Conviction: Season 1 Reviews

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June 13, 2018
Because while there is certainly great, emotional drama to be mined from a show that overturns wrongful convictions and perhaps makes a larger social commentary about the state of the justice system, Conviction sadly isn't it.
January 18, 2018
... I am also reminded, and not in a good way, of the short-lived ABC series Equal Justice...
December 20, 2017
It's more than little baffling that ABC canceled the much-stronger Agent Carter to put [Hayley] Atwell on a cliche-ridden mess like Conviction.
October 17, 2017
Bang bang -- you're bored.
October 4, 2016
Not much... believable is Conviction.
October 4, 2016
Predictable procedural squanders a strong leading lady.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 4, 2016
In a just world, Conviction would not be as witless as it is ridiculous, nor would it saddle its usually appealing British star with a clipped and erratic American accent that strangles her line readings and her charm. But it is and it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 4, 2016
Conviction has a flashy style and a sarcastic manner, but underneath, there's a conventional show with a sentimental streak.
October 3, 2016
You get the feeling that ABC offered her (Hayley Atwell) Conviction as a consolation prize, and not a great one, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 3, 2016
Conviction is a little bit like letting your toddler dress herself for school. Many of the pieces of the ensemble are great, but when you put them together, all you can see is a messy jumble, and the bad things distract from the good.
October 3, 2016
Conviction is basically a below-average detective show that fails partly because it can't settle on what it wants to be.
October 3, 2016
While Conviction is a fine show, it's lawyer-scandal-cop formula is also a dime a dozen. Agent Carter was one of a kind. It's hard not to think about its absence when watching these first few mediocre episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 3, 2016
A paint-by-numbers procedural reaching for a bit of Scandal's glitz.
October 3, 2016
The plot is ridiculous, the writing is bad and Atwell seems embarrassed to be there.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 3, 2016
Television's efforts to wring every possible permutation out of the crime-and-punishment genre results in another bland series with Conviction.
October 3, 2016
There's nothing in ABC's new series Conviction that you haven't seen before - many times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2016
The real guilty parties here are the writers who've populated this show with so many stock characters and clichd twists that it's difficult to become invested in any of the outcomes.
October 3, 2016
In a generous mood, I'll say it's fair.
September 30, 2016
Conviction can't quite commit to the potential of its own anti-hero.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 30, 2016
Conviction is so into overkill, it's hard to tell what to take seriously. Maybe Atwell has that same feeling about this lame procedural consolation prize for ABC's failure to establish her better vehicle Agent Carter.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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