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Lone Star: Season 1 (2010)

Seasons:
1

tomatometer

82

Average Rating: 6.7/10
Reviews Counted: 17
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 3

Playing a charming con man, James Wolk heads an outstanding cast that helps make Lone Star an intriguing, well-scripted drama.

78

Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 2

Playing a charming con man, James Wolk heads an outstanding cast that helps make Lone Star an intriguing, well-scripted drama.

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Average Rating: 5/5
User Ratings: 1

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Season Info

The soap from "Party of Five" creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman centers on a charismatic schemer (James Wolk) who's created two distinct lives for himself in different parts of Texas. As Bob, he lives in Houston with wife Cat (Adrianne Palick), the daughter of an extremely wealthy oil man (Jon Voight) whose bank account he hopes to drain. Four hundred miles away in Midland, however, he's known as Robert, has a sweet girlfriend (Eloise Mumford)?and is running a scam that's successfully

Network: FOX

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 20, 2010

Pilot

The series premiere introduces Bob Allen (James Wolk), a second-generation con man who wants to leave the family business and go straight while keeping his two identities---and two relationships---intact.

2
Air date: Sep 27, 2010

One in Every Family

Bob recruits his dad to help him with the wind-farm scheme. Meanwhile, Lindsay begins to suspect that she doesn't know Bob as well as she thought; and Cat is compelled to continually bail her brother out of trouble.

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (3)

This wildly unique and sexy series is also wildly implausible-asking a lot of its audience in this era of social networking.

October 11, 2013 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

The show benefits from the casting choice of newcomer Wolk and a supple, low-key naturalism in both performances and direction.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Lone Star has the makings for a sudsy tune-in.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Under the Radar
Under the Radar

Rather than titillate you with how dangerous Bob's life and position are, the show focuses on how sad, and oddly romantic, his torn-between-two-lovers situation is. And in the pilot, at least, it does a very good job.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
TIME Magazine

It is a very, very, very strong pilot.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: HitFix

Let's say Lone Star has its work cut out for it, and so does Wolk. His portrayal is too nice - too romantic, too good-hearted, too bland - to make Allen interesting, or at least convincing.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Newsday
Newsday

There's no doubt that the pilot for Lone Star is a strong and well-crafted hour.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Huffington Post
Huffington Post

This fall's best and most original drama taps a gusher of intrigue and twisty romance.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

Less cheesy than Dallas or Dynasty, Lone Star is a prime-time soap for a post-Madoff, post-Enron era and an audience that might root for a charming liar who'd like nothing more than to make everyone happy.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Daily News

Lone Star, the tale of a charming creep trying to atone for a life of theft and deception, has plenty of intrigue and drama. What it may not have is any good place to go.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

With Lone Star, Fox offers con man who is wicked but endearing.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

Among the boldest bets from a major net this season, Lone Star bursts out of the starting gate -- a big, sprawling, perfectly cast soap, with talent to burn.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

It makes us want to spend more time with Bob and the young actor who plays him.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

There's exactly one hour left for a fall TV show that tells its tale in a deliberate, well-written and subtly acted way. That one hour belongs to Fox's Lone Star.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post

Lone Star has enormous potential to be a complicated, tightrope-walking tale of two lives.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle

What I like about Lone Star, what could make it the strongest TV newcomer of the season, is the ways in which it differs from classic nighttime melodramas.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe

Lone Star could be compared to many series, but none would entirely do it justice -- and for that, it's sort of beyond comparison.

September 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

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