The District : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 7, 2000
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21

Critic Reviews

  1. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jun 14, 2013
    Since cities can't sue for defamation, all people in D.C. can do is change the channel. I'd advise the rest of the nation to follow suit. [6 Oct 2000, p.10E]
  2. Denver Post
    Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Jun 13, 2013
    Viewers won't feel entertained so much as dismayed by the oddity. [5 Oct 2000, p.E-03]
  3. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Terry Jackson
    Jun 14, 2013
    It's irresponsible for a show like The District, which had the opportunity to be racially diverse in not only its casting but its portrayals, to fall back on racial stereotypes. [7 Oct 2000, p.1E]
  4. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: David Zurawik
    Jun 14, 2013
    Maple believes he created a hero in the character of Mannion. I see a self-aggrandizing, self-important hotdog in black and white shoes who I wouldn't put in charge of a swing dancing class let alone the police department. [7 Oct 2000, p.1E]
  5. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    Jun 14, 2013
    So instead of a fascinating drama about what happens to the predominantly black police force of Washington, D.C., when a white chief is brought in, we get a cockamamie mishmash headed by an unpleasant lunatic, with more subplots than Forest Lawn Cemetery. [6 Oct 2000]
  6. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Jun 14, 2013
    Just about worthless, and as a bonus, also highly irritating. [6 Oct 2000, p.F1]

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