• Network: A&E
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 29, 2013
  • Season #: 1
User Score
2.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4

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  1. Jan 30, 2013
    0
    I had very low expectations for this show, and it did not come close to reaching them. Staged reality is one thing, this is complete and total fiction. No one would ever believe there is any reality in this show. Even their accents, which seem authentic, seem to be a little too forced in some spots.
  2. Feb 21, 2013
    0
    This is by far the worst show I've ever seen. It's not clever or funny in anyway. I wouldn't be surprised if it's cancelled 1/2 through the season. It's terribly scripted and is a miserable failure.
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jan 29, 2013
    40
    Southie Rules definitely has the characters. That's the positive news.... [But] Southie Rules is woefully short on story line, and so the producers have clearly set up situations and edited episodes in order to provide viewers with a narrative.
  2. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Jan 29, 2013
    50
    There are aspects of Southie Rules that are fun, but ultimately it feels as hollow as an emptied tin of meatballs.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 29, 2013
    50
    There are some lovely shots of South Boston. Like everything else here, they've been staged.