The Protector : Season 1

  • Network: Lifetime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 12, 2011

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Aug 1, 2011
    The only thing that separates this bland cop drama from others is that Gloria is also a divorced single mom with two kids who lives with her recovering drug abuser but looks-good-in-a-towel brother (Chris Payne Gilbert).
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 13, 2011
    Why is she The Protector? Why didn't Lifetime call this series "The Protectors" and give Campbell-Martin and her character equal footing? As this show proves, some mysteries aren't worth solving.
  3. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Jun 10, 2011
    Ms. Walker is an appealing actress with a strong presence, but in the pilot, at least, her character isn't as well formed or well written as other tough-talking television dames.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 9, 2011
    Campbell-Martin very ably acquits herself while Walker runs a little low on overall oomph. Together they're less than dynamite, but capable of a few sparks.
  5. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jun 14, 2011
    The Protector might be worse if it were attempting to do something ambitious and failing. Instead, it's set the bar near the ground, but I guess some viewers will be satisfied to see it succeed.
  6. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 13, 2011
    Where "Army Wives" can get soapy at times, it also starts with a premise that sets it apart. The Protector doesn't start with that advantage.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 10, 2011
    Admittedly, the whole career/mom juxtaposition in this sort of extreme setting will surely resonate with some viewers, but it's so limply handled as to make ABC's similarly themed "Body of Proof" look scintillating by comparison.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 13, 2011
    The protector is very well written and the casting is really interesting. The show has an all too familiar spin to it, with the strong,The protector is very well written and the casting is really interesting. The show has an all too familiar spin to it, with the strong, independent, stubborn yet intelligent woman for the main character. However it's a very entertaining show, with the right amount of funny. I look forward to more episodes. Full Review »