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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 4, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

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  • Starring: Timothy Daly, Chi McBride, Lourdes Benedicto
  • Summary: Nine one-time strangers are now linked by a 52-hour period when they were held as hostages during a bank robbery. The show begins after the event occurred, and each week an additional ten minutes of the robbery will be revealed in flashbacks. At least there's no hatch.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. "The Nine," starting tomorrow, is the show most people will want to discuss at the office water cooler.
  2. 100
    A satisfying, intriguingly complex ABC drama that emerges from the season's serialized pack as the best new show of the year.
  3. 90
    Though it has an almost flawless pilot, and one of the best casts of the season, how long will the writers be able to tease out the mysteries of those 52 hours without driving viewers mad?
  4. It will certainly make you wonder how you might survive such an event yourself - though whether that premise can fuel a whole series remains to be seen.
  5. 80
    Based on the pilot, [the] mystery promises to be surprising, psychological, and addictive.
  6. 75
    "The Nine" unfolds with an abundance of emotion-charged imagination.
  7. 30
    It's not so much a narrative as a collection of character studies, and the characters aren't particularly fascinating.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. ArtA
    Oct 4, 2006
    Its an awesome show.
  2. Jessica
    Aug 16, 2007
    I am addicted to this show. I can't wait to find out what actually happened in the bank!
  3. Slingblade
    Oct 6, 2006
    This score is based on the pilot and after watching it without commercials thanks to my DVR. Thoroughly captivated, stylized drama. Kinda like a mixture of Lost, 24, Memento and SWAT - but I have to agree with the other posts that it's going to be tough to keep up the level of the pilot as the season develops. Best pilot I've seen since Lost. Expand
  4. JoeH
    Oct 21, 2006
    The best new show of the season. Captivating in every respect. After only three episodes I have become thoroughly invested emotionally and otherwise in each character. Expand
  5. ClaraN
    Dec 2, 2006
    A terrific show that deserved better from ABC. Initially I tuned in because of Tim Daly but got hooked on the story line and the rest of the cast. There are so many questions that need to be answered, they need to bring it back NOW. Expand
  6. richardd
    Oct 26, 2006
    First rate acting, with a compelling idea. How can one shocking, frightening event change for life, and all the relationships in it?
  7. J
    Oct 17, 2006
    This show is horribly boring!

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