Season #: 4, 3, 2, 1
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Stuart Jeffries
    Feb 22, 2021
    100
    I love how the show’s creator, Chris Lang, captivatingly sketches the lives of four apparent strangers, challenging us to work out what they’ve got to do with the corpse.
  2. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Jul 9, 2021
    88
    Unforgotten mostly retains the core of its excellence: its storytelling, its compelling characters, its fascinating cases. It’s not flashy and it’s not out to change the world. But for crime show fans, there are few other series that so expertly and satisfyingly wrap you in a mystery as this one.
  3. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jul 20, 2021
    80
    Hits an emotional peak in Season 4. [19 Jul - 1 Aug 2021, p.7]
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jul 9, 2021
    80
    At once a comfortably formulaic British mystery and a somber, elegiac melodrama, though a particularly well-made version of each.
  5. Reviewed by: Carol Midgley
    Feb 23, 2021
    80
    The sight of Nicola Walker's soulful bloodhound eyes as DCI Cassie Stuart, our PTSD suffering detective, triggers a warm sense of familiarity and "getting back to normal" after months of Covid necessitated repeats and cobbled together TV schedules. With Chris Lang's creation we are on a promise: quality dialogue, quality misery.
  6. Reviewed by: Anita Singh
    Feb 22, 2021
    80
    Plausibility is one of the many good things about this show. Oh, the blessed relief of watching a detective drama in which the detectives are free of quirks and the script is free of gimmicks, where colleagues can work together without simmering sexual tension or screaming rows, and where the lead character happens to be a woman without that being A Remarkable Thing.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Cumming
    Feb 22, 2021
    80
    The chemistry between Bhaskar and Walker is vital. He’s a deadpan humourist, trying to keep spirits up in the face of violent crime. She is a schoolmarmish professional, keeping it together under tremendous stress. Both actors are terrific. ... While it hangs on the leads, the supporting cast have grown into their roles, too, especially Jordan Long as Murray Boulting and Carolina Main as Fran Lingley.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Nov 20, 2021
    8
    Have enjoyed all the unforgotten seasons and this one was the most sad and emotional.
  2. Sep 21, 2021
    9
    This TV series is very well dramaturgically done with outstanding actors. It was a pleasure to watch.