• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 20, 2010
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 74
  2. Negative: 7 out of 74

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  1. MadgeH.
    Jun 21, 2010
    Sure, it's completely derivative, and, as one reviewer said, totally seems like a mash up of Desperate Housewives and Twilight. But, it's summer, and we don't have anything else, so what the heck, why not just enjoy it? If you don't think about it too much, then you might find yourself decently entertained. I liked it enough to want to watch the next episode.
  2. ElaineB.
    Jun 20, 2010
    This show seems to center alot around high school drama. The new guy likes this girl, girl's boyfriend is jealous blah blah blah, and then there are witches. ZZZ.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Boston Herald
    Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    The Gates is ultimately just another literary mashup with the undead, like Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice" tweaked with zombies, only here it's a stifling John Cheever story with bloodsuckers.
  2. 63
    The Gates actually moves along at a brisk enough clip, and though it's bland around the edges, it introduces enough mysteries to keep things more or less interesting (there are allusions to a "code" residents must live by, and presumably that doesn't refer to local regulations on lawn care).
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oh, sure, they can pierce necks and drink blood: Big deal! Any ol' vampire can do that. With a limited repertoire of vampire moves, the Radcliffs shoulda moved to Bon Temps instead of the Gates to learn some new tricks.