Notorious: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
Notorious

Critics Consensus

Implausible and populated with unlikable characters, Notorious forsakes dramatic credibility in favor of flash and fluff.

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Critic Ratings: 32

68%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 62

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 22, 2016
2
Air date: Sep 29, 2016
3
Air date: Oct 6, 2016
4
Air date: Oct 13, 2016
5
Air date: Oct 20, 2016
6
Air date: Oct 27, 2016
7
Air date: Mar 11, 2016
8
Air date: Nov 10, 2016
9
Air date: Nov 17, 2016
10
Air date: Dec 8, 2016

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This drama series centers on the symbiotic relationship between charismatic defense attorney Jake Gregorian (Daniel Sunjata) and powerhouse TV producer Julia George (Piper Perabo), as they attempt to control the media, the justice system and ultimately each other. Jake and Julia's relationship is inspired by the real-life friendship between famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and award-winning cable news producer Wendy Walker. When Jake's clients find themselves in the nation's spotlight, he uses the media to sway public opinion. Meanwhile, Julia, the executive producer of the No. 1 TV news program in the country, capitalizes on Jake's clients' notoriety. Together, they determine the nation's headlines.

Cast

Piper Perabo
as Julia George
Daniel Sunjata
as Jake Gregorian
Aimee Teegarden
as Ella Benjamin
Kate Jennings Grant
as Louise Herrick
J. August Richards
as Bradley Gregorian
Sepideh Moafi
as Megan Byrd
Ryan Guzman
as Ryan Mills
Kevin Zegers
as Oscar Keaton
Adam Rayner
as Max Gilford
Karan Oberoi
as Alan Wells
Matt Walton
as Darin Mills
Dilshad Vadsaria
as Sarah Keaton
Kenneth Mitchell
as Detective Matthews
Haley Ramm
as Maya Hartman
Maiara Walsh
as Will Ferrera
Marc Blucas
as Eric Jessup
Sabrina Perez
as Joy Brant
Rogelio T. Ramos
as Officer Martinez
Chris Brochu
as Preston Mann
Doug Savant
as Paul Weston
Brenda Strong
as Maggie Sherman
Ray J
as Himself
Monica Barbaro
as Chloe Edwards
Carlos Léal
as Ignacio Enriquez
Matt Kaminsky
as Reporter #2
Patti Yasutake
as Judge Bernice Wong
Antonio Jaramillo
as Carlos Mora
Elyse Levesque
as Alexa Downey
Zak Henri
as Dax Edwards
Toks Olagundoye
as Rhonda Cole
Jess Gabor
as Samantha Voss
Phoebe Neidhardt
as Abby Rollins
Missi Pyle
as Callie Connors
Lisa Arrindell
as Sgt. Betsy Powell
Rebecca Breeds
as Avery Whitsell
Ingrid Rogers
as Dr. Gina Matheson
Michael Galante
as Kyle Warren
Dylan Bruno
as Coach Phil Ryder
Kyle Secor
as Dr. Govner
Leslie Miller
as Inmate #2
Bernardo Cubria
as Stephen Lake
Julie Ann Emery
as Laurie Parker
Peter James Smith
as Judge Stroll
David Burke
as Ted Parker
Carly Nykanen
as Mary Gower
Patricia De Leon
as Silvia Baez
Al Coronel
as Police Officer
Paul Schackman
as Anthony Zahn
Carolyn Michelle Smith
as Savannah Barbour
Christine Kelly
as Vicki Tolliver
Carlos Sanz
as Eduardo Nogales
Susan Diol
as Rita Rollins
David Stanbra
as Arthur Gower
Teagan Sirset
as Emily Parker
Josh Plasse
as Johnny Weston
Keedar Whittle
as D.J. Davies
Tye White
as Braydon Lucas
Reko Moreno
as Sound Tech
Hilary Ward
as CPS Agent
Corey Sorenson
as Councilman Davis
Melissa Marty
as Reporter #1
Michael Moon
as Sanchez
Erin Matthews
as Reese Farringdon
Yasmine Vega
as Rosa Baez
Gonzalo Menendez
as Detective Ruiz
Kevin Sizemore
as Graham Barrett
Adam Harrington
as Brian Farringdon
Joshua Dov
as Gavin Boyd
Paula Salas
as Zoey Farringdon
William R. Charlton
as Bank Manager
Raquel Bell
as Reporter #3
Johnny Ortiz
as Emilio Mora
Jason Tobias
as Shane Newsome
Krizia Bajos
as Maria Alvarez
Judson Mills
as Trinity
Rueben Grundy
as Detective
Kate Levering
as Cassie Manheim
Dylan John Seaton
as Storage Facility Clerk
Chris Moss
as Officer #2
Chad Johnson
as Wounded Cop
Leonard Butler
as Tony the Valet
Derek Carley
as David Baxter
Joe Alvarez
as Officer #1
Juan Alfonso
as Cantina Employee
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Critic Reviews for Notorious Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (18)

