• Network: NBC , TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 9, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 61
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 61
  3. Negative: 3 out of 61

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  1. Jan 19, 2012
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    Not everything in that show is bad. The casting is ok and actors visibly try their best. Pretty much everything else is a disaster, the writing is specially poor, with bad dialogues, poor character development and plots that make no sense.
    Bad also the very weird editing and the musical theme.
    I very much understand the decision of the network not to broadcast this second season and to
    Not everything in that show is bad. The casting is ok and actors visibly try their best. Pretty much everything else is a disaster, the writing is specially poor, with bad dialogues, poor character development and plots that make no sense.
    Bad also the very weird editing and the musical theme.
    I very much understand the decision of the network not to broadcast this second season and to drop the show altogether, because under this current form Southland was unsalvageable.
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Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 90
    Southland is a show of high caliber and riveting brilliance, instantly one of the finest hours of TiVo-worthy drama anywhere on the tube.
  2. Just reciting plots can make Southland sound like a soap opera, and in some ways that's what ensemble shows are. But this one is more than that.
  3. 60
    Much like last season, this one already has Adams and Ben standing in for viewers. Their insights, or their reactions, mold yours.