The Night Shift : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: May 27, 2014
Season #: 1, 2, 3
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    May 27, 2014
    60
    With a relatively modest first order and a late May launch, The Night Shift may be seen by NBC as, realistically, a summer series. By that standard, it does its job and more.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    May 27, 2014
    58
    Night Shift doesn’t really have another gear, but it refuses to go full Grey’s Anatomy and ramp up the sexy complications so much that it attains the lift off of fun melodrama.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    May 27, 2014
    58
    The Night Shift gets the X-ray right for a series. Now it just needs to find a way to pump some new blood.
  4. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    May 30, 2014
    50
    Shift is competent but useful mostly as a reminder to stay healthy at all costs and avoid this sort of place. [9 Jun 2014, p.34]
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    May 27, 2014
    50
    In some ways, it is like a placebo, lacking substance, but not ineffective. In others, it is a kind of gaily packaged generic equivalent to some better-known brand.
  6. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    May 27, 2014
    50
    Don’t look for the depth of “House,” “Grey’s Anatomy” or other top-flight medical dramas here. But if preposterous, pulse-pounding pileups of bizarre accidents and obscure medical conditions appeal to you, sure, put the trashy beach novel aside and help yourself.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    May 27, 2014
    50
    Night Shift won’t make anyone forget the glories of NBC’s ER at the height of its powers. It shows some signs of being a passable summertime drama series, though.
  8. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    May 23, 2014
    50
    Both ["Undateable" and The Night Shift] are NBC series serving as spring-summer filler, adequate at what they do but not worth scheduling your life around.
  9. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    May 27, 2014
    42
    Its hero is so obnoxiously awesome and self-righteous that I could only make it through half of the whopping eight episodes NBC sent out for review.
  10. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    May 27, 2014
    40
    The action may be as fast and persistent as a gurney on the way to an operating theater, but nothing can hide the wobbly scripting and weak characters it’s all riding on
  11. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    May 27, 2014
    40
    Sometimes the year’s warmest months remain a dumping ground for warmed-over series. Night Shift has all the earmarks of a show being dumped.
  12. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    May 27, 2014
    40
    Not surprisingly, the producers assemble a sizable, attractive and appropriately diverse cast, albeit without giving many of them much to distinguish their characters, who--whatever the color of their scrubs--simply blend together.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Jul 7, 2014
    10
    I'm hooked! This show has such amazing writing, acting, directing, etc..., an all around awesome series. If you're interested in veterans,I'm hooked! This show has such amazing writing, acting, directing, etc..., an all around awesome series. If you're interested in veterans, army medics, interns, and intense or funny medical situations ranging from an old person with an STD to a bus load of rangers getting in a serious bus accident, then this show is for you! And of course it offers the love triangle, I'm rooting for T and Jordan!. I look forward to every episode and hope the show does well and is renewed for a season 2. Full Review »
  2. May 28, 2014
    10
    This show is great. If you like medical dramas, this one is a great one. Compelling story lines and great actors. I'm looking forward toThis show is great. If you like medical dramas, this one is a great one. Compelling story lines and great actors. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season. Full Review »
  3. Aug 22, 2015
    8
    I think that "The Night Shift" mix the narration typical soap opera with clinical cases, much better than Grey's Anatomy.
    The ideas used are
    I think that "The Night Shift" mix the narration typical soap opera with clinical cases, much better than Grey's Anatomy.
    The ideas used are original and the pace of each episode is great (except in a few episodes).
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