Shark Tank : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 9, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11

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Critic Reviews

  1. The moneymen ask informed questions and make shrewd decisions, a welcome relief from Donald Trump's capricious calls on Burnett's "Celebrity Apprentice."
  2. 80
    ABC's Shark Tank is easily the best new reality TV show to air this summer (which, admittedly, isn't saying much).
  3. 70
    It sounds gimmicky and visually tedious, with most of the so-called action taking place in a conference room. It's all those things, but the moments of misery make it memorable.
  4. 63
    Mark Burnett's newest plunge into the reality waters--somewhat predictable, with all the requisite reality bells and whistles (lots of dark blue mood lighting, dramatic music, quick-cut editing)--is mildly entertaining in that summer TV kind of way.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. JohnS
    Jan 8, 2010
    0
    A disgusting show with disgusting people. If enough Americans watched it we would probably convert en masse to communism.
  2. asdasda
    Aug 17, 2009
    0
    The sharks are all bargain hunting. Who the heck would accept ANY of their deals (especially without a lawyer?) ... the sharks have all the The sharks are all bargain hunting. Who the heck would accept ANY of their deals (especially without a lawyer?) ... the sharks have all the negotiating leverage and they collude. The ONLY thing of value for the guests is exposure. Full Review »
  3. RonV
    Aug 17, 2009
    3
    Burnett didn't invent this show or concept!!! It's been going on up here in Canada for 2 years - in fact Kevin O and Robert are Burnett didn't invent this show or concept!!! It's been going on up here in Canada for 2 years - in fact Kevin O and Robert are both on the CBC show up here in Canada!! Full Review »