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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 16, 2005
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Brent Spiner, Carla Gugino, Rob Benedict
  • Summary: This sci-fi drama with a sense of humor follows a team of scientists and military personnel who deal with an alien invasion on Earth.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. 100
    Convincingly smart, realistically unsettled and sexy as all get-out, Gugino radiates so much TV star power, it just might be visible from outer space.
  2. It has everything you want from such a show: quirky characters, gifted actors, a captivating central story - and questions that leave you not only wanting more, but hungry for it.
  3. Like "The X-Files," a series it resembles in both look and tone, "Threshold" is as much a horror show as it is a science-fiction program.
  4. Sci-fi purists might find it the taste of CBS' "Threshold" disconcerting, but for the rest of us, this is scary fun and suspenseful dramedy.
  5. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    60
    The cast is startlingly good... given that the actors have to deliver lines like "I think we're looking at a four-dimensional object--in three- dimensional space!"
  6. "Threshold" is a comic book, and passable as such.
  7. There's nothing inviting about the ponderous Threshold. Portentous music plays. Scared smart guys, rounded up by the government to figure out what's really happening, say smart-guy stupid stuff.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 44
  2. Negative: 5 out of 44
  1. May 28, 2011
    10
    Somebody important wanted to kill this series. It switched from Friday to Tuesday unannounced to its viewers and then when nobody watched it,Somebody important wanted to kill this series. It switched from Friday to Tuesday unannounced to its viewers and then when nobody watched it, the show was cancelled the next day.

    I liked the way it portrayed the unrestricted power of secret government agencies.
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  2. elizabethm
    Nov 27, 2005
    10
    Love the show. It keeps me guessing! And what would we do if something like this really happened?!
  3. JoanneC
    Feb 12, 2006
    10
    it is a gr8 show and i hope it cums bk on.it is 1 of my top fav shows
  4. AdamS
    Oct 9, 2005
    9
    A really intriguing and frightening premise that taps into shared dreams and alien induced psychosis. The 'special government team' A really intriguing and frightening premise that taps into shared dreams and alien induced psychosis. The 'special government team' stuff get's a little clunky but if the show doesn't get lost in it's present time slot, it could develope an X Files- like following. Expand
  5. KariL
    Nov 25, 2005
    9
    Edgey, intelligent, enjoyable....too bad they have already cancelled it....CBS has lost me as a viewer.
  6. Dee
    Oct 23, 2005
    8
    The show started out good but it's starting to get repetitive and slightly boring. The characters need more development and there seems The show started out good but it's starting to get repetitive and slightly boring. The characters need more development and there seems to be too much dialogue about what's going on or gonna happen and not enough action. Even when the team goes to investigate a scene, they spend most of the time talking with very little action. Expand
  7. SonnyB
    Oct 28, 2005
    0
    Please don't even compare this piece of garbage to any shows that have been on TV before it. I actually watched two episodes before I Please don't even compare this piece of garbage to any shows that have been on TV before it. I actually watched two episodes before I came out of my stupor of stupidity thinking it would get BETTER! They must have tricked these actors into doing it by showing them a different script than the one they actually have to perform. Expand

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