The Deep End : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 21, 2010
Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23

Critic Reviews

  1. 37
    Honestly, Deep End is the type of high-gloss, dim-bulb broadcast hour that makes you despair for broadcast hours.
  2. The Deep End is a pale imitation without smart writing, imaginative casting or even a clever conceit.
  3. 30
    At first glance, The Deep End looks more like plastic food: shiny, colorful and perfectly appetizing, yes, but ultimately unsatisfying.
  4. 30
    Buffed up with glossy polish and thoroughly lacking in sparks between characters, the only good news about this show is that it appears to have a script and actors and sets, which means it's not a reality show or "The Jay Leno Show."
  5. Poorly conceived, badly written and indifferently acted, The Deep End is a jumble of terrible ideas from start to finish.
  6. The Deep End is stupid. It is obvious and ridiculous and badly acted for the most part.
  7. Here’s the kind of firm even “Boston Legal’s” Denny Crane would have the sense to close down. And I don’t think I’ve ever sat through so many penis jokes in the 8 p.m. hour.
  8. 20
    In the case of ABC's turgid legal melodrama The Deep End, you might not want to show up at all.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Dorciak
    Jan 31, 2010
    8
    so far so good.A layer's genre which is being touted as the new Grey's Anatomy of law programming, it's a promising new so far so good.A layer's genre which is being touted as the new Grey's Anatomy of law programming, it's a promising new show.Let's hope it brings well written episodes. Full Review »
  2. LindaW.
    Jan 28, 2010
    1
    I've seen much better law shows. This one didn't even seem to try.
  3. JustinF.
    Jan 27, 2010
    10
    I thought that the pilot episode of "The Deep End" was outrageously funny and showed a great amount of potential as a successful television series!