Surface : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2005
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 311 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 311

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  1. chancew
    Nov 9, 2005
    2
    This show just doesn't work for me. I find the characters unbelievable, and the story just seems to be going in silly directions.
  2. marshallm
    Oct 9, 2005
    3
    it's so cheesy that it's not even funny, dont watch it, go see " war of the worlds" in theatres, or watch "invasion", both alot better then this stuff.
  3. Dan
    Jan 27, 2006
    0
    Suckage. If you want good sci-fi, watch Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and/or Battlestar Galactica. On Sci-Fi channel 122 (satellite). New episodes every Friday. Watch it. The Neilson meter will look good if you do.
  4. ElizabethJ
    Jan 24, 2010
    1
    Carter Jenkins' performance is one of the worst I've ever seen. He has one expression, mild surprise. Much like Daniel Radcliff as Harry Potter. God Awful.
  5. RussellB
    Oct 25, 2005
    1
    This show could be ok...but the characters range from boring to downright annoying and kill the overall experience.
  6. KyleR
    Jan 17, 2006
    1
    Some of the absolute worst garbage I've ever seen foisted on the public as "science fiction." The idea of ancient giant reptilian seamonsters threatening the world isn't the worst idea, but everything about the rest of the show is just flat awful. Of COURSE the government is killing people to cover up something that obviously can't be kept covered up. Of COURSE there's Some of the absolute worst garbage I've ever seen foisted on the public as "science fiction." The idea of ancient giant reptilian seamonsters threatening the world isn't the worst idea, but everything about the rest of the show is just flat awful. Of COURSE the government is killing people to cover up something that obviously can't be kept covered up. Of COURSE there's a couple plucky people who manage, against all odds, to find proof of the seamonsters. Of COURSE a kid finds an egg from of one of these creatures and *GASP* forms a special bond with it. Etc. etc. etc. The only things more cliche than the lines are the characters (evil government man running the cover up, outcast kid hiding a mysterious creature from everybody, blah blah blah) and virtually every line of dialogue is clunky and unconvincing. The special effects are also obscenely substandard for this day and age, even for a TV miniseries, with heavy use of dark, murky underwater shots to gloss over obviously cheap computer effects. I'm not a big fan of Spielberg, but comparing this show to pretty much ANYTHING he's ever made would be a complete insult to him. If there was any justice, the very next episode would end the series, culminating in the destruction of the world of such stupid, shallow characters. Expand
  7. susan
    Nov 28, 2005
    1
    This show has become ridiculous. Too bad, I love good sci-fi.
  8. Apr 13, 2015
    0
    This show is awful. Unfortunate because there might have been something there, but the writing and acting are so horrifying that the show is actually hard to watch.
  9. Aug 23, 2013
    3
    So you love science fiction? And your heart cries out for family-friendly heart warming sci-fi horror? Surface may just be what you're looking for. It's not good, though.
  10. Nov 11, 2011
    1
    this web site defaults all reviews to 10 so that the first time one submits a review one might be surprised to discover that their review that identifies a lousy show gets a rating of 10.... silly way to structure the functionality
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.