• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 19, 2013
  • Season #: 1

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Apr 18, 2013
    Much of the writing here is dreadful; scenes go nowhere while thinly developed characters pop in and out of the action--although there is little action early on.
  2. Reviewed by: Jace Lacob
    May 30, 2013
    The Roth-directed drama is an almost unwatchable muddle of horror tropes and painfully creaky dialogue.
  3. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Apr 19, 2013
    As a for-profit visual arts experience, Hemlock Grove is terrible in ways that mock the meaning of the word "terrible," with clunky acting, tra-la-la transitions and at least one monster that walks like a bad Frankenstein and appears to be wearing the very same wig/hat we used.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Apr 19, 2013
    An average episode of The Vampire Diaries offers more wit, surprise and true horror than this derivative amateur night of mannered, feigned fright.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Apr 18, 2013
    The pilot episode jumps all over the place without establishing characters or their relationships.... [A] failure to connect the dots is a common problem for Hemlock Grove.
  6. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Apr 11, 2013
    Weird can be good, but this isn’t intentionally weird so much as it is plain bad.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 148 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 63
  2. Negative: 17 out of 63
  1. Apr 19, 2013
    Hemlock Grove is an amazing series, it is slow developing but so what, so is Game of Thrones. Its more murder mystery that happens to be set in a supernatural universe. Full Review »
  2. Apr 21, 2013
    A dark, gritty new supernatural murder mystery with an excellent cast of familiar faces. The plot is moderately intricate yet at times fails to deliver a clear transition on previously established plot devices. Don't expect this show to explain everything to you straight up there remains a certain level of mystery throughout the entire season. Can't wait for season 2! Full Review »
  3. Apr 19, 2013
    Besides Janssen's accent, the show is pretty good. Good acting, story is interesting. Creepy and weird at the same time. Hope for more great original series from Netflix. Full Review »