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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 22, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Rob Estes, Orlando Jones, Martin Landau
  • Summary: This gimmicky, San Francisco-set police procedural presents key pieces of evidence to viewers before they are revealed to the on-screen cops investigating the weekly crime.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 24
  2. Negative: 12 out of 24
  1. It doesn't happen very often that halfway into the pilot for a new show, you're already looking forward to subsequent episodes just to find out more about the characters you've glimpsed in the first few minutes.
  2. 60
    The Evidence needs more distinctive twists to stand out in the overpopulated crime lineup.
  3. 50
    Estes and Jones are appealing, slightly underplaying their buddy shtick. In a galaxy far, far away, their act might click. But in our universe of cop show overload, they're just another team grappling with grisly violence and unrepentant evil.
  4. 38
    It demonstrates how a show can be a run-of-the-mill cop drama despite a talented cast and a few interesting twists.
  5. In the end, it's just a case of pouring old crime into new bottles.
  6. The drama has more false frights than a student horror film, and such an uneven and incompatible tone that it's tough to tell which is funnier, the scenes of alleged humor or the scenes of alleged drama.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    This basically feels like the fifth best cop drama of the 1978 TV season.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23