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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 21, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

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  • Starring: Jeri Ryan, Sam Page, Henry Simmons
  • Summary: James Woods stars as a high-profile defense attorney (think a legal version of the title character on House, M.D.) who abruptly quits his job to work for the District Attorney's office in Los Angeles.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
  • Creator: Ian Biederman
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Sep 21, 2006
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 80
    Shark works some of the same ground as Fox's new legal drama Justice, but with far more wit and style.
  2. The series... is pure formula, but it's a formula that works.
  3. Mr. Woods has found a television role that suits his gift and runs away with it.
  4. If you watch "Shark," it's going to be for those Woods-ian rants and for the sheer exuberance he brings to them.
  5. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    60
    The show works only because Woods is a honey-baked ham playing a character who lives to be a showman.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    Woods is such a compelling presence that he might be able to elevate even procedural fare.
  7. It's an attractive premise but a pedestrian execution.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 38
  2. Negative: 9 out of 38
  1. RosieG
    Oct 28, 2006
    10
    This show is a Breath of fresh Air..you dont know what Shark will be doing and saying next..Love the writing on this show..his one liners ae the best..keep up the good work Expand
  2. AprilW
    Feb 21, 2007
    10
    This is the best show on tv. Keep it coming.
  3. BONNIEH.
    Aug 29, 2007
    10
    Go Shark!! He is "yards" better than watching/hearing about spoiled sports stars and their millions abusing drugs and wives; or otherwise breaking the law. Maybe they are exempt from our laws!! ?? Get'm Shark!!! Expand
  4. DianeG
    Oct 26, 2006
    9
    My husband and I both enjoy Shark. It is an intense drama with a new twist in the telling of other legal shows. Excellent scripts, directing and editing. Terrific actors! Expand
  5. pantherqueen
    Sep 29, 2006
    8
    Was a bit cliche at times, but the acting-especially by Mr. Woods-and the clever dialogue was mesmerizing.
  6. EliC
    Nov 30, 2006
    5
    Even the great Jimmy Woods can't hold this show together.
  7. JoS
    Sep 25, 2006
    0
    Watched it once, boring.

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