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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 3, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Summary: The Canadian made series focuses on a telepathic paramedic who helps solve local crimes with the ability he's been trying to deny.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. The plots are complex enough to sustain mystery, and if the mean streets of Toronto aren’t all that scary, this is a good thing for a show that is trying not to shock, but to entertain.
  2. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    63
    His light blue eyes are so piercing you may forget that his special skill isn't X-ray vision. But he's supported by writing and characters that may induce eye rolling.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    58
    In a word, The Listener is boring. Or, if you prefer alliteration, listless.
  4. Canadian actor Craig Olejnik sports choppy black hair and piercing blue eyes--the only standout attribute in NBC's The Listener, an otherwise generic procedural drama.
  5. A co-production with the Canadian network CTV that is a ponderous exercise in the paranormal. Yes, here the science fiction is intentional, but The Listener is plagued by the same gloomy lack of urgency that afflicts “Flashpoint.”
  6. The writers, while showing a certain lack of imagination in feeding Toby the voices of passers-by--no, it's unlikely that woman who passes you on the street, guys, is thinking what they think she's thinking--have at least invested their lead with a mildly intriguing backstory.
  7. 20
    Chemistry is just one of the ingredients lacking in the Canadian-made The Listener, NBC's new drama about a psychic paramedic. Others include but are not limited to plot, dialogue and acting skill.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15