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Motive: Season 1 (2013)




Critic Consensus: The backwards procedural gimmick of Motive is a feeble attempt at originality, preventing the show from conceiving of compelling plots.


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A drama series following Vancouver homicide detective Angie Flynn ( Kristin Lehman) as she investigates crimes. Similar to the style of the TV series " Columbo ," each episode begins by revealing the victim and killer, leaving only the motive in question. Working alongside Detective Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira), Detective Brian Lucas (Brendan Penny) and Sergeant Boyd Bloom (Roger R. Cross), the team uses their unique skills to unravel the case.


Kristin Lehman
as Angie Flynn
Justin Louis
as Oscar Vega
Louis Ferreira
as Oscar Vega
Brendan Penny
as Brian Lucas
Roger R. Cross
as Boyd Bloom
Lauren Holly
as Betty Rogers
Cameron Bright
as Manny Flynn
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Critic Reviews for Motive: Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

As viewers of Columbo will remember, detective stories have been giving away whodunit for at least 40 years.

May 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Lehman is good, most everything's OK, but nothing is especially fresh or compelling.

May 17, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

As a whodunit with the who already answered, Motive is more than passable and quite a bit better than two of this season's string-along ABC clunkers -- Zero Hour and Red Widow.

May 16, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Unfortunately, the missteps revealed on the show hardly demythologize the police.

May 20, 2013 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Motive's format isn't a completely original concept (the long-running TV mystery Columbo did for decades), but it definitely feels fresh among a crowded schedule of genre competitors.

May 20, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If you're into mystery shows, you could do a lot worse.

May 20, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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