Charlie's Angels: Season 1 (2011)

Season 1
Charlie's Angels

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A thoroughly mediocre reboot of a fondly remembered series, this new Charlie's Angels lacks even the camp value needed to make it a guilty pleasure.



Critic Ratings: 33


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User Ratings: 18

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Air date: Sep 22, 2011

A remake of the 1976-'81 hit about three gorgeous gumshoes with checkered pasts working for an unseen boss. Their quarry in the pilot episode: a Miami developer who also traffics in young girls. But as it opens, Kate and Abby (Annie Ilonzeh and Rachael Taylor) mourn the murder of a colleague, as does her friend Eve (Minka Kelly). All three suspect that the developer is behind it, and they join forces to track him down.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2011

The Angels go undercover in the fashion industry to probe a model's murder. Complicating the case: the involvement of Kate's former fiancé, Det. Ray Goodson (Isaiah Mustafa).

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Air date: Oct 6, 2011

An investigative reporter who was involved in Kate's checkered past turns up missing on a cruise ship, and the Angels must hop aboard to track her down.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2011

The Angels are thrown in jail in Cuba while on a kidnapping case, and Bosley joins forces with his ex-girlfriend, CIA operative Samantha Masters (Erica Durance), to get them out. Based on a 1976 episode of the original "Charlie's Angels."

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Air date: Oct 20, 2011

The Angels are investigating a kidnapping case, and Charlie thinks that Abby's father (John Terry) has a connection to it that could prove useful. The only problem is that they're estranged, and Abby hasn't spoken to him in five years.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2011

Bosley's identity has been compromised, and he has been unjustly tied to a kidnapping that the Angels are investigating. In order to clear him, they must find the real perpetrator.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2011

An African king is assassinated while protecting his son, the sole heir to the throne, who then struggles to deal with his new responsibilities. Meanwhile, Kate begins to reconsider her relationship with Ray (Isaiah Mustafa) as they work together to nab the shooter.

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This 2011 remake of the hit 1976-81 series sought to update a goofy premise—impossibly sexy women fight crime, and receive their assignments from a mysterious man named Charlie who is heard from but never seen—with considerably darker plotlines involving child-slavery rings, forced prostitution and the assassination of an African king. Audiences didn't care for the result, and the show ended up getting canceled after just eight episodes had been filmed (one of which was never aired). Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh starred as the new team of Angels.


Annie Ilonzeh
as Kate Prince
Minka Kelly
as Eve French
Rachael Taylor
as Abby Sampson
Ramon Rodríguez
as John Bosley
John Terry
as Victor Sampson
Isaiah Mustafa
as Det. Ray Goodson
Nadine Velazquez
as Gloria Morales
Tahyna Tozzi
as Amanda Kane
Erica Durance
as Samantha Masters
Peyton List
as Zoe Sinclair
Carlos Bernard
as Pajaro/Rodrigo
Krista Kalmus
as Tess Walters
Jordan Belfi
as Mitch Dawson
James Morrison
as Jon Cartwright
Pedro Pascal
as Nathan Mercer
Ivana Milicevic
as Nadia Ivanov
D.B. Woodside
as Morgan Finch
Elizabeth Peña
as Warden Gloria Galvez
Mark Kiely
as Michael Hanson
Aerica D'Amaro
as Erica Leone
Dina Meyer
as Jennifer
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Critic Reviews for Charlie's Angels Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (17)

It feels like pre-chewed food: intended for easy digestion, it comes out (1) unappetizing, (2) textureless, and (3) devoid of character.

Sep 22, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

No thrills, no sexiness, no laughs. The new Charlie's Angels is far from heaven.

Oct 4, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If you like smart women who hide the iron fist under the velvet glove, you'll get more satisfaction elsewhere.

Sep 22, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Missing amid the action scenes is any real sense of fun.

Sep 22, 2011 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

Eye candy meets ham-fisted camp.

Sep 22, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The underwhelming cast brings nothing to the boilerplate action.

Sep 22, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Charlie's Angels is a 43-minute exercise in absurdity.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Let's spare ourselves the plot details. The show is barely interested in them itself, fizzing through the bullet points like an auctioneer with ADHD.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It's never a good sign when your action-filled episode manages to still be boring.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

While this show doesn't really offend on any level, it just sort of hangs there, like an unwanted dress from last season.

Sep 23, 2011 | Full Review…

It wasn't camp enough to be funny, the action barely kicked shin let alone ass and the story (drugs in Miami, yawn) was colder than leftover Christmas turkey.

Nov 30, 2011 | Full Review…

Wow. Yeah, so this is a strong contender for the fall's worst show.

Sep 22, 2011 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Charlie's Angels: Season 1

  • May 20, 2020
    ABC relaunched and then quickly canceled their 2011 modern revival of the ‘70s action series Charlie's Angels. The series follows three young women who have each run afoul of the law but are given a second chance by Charles Townsend, who recruits them for his detective agency to help people who are in trouble. Featuring Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor, and Victor Garber, the cast isn't too bad; though their performances are pretty weak. Either through poor writing or directing, the Angels always seem to be playacting rather than being genuine badass detectives. And their adventures are all rather run-of-the-mill things that every other crime procedural does; kidnappings, drug smuggling, etc., etc. Additionally, the production values and stunt work are all second rate; more on the level of cable television than network. Neither fun nor exciting, Charlie's Angels fails to recapture the spark that the original series had and was axed after only 8 episodes (not all of which aired).
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