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Black Box: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Despite a strong cast that includes Kelly Reilly and Vanessa Redgrave, Black Box relies too heavily on unusual medical cases to offset a string of silly TV cliches about mental illness.


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A world-famous neuroscientist has a special touch with her patients but struggles with her own mental illness in this drama series.


Kelly Reilly
as Dr. Catherine Black, Dr. Elizabeth Black
Ditch Davey
as Dr. Ian Bickman, Ian Bickman
David Ajala
as Will Van Renseller
Ali Wong
as Lina Lark
Laura Fraser
as Reagan Black
Vanessa Redgrave
as Dr. Hartramph, Dr. Helen Hartramph
David Chisum
as Joshua Black
Siobhan Williams
as Esme Black
Terry Kinney
as Dr. Owen Morely, Owen Morely
Tasso Feldman
as Leo Robinson
Aja Naomi King
as Ali Henslee
Sepideh Moafi
as Farrah Mahmoud
Ali Ahn
as Tinker
Tracee Chimo
as Mackenzie
Rachel Brosnahan
as Delilah Buchanan
Olivia Birkelund
as Karina Black
Sharon Alexander
as Hospice Nurse
Dartel McRae
as Resident #1
Edward Herrmann
as Dr. Raynaud
Ellen Parker
as Lucy Dacy
David Rasche
as Hunter Black
Zach Shaffer
as Teacher
Kathleen McNenny
as Yvonne Guiness
Kal Parekh
as Operating Room Nurse
Ross Gibby
as Keith Harlow
Sawyer Barth
as Young Joshua
Jeremy Rishe
as Anesthesiologist
Paul Rescigno
as Truman #2
Zachary Fine
as Peter Raynaud
Lulu Wilson
as Young Catherine
Armand Schultz
as Paul Guiness
Rana Roy
as Yoga Instructor
Luke Forbes
as Resident #2
Josh Green
as Anthony Guiness
Kevin Cahoon
as Frankie
Zach Appelman
as Danny Walker
Erin Darke
as Claire Tymoschuk
Lee Roy Rogers
as Danny's Mom
April Hernandez Castillo
as Elmira Villetti
Margot White
as Sissy O'Brian
Montego Glover
as Phoebe Schwartz
Adrienne Warren
as Carrie Waylan
Michael Kostroff
as Jacob Myers
Trini Alvarado
as Beatrice King
Dan Fogler
as Fred Baker
Bruce Altman
as Hank Pratt
Max Darwin
as Gordon
Marjan Neshat
as Mira Darvish
Heidi Armbruster
as Mrs. Frank
Noah Unger
as Daniel Myers
Tom Pelphrey
as Joseph Moran
Joe Avellar
as Male Doctor
Gavin-Keith Umeh
as Mike Villetti
Steve Schirripa
as Joey Giordano
Elliot Villar
as Bomb Squad Tech
Becky Ann Baker
as Eileen Giordano
Moti Margolin
as Crazy Man
Erick Abbate
as Oliver Frank
Joanna Bonaro
as Roslinda
Michael Pemberton
as Lionel Stark
Elizabeth Stanley
as Jennifer Redmond
Larry Wendorf
as Middle-aged Man
Guiesseppe Jones
as Captain Duffy
Colby Minifie
as Maddy Temko
Ioana Alfonso
as Trauma Attending
Alfredo Díaz
as Dish Washer
Alfredo Díaz
as Dish Washer
Nathan Klau
as Man with Poodle
Simon Feil
as ICU Doctor
Darren Johnson
as Dr. Finney
Steven Huack
as Larry Janson
Lucia Spina
as Gabriella Mozza
Josh Green (XXVIII)
as Anthony Guiness
Victoria Leigh
as Young Catherine
Tyson Driscoll
as Skylar Redmond
Chaz Menendez
as Guard #1
Annika Pergament
as News Reporter
William Parry
as Grandfather
Susan Pourfar
as Tracy Myers
Alexis Suarez
as Paramedic
Joel Perez
as Mexican Carson
Jodi Harris
as Mona Temko
Rebecca Nelson
as Grandmother
Susan Bennett
as Store Employee
Richard Hoehler
as Middle Aged Man
Q. Smith
as Singing Woman
Brendan Griffin
as Young Hunter
John Mondin
as Security Guard
Julee Cerda
as Stylist
Adriane Lenox
as Ruby Gibson
Chen Drachman
as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for Black Box: Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (18)

This is, hands down, the worst series of the year, with the most annoying lead character in a season with many annoying lead characters.

April 24, 2014 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

Black's condition is no joke - except when it is. The series is severely manic-depressive itself and emotionally manipulative in both modes.

April 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Watching Black go off her meds and in a sense, "Hulk out," is too laughable to be harrying.

April 24, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Black Box hasn't quite found the sweet spot between two TV genres it's trying to straddle.

April 24, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The characters, their situations, the tone, an incredibly specific character perspective and thus Black's bipolar mind -- it's all clear, forceful, yet unforced and riveting.

April 24, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Its clinically quirky heroine makes for a memorable premiere episode, but in later episodes, her flavor is diluted in a stew of typical plot lines and characters, and we're watching just another good but unmemorable hospital show.

April 22, 2014 | Full Review…

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