Quantum Leap: Season 1 (1989)


Season 1
Quantum Leap

Critics Consensus

Quantum Leap's fresh and funny take on science fiction elevates its simple premise into a charming piece of classic television.



Critic Ratings: 12

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Mar 26, 1989
Air date: Mar 26, 1989
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Air date: Apr 7, 1989
Air date: Apr 14, 1989
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Air date: May 3, 1989
Air date: May 10, 1989
Air date: May 17, 1989

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Critic Reviews for Quantum Leap Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

The writing is uniformly good and there's usually one or two nice period touches per episode... None of this will change your life for the worse if you miss it, but if you're looking for a little lift, "Quantum Leap" will at least bring a smile.

Apr 25, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A giant leap for fantasy fare on television.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Bakula manages to turn this simple gimmick into a real series without special effects or catchy music. He does it with smooth, cool comic charm.

Apr 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Quantum Leap makes a strong showing in just eight episodes, some entertaining, some important and educational.

Apr 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Ultimately, it's a gentle, feel-good show that's both dramatic and in its own way inspirational and moralistic without being heavy-handed and overly message-laden.

Apr 19, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The writing on this series remains fresh and funny as it takes on new characters and plotlines in different episodes.

Apr 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Here's a standing ovation for a show that dares to dream the impossible dream.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

While this first season lacks the 'evil leaper' arc of later years, and there are plot holes galore (why is leaping limited to the geographical borders of the US?) and sometimes ropey effects, this is still classic television.

Apr 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Overall, Quantum Leap has the distinction of being unpredictable, which is the last thing that can be said about the vast bulk of television series. And Mr. Bakula and Mr. Stockwell make the most of their leaping opportunities.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The science may be bonkers, the script a little schmaltzy, but Quantum Leap is enchanting stuff.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Quantum Leap: Season 1

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