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Complications: Season 1 Reviews

July 6, 2015
Complications makes for entertaining if ridiculous television - a fast-paced hospital thriller with a solid narrative, shoving cliffhanger after cliffhanger at us until, whether we like it or not, we're gagging for more.
June 22, 2015
Complications was an admirable disaster in its first two hours. It had ambition to be more than another marginal USA Network show, but the final product yielded a directionless and convoluted drama about being right... to the extreme!
June 22, 2015
If you're going to make a show that looks like Oz met Grey's Anatomy and decided to visit Mr. White for a little meth, letting the audience laugh with you, as opposed to at you, is probably a good idea.
June 19, 2015
The only way a series like Complications can continue is if the complications keep getting more complicated. Since they're already approaching silliness, the show's condition is probably terminal.
June 18, 2015
Complications has the potential to be a gripping show that could explore social issues and personal trauma. It has a strong lead in O'Mara and an interesting enough premise but needs to get out of its own way and let the story breathe.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.4/10
June 17, 2015
Complications gets more interesting episode by episode, strengthened by good supporting performances and intriguing moral questions, even if creator Matt Nix sometimes struggles to shape his individual pieces into a cohesive whole.
June 17, 2015
Complications seems to pride itself on being different. But being different doesn't always mean being better.
June 17, 2015
Despite the strenuous efforts of creator Matt Nix, Ellison also appears to be trapped in a story that wants to be a movie, and seems ill-equipped to support an eight-episode series.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 17, 2015
The neither-here-nor-there quality of the series only makes it harder to figure out how Nix is going to turn all these seemingly commercial elements into something long-running.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 17, 2015
I happened to enjoy it, but I offer no judgment for those who can't get behind the hyper-dramatic madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 17, 2015
Watching Matt Nix's new USA series, Complications, is like taking an advanced seminar in unintended consequences. A fun, thrilling, twisty, and at times mind-blowing seminar.
June 17, 2015
I'm not sure these characters are interesting or detailed enough to fill the gaps left by the absence of the cases-of-the-week, but at least Complications is aiming for something ambitiously driven by character and a serial arc.
June 16, 2015
After years of successful, high-quality dramas with a light, breezy touch, the network has decided to cast its lot with the more somber and complex dramas popularized by rivals like AMC.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2015
Problematic in its depiction of dark-skinned bad guys, the 10-episode season... conjures its share of tension, but feels increasingly strained, until it's finally clear the patient can't be saved.
June 15, 2015
In the first few episodes, it's watchable enough if you allow it some slack.
June 12, 2015
USA is clearly going after Breaking Bad territory -- regular dad goes rogue when caught in the fell clutch of circumstances. And it actually does a creditable job within the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 11, 2015
While it may not be as funny or charming as Burn Notice, Complications is certainly more mature.