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Carter: Season 1 (2018)



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After a devastating and highly public meltdown, actor Harley Carter (Jerry O'Connell) returns to his hometown to lie low and regroup. However, the people he left behind there – from his old neighbors to his old friends – have begun to think of him as a real detective after playing one on TV for so long. So, Carter teams up with his childhood friends Det. Sam Shaw (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) and bartender Dave Leigh (Kristian Bruun) to solve real cases around their town. Joining the "Carter" cast are Varun Saranga as Junior Agent Vijay Gill, Matt Baram as Wes Holm, and Denis Akiyama and Brenda Kamino as Carter's adoptive parents Koji and Dot Yasuda. Also starring John Bourgeois as Police Chief Angus Pershing, Sherry Miller as Mayor Grace Hamilton, and Joanne Boland as Medical Examiner Nicole Walker.


Jerry O'Connell
as Harley Mackay
Sydney Tamiia Poitier
as Sam St. Clair
Kristian Bruun
as Dave Leigh
John Bourgeois
as Angus Pershing

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Dripping with likability but yet to land The Big One, Jerry O'Connell takes the work where he can get it.

August 8, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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The thing about this type of show is, whether or not you care about the will-they/won't-they of it all, you still care about the characters in general.

August 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Police procedural comedy as bland as they come.

August 28, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Go ahead, tell me I've gone soft. Tell me it's time to turn the TV off and spend more time outdoors. You could be right. But something about Carter's absurdist-meta vibe completely seduced me.

August 7, 2018 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

[Carter] is an easy-to-watch satire with just the right balance of smart jokes for silly situations.

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

I believe this landscape, does, in fact, have room for airy and nostalgic B-list entertainment that goes down smooth.

August 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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