The Protector : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 12, 2011
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    Jun 13, 2011
    70
    It's hard to find one that's not more entertaining than watching one of your winter favorites the second time around. Picking three or four regulars to go with summer's more esoteric fare, which includes Breaking Bad, The Big C, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and some others, makes an excellent TV strategy. The Protector deserves a slot in the rotation.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 10, 2011
    70
    The Protector is fairly routine plot-wise but the breezy tone--conveyed through upbeat music and snappy dialogue--and strong, collegial performances make this series a welcome summer diversion.
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    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jun 9, 2011
    63
    The show is light, viewer-friendly entertainment, but without the conceptual novelty that gives USA dramas their oomph. [20 Jun 2011, p.48]
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 9, 2011
    50
    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: Alessandra Stanley
    Jun 10, 2011
    50
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jun 14, 2011
    42
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 10, 2011
    40
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. Jun 13, 2011
    8
    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. Collapse