Shark : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 21, 2006
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 80
    Feels like a hit show about to happen.
  2. 80
    Shark works some of the same ground as Fox's new legal drama Justice, but with far more wit and style.
  3. 80
    "Shark" is one of the season's best and fastest-moving new dramas.
  4. 75
    Woods is every bit as entertaining as he strives to be. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
  5. 75
    Nothing about this cookie-cutter courtroom drama is really up to Woods' talent, but given his head and a lot of room, he makes it work.
  6. The series... is pure formula, but it's a formula that works.
  7. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    70
    Good actors can get away with glib, and Woods is one of the best, persuasive enough to have you spotting freshness in the familiar and wisdom in cliches.
  8. "Shark"... is clearly a "House" imitator, but a pretty crisp copy.
  9. Mr. Woods has found a television role that suits his gift and runs away with it.
  10. 63
    "Shark" now looks like above-average, workaday TV with promise.
  11. 63
    The show is not as good as Woods makes it, but not as bad as some of the new shows.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 38
  2. Negative: 9 out of 38
  1. JoshW
    Sep 9, 2007
    1
    This show is ridiculous and contains the most unbelievable cases. Judges allow things that would never work in an actual courtroom. Absurd.
  2. 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 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!!! Full Review »
  3. BillM
    Jul 30, 2007
    0
    Does it not bother anyone else that Shark, while working for the public, has committed acts which should have had him disbarred not to Does it not bother anyone else that Shark, while working for the public, has committed acts which should have had him disbarred not to mention sent to jail? The Dial M for Monica was the worst case of an unscrupulous lawyer. Full Review »