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

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

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  • Starring: , ,
  • 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
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. 75
    Woods is every bit as entertaining as he strives to be. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. If you watch "Shark," it's going to be for those Woods-ian rants and for the sheer exuberance he brings to them.
  6. This is a paint-by-numbers legal series that's as predictable as they come.
  7. "Shark" suffers from a variety of flaws too numerous to detail here, not least its sentimentality, its wooden characters, its tin-eared dialogue.

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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 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 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 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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