Doubt: Season 1 Reviews

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February 17, 2017
It's compelling in parts and humorous in fleeting moments, and there's always much intrigue surrounding Billy's past and whether he's really telling Sadie the truth about the case.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 16, 2017
Doubt gives few justifications for sticking with it, other than an undeniably super cast of actors I'd be eager to watch weekly on a much better show.
February 16, 2017
I know Katherine Heigl can be...controversial, but I like her, and I think this is a great role for her. The series even has a bit of a Shonda Rhimes feel to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 15, 2017
Doubt is a legal drama so heavy on the personal that it veers into soap territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 15, 2017
It's very clear from the dialogue, pacing, and tone that Doubt would really like to remind you of still another CBS show -- The Good Wife -- but, sorry, it's nowhere in the same league.
February 15, 2017
While Katherine Heigl is a natural fit for the lead role, the show is generally at its best when it focuses on Laverne Cox and Dul Hill's characters instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.3/10
February 15, 2017
Imitation Shonda Rhimes just isn't as good as the real thing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 15, 2017
If it would just focus and let its talented actors play off one another rather than splitting them up amid various tasks, it might end up being something more than just entertaining -- within reason.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 15, 2017
The cast is likeable. The show is competent for what it is. (Phelan and Rater know the territory.) And the series manages to address some real issues in evenhanded ways.
February 15, 2017
It's from some writers on Grey's and Madame Secretary and one of the first times you may wish the thing were simpler and episodic. Doubt is what I feel about its future.
February 15, 2017
It's great to see some of the stars of Doubt back on television, but did their return have to be in such a mess of a show?
February 15, 2017
Sorry, haters - it is a worthy, highly watchable effort.
February 15, 2017
For now, though, Doubt is aptly named -- less because of the reasonable-doubt standard Sadie that needs to meet than the fact that those who stick around will be giving this slender vehicle the benefit of it.
February 15, 2017
The initial episodes of Doubt feel like a ton of raw material that hasn't quite found its voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.8/10
February 15, 2017
In almost every episode, you can see exactly what it's doing. Even so, you may feel compelled to say, "Nice job."
February 15, 2017
So far it's strictly so-so on the storytelling front, but with some scenes that raise the bar beyond that. Those mostly involve Light, though. And she's not the one who's supposed to carry the load.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 15, 2017
The dangerous career-suicide flirtation between Sadie and Billy gives Doubt its sudsy juice, but it's the efficiently entertaining courtroom fireworks that give the show its heart and soul.
February 14, 2017
Cox sashays away with the show, which ends up being a feeble and not especially imaginative The Good Wife wannabe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2017
Doubt finds its melodrama at the intersections of law and grace, principles and desire. The themes are there, but the inspired execution isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 14, 2017
The fifth episode held my attention. Depending on how Doubt fills in the blanks, it might just be worth your time.
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