Reckless: Season 1 (2014)


Season 1
Reckless

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Despite its soapy summer appeal, Reckless suffers from bland performances and run-of-the-mill storylines.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 62

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Air date: Jun 29, 2014

Courtroom adversaries feel an instant romantic attraction in this legal drama, which begins when the newly appointed City Attorney squares off against a defense lawyer in a sex scandal case involving multiple members of the Charleston Police Department.

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Air date: Jul 6, 2014

Things take an unexpected violent turn when Jamie and Roy represent opposing sides in a heated custody case. Meanwhile, Roy's feeling conflicted about how to handle the missing footage from the police department sex tape.

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Air date: Jul 13, 2014

A judge suggests that Lee Anne accept a settlement offer in an effort to put an end to the scandal that's embroiling the city; at the same time, Jamie and Roy argue opposing sides in a stand-your-ground case.

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Air date: Jul 20, 2014

Jamie and Roy put aside their differences to prove the innocence of two football players accused of murdering their coach; at the same time, Preston finds himself begging for forgiveness after he's spotted by Jamie on the Lee Anne Marcus sex tape.

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Air date: Jul 27, 2014

Jamie asks Roy for help when she works to clear the name of a pro bono client wrongfully accused of murder; and Knox is faced with a moral dilemma as he considers the impact telling the truth about the Lee Anne Marcus case could have on his mayoral campaign.

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Air date: Aug 3, 2014

Roy agrees to represent his ex-wife's fiancé in a disputed property deal, which may have resulted in murder; at the same time, Jamie is waiting for the results of Lee Anne's drug test.

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Air date: Aug 17, 2014

Jamie and Roy find themselves pitted against each other in court when the family of a missing Charleston socialite file a wrongful death lawsuit against the city. However, things heat up between the legal rivals when they share a dance at the Mayor's Ball. Elsewhere, Lee Anne receives support from an unlikely ally; at the same time, her case is threatened by another woman making similar claims.

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Air date: Aug 17, 2014

Roy puts his family's reputation and his position at the law firm on the line when he agrees to defend his high-school sweetheart against murder charges. Meanwhile, Lee Anne tries to end her relationship with Terry for good.

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Air date: Aug 24, 2014

Terry considers turning his back on Lee Anne when he's asked to testify against her by Roy, who's scrambling to get her sexual discrimination lawsuit against the police department thrown out of court.

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Air date: Aug 31, 2014

Jamie and Roy find themselves on opposing sides in civil court; at the same time, the Lee Anne Marcus sex tape is leaked to the media; and Knox faces a moral dilemma when he discovers a dirty little secret that could hurt Joyce Reed's mayoral bid.

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Chicago litigator Jamie Sawyer (Anna Wood) repeatedly squares off against charming Southern attorney Roy Rayder (Cam Gigandet), at the same time they struggle with a growing attraction for each other in Series 1 of this sultry legal drama. As sparring partners Jamie and Roy banter and flirt and sparks fly, but they try to resist the urge to give in to their desires for reasons that include Jamie's homicide detective boyfriend Preston Cruz (Adam Rodriguez) and Roy's mixed emotions over his recent divorce from the mother of his two young daughters. Further complicating their relationship is the fact that they represent opposing sides in a sex scandal case involving a disgraced former cop named Lee Anne Marcus (Georgina Haig) and several members of the Charleston Police Department. The series also stars Shawn Hatosy, Michael Gladis, Kim Wayans and Gregory Harrison.

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Critic Reviews for Reckless Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (11)

Switching back and forth to lighthearted flirtation feels terribly wrong.

Jun 17, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Solid page-turner makes great beach reading -- uh, viewing.

Jun 27, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Reckless is executed competently enough, with everyone holding up his or her end of the bargain by being hot and trying to enliven the routine premises

Jun 27, 2014 | Full Review…

The acting in Reckless hovers around serviceable. While Wood has an appropriate come-hither look, Gigandet doesn't set off as many sparks as the show seems to want.

Jun 26, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's like "True Detective" as imagined by "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis.

Jun 17, 2020 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

It's obvious that Reckless wants to be a new fun, sexy drama, but it's also obvious that by trying too hard, it misses the mark.

Jun 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Reckless ultimately rests on a half-decent central romance buried in muddy sexual politics. That's far from the best way to relax or get off, as far as summer programming goes.

Jun 27, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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CBS pushes the envelope with its sultry legal drama Reckless - and if you [were] expecting the same old staid law procedural, you were in for a shock. I can't wait to tune in next week to find out.

Jun 30, 2014 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

Merely witless, akin to a trashy and disposable beach read that should come with its own sunscreen - or perhaps a wet bar to distract us from the cheesy plotting and cardboard acting.

Jun 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Reckless is decidedly bland and evinces almost none of the sense of place CBS proclaims.

Jun 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Police corruption, sexual harassment and worse form the underpinnings of a soapy serial that's hard to take seriously but that might fit your summer mood.

Jun 27, 2014 | Full Review…

Let's face it, this is hardly an original show, with DNA culled directly from other, better shows.

Jul 1, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Reckless: Season 1

  • Sep 23, 2019
    Entertaining show ~ the two main characters have awesome chemistry. It's too bad it got canceled after a season.
  • Jun 05, 2018
    Clearly ridiculous, but too much fun! Reckless is a sexy page-turner that does its job well and ultimately doesn't pretend to be much else. If you suspend your disbelief and roll with the plot, it'll keep you engaged - and peppered among all the guilty-pleasure cartoonish parts you'll also find some really nice, emotionally resonant moments. This is mostly thanks to the palpable chemistry and longing between the two leads, and to Cam Gigandet's talent for staring somewhere in front of him and making you genuinely feel something. Just like a spicy little Southern fling, Reckless only lasted one summer - but that season is on Netflix, and it's worth the binge.
  • Jun 09, 2015
    loved it. Wish they would change their minds about a season 2!!!
  • Dec 13, 2014
    This show was amazing! I cant believe it didn't get renewed!
  • Sep 16, 2014
    No reckless might not be an original show, but no show today is, they are all similar to other shows in their genera so deal with it people. However, reckless brings you police corruption, courtroom banter, complex characters, suspense, romance, drama, the unexpected and so much more. Also, the two main characters have such amazing chemistry that shows off their outstanding acting, it makes every woman pine over Roy and want to be Jamie. There is just always so much going on in this show, there is never a dull moment in any episode, it is so good that I dare you not to like it.
  • Sep 14, 2014
    Personally think it's absolutely amazing. It's got all the legal characteristics and that high tension in court, but the sexual tension brings court drama to a whole new level. I cannot even begin to comprehend how amazing this show is.. obviously very subjective since I like it.. but personally thought this season was amazing. Amazing plot twists, amazing story lines.. growing onto the characters. FINGERS CROSSED FOR A SEASON 2!!
  • Sep 10, 2014
    The plot is good. I love the dynamic between characters- deserves a chance!
  • Aug 17, 2014
    This is not bad for a law and order show. The characters are what make it interesting so far.
  • Aug 06, 2014
    An intriguing show that is finally worth watching. Feels similar to other shows but offers twisting plots and characters, all in Charleston South Carolina. Good looking characters with charm and southern accents makes a worthwhile show
  • Jul 02, 2014
    Watched the first episode and it left me wanting to watch more. I think the acting is very good which is something to be said for shows on television. I like the chemistry between the two main characters. We will see if it falls under continue to watch because it offers something different than all the other lawyer type shows, or if it falls under the same old song and dance.

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