Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector

Critics Consensus

With as many narrative threads as words in its title, Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector buries a compelling Russell Hornsby in a pile of plot.

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Critic Ratings: 11

64%

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User Ratings: 58

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 10, 2020
2
Air date: Jan 17, 2020
3
Air date: Jan 31, 2020
4
Air date: Feb 7, 2020
5
Air date: Feb 14, 2020
6
Air date: Feb 21, 2020
7
Air date: Feb 28, 2020
8
Air date: Mar 6, 2020
9
Air date: Mar 13, 2020
10
Air date: Mar 13, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

While way too much of Lincoln Rhyme is leaden and flat, there's still something there in Hornsby's performance that reminds you how good he can be with the right material.

Jan 9, 2020 | Full Review…

[The pilot] moves fast and efficiently sets up a workable series that could blend weekly procedural elements with an ongoing - and very familiar - serial killer mystery. It's not instantly gripping. But it's definitely better than its title.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Follows the lead of umpteen serial killer stories so closely that it ends up a paint-by-numbers collision of predictable tropes.

Jan 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Lincoln Rhyme sets itself apart from other series of its type in the construction of its villain. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Popular crime novel adaptation is violent, predictable.

Feb 7, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There's a lot going on in the pilot - three murders, three investigations! - but I assure you that none of it is particularly interesting.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

The series begins too optimistically to leave any room for real suspense.

Jan 13, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The more room Hornsby gets to expand and explore Rhyme, the more watchable the show will be.

Jan 10, 2020 | Full Review…

The pilot feels like a show merely going through the motions and hoping the IP branding will be enough to bring viewers into the fold.

Jan 6, 2020 | Full Review…

[T]he TV show offers instead a plodding would-be thriller that takes the barest of bones from the source material and generates the kind of tension normally seen only in Hallmark Christmas movies.

Jan 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector is glossy and silly and TV-paced to please. It's an absurd and middling mystery, but for those looking for polished pulp, you could do worse.

Jan 13, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector: Season 1

  • May 12, 2020
    Trailer looked good, as I liked the movie thought I would enjoy this but the acting is very poor and stupid things they do in the story make it too unbelievable to watch. Got through two episodes and think that will be enough.
  • Apr 20, 2020
    I didn't find myself comparing this series to the Angelina/Denzel movie. I have loved Deaver's series of books. His writing is so much better than that in these series. The drama in this is cheap. I was disappointed with some of the changes they made in casting — replacing Lincoln's gay male attendant with a black woman. Also requisite weird nerd girl (cf NCIS, etc) added. Amelia is more diffident in the series than in the books. Also, Lincoln is actually not grumpy enough. I really like Selitto tho.
  • Apr 16, 2020
    Love this show, great thriller, edge of your seat stuff. This is a keeper
  • Mar 19, 2020
    Really bad writing, especially the penultimate and ultimate episode.
  • Mar 16, 2020
    Started watching this with good intentions.nice cast.problem is..the only capable person working for the poĺice became a serial killer.all the others end up either tied up or killed or whatever.script for laughs.
  • Mar 15, 2020
    This show is based on the 1998 movie and brings more excitement.
  • Mar 15, 2020
    Love it! Hope it gets another season!
  • Mar 15, 2020
    I still prefer the 1998 movie version. You know, the one with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.
  • Mar 15, 2020
    I find this show, based on the Lincoln Rhyme books by Jeffrey Deaver about the titular paraplegic forensics expert, to be just okay. This show is frequently textbook television crime procedural to the point where it almost feels like parody. The characters and their predicaments feel like imitations of a dozen other shows. Some of the dialogue is downright bad. Network television may not've been the best choice for the Lincoln Rhyme books. Rhyme feels he would've fit better on streaming. The characters are shifted or watered down to fit the network environment. Just like in the movie, they cut out Rhyme's caretaker Thom and replace him with a different person for some reason. The show also leaves out one of the biggest reasons the books are popular: the twists. Pretty much all the actors can't make the dialogue work. I'll give a little more credit to The Sopranos' Michael Imperioli as Detective Sellitto though that may just be bias on my part because he feels like he was created in a lab to play a TV cop. A major issue is Grimm's Russell Hornsby as the lead. He's a charming actor and that's the problem. He just can't pull off Rhymes when he's supposed to be misanthropic or coldly analytical. So, after all those complaints, why didn't I rate this lower? Well, I legitimately liked the mysteries in this. They had variation and felt distinct. The show did manage to keep intact two major element of the books: the use of forensics and the history of New York City. This part of the show is quite interesting. This is an imperfect but still decent time waster. There is always room for improvement and I'll keep watching if this gets renewed. This definitely isn't a great show but this might be for you if you're just a fan of network police procedurals. If you're a hardcore LR fan, be forewarned.
  • Mar 14, 2020
    Good cast, horrible, horrible writing. Contrived, unrealistic, plot over character- typical Hollywood TV crap.

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