There are a lot of missed opportunities in the pilot to really dig into that relationship... Unfortunately for now that's lost in all of the many other subplots going on, making Notorious feel like watered-down, TV-lite fare.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is a show without any nutritive value, innate appeal or sense of purpose. It slogs through its muck until the buzzer sounds -- but at least looks glossy in doing so.

Sep 23, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

The people are pretty (and pretty underhanded), the situations mildly predictable, and the production as frenetic as any cable news hour. I've never missed Scandal's Olivia Pope more.

Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…

The show is stacked with an attractive cast whose sole purpose is to hand-feed motivations to Julia and Jake, who go through the motions of having an undeniable chemistry without any evidence to back it up.

Sep 22, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…

I'm not so defensive that I can't enjoy a few wicked jabs at my more photogenic peers, but if you're going to conduct a smear job, do it with wit. This series comes woefully short of understanding the media - or satire, for that matter.

Sep 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Character likability is actually just one issue. Plausibility is the other.

Sep 21, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

While there are a few instances of snappy storytelling that might make viewers excited, as a whole it underwhelms.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Ludicrous TV news drama is lazy -- and eye-rollingly sleazy.

Sep 27, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The devil, as well as my interest in this show, is in the details.

Sep 23, 2016 | Full Review…

May Perabo and Sunjata find better shows soon.

Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…

There are other "s" words that could be used to describe it, but I'll stop at stupid.

Sep 22, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Notorious is fast-paced with lots of twists, plus there's a ripped-from-the-headlines appeal.

Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Notorious: Season 1

  • Oct 30, 2016
    Sex sex sex sex, this is essentially what the show is about. Avoid at all cost.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 09, 2017
    Very good, enjoyed it thoroughly
  • Dec 18, 2016
    One of few shows both my husband and I like. Like Perabo in thi role, good chemistry. Hope it stays on!
  • Nov 26, 2016
    I like this series. It's no Scandal for sure but it's not like the review says. In my opinion, it's the opposite of what the "tomatometer" says ....as you can see from the consensus, 70 percent of viewers really like it. In the past year, there has not been one single movie /TV series review on this website that I came close to agreeing with.....just sayin..
  • Nov 24, 2016
    This show is good fun and completely addictive. I really hope it doesn't get cancelled before it even gets going.
  • Nov 17, 2016
    This is a show I haven't watched a lot of but once was enough for me to see that it was just not for me it seemed to just agg on and on and go nowhere so I just haven't tried again I love scandal how to get away with murder but this is just boring and unfun
  • Nov 14, 2016
    I think the leads are pretty strong but the rest of the characters are boring or have no storyline. The behind the scenes look at cable news and attorney's is an interesting premise. Cast is still missing some key pieces.
  • Nov 12, 2016
    Absolutely love this show. Please, keep it around for a few more seasons!
  • Nov 02, 2016
    I absolutely love the show. It's captivating, and I love that there's a new story that starts an ends with each episode while there's a recurring story. It's one of the better shows I've seen in a while and I think people should give it a chance.
  • Oct 28, 2016
    Okay I watch bad TV, but episode 6 of this particular bad show is just terrible. The basic premise is that only young white princesses's disappearances get important news coverage, so Piper Perabo's character decides to cover an unknown Latina's disappearance. Reasonably ethical approach, right? But somehow the show itself ends up turning the Latina's mother into the most horrific of characters who basically sells her child out to some weird fast food drug ring. Just absurdly racist garbage this show. Donald Trump could have written a more flattering characterization of a Latina. Despicable writing...rotten as they come. Can't wait till it's officially cancelled!

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