• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 2, 2020
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Dave Trumbore
    Jan 3, 2020
    60
    Deputy may overstep the bounds of reality with how far the show lets Hollister push his new powerful position, but I admire its commitment.
  2. Reviewed by: Liam Mathews
    Dec 26, 2019
    60
    Deputy is a melange of Western and cop show cliches in a novel-enough package, thanks to creators Will Beall, who writes, and David Ayer, who directs the pilot.
  3. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Jan 3, 2020
    58
    All three entries [episodes] are as predictable as they are fine with being predictable. “Deputy” doesn’t give off so much as a whiff that it wants to be more than a by-the-book, case-of-the-week cop drama. ... That being said, all that formula makes for a solid foundation.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Dec 30, 2019
    58
    The script very occasionally crackles when not making a fool of itself with lines like, “Badge or no badge, I’ll always come after scum like you.” Most of the better lines go to Bishop when confronting Hollister about his overall comportment. Deputy otherwise is never too far from an action scene replete with automatic weapons fire.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Dec 30, 2019
    55
    Putting aside Deputy's peculiar politics and red-meat aesthetic, though, it has undeniable appeal. The intricately staged shootouts and car chases are gleefully frequent, the dialogue crackling.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Jan 2, 2020
    50
    A show with some muddled politics and thin characterizations. Dorff is at the center keeping it entertaining, and the ridiculousness in some of the plotting to start the series is almost admirable, but this is an inconsistent show in every way.
  7. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Dec 30, 2019
    45
    In between firefights and car crashes, the clichés pile up quicker than dead bodies.
  8. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jan 2, 2020
    40
    It's silly, occasionally action-packed, rarely makes any sense at all and it's a little bit less reactionary than I feared.
  9. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Dec 30, 2019
    40
    Surely there has been a show more reliant on cliché than “Deputy,” Fox’s new cop drama. But none springs to mind. ... In short, “Deputy’s” politics may come from a past decade, but its writing seems to come from another century.
User Score
3.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 9 out of 15
  1. Jan 3, 2020
    0
    I was looking forward to this but it went SJW within seconds (illegal not illegal? Give me a break.) The shaky, arty camera work isI was looking forward to this but it went SJW within seconds (illegal not illegal? Give me a break.) The shaky, arty camera work is nauseating. Hard pass. Full Review »
  2. Jan 10, 2020
    3
    First five minutes you know that this is a one season and out. Awaiting this for a while. Liked the cast but writing is cringeworthy.First five minutes you know that this is a one season and out. Awaiting this for a while. Liked the cast but writing is cringeworthy. Hollywood special. Not Louis Lamor. PC undertones, plot holes, just ridiculous. Skip it. Full Review »
  3. Jan 11, 2020
    2
    This could have been an amazing new show, instead they opted for more SJW pandering as usual. I'm done supporting shows like this.