Burden of Truth: Season 1 (2018)


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Burden of Truth

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Air date: Jul 25, 2018
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Burden of Truth is an anomaly for The CW, but a good one to have. In that respect, thanks, Canada. And don't let those high tariffs dissuade you from importing more of the same.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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This is Sharp Objects-lite, but it's definitely better than most of what we've seen on The CW that doesn't involve superheroes or Supernatural.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The Burden of Truth cast works well together and Kreuk radiates compassion and intelligence that makes her character's evolution from corporate stooge to committed justice seeker convincing.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Burden of Truth" is a show by and for adults looking for something a little challenging.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

[The] turn from unique and potentially irresponsible also renders Burden of Truth fairly ordinary.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

After spending four years hilariously miscast as a detective on The CW's Beauty & the Beast, Kreuk is quite fine in Burden of Truth.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

What the show lacks in non-stop action and suspense, it more than makes up for it in character development and mystery of a hidden wound that would not heal.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Burden of Truth: Season 1

  • Mar 19, 2019
    This is a great show. It's a show that works for the whole family to watch as it's a mixture of interesting stories, interesting characters and great mysteries to solve.
  • Sep 24, 2018
    Burden of Truth is pretty disappointing. I was excited because I loved the main character from "Smallville" and "Beauty and the Beast" but it is a total knock off. They stole their entire plotline from episode 4 "Toxic" of season two of the show "Perception". If TNT isn't getting paid by CW for this show they should be! I'm not a fan of plagiarism.
  • Sep 03, 2018
    I binged watched the first season over the weekend and thought that it was good light entertainment, with enough twists and turns to maintain the viewer’s interest. Though obviously primarily a vehicle for Kristen Kreuk, what elevates this show another notch was the care taken to cast a group of talented young actresses and then give them interesting storylines that go beyond just being sympathetic victims who have be rescued by a hot shot city lawyer. For instance, I thought Luna was a great character in her determination to fight for her sick girlfriend, while also battling through a great deal of turmoil in her family life. Luna turns out to be as much of a hero as Kreuk's character (and much more likable). In fact, the high school girls end up being as much the stars of the series as the lawyers and other adults who are defending them.
  • Aug 19, 2018
    Burden of Truth is a first-class legal thriller mini-series. It is one of the most-engaging legal mini-series ever produced. Reminiscent of the intensity of the 1960s series The Defenders. A lawyer is sent to a small Canadian town to resolve claims a client's drug might be causing local girls to get sick. That starts her on a quest to find the cause of the illness. Great script and top-notch acting by Kristin Kreuk and Peter Mooney in the lead roles. Intrigue. Romance. Danger. Sleazy lawyers. Corrupt police and politicians. Family feuding and secrets. Can't ask for more!
  • Aug 07, 2018
    Binged watched the whole season in one sitting - compelling!
  • Jul 27, 2018
    Great! First episode was very interesting, can't wait to see how this story unfolds

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