• Network: NBC , TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 9, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Feb 13, 2013
    83
    Rest easy: The premiere is good; next week’s episode is flat-out superb.
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Feb 13, 2013
    100
    There isn't a better cop show on TV right now than Southland.
  3. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Feb 15, 2013
    90
    The cast--including Michael Cudlitz, Ben McKenzie, Shawn Hatosy and Regina King--is perfection. No ensemble of actors on television is more stunning or exciting to watch.
  4. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Feb 13, 2013
    100
    It's not always pretty or easy to watch, but Southland remains an outstanding hour of appointment TV.
  5. Reviewed by: Jace Lacob
    May 30, 2013
    90
    Southland remains one of the most morally complex and insightful dramas on television today.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mar 29, 2013
    8
    How this show continues to overlooked for its performances is just beyond me. Several of the cast members deserve Emmy nominations but noneHow this show continues to overlooked for its performances is just beyond me. Several of the cast members deserve Emmy nominations but none more then Regina King, who is fantastic. Season 4 was a little better, but seven episodes into season 5 the show is still exceptional. Full Review »
  2. Apr 25, 2013
    10
    I'm astounded at the low number of reviews for Southland. It is one of the very few T.V shows that can leave you sitting stunned at what youI'm astounded at the low number of reviews for Southland. It is one of the very few T.V shows that can leave you sitting stunned at what you have just seen. Maybe Breaking Bad at its best does as well. Episode 9 in particular is truly edge of your seat stuff. The character development and performances are simply outstanding. It is the most gripping show currently in production and deserves at least another season Full Review »
  3. Apr 3, 2013
    9
    The excellence continues. Mr. Kudlitz gets to show more of his character. He and Cooper are improving with age. Best of all, the grit andThe excellence continues. Mr. Kudlitz gets to show more of his character. He and Cooper are improving with age. Best of all, the grit and reality remain and are not glossed over as some shows effect as seasons progress. The cold openings are as intriguing as ever--just a job well done, all around. Full Review »