Murder in the First: Season 1 (2016 - 2014)



Critic Consensus: Murder in the First fits happily into the over-arcing season-long murder mystery mold, offering pleasurably typical twists and natural, attention-grabbing characters.


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Season 1 of this crime drama sees two San Francisco detectives, Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson), investigate two seemingly unrelated murders that may be tied to a notable Silicon Valley CEO.


Taye Diggs
as Terry English
Kathleen Robertson
as Hildy Mulligan
Tom Felton
as Erich Blunt
Raphael Sbarge
as David Molk
Bess Rous
as Ivana West
Mimi Kirkland
as Louise Mulligan
Steven Weber
as Bill Wilkerson
Currie Graham
as Mario Siletti
James Cromwell
as Warren Daniels
Nicole Ari Parker
as Jacqueline Perez
Richard Schiff
as David Hertzberg
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Critic Reviews for Murder in the First Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (11)

If Bochco can re-create the twisty legal action that was a hallmark of [L.A. Law], Murder in the First will be worth the 10 hours.

Jun 12, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Diggs and Robertson ground the show in interesting characters at its core, allowing scene stealers like Schiff and Cromwell to do what they do so well.

Jun 11, 2014 | Full Review…

The characters may be shallow, but that doesn't keep the show from giving the easy pleasures of reading a quickie mystery novel.

Jun 9, 2014 | Full Review…

Like most of the best cable shows, Murder in the First strips the production and the cast down to the essentials, then executes them well.

Jun 9, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Good, cleanly told newcomer that can be a bit pokey.

Jun 6, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Murder in the First looks to have sturdy underpinnings. Bochco at this point has been around too long to learn entirely new tricks. Still, this is easily his best new series since NYPD Blue tried to break molds more than two decades ago.

Jun 6, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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No notice is paid to the connection between the two partners, whose chemistry is so non-existent that they come off as people who just met each other.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The show is merely solid-albeit wholly unambitious-and when there are so many more exciting shows on the horizon, solid and unambitious don't really cut it.

Jun 12, 2014 | Full Review…

Recent serialized yarns have surpassed this, which has the feel of a crime-of-the-week procedural but doesn't have the payoff at each episode's end.

Jun 12, 2014 | Full Review…

If the pilot is any indication, it should be perfect summer-worthy viewing and a good match with Major Crimes. I'm in.

Jun 12, 2014 | Full Review…

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