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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 5, 2003
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Mitch Pileggi, Lucy Lawless, Leighton Meester
  • Summary: The WB's modern remake on the Tarzan story comes from Eric Kripke (who would go on to create the far more successful Supernatural a few years later) and stars Calvin Klein model-turned-actor Travis Fimmel in the lead role. Jane is an NYPD cop, played by Sarah Wayne Callies.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
  • Creator: Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Oct 5, 2003
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 9 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Virginia Heffernan
    Aug 7, 2014
    70
    [An] enjoyable and not insincere reworking of the much-reworked legend by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    Aug 7, 2014
    70
    Sexy and stylish. [4 Oct 2003]
  3. Reviewed by: Monica Collins
    Aug 7, 2014
    63
    Their escapist capers make for pretty but mindless TV. [5 Oct 2003, p.47]
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Aug 7, 2014
    40
    The real strain is in trying to turn Tarzan into a crime fighter like Spider-Man, complete with the gravity-defying leaps and whoosh-wham special effects. [4 Oct 2003, p.E6]
  5. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Aug 7, 2014
    37
    Tarzan isn't as horrifyingly awful as the WB's recent remake of another cultural icon, "The Lone Ranger," but few things are. Even so, it's asking a lot even to wait around [for Lucy] Lawless to show up...Fact is, this "Tarzan" series dies on the vine.
  6. Reviewed by: Noel Holston
    Aug 7, 2014
    30
    It's hard to imagine anyone over the age of 15 being able to watch this series with a straight face after seeing Tarzan go sniffing through Midtown like a bloodhound, but maybe that's the audience the WB is after. As we said, Fimmel does have great pecs. [3 Oct 2003, p.B47]
  7. Reviewed by: Steve Johnson
    Aug 7, 2014
    20
    Me critic. You stink. [3 Oct 2003, p.3]

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