Pearson: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Though Pearson trades the juicy intrigue of Suits for straightforward political drama, it works thanks to Gina Torres' commanding performance.



Critic Ratings: 18


Audience Score

User Ratings: 19
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Air date: Jul 17, 2019
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Critic Reviews for Pearson Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

Darker, edgier Suits spinoff has cursing, innuendo.

Aug 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I won't oversell Pearson's grittiness. This is still a big, glossy show with a side of soap opera. But I'm going to keep watching to see if it finds another gear. If it does, it will be very good summer TV indeed.

Aug 1, 2019 | Full Review…

While there are several familiar elements from Pearson's predecessor, you'll be disappointed if you expect an extension of Suits. But the show is better for it.

Jul 30, 2019 | Full Review…

"Pearson" sometimes resembles a watered-down version of "The Good Wife"/"The Good Fight." Fans of "Suits" may still want to give "Pearson" a try but no one can blame them if they choose not to stick with this series.

Jul 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Whether viewers take to Pearson or not, Jessica Pearson is a symbol of endurance anyone can find comfort in, but black and brown women in particular.

Jul 22, 2019 | Full Review…

STREAM IT if you're a Suits fanatic, but SKIP IT if you're not.

Jul 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Pearson turns out to be a worthy successor to Suits, one that is more in keeping with where USA Network is headed.

Jul 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Even this plot, however, comes off as cold as steel, since we learn everything about it from dialogue alone. Pearson is all talk, little action.

Jul 18, 2019 | Full Review…

What's so appealing about Pearson is how this powerhouse attorney has shifted to the political sphere in a brand new city with strangers and limited power.

Jul 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Overall, the stakes are higher on Pearson than they ever were on Suits, but, ironically, the series is still much more of a slow burn than the flagship show.

Jul 17, 2019 | Rating: 75/100 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pearson: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Unexpectedly enjoyable spinoff
  • Sep 08, 2019
    I like it! I hope there is a season 2, I can see the slow build of season 1 and I hope if there a another season the pace can be faster and the stories more intriguing
  • Sep 08, 2019
    Gina Torres is brilliant and the character is awesome but the show is so dull. I watch each week for the lead actress but it's hard work. Better scripts please!
  • Sep 04, 2019
    Really enjoying the premise.
  • Aug 15, 2019
    I'm sad Suits is in it's final season and thrilled that on of my favorite characters continues on. Love it!
  • Aug 15, 2019
    Overall I like the show. However, somethings don't make sense, and it's not so much because I am a screenwriter and live in Chicago, but some of the choices that the characters make, I don't think are consistent with what those responses would be in a real circumstance. Also, I could really use a lot less of the mayors affair. I think there's enough going on with the city, politically, that a strong script to be centered around politics and power. I think both Gina Torres' wardrobe and her assistants wardrobe, are impeccably phenomenal.
  • Aug 14, 2019
    I feel like there are no likeable characters on this show. Jessica Pearson was tough and no-nonsense in Suits and was very likable, but they have made her just as much of a jerk as everyone else in the show. There is no one to root for yet! I hope that changes!
  • Jul 27, 2019
    No Chicago mayor would hire a disbarred NYC lawyer as his or her fixer. Craziest premise. Also, so few real scenes of the city; doesn't feel genuine. Anyone can shoot the skyline and City Hall. Writing is just so-so. Too much snark. I just watched the second episode and it's my last. Too bad, because I like the lead.
  • Jul 20, 2019
    Bad writing Bad acting

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