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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 20, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Summary: Former police detective Carnie Wells (Poppy Montgomery), who struggles with hyperthymesia--the ability to remember everything--is recruited by her detective ex-boyfriend (Dylan Walsh) to help the NYPD with one more case.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Sep 19, 2011
    91
    Unforgettable was on no one's list as one of the "buzzier" fall pilots, but that doesn't mean it's not one of the better ones. It is.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 20, 2011
    80
    Montgomery's last gig on CBS, "Without a Trace," lasted seven years. Unforgettable has a ways to go, but it's got a lot of the right stuff.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Sep 20, 2011
    67
    It's not a great series, but it looks to be a solidly commercial one.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Sep 20, 2011
    50
    The actual version of Unforgettable is so plodding and serious.
  7. Reviewed by: Lesley Smith
    Sep 20, 2011
    40
    Unforgettable is a show cobbled together from the once good bits of once good shows.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. 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 that doesn't allow her to forget details. Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2014
    6
    decent characters, the story is a bit linear and like with some series you can't really "feel" the emotions of the main character. They had a good concept with the medical, unforgettable thing. Expand
  3. Sep 24, 2011
    6
    Another story of a person with using extraordinary powers to solve crimes. It makes you wonder how regular detectives get anything done. At least I can enjoy ogling Poppy Montgomery until the show gets canceled. Collapse
  4. 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 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. Expand
  5. Sep 23, 2011
    3
    Unforgettable is simply forgettable. The only twist this show has to offer is a woman that cannot forget anything, who coincidentally also forgot what happened during her sister's murder. Ultimately, this background caused her to become a police officer. And that's when it gets boring. When you take away the cliche background story and her memory (which barely propels the show), you are left with a below average police procedural. It is just boring and uninteresting. Expand
  6. Feb 24, 2014
    2
    I cannot review the entire season, simply because I could barely get through the first episode. I found the episode boring, bland and cliche. The relationship between Carrie and her ex was really embarrassing and annoying; they should of made her "ex" just and old friend. The idea for this series would be interesting if they directed and wrote the script with more in depth thinking. Expand
  7. Sep 25, 2011
    1
    This show is Unforgettable but for all the wrong reasons. I can't even go into that much detail because not much was given. its a soulless piece of drivel that should never had made it onto TV. It's just bad. Expand

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