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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 4, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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48

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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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  • Creator: Carol Barbee
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Oct 4, 2009
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 08:00 PM
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Three Rivers seems to trust the drama of its subject matter, the appeal of its characters and the talent of its cast enough to go gently into this Sunday night.
  2. Reviewed by: Katherine Stevens
    63
    With run-of-the-mill storylines and likeable doctors, Three Rivers is neither adrenaline-pumping, like NBC's Trauma, nor genre-busting, like House. Instead, the show appears to be a friendly study in hard work and good manners.
  3. These medical shows aren't brain surgery, but most of them are dead on arrival anyway. Three Rivers shows up at least with a healthy pulse.
  4. It's not great, it's not awful. It's an adequate, conventional CBS-y medical drama about transplant surgeons set at Pittsburgh's fictional Three Rivers Regional Medical Center.
  5. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    42
    Three Rivers is a masterful send-up of old medical TV show conventions, dating back to the '50s, with a parade of cliches so obviously and hilariously inane that you will laugh until your side aches.
  6. Three Rivers plays like a show that was put together in one made up of transplant advocates.
  7. 25
    Daniel Henney is the new handsomest man on TV and it's a pleasure to watch him walk the halls in scrubs. But even he can't make me believe what Three Rivers is selling. For that, I'd need a brain transplant.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. ChristineK.
    Oct 19, 2009
    10
    Yes there is "Finally" a good drama instead of all the reality shows lately. 3 Rivers definately brings organ donation awareness to the for Yes there is "Finally" a good drama instead of all the reality shows lately. 3 Rivers definately brings organ donation awareness to the for front. I am a donor if anything should happen and the stories are very much for real and having to deal with in real life is very touching and this show brings good things. Expand
  2. Cheryl
    Oct 11, 2009
    10
    I was disappointed last week, but tonight's show absolutely blew it out of the water!! Alex O'Loughlin is Back!! And he brought I was disappointed last week, but tonight's show absolutely blew it out of the water!! Alex O'Loughlin is Back!! And he brought with him a great bunch of friends! I'd watch this show everyday - in fact I will! Expand
  3. TerrryI.
    Oct 5, 2009
    10
    This show definitely has potential. Acting is good. I enjoyed the story line and can only hope the show will be continued.
  4. Mar 9, 2012
    10
    I love this show. It is very entertaining and enjoyable. I really hope that they do not cancel it. I know that I would be highly disappointed.I love this show. It is very entertaining and enjoyable. I really hope that they do not cancel it. I know that I would be highly disappointed. It is different than all the other shows out there. I like the cast well. Expand
  5. Jan 6, 2011
    9
    I really enjoyed this show! It's too bad CBS pulled the plug on it so early on. Finally there was a medical drama on TV that revolved aroundI really enjoyed this show! It's too bad CBS pulled the plug on it so early on. Finally there was a medical drama on TV that revolved around actual medicine (not sex and scandals like other medical dramas), and had strong, evolving characters that the audience could empathize with. The writing could have been a bit better, but overall I think this show was really great. Expand
  6. MandyH.
    Oct 6, 2009
    8
    I really enjoyed the show. I felt for the situations of the guest characters, and I found the doctors interesting enough that I want to get I really enjoyed the show. I felt for the situations of the guest characters, and I found the doctors interesting enough that I want to get to know them better. The pacing was excellent; not too fast to follow, and not dead slow either. I also thought the actors meshed together really well, and I believed they were doctors too, which with younger actors isn't always an easy sell. I could accept that there were inaccuracies and dramatic licence without rolling my eyes at the implausibility. But however high it aims, it's still a TV drama and should be viewed in that context. I also liked the idealism inherent in trying to raise awareness of organ donation. I didn't find it too preachy, and I liked the compassion shown to the donor family. All in all, it's a nice addition to the medical show line-up already on air, and I can see definite potential in it. Expand
  7. JohnB.
    Oct 9, 2009
    1
    A group of good actors in the wrong place. I felt like I was channel surfing while watching it......it seemed like several different shows A group of good actors in the wrong place. I felt like I was channel surfing while watching it......it seemed like several different shows mashed into one. There was no character, or plot development to lure in the viewer. Everything unfolded like a Dr. Seuss children's story. Very insulting to a thinking viewer. As a result, I had no connection with any part of it. Very disappointing. Expand

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