Gang Related: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Gang Related: Season 1 Reviews

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May 21, 2014
It's still a basic chase-down-the-bad-guys crime drama, with many of the tropes we've seen from these sorts of shows in the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 19, 2014
Clunky dialogue, clichéd relationships, and an escapist action-flick aesthetic combine to subvert the ambition for gritty realism.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 23, 2014
Any scenes with the gang members' families are just plain cringe-worthy. But coming from The Fast and the Furious and The Shield camp, there's a very slight hope that Gang Related might improve.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 19, 2014
Instead of Ryan [Lopez] being a complex antihero with shades of gray, he's more like a boring beige.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 22, 2014
Gang Related ultimately confuses being grim with being sophisticated, and it too rarely stops to think about what it's trying to say beyond, "Man, being a dirty cop sure would be tough!"
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 16, 2014
Though the actors and directors try hard, the upshot is just another young-cop show.
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May 20, 2014
Pulp hooey with a comic book vitality.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 21, 2014
It's clear that Gang Related already has dipped deep into a well that only holds so much water.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 2, 2018
Gang Related often feels unfocused, frequently ignoring seemingly significant characters
May 22, 2014
Not quite interesting enough to keep me watching.
May 22, 2014
The intensity of the violence renders us all a little less human, and that, to me, is the biggest problem of this show.
May 21, 2014
Taking an unfortunate page from Fox's The Following, Gang Related almost revels in a level of carnage where life is decidedly cheap, and the bad guys, drawn into a turf war, think nothing of shooting up whole neighborhoods.
May 21, 2014
The real trouble with Gang Related is that it's so intent on being "dark" and "edgy" it forgets to be dramatic -- or in any way novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 22, 2014
Every minute that you keep watching, part of your soul festers and peels away. Somewhere inside you, a pained voice screams out in anguish at whoever could have greenlighted such a blatant display of yuck.
May 22, 2014
Gang Related... rolls with so many stereotypes and tropes it clanks. Or would do if it weren't so buried in gunfire/mood music.
May 22, 2014
Fox's Gang Related combines the pounding street violence of the The Shield with the emotional wringers of the worst telenovelas - stilted dialogue, complicated family relationships and actors who would be better off working as CPR dummies.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 22, 2014
Gang Related... offers up what feels like the dregs from the same pan in which many, many cop show predecessors, both better and worse, have been cooked up, including more intense series like The Shield or The Wire.
August 29, 2014
It's a bold move for Gang Related to make such a divisive character its main focus, but it's one that ultimately pays off in the long run.
May 22, 2014
If you're just looking for an adrenaline infused procedural with a hefty dose of The Departed, this might do the trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.9/10
May 23, 2014
Gang Related delivered a pilot episode that both entertained and intrigued. The characters are diverse, and the story leaves you wanting more.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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