413 Hope St.: Season 1 (1997 - 1998)

Season 1
413 Hope St.

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Critic Ratings: 6

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Critic Reviews for 413 Hope St. Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

The series deserves credit for not flinching from the grimmest scenes, but these forced characters only hint at how the show forces silver linings out of every tragedy.

Jun 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The end result is a slightly uneasy rainbow-coalition combo plate of much misery and minimal mirth. The show's saving grace is Richard Round-tree, who stars as the center's boss; he deserves another series if this one gets the shaft.

Jun 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The best thing about the show is Richard Roundtree as the center's director; he's got stature and impact to spare. The worst thing is that it's all as overwrought as a silent movie melodrama, and sometimes less plausible.

Jun 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Comic actor Damon Wayans takes a look at the darker side of life, creating a gritty but formulaic street drama, focusing on the daily traumas endured by staff and clients at a teen crisis center in New York City.

Jun 18, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The multiethnic urban drama is the first serious creation of comedian Damon Wayans. His lack of polish is evident in some of the cliched characterizations and predictable plotting, but improvement should come with experience.

Jun 18, 2019 | Full Review…

In light of the title, we'd like to be more optimistic about this gritty, well-intentioned show set at a teencrisis center in New York City. But in the Sept. 11 premiere, even the comic relief is overdone.

Jun 18, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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