Picket Fences: Season 1 Reviews

June 14, 2019
Socking and noteworthy, but it's the little funny moments throughout that really make the show, not the shock sight gags.
June 14, 2019
[Featured] some game performances -- especially by Tom Skerritt as Rome's sheriff and Ray Walston as its judge -- but the soft CBS style and Kelley's love of the wacky throws off the tone.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 14, 2019
Irritating as it may frequently be, however, Picket Fences also seems the new fall drama most likely to become habit-forming. You may love it, you may hate it, but you're liable to be hooked.
June 14, 2019
The show is labeled a "one-hour drama," but that's a misnomer. There's never been an hour of Picket Fences that wasn't interrupted by sophomoric farce or nonsense.
June 14, 2019
David E. Kelley, former executive producer of L.A. Law, blends the black humor of that success with a splash of David Lynch's Twin Peaks sensibility to create the season's best series.
June 14, 2019
Now that it's not trying so hard to be very different, the show has come solidly into its own, managing to be gutsy and quite touching, not to mention charming, in its weekly space of less than 50 minutes.
June 14, 2019
A rather bent sense of humor -- woven into a nice little whodunit--is what lifts the flawed-but-engaging premiere of Picket Fences above the ordinary, raising expectations for the future.
June 14, 2019
Although some may find this creation of David E. Kelley, the wizard behind L.A. Law' too weird, I think it`s wonderful.
June 14, 2019
Nonsense, yes, but to roll your eyes and move along is to dismiss some pretty provocative TV.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 14, 2019
Picket Fences clearly aims to be a kinder, gentler [Twin] Peaks, but the goosey, paradoxical mood for which it strives -- heartwarming creepiness -- is, at this point, more of a turnoff than a turn-on.
Full Review | Original Score: C