• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2005
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 298 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 298

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  1. McFly
    Oct 20, 2005
    5
    This show would be alright if it wasn't for the terrible kiddie parts with the hobbit kid and his skank ho sister. The rest is ok so it gets a 5.
  2. MaxE
    Dec 24, 2006
    4
    If you're looking for so-called 'sci-fi' miniseries,i prefer you to watch Stargate SG-1.And if you're looking for mysterious and thrill one,i bet you should see LOST or Prison Break .Everything about this show is quite predictable,no stunning scene,..with the pretty silly dialogue..and one more thing..please use high quality FXs..this is sci-fi,rite?
  3. KevinM
    Oct 19, 2005
    5
    Science is all wrong (well, 75% of the time).... the kid plot smells of E.T... the story line mimics Close Encounters... the entertainment is in laughing at the story and the dialogue. Don't get me wrong, its entertaining, but in a train wreck type of way. I think it would be better if they drop Bell's son, and the entire "baby alien" in the hands of spoiled rich kids plot and Science is all wrong (well, 75% of the time).... the kid plot smells of E.T... the story line mimics Close Encounters... the entertainment is in laughing at the story and the dialogue. Don't get me wrong, its entertaining, but in a train wreck type of way. I think it would be better if they drop Bell's son, and the entire "baby alien" in the hands of spoiled rich kids plot and concentrate on the rest of the show. Anyone who thinks this is anything close to a 6+ show doesn't need to be handling a remote control. Expand
  4. Kastef
    Dec 4, 2005
    4
    The actors on this show have lost the will to act. The raft scenes had me slack jawed in amazment at the bad acting. Good story aside from the stupid owner love pet aspect. VFX slipping alongside the acting.
  5. RolandV
    Sep 12, 2006
    6
    The show has some good special effetcs. But one character polutes/destroys the whole show. Its that enoying kid that took care of that little creature Nim Nimrod ?, it all smells to much ET !!! (lack of fantasy) . The character seems so stupid, for one example he doesnt tell anybody about the creature, and dont even tell others other weird stuff that happends. Im going to stop seeing this The show has some good special effetcs. But one character polutes/destroys the whole show. Its that enoying kid that took care of that little creature Nim Nimrod ?, it all smells to much ET !!! (lack of fantasy) . The character seems so stupid, for one example he doesnt tell anybody about the creature, and dont even tell others other weird stuff that happends. Im going to stop seeing this silly show. Expand
Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 23
  2. Negative: 12 out of 23
  1. 30
    It's a bland Spielberg wannabe that doesn't succeed in evoking much creepiness or wonder
  2. 12
    The most confusing ensemble drama of the new season.
  3. 40
    Though relentlessly ominous, "Surface" is, so far, only good for surface scares.