Lethal Weapon: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)


Season 1
Lethal Weapon

Critics Consensus

Lethal Weapon's overly polished production values and tired narrative are somewhat overcome by solid chemistry between its two leads.



Critic Ratings: 42


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User Ratings: 416
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Air date: Sep 21, 2016
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Air date: Nov 30, 2016
Air date: Dec 7, 2016
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Tv Season Info

Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) is an LAPD detective recovering from a heart attack, he's married and has three children; Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford) is a former Navy SEAL recovering from the death of his wife and unborn child. When the two are partnered, they clash over their different approaches to the job and to life in general: Murtaugh wants to avoid stress at all cost, while Riggs throws himself into peril every chance he gets. This buddy-cop show is based on the movie series of the same name, and its first season is all about the journey to friendship and camaraderie between the two protagonists while they're trying to catch criminals and keep each other alive.


Damon Wayans
as Roger Murtaugh
Clayne Crawford
as Martin Riggs
Kevin Rahm
as Capt. Brooks Avery
Jordana Brewster
as Dr. Maureen "Mo" Cahill
Keesha Sharp
as Trish Murtaugh
Dante Brown
as Roger Murtaugh Jr.
Chandler Kinney
as Riana Murtaugh
Michelle Mitchenor
as Det. Sonya Bailey
Tony Plana
as Ronnie Delgado
Hilarie Burton
as Karen Palmer
Floriana Lima
as Miranda Riggs
Michele Mitchenor
as Sonya Bailey
Matt Passmore
as Gideon Lyon
Toni Trucks
as Det. Maria Torez
Sprague Grayden
as Det. Genie Babcock
Gino Anthony Pesi
as Daryl Hennicky
Ted Levine
as Ned Brower
Megan Stevenson
as Bambi Mortenstern
Peter Cortes
as Oscar Alvarez
Jason Derulo
as Ronald Dawson
Roberto Aguire
as Dylan Ashworth
Kristoffer Polaha
as Bennet Hirsch
Alejandro Edda
as Luis Caldera
Chris Tavarez
as Jesse Raines
Shashawnee Hall
as Coach Marshawn Wiley
Aaron McPherson
as Agent Zigman
Joyful Drake
as Tanya Raines
Daniella Alonso
as Maria Navar
Robert Curtis Brown
as Walter Hancock
Kwame Patterson
as Jack Kirstein
Robert Arce
as Det. Shepherd
Ned Vaughn
as Agent Chappel
Alex Weed
as Lonnie
Michael Harney
as Mike Ramos
Rick Ravanello
as David Garrison
Gail Borges
as Judge Bechdel
Chin Yere
as Jenna
James Black
as Benny Barns
David Klency
as Wendell
Ellen Hollman
as Angela Carlson
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Critic Reviews for Lethal Weapon Season 1

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (18)

As recycled material goes, this doesn't reek as bad as I expected it would.

Sep 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Crawford and Wayans prove to be a pretty good fit, as actors if not always as partners.

Sep 21, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Too many new shows this season are based on old movies, but try not to hold that against Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, whose odd-couple pairing as TV's answer to Danny Glover and Mel Gibson actually works.

Sep 20, 2016 | Full Review…

High body count. High cute quotient. Extreme yawn value.

Sep 20, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Ridiculous, yes, but it's a show that is honest about itself, with a surprisingly endearing performance from Crawford.

Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Really, it's less like the original Lethal Weapon than it is like that episode of The Simpsons where Homer bullies Gibson into making another one.

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Crazy action, critical moments, shots, explosions, gracietas, persecutions, liters of testosterone ... The series gives what is expected of it. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 10, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not that it isn't fun - it just isn't anything we haven't seen before, and television should be getting better, not lazier.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

This is pretty good TV that isn't trying to be great or, even worse, trying to be gritty.

Aug 11, 2017 | Full Review…

I don't generally make a final decision on a show until I've watched a whole season, but just five episodes in to Lethal Weapon, I can without a doubt say it's the best guilty-pleasure show of 2016.

May 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Lethal Weapon... feels extremely familiar. In part that's because the original movies set a template that we've seen imitated countless times on TV without the movie's title attached the program. Now they've gotten around to using the title, too.

Sep 12, 2016 | Full Review…

Nothing here will make you forget the original film, but this series version is fun, fast-paced and not without charm.

Sep 9, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lethal Weapon: Season 1

  • Mar 08, 2020
    Awesome! Love Rigg's story!
  • Sep 28, 2019
    Was nervous at first to see a great film series go to tv. I was hooked. Binged watched two seasons
  • Apr 27, 2019
    I liked the movies a lot, but I can't get over the horrible casting that is Damon Wayans as Roger Murtaugh. Who's idea was it to cast a standup comedian as the straight man of the team?
  • Jan 17, 2019
    First of all the person who took Clayne Crawford off the show is so stupid and shouldn’t even be allowed to produce movies or shows !!!!!! I loved it until you put the actor of American pie on there really do you even know what you’re doing ? No!!! obviously not , they are not even the same person ! So I am highly disappointed with the out come of the producer and will not watch any more of what he’s apart of !!!!!! PS YOU SHOULD FILLM CLAYNE CRAWFORD IN MORE FILLMS HE REALLY PORTRAYS HIS CHARACTER!!!!! I really think he can make a lot with movies and shows !!!!
  • Oct 03, 2018
    One of the best shows on tv, but then I heard Riggs is gone and I won’t watch again. Seriously get Riggs back!! What were you thinking?
  • Sep 29, 2018
    Riggs is the best actor I have ever seen. He had me in tears, laughing and in fear without speaking
  • Jul 26, 2018
    the worst remake ever. Crawford must have been a bum on the streets as his acting is just that bad! thankful he and his attitude have been replaced.
  • May 12, 2018
    Didn't think I would enjoy it at first, being a fan of the old movies. But the casting actually turned out much better than I expected. Got into the show pretty fast and now it's one of my favorites. Great stuff.
  • Feb 23, 2018
    Love this show. Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans have great chemistry. I was really skeptical at first but the actors have made Lethal Weapon their own. The show is Dramedy just like the movies. It is fun and full of surprises.
  • Dec 12, 2017
    Season 1 of Lethal Weapon was just amazing! It had a few hiccups along the way, but it is still one of the best shows on TV right now. At first I didn't think that anyone could replace Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, but these two do a great job and are very worthy of the characters. It is definitely worth watching!

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