• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 20, 2019
Metascore
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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 20, 2019
    67
    ABC’s “Reef Break” is everything that CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” should be — breezy, bright, a wee bit sassy, a whole lot silly, the ideal summer show to catch as a nightcap before bed.
  2. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Jun 18, 2019
    60
    The only thing deep about “Reef Break” is its silliness. Yet splashing in the shallows can, for those in the right temperament and in need of brain-off summer fare, have its pleasures too.
  3. Reviewed by: Hanh Nguyen
    Jun 20, 2019
    58
    It’s the series equivalent to a vacation in that it tickles the brain but doesn’t tax it. It’s wish-fulfillment that’s the stuff of beach reads.
User Score
4.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Jul 7, 2019
    7
    I like this show. Its not excellent, but it is just easy relaxing summer fare. I have my doubts that the series will be more than a one off.I like this show. Its not excellent, but it is just easy relaxing summer fare. I have my doubts that the series will be more than a one off. I like the character that Poppy Montgomery plays, as it reminds me of her Carrie Wells character on unforgettable. That being said, Poppy might want to be careful not to be pigeonholed. For now just enjoy the ride. Full Review »
  2. Jul 4, 2019
    2
    It looks like a nice, relaxing summer show. The location definitely looks nice.
    Sadly, I could not get through the first episode.
    The main
    It looks like a nice, relaxing summer show. The location definitely looks nice.
    Sadly, I could not get through the first episode.

    The main character is a big smartass show-off who seems to know and notice everything.
    On a flight, she notices a guy carrying a gun on the plain she's on.
    The air marshall on board of course doesn't notice it, because he's a looser (apparently...)
    A chase and gunshots ensue.

    After a murder occurs on the island, she somehow manages to get interviewed by a news person
    trashing the local authorities as incompetent and saying they're not doing enough or the wrong things or...whatever.
    Conveniently, one of the local cops, an asian hunk, comes over for a visit, not at all p*ssed by her making them look bad, but on the contrary, asking her for assistance.
    Why they didn't kick her butt into the next plain back to where she came from is one of the fascinating mysteries of the show.

    The silliness piled up until I had enough.I just quit half way through the first episode.

    I like the actress, Poppy Montgomery, I've seen her before in other shows, no problem there.
    But her character in this show is just too annoying.

    Some people (you know who I mean) will say "Oh, if the character were a man, you would find him cool!". No, no, no. Definitely not! I would call him an *ssh*ole.

    Maybe it gets better in subsequent episodes, but I just couldn't take it anymore.
    Full Review »