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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 14, 1994
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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  • Summary: Based on Catherine Marshall's 1967 novel, this family-friendly period drama is set in a remote Appalachian village in 1912, where a new schoolteacher (played by Kellie Martin) gets caught in a love triangle. The series, which ran for two seasons, earned supporting actress Tyne Daly an Emmy award.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jul 23, 2014
    90
    Classy, tender and plumb beautiful ... Old-fashioned and sweet, it is as accomplished in its way as NYPD Blue is in its. [2 Apr 1994]
  2. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Ken Parish Perkins
    Jul 23, 2014
    80
    Even though it's riding the path already paved by the similar period drama, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," the two-hour premiere of "Christy" stands solidly on its own, representing exactly what we could use more of: hearty, dramatic television. [1 Apr 1994]
  3. Reviewed by: John J. O'Connor
    Jul 23, 2014
    80
    This is an impressive production. The cast is generally quite good; Ms. Martin is extraordinary, making Christy's fresh-faced innocence utterly captivating on these beautiful and sometimes dangerous mountains.
  4. San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    Reviewed by: Ron Miller
    Jul 23, 2014
    70
    Though "Christy" has predictable turns ... it's always involving and the characters are so appealing that you'll surely want to see them again. [3 Apr 1994]
  5. San Diego Union-Tribune
    Reviewed by: Robert P. Laurence
    Jul 23, 2014
    63
    Very early on, "Christy" runs into problems of simple logic. [3 Apr 1994]
  6. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Frederic M. Biddle
    Jul 23, 2014
    50
    With luck, producer Barney Rosenzweig will soon decide what he really wants out of his show's characters, especially Daly, who quips tartly and fills out stiffly starched shirts. And the heavy-handedness of the scripts will prove less amusing as episodes pass. [31 Mar 1994]
  7. Dallas Morning News
    Reviewed by: Manuel Mendoza
    Jul 23, 2014
    30
    Yes, this series is as cornball as it sounds. [3 Apr 1994]

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