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King & Maxwell: Season 1 (2013)

Seasons:
1

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44

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 18
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 10

Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn are delightful, but King & Maxwell relies too much on the buddy cop show formula.

42

Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 7

Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn are delightful, but King & Maxwell relies too much on the buddy cop show formula.

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Average Rating: 4.2/5
User Ratings: 2

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Season Info

"King & Maxwell" is a crime drama based on the novels of David Baldacci . In Season 1, Sean King (played by Jon Tenney ) and Michelle Maxwell (played by Rebecca Romijn ) are private investigators that utilize crisp chemistry and unique skills to crack cases.The cast is rounded out by Ryan Hurst , Michael O'Keefe and Chris Butler.

Network: TNT

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 10, 2013

Pilot

TNT Presents: "Pilot" Sean King (Jon Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell (Rebecca Romijn) aren't just private investigators, they're former Secret Service agents. Unique skills and their sharp chemistry give them an edge on typical law enforcement.

2
Air date: Jun 17, 2013

Second Chances

An assassination attempt is made on a visiting diplomat. When Michelle falls under suspicion for the crime, Sean serves as her lawyer to prove her innocence. Along the way, the duo dig up a possible high-level cover-up.

3
Air date: Jun 24, 2013

Wild Card

TNT Presents: "Wild Card" When FBI Agent Carter (Chris Butler) is suspended after assaulting an officer, King and Maxwell investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

4
Air date: Jul 1, 2013

King's Ransom

TNT Presents: "King's Ransom"

5
Air date: Jul 8, 2013

Loved Ones

TNT Presents: "Loved Ones"

6
Air date: Jul 15, 2013

Stealing Secrets

TNT Presents: "Stealing Secrets"

7
Air date: Jul 22, 2013

Family Business

The duo join forces with Michelle's brother to track down a con artist with numerous identities.

8
Air date: Jul 29, 2013

Job Security

TNT Presents: "Job Security" King and Maxwell are hired to locate a stolen cell phone but discover that there's much more at stake after a sleazy lawyer tries to force them off the case.

9
Air date: Aug 5, 2013

Locked In

TNT Presents: "Locked In" When the key witness to a company's deadly chemical spill is murdered inside FBI headquarters, King and Maxwell are trapped in the building.

10
Air date: Aug 12, 2013

Pandora's Box

TNT Presents: "Pandora's Box" Sean's investigation of the Ritter assassination threatens to end his partnership with Michelle as she considers returning to the Secret Service.

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (10)

This is the kind of show that makes Castle look like Hamlet.

June 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

[The show] gets the amount of chemistry just about right. But too much else is off. The dialogue is obvious, and the plot is absurd.

June 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Media Life
Media Life

King & Maxwell is a cop show where everything has been thrown into a blender and -- after a few minutes on high -- is ready to be poured down the throat of the viewer.

June 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Newsday
Newsday

Tenney and Romijn make fun partners, and the pilot by executive producer Shane Brennan ("NCIS") follows an intriguing course.

June 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Daily News

A promising new summer series.

June 10, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

What saves King & Maxwell from being a forgettable take on an all-too-familiar formula is the casting.

June 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Basically, then, what King & Maxwell has going for it is King and Maxwell. Did I mention that Tenney and Romijn are charming?

June 10, 2013 Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Certainly the will-they-or-won't-they vibe would have been a lot more interesting if they weren't already colleagues in the private sector.

June 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

Franklin & Bash. Rizzoli & Isles. King & Maxwell. It's like someone held a yard sale for ampersands. Or, considering the quality of those three shows, pilots. And there you have the real problem: The shows sound generic because they are.

June 10, 2013 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

There is every reason that I would like a bantering-detectives series starring Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn. Everything in that sentence sounds good to me.

June 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

TNT has a formula that it sticks with, but even this latest cookie to fall from the cutter may not have enough originality to keep an audience.

June 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter

There's nothing wrong with this series, because if there were, you wouldn't have seen the same formula so many times.

June 10, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post

King & Maxwell... has some zip to it, but whether it catches your interest might depend on how invested you already are in the various other guy-gal shows on television, because it looks exactly like them.

June 9, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

The new series will live and die on the casting-because everything else about it feels as stale and standard as week-old white bread.

June 9, 2013 Full Review Source: RedEye
RedEye

King & Maxwell is breezy fun. Just don't think about it too much... or it won't make a lick of sense.

June 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For anyone seeking slightly spicier fare, this is a dish barely fit for a commoner, much less a King.

June 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

Tenney and Romijn are easy on the eyes and equally easy to take as crook-catchers whose badinage might end up in bed with them someday. For now, they pass the all-important likability test with bright, flying colors.

June 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Uncle Barky
Uncle Barky

They're (King & Maxwell) the latest representatives of TNT's stable of pretty, mostly blood-free, gentle crime dramas.

June 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Denver Post
Denver Post

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