't even know why this show was on the UPN Fall Schedule to begin with. When I first read about this, one word came into my mind: I don't even know why this show was on the UPN Fall Schedule to begin with. When I first read about this, one word came into my mind: "cancelation." And guess what? It got canceled. I don't think UPN should bring this show back no matter how many viewers watched it. I give this show a big fat zero. Full Review »
  3. breem
    Nov 10, 2005
    10
    I loved this show! Didn't say it was cancelled, just on "break". I need it back!