The District : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 7, 2000
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
54

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. Orlando Sentinel
    Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jun 14, 2013
    60
    Mannion is most appealing when he doesn't play the hero. [7 Oct 2000, p.E1]
  2. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 14, 2013
    60
    Whatever the politics of it, The District is a decent drama. Not great, but certainly interesting, especially if it actually deals with issues of race and politics. [7 Oct 2000, p.B-8]
  3. Dallas Morning News
    Reviewed by: Tom Maurstad
    Jun 14, 2013
    50
    The macho-vigilante ethos of the show quickly grows tiresome. But with scene after scene of the Chief's righteous indignation - uttering lines such as "I don't care how much it costs, people out there are dying" - The District can be silly fun. [7 Oct 2000, p.1C]
  4. Kansas City Star
    Reviewed by: Aaron Barnhart
    Jun 12, 2013
    50
    Nelson clearly relishes this role, though his rah-rah approach to everything wears thin. And critics are right to note that some of the confrontations between Nelson and his black rivals are needlessly harsh. [7 Oct 2000, p.E1]
  5. The New York Times
    Reviewed by: Caryn James
    Jun 14, 2013
    40
    The District will either have to ignore race and lapse into television fantasyland or embrace its realism and become more sophisticated. (A tiresome political correctness would be worst of all. ) Either way, it's halfway there. [6 Oct 2000, p.E1]
  6. Newsday
    Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jun 13, 2013
    40
    Whoa, pardner. Calm down. There's too much struttin' and puffin' in the pilot for our taste. Rich casting and drama possibilities get mired in improbable events. And the basic premise -white father rides in to save black city? -is asking for trouble. [6 Oct 2000, p.B51]

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