• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 20, 2010
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Von Doviak
    38
    As it is, The Gates doesn't even pass muster as a spooky-fun summer series; it's just another failed attempt by ABC to recreate something it couldn't wait to kill the first time around.
  2. 30
    New Zealand, however, cannot be blamed for The Gates, approximately the 1,712th American television show about vampires.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. PeterL.
    Jun 21, 2010
    10
    Best Drama of this genre without the obvious sexual overtones so prominent with so many series of this type of genre. More of a storyline Best Drama of this genre without the obvious sexual overtones so prominent with so many series of this type of genre. More of a storyline with believable characters. A lot of potential for a hit series in my book or is it television. Full Review »
  2. Sep 20, 2010
    10
    I love love love this show... I look forward to this show every Sunday. I would hate to see this show canceled. Also the ending was like aI love love love this show... I look forward to this show every Sunday. I would hate to see this show canceled. Also the ending was like a movie that needs a second one, for we are all dying to see what happens. I need to know what happens to Charlie... Everyone in this show is great. I started watching this show because of Rhona Mitra, I loved her in Underworld Rise of the Lycans. She is a great actress and not to mention totally sexy. I would be upset if there wasn't more seasons to come. Full Review »
  3. cj4
    Sep 14, 2010
    10
    Cancel this show, and I cancel ABC! FINALLY, some adult-based, fun drama that I can sit back, and enjoy!!! I have a masters degree, am aCancel this show, and I cancel ABC! FINALLY, some adult-based, fun drama that I can sit back, and enjoy!!! I have a masters degree, am a paralegal, educator, over 40, and HATE (please remember this) HATE reality television (aside from the cooking channel..."Jamie at Home" and "Big Daddy" are two of my favorites, along with "Madison"...one of the "Chopped" champions...please make him an Iron Chef.). Kindly allow those of us who rely on USA, TNT, and LOGO for our entertainment (because network television is primarily filled with bimbos and nonsensical storylines) to enjoy some sort of entertainment besides the nightly news for television viewing. I LOVE THIS SHOW!!! LONG LIVE THE GATES!!! Let's keep good writers and actors employed in the process, making this a vehicle to outlast the Law & Order franchise! Thank you for finally allowing the "grown-ups" their PREFERRED place at the table!!! Full Review »