Necessary Roughness: Season 1 (2011)


Season 1
Necessary Roughness

Critics Consensus

Necessary Roughness is unchallenging TV with bouts of whimsy to keep the mood even lighter.



Critic Ratings: 18

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Air date: Jun 29, 2011
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No-nonsense therapist and recent divorcée Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) takes a job with the New York Hawks football team in order to gain some stability following the major shakeup in her life. Though she treats patients from a variety of high-profile fields, her main focus is on the talented-but-troubled Hawks wide receiver T.K. King (Mehcad Brooks). Marc Blucas and Scott Cohen also star.

Critic Reviews for Necessary Roughness Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (12)

Further sanding, preferably followed by a power-washing, is required on USA's Necessary Roughness.

Jun 29, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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My heart tells me that any show that revolves around an honest-to-goodness native of Commack deserves an A+. My head tells me this one deserves a C.

Jun 29, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Like all mothers on TV dramas, Angela starts out annoying. That means we can probably count on her to say something wise at just the moment we least expect it.

Jun 29, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The show is just an undemanding, entertaining, and sometimes whimsical ride. Yup, it's likable.

Jun 29, 2011 | Full Review…

A fine summer show is launched, slick but with feeling, and all the orange-and-red football-season foliage on-screen contributes to a diverting brisk breeziness.

Jun 29, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's In Treatment interrupted with blasts of air horn and vuvuzela.

Jun 29, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

I think there's potential in this idea. But the execution and/or the network aren't right for the idea.

Jun 29, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

If plot is incidental to your enjoyment of a show--and especially if you're already a fan of Ms. Thorne's all-in acting style--then Necessary Roughness offers OK entertainment.

Jun 29, 2011 | Full Review…

Necessary Roughness isn't necessarily believable. But I totally buy Thorne-in fact I love her.

Jun 29, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

When the USA Network's penchant for "TV-lite" works, you get shows like Royal Pains and Psyche. When it doesn't, you just want to put your eyes out.

Jun 29, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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