Pearson: Season 1 Reviews

August 6, 2019
Darker, edgier Suits spinoff has cursing, innuendo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2019
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.
July 30, 2019
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.
July 24, 2019
"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.
July 22, 2019
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.
July 19, 2019
STREAM IT if you're a Suits fanatic, but SKIP IT if you're not.
July 18, 2019
Pearson turns out to be a worthy successor to Suits, one that is more in keeping with where USA Network is headed.
July 18, 2019
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.
July 18, 2019
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.
July 17, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
July 17, 2019
For fans of Suits, the change in tone that comes with Pearson will no doubt be jarring, but it offers a more substantial role for [Gina] Torres in a more fleshed-out version of Jessica.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
July 17, 2019
The show feels like it's still finding its footing in the first few episodes, but once it does, it soars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 16, 2019
This is the sort of self-righteous drama where calling its formidable star "the biggest, baddest operator around" isn't meant as a compliment.
July 15, 2019
The weird obsessions that made Suits wildly more entertaining than your standard legal drama have all disappeared. Instead, there's an endless parade of political soap opera.
July 15, 2019
Pearson is a compelling and timely political drama that offers something unique to the current television landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.75/5.0
July 15, 2019
Torres embodies her with a self-assured charisma that gives the show its spark.
July 15, 2019
It's a fresh take on a popular character, worth checking out for any Suits fan.
July 9, 2019
It's a solid, by-the-numbers drama that checks off all the usual boxes but doesn't offer much that's new, other than some nice location photography.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5