Hawthorne: Season 1 (2009)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Hawthorne is notable for its star and dramatic plot lines, but never quite established itself among other medical dramas currently airing.



Critic Ratings: 11

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Jun 16, 2009
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Christina Hawthorne (Jada Pinkett Smith), a headstrong yet empathetic Chief Nursing Officer at a Richmond Trinity Hospital, is the focus of this medical drama. The first season opens with the widowed heroine coping with the first anniversary of her late husband's death, but that doesn't stop her from racing to prevent a cancer patient's suicide attempt. As the season progresses Christina must deal with her rebellious daughter, Camille (Hannah Hodson), her former mother-in-law (Joanna Cassidy) and the day-to-day operations of the busy hospital and nursing staff she oversees.


Jada Pinkett Smith
as Christina Hawthorne
Michael Vartan
as Dr. Tom Wakefield
Suleka Mathew
as Bobbie Jackson
Christina Moore
as Candy Sullivan
Vanessa Lengies
as Kelly Epson
Joanna Cassidy
as Amanda Hawthorne
James Morrison
as John Morrissey
Adam Garcia
as Nick Mancini
Anne Ramsay
as Dr. Marshall
Rebecca Field
as Susan Winters
Jillian Armenante
as Cheryl Brooks
D.B. Woodside
as David Gendler
Eli Goodman
as Dr. Spitzer
Azura Skye
as Mary Barth
Eric Ladin
as Corp. Steven Sharp
Bruce French
as Dr. Weston
Terri Hoyos
as Esther Ramos
Wendell Pierce
as Michael Schilling
Steve Rankin
as Donald Sharp
Amy Pietz
as Gretchen
Judith Scott
as Karen Schilling
Richard Marcus
as Mr. Fleming
Connie Sawyer
as Fleming's Mother
Raphael Sbarge
as Doug Gache
Kitty Swink
as Dr. Cohen
Michael Ealy
as Dr. Alan Phillips
Karen Lew
as Dr. Ross
Lauren Tom
as Mrs. Travis
Philip Friedman
as Mr. Campbell
Deji LaRay
as Paramedic
Toshi Toda
as Mr. Travis
Mandy McMillian
as Nurse Marian
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Critic Reviews for Hawthorne Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (8)

If you want a show with engaging characters and drama, and not just a public service announcement about the very real value of our country's nurses, then "Hawthorne" fails to deliver

Jun 16, 2009 | Full Review…

When a show wants me to worship a character this feverishly, I can't help it, I resist.

Jun 16, 2009 | Full Review…

The pieces are in place for a solid drama-with-humor, the kind that cable channels are serving like aspirin these days.

Jun 16, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"HawthoRNe" is bland, hopelessly idiotic drivel immersed in enough sugar to kill an army of diabetics.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The "Hawthorne" pilot, directed by Mikael Solomon, moves like a freight train from the start and sustains a decent pace throughout.

Jun 16, 2009 | Full Review…

HawthoRNe's bracing combination of fast-paced professional crises and personal tensions is leavened by the banter she shares with fellow nurses and their somewhat comic dating tribulations.

Jun 16, 2009 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

A fairly standard hospital drama told from the point of view of the nurses.

Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Oh "HawthoRNe." Your "artistic" spelling did not signal anything good, but this show is so much worse than the cutesy moniker would indicate.

Jun 16, 2009 | Full Review…

I'm not buyin' it. And neither will you.

Jun 16, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Despite some potentially intriguing characters, about the best one can scribble on "Hawthorne's" chart is that it's an improvement over TNT's earlier forays into medicine, "Heartland" and "Saved."

Jun 16, 2009 | Full Review…
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