Men in Trees: Season 1 Reviews

September 27, 2019
On paper, this single-city-girl-moves-to- the-wilds-of-Alaska-to-study-men-in-the-wild sounds like a romantic comedy winner. But [Anne] Heche is more pathetic than loveable as she totters about on stilettos, all at sea in a world without sushi.
September 27, 2019
[Anne] Heche is not an appealing star... On top of that, this show has neither the surreal intrigue and strong characters of Northern Exposure, nor the sparkling wit of Sex and the City.
January 3, 2019
Men in Trees lets Heche remind everyone what a versatile, charming actress she can be... She could use some surprising storytelling to go along with the smart talk.
January 3, 2019
Heche, a talented actress, isn't really made for this kind of material; there's a prickly edge to her, and romantic comedies require a delicate balance of vulnerability and pluck.
January 3, 2019
Men in Trees has potential, but for the moment it suggests a different road sign: "Thin ice."
January 3, 2019
Like peanut butter and chocolate, two TV taste treats -- the fish out of water, and the therapist/advice columnist who can't follow her own advice -- get jumbled together in one bland confection.
January 3, 2019
When you build a show around a female character or a group of female characters, there's no reason they have to alternate between delusional independence and hopeless vulnerability.
January 3, 2019
Embraces so many sexual and cultural stereotypes, they might as well grow on trees.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 3, 2019
Heche is a funny proposition, strange but likable... Marin suits her well, and she's supported by a fine and mostly unfamiliar cast.
January 3, 2019
Borrows much too heavily from Northern Exposure for the rural setting, so that Elmo is little more than yet another quaint, quirky, and cutesy TV town.
January 3, 2019
Men in Trees makes you want to climb one, just to get out of the way of the smirks.
January 3, 2019
A halfhearted, feebleminded attempt at a situation comedy about that eternal and ever-fascinating struggle, the battle of the sexes.
January 3, 2019
I know what you're thinking. Stop being so cynical. Friday nights are a tough sell. "Men In Trees" is well-written, Heche is a charming surprise, the supporting cast is solid.
January 3, 2019
The fantasy this time, interestingly enough, is one that's been peddled so many times before that the threads should be bare. But somehow, "Trees" still has that new-car smell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 3, 2019
Heche's early scenes as the top-of-the-world Marin and her initial slide into fish-out-of-water comedy in Alaska are fun to watch.