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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 5, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Ron Livingston, Michael Cudlitz, Gina Torres
  • Summary: The short summary: FBI hostage negotiators in love. The slightly longer summary: Fox tries for "Moonlighting," but the witty banter part proves to be too tough to reproduce.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
  • Creator: Craig Silverstein
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Sep 5, 2006
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 08:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 10 out of 20
  1. Standoff doesn't recreate the genre, but it certainly refreshes it. [15 Sep 2006, p.64]
  2. The main thing in its favor is the chemical tension between its stars. That may not be enough, but it's something.
  3. Can we negotiate for a better premise if we release some hostages?
  4. 38
    If Matt and Emily blow up, the show doesn't get a second episode. Because they'll be dead. Keep your fingers crossed.
  5. 30
    "Standoff" isn't a terrible show, it's just an unnecessary one.
  6. I’m having a reverse case of Stockholm Syndrome with “Standoff”: The more time I spend with it, the less I like it.
  7. Never mind the unbelievable premise -- the way the audience is introduced to it is so strained it's painful to watch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35