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The Finder: Season 1 (2012)

Seasons:
1

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57

Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 21
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 9

Even though The Finder contains charming characters, they are not enough to transcend the show's poor dialogue.

58

Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 5

Even though The Finder contains charming characters, they are not enough to transcend the show's poor dialogue.

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Average Rating: 4.2/5
User Ratings: 10

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Season Info

An eccentric, reclusive veteran Walter Sherman ( Geoff Stults ) possesses an uncanny gift for finding people and things in this "Bones" spin-off that's based on "The Locator" novels by Richard Greener. Also starring Michael Clarke Duncan, as bar owner Leo Knox, in his final television performance.

Network: FOX

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 12, 2012

An Orphan Walks Into a Bar

S1Ep1, An Orphan Walks Into a Bar.: In the series premiere, Iraq veteran Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults) helps a teenage boy locate his missing father. THE FINDER airs Thursdays on FOX.

2
Air date: Jan 19, 2012

Bullets

S1Ep2, Bullets: A former prison warden asks Walter to find a bullet that could prove the innocence of a death row inmate just days before his execution. THE FINDER airs Thursdays on FOX.

3
Air date: Jan 26, 2012

A Cinderella Story

S1Ep3, A Cinderella Story: A NASA scientist seeks Walter's help in finding the matching shoe to a red stiletto left behind by a woman he met at a bar. THE FINDER airs Thursdays on FOX.

4
Air date: Feb 2, 2012

Swing and a Miss

S1Ep4, Swing and a Miss: Isabel's new boyfriend Frank, an all-star baseball athlete, gets robbed, and Walter steps in to help find his stolen collectibles. THE FINDER airs Thursdays on FOX.

5
Air date: Feb 9, 2012

The Great Escape

Walter helps an amateur magician look for his assistant, who vanished after a disappearing act, but the trail also leads to a counterfeit-money operation. Meanwhile, Isabel helps Leo keep an eye on Willa.

6
Air date: Feb 23, 2012

Little Green Men

In a BONES-THE FINDER crossover event, Dr. Jack Hodgins (guest star TJ Thyne) from the Jeffersonian team seeks Walter's help to find evidence that could expose extraterrestrial activity. THE FINDER airs Thursdays on FOX.

7
Air date: Mar 8, 2012

Eye of the Storm

A severe hurricane strikes Southern Florida, but torrential weather will not stop Walter from searching for a female high school student who went missing during the storm. THE FINDER airs Thursdays on FOX.

8
Air date: Apr 6, 2012

Life After Death

When new tracks are leaked from late rapper J-Stryke, music mogul Big Glade (guest star Curtin "50 Cent" Jackson) asks Walter to find the source of the illegally released music, in the Spring Premiere. THE FINDER airs Fridays on FOX.

9
Air date: Apr 13, 2012

The Last Meal

S1Ep9, The Last Meal: To save his marriage, a man asks Walter to help him find the meal over which he and his wife first fell in love. THE FINDER airs Fridays on FOX.

10
Air date: Apr 20, 2012

The Conversation

S1Ep10, The Conversation: To save his marriage, a man asks Walter to help him find the meal over which he and his wife first fell in love. THE FINDER airs Fridays on FOX.

11
Air date: Apr 27, 2012

The Inheritance

Isabel's friend Joyce asks Walter to find the men who murdered her father, a racetrack aficionado, and Willa decides that she wants to apply to college. THE FINDER airs Fridays on FOX.

12
Air date: May 4, 2012

Voodoo Undo

S1Ep12, Voodoo Undo: A mob boss in Miami asks Walter to find a voodoo doll he is convinced was created to be used against him. THE FINDER airs Fridays on FOX.

13
Air date: May 11, 2012

The Boy With the Bucket

To honor his father's dying wish, Walter takes on the most important search of his life: finding his mother, in the season finale. THE FINDER airs Fridays on FOX.

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (9)

Fans of quirky procedurals will likely find "The Finder'' a dependable way to lose an hour.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe

The series is low-key to a fault but likable.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

The most complimentary thing I can say about "The Finder" is that with its mildly irascible lead and its extremely sturdy central premise, it evokes USA's better shows, right down to its blue skies and palm trees.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Huffington Post
Huffington Post

Sounds promising, but the premiere falls flat.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: RedEye
RedEye

Old-fashioned and a bit placid, but Stults and Duncan save the day, and maybe the series.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Newsday
Newsday

"The Finder" is not sophisticated TV but it does have its charms, mostly stemming from star Geoff Stults.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"The Finder," you might have guessed, doesn't take itself too seriously. That's both a blessing and a curse.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

The second half of the pilot improves over the first. So there's progress.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

Even as the show enters its third week on the air, The Finder is struggling to find its stride.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

It's far from the best, with a pilot full of wince-inducing stereotypes.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Daily News

There's potential here. If the characters can bond into an interesting dysfunctional family, "The Finder" could be worth finding.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

About the only thing The Finder is really successful at is finding new and hilarious ways to smear the reputation of South Florida.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
Miami Herald

If the various kinks work themselves out, "The Finder" will at the least be a medium-strength entry in the increasingly crowded field of comedy-dramas featuring eccentric characters.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

Yet despite the strength of its parts, the whole feels very nascent and shaky, like a newborn colt separated from its mother.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

The Finder, per your agreement, is the kind of show where you ask almost nothing from it except to dance through 60 minutes without making your brain sputter to life.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter

The pieces are in place for an enjoyable weekly round of slightly madcap hide-and-seek with Walter Sherman and company.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

a lot of really bad dialogue filled with Information about each and every character.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle

The charming if slightly warped hero at the center of this Bones spinoff breaks fresh ground.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

The Finder has what's essential to any TV enterprise -- engaging central characters who quickly make themselves welcome.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Uncle Barky
Uncle Barky

The wry comes through only fitfully, however, in what mostly resembles a bland variation on the sort of light blue-sky show with which USA network has enjoyed so much success.

January 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

This unremarkable new show isn't exactly what you'd call a good sign for the network.

January 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Television Without Pity
Television Without Pity

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