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Universal acclaim- based on 556 Ratings

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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: CBS rehashes the formula with a vamp PI named Mick (not Nick or Angel eh?), but will it have bite or just bite?
  • Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Horror, Suspense

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 11 out of 24
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    67
    Sure, Mick's life is ridiculoous, but you don't go lookin' for realism between "Ghost Whisperer" and "Numb3rs." [05 Oct 2007, p.67]
  2. 50
    With a winning lead player and supporting cast, plus an interesting premise, Moonlight has potential.
  3. 50
    It doesn't go quite far enough into uncharted territory but gets off to a basically promising start nonetheless.
  4. While it is formulaic and slow-paced, Moonlight is stylish entertainment with a charming star aimed at a specific audience--the folks who stay home Friday night and watch CBS.
  5. 30
    The direction is flat-out awful (there are many choppy shots from bizarre, if not inexplicable, angles). Much of the dialogue is groan-inducing, the acting by some of the guest actors is jaw-droppingly wooden, and I guessed who the villain was way before the halfway mark.
  6. 30
    Much of Moonlight is amateurish, but nothing is more amateurish than the artificial chemistry between O'Loughlin and Myles.
  7. This vampire detective show (sorry, can't resist this) is one that first bites, then sucks. Hard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 397
  1. TinaE.
    Oct 19, 2007
    10
    Finally - something to watch tv for on Fridays!! Great Show!!
  2. AliceKeener
    Oct 14, 2007
    10
    Love this show! I was completely hooked within the first five minutes.
  3. Jan 19, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. So I just stumbled upon this because Moonlight takes place 64. of highest use ratings and I had to laugh when I saw the critics score. But I understand it. I remember how I rolled my eyes because of the arrogant dude I saw in the trailer and I didn't watched the pilot (didn't like vampires anyway and the twilight books were just out and I was a "too cool" teen for stuff like that). Both of my parents watched it and one day I would join them at episode 10 (and again I rolled my eyes when the boyfriend of the female lead died so arrogant dude will get beautiful lady, so predictable). But what first really caught my attention was the chemistry between the two leads. I never really spend a second thought on "character chemistry" until those two caught me with it and I still never found a couple close to that. So I watched a bit more and then I watched it from the start and I got really really hooked. I never cared about a couple in a TV show as much as I cared about these two, who both turned out much more likeable then they first apprear. These critics are based on the pilot but Moonlight is a show that takes a bit of time to get into and it improves a lot. I don't know if I would have gotten into it if I wouldn't have started in the middle. It is far from perfect but it got a special kind of magic and it is still my favourite TV show of all time, despite the fact that I'm not into the topic or genre at all. Expand
  4. ShawnaG.
    Oct 30, 2007
    10
    This show is my favorite show in years. The writing is wonderful; lots of subtle wit. The actors are savory and I just get giddy after some This show is my favorite show in years. The writing is wonderful; lots of subtle wit. The actors are savory and I just get giddy after some scenes because they have been so well done. I used to never watch TV on Fridays, and now it is the night I most look forward to! Expand
  5. Kay
    Nov 24, 2007
    10
    Love the whole format, think the show is well done. I'm surprised the critics generally panned it, seems most of the audience likes it. Love the whole format, think the show is well done. I'm surprised the critics generally panned it, seems most of the audience likes it. What do the critics know? Just enough sci-fi to make it fun. Expand
  6. DanielleB.
    Jan 12, 2008
    10
    I'm hooked and can't wait to see what will come next....Now, Friday night's t.v. got a lot more interresting!! Alex O can I'm hooked and can't wait to see what will come next....Now, Friday night's t.v. got a lot more interresting!! Alex O can definitively carries trhough his feelings..the actors are superb!!! Expand
  7. D.S.
    Sep 29, 2007
    0
    Worst thing I have EVER seen on television. I was looking forward to a decent vampire story, but this is awful. Awful.

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