Unforgettable : Season 1

  • Network: CBS , A&E
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 20, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Sep 20, 2011
    40
    Unfortunately, if you name a show Unforgettable you really need to deliver, and the pilot just doesn't.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Sep 21, 2011
    40
    It's a new kind of plodding--so slow, you are almost begging her to stay retired so you don't have to witness her gifts in action again.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 20, 2011
    50
    It may be just ordinary enough to work.
  4. Reviewed by: Rick Porter
    Sep 20, 2011
    50
    It's a fairly standard crime procedural whose hook doesn't really add much--and actually seems like it could be an obstacle further down the road.
  5. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Sep 20, 2011
    60
    It may turn into one of those crime shows that are competent enough but, well, forgettable, despite Ms. Montgomery's charms.
  6. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Sep 20, 2011
    50
    Although hyperthymesia is a gimmick, it works.
  7. Reviewed by: Lesley Smith
    Sep 20, 2011
    40
    Unforgettable is a show cobbled together from the once good bits of once good shows.
  8. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Sep 20, 2011
    50
    The actual version of Unforgettable is so plodding and serious.
  9. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Sep 20, 2011
    50
    Wells' seemingly infallible memory takes some fun out of the guesswork and doesn't add enough spice to what's ultimately just another helping of TV comfort food.
  10. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 19, 2011
    60
    As usual, it's all a roundabout way to create a cop dynamic with the mildest of twists--what plays like a polished procedural, with a bit more character--as well as built-in romantic tension between the leads.
  11. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Sep 19, 2011
    50
    Unforgettable is completely forgettable because it brings nothing new to the increasingly creaky crime procedural. CBS has gone to that well over and over, and, credit to them, it's worked.
  12. Reviewed by: Jessica Shaw
    Sep 19, 2011
    58
    The intense stares at nothing in particular, uncanny case-solving ability, and haunting past where a loved one was killed are unapologetically lifted from well-worn pages in the TV-procedural playbook. The overall effect is just not that memorable.
  13. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Sep 16, 2011
    50
    You'll vaguely remember several shows that went pretty much like this one.
  14. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 12, 2011
    50
    No, not hooked on this generic-looking crime-solver. The premise is nonsensical.
  15. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Sep 30, 2011
    50
    Her mind has repressed the clues [to her sister's murder]. Clever paradox, but as a result the show is an unsatisfying mix of razor-sharp thinking and befogged gloom. [10 Oct 2011, p.44]
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Nov 12, 2011
    4
    I like Poppy Montgomery so I gave this show a chance -- and I like seeing Dylan Walsh in a non creepy role again. But it's your oh soI like Poppy Montgomery so I gave this show a chance -- and I like seeing Dylan Walsh in a non creepy role again. But it's your oh so standard police procedural in which Poppy comes to work in tank top and levis looking like she was on the way to the grocery store, but quickly solves baffling cases with her extraordinary (and of course secret) talent while all the other cops are muttering "why does *she* get to come to work dressed that way, and when the hell did she jump all normal channels for hiring? Fortunately Dylan is married to a really hot babe, so he gets to work with one and sleep with a different one every day, so life is good. Kind of a Lifetime series. Full Review »
  2. Sep 10, 2014
    10
    This show is a great series to get into watching regularly. It is entertaining, and the relationship between the main Al Burns and CarrieThis show is a great series to get into watching regularly. It is entertaining, and the relationship between the main Al Burns and Carrie Wells is heartwarming. Despite centering around homicides (which provides for highly varied episodes) this show is light-hearted and fun. Full Review »
  3. Sep 28, 2011
    10
    Another crime drama that I won't want to miss. Poppy does a wonderful job acting out her role as someone with a mental/medical condition thatAnother crime drama that I won't want to miss. Poppy does a wonderful job acting out her role as someone with a mental/medical condition that doesn't allow her to forget details. Full Review »