The Firm (2012) : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 8, 2012
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    Jan 5, 2012
    60
    Somewhere in this big pile of plot is a potentially enjoyable series, if the producers can figure out how to balance the week-to-week procedural elements of McDeere's court cases with the overarching mystery of his new associates' sinister secrets.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jan 4, 2012
    60
    The action moves at an admirable clip and the cases feel interesting enough so we want to see how they come out.
  3. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Aug 27, 2012
    50
    The Firm is tedious but not terrible; whether it will be watchable depends, one, on how much you like legal procedurals and, two, how the ongoing McDeeres-in-jeopardy plot is handled in future episodes.
  4. Reviewed by: Rick Porter
    Jan 9, 2012
    50
    Lucas is actually quite good as Mitch, as is Molly Parker as his wife, Abby. The issue lies more with the mechanics of the plot.
  5. Reviewed by: Cynthia Fuchs
    Jan 9, 2012
    50
    These cases don't come together so much as they suggest a formula.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jan 5, 2012
    50
    The Firm at this point doesn't offer much on its own.
  7. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jan 5, 2012
    42
    Silly, but let's take the glass half-full approach. There's nowhere to go but up.
  8. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jan 6, 2012
    40
    NBC's version of The Firm is shaky at best.
  9. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 5, 2012
    40
    The series is a pretty good metaphor for the original law firm: outwardly slick and polished, but with a hollow core.
  10. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jan 4, 2012
    40
    The Firm tries to marry case-of-the-week stories with a conspiracy plot. It doesn't succeed.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 14, 2012
    9
    Loved it. Super good.. Whats with the bad reviews. They are sooo wrong. Just needed more people to know about the show. Just want more.Loved it. Super good.. Whats with the bad reviews. They are sooo wrong. Just needed more people to know about the show. Just want more. Hope it get's a second season.

    Peace..
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  2. Mar 9, 2012
    8
    The Firm is a suspenseful thriller which does a great job at expanding the story of the McDeere family. Of course its another instance ofThe Firm is a suspenseful thriller which does a great job at expanding the story of the McDeere family. Of course its another instance of them getting involved with an overly-watchful and controlling firm, but it wouldn't be The Firm without it!! I think the casting is well thought out and acting is above average. The direction of the show is also well done and makes you wonder what will happen next. With all the boring reality shows that continue to pervade the tube, I am glad to see a show worth watching. Full Review »
  3. Jan 12, 2012
    3
    John Grisham may be turning in his grave if he had one...or least biting his lip for this DRY remake. Cancel! Left a review because I'm aJohn Grisham may be turning in his grave if he had one...or least biting his lip for this DRY remake. Cancel! Left a review because I'm a Grisham and Firm admirer and hate to see something great get defaced. zzzzzz! Full Review »