Reckless: Season 1 (2014)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 13


Audience Score

User Ratings: 62
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Air date: Jun 29, 2014
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Air date: Jul 20, 2014
Air date: Jul 27, 2014
Air date: Aug 3, 2014
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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.


Anna Wood
as Jamie Sawyer
Cam Gigandet
as Roy Rayder
Shawn Hatosy
as Terry McCandless
Adam Rodriguez
as Preston Cruz
Georgina Haig
as Lee Anne Marcus
Kim Wayans
as Vi Briggs
Michael Gladis
as Dep. Chief Holland Knox
Linda Purl
as Barbara Fortnum
David Keith
as Pat McCandless
Debra Monk
as Judge Moss
Jessie Ward
as Taylor Dunham
Onira Tares
as Alana Briggs
Rick Gomez
as Russ Waterman
Emily Baldoni
as Nancy Davis
Megan Ketch
as Shelby Rayder
Claire Bronson
as Nicolette Graham
Scott Poythress
as Alpha Juror
Bob Behanian
as Reporter No. 1
Tim Ware
as Judge Garner
Desmond Phillips
as Jasper Taggett
Thom Gossom Jr.
as Judge Shepard
Derek Phillips
as Ronnie Porter
Mark Withers
as Police Chief Victor Ellsworth
L.W. Gray Hawk Perkins
as Dereck Smaller
Gray Hawks
as Dereck Smaller
Michael Harding
as Judge Barney Sturgess
Jasmine Kaur
as CSU Tech
Rodney Rogers
as Det. Toby Fowler
Linda Purl
as Barbara Fortnum
Scott Hunter
as Clint Marks
Barrett Carnahan
as Darren Kelsey
Will Rothhaar
as Max Carlyle
Han Soto
as Surgeon
Sunny Mabrey
as Cathy Benjamin
Jordan Calloway
as Maddox Tate
Bess Armstrong
as Melinda Rayder
Michael Landes
as Cole Benjamin
Lindsay Ayliffe
as Emmett Hayes
Todd Grinnell
as Gavin Hope
Gary Weeks (II)
as A.S. John Andrews
Andrew Stahl
as Davis Peel
Tiffany Dupont
as Lexi Simms
Leander Suleiman
as Dr. Chitari
Elizabeth Fendrick
as Constance Lamoureux
Mike Pniewski
as Tom Johnson
Teri Wyble
as Erica Tanner
Stephanie Leigh Schlund
as Kaylee Reynolds
Mike Stoudt
as Bentley Grieve
Harry Alexander
as Judge Elliot Kruger
Matthew Rimmer
as The Collector
Jeremy Davidson
as Nolan Parker
James Frain
as Stanford Ashby
Haaz Sleiman
as Tariq Al Zahrani
Phillip DeVona
as Van Harmon
Dave Blamy
as David Ince
Adrian Turner
as Alex Briggs
Sharon Landry
as Natalie Kelsey
Elizabeth Kenner
as Amber Wheelan
Demosthenes Chrysan
as Ibrahim Al Zahrani
Jason A. Davis
as Garrett Westry
Daniel May
as A.S. Prado
Ed Wagenseller
as Jury Foreman
Henry Simmons
as Dr. Charles Briggs
Albert Bates
as Marshall Benjamin
Elizabeth Bond
as Charlene Wilcox
Parisa Johnston
as Libby Knight
Mary Rachel Dudley
as Judge Diane Langham
Michael Beasley
as Sam Lindeke
Melissa Lowe
as Lila Westry
Janelle Marra
as Rosa Hamilton
Sharon Graci
as Mary Barnett
Andrew Sensenig
as Peter Davenport
Cullen Moss
as Carter Davidson
Darla Delgado
as Naomi Hobbs
David Dwyer
as Judge Earl Embry
Erin Chambers
as Susie Knox
Lucia Forte
as Jury Forewoman
Christine Horn
as Allison Danner
Vince Pisani
as Sergeant Oglethorpe
Kelly Albanese
as Megan Hixon
Diana Lovell
as Darcy Cole
Kevin Knotts
as Male Owner/Juror No. 7
Sope Aluko
as Dr. Brooks
Charles Van Eman
as Phillip Boyd
Michael Masini
as Wayne Hamilton
David de Vries
as Radley Owen
Mark Tymchyshyn
as Conrad Gordon
Tina Casciani
as Madison Palmer
Dave Pileggi
as Paramedic One
Staley Colvert
as Donald Manningsly
John Tyner
as Connor Hart
Deja Dee
as Solicitor Lisa Bishop
Jennifer Van Horn
as Frazzled Woman
James Martin Kelly
as Judge Wallace Deakins
Owen Teague
as Jacob Knox
Craig Leydecker
as Visiting Room Guard
Randy Havens
as Court Clerk
Hillary Harley
as Bikini Babe
Vance Griswold
as Pete Knox
Matthew Withers
as Prospective Juror No. 3
RJ Shearer
as Timothy Walsh
Bruce Williamson
as Prospective Juror No. 11
Clarissa Els Murray
as Prospective Juror No. 8
Matt Mercurio
as Courthouse Guard
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Critic Reviews for Reckless Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8)

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

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

A Costco-sized portion of tropes populate this unimaginative legal drama set in Charleston, S.C.

Jun 23, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | 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…

Reckless isn't anything close to being great TV, but it's diverting, especially as a summer replacement. And it doesn't hurt if you think you're tuning into another Sunday night show, Revenge.

Jun 27, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Other than the accents, the series also seemingly misses a chance to fully capitalize on its locale, talking a lot about where old and new meet in the South without much context, despite CBS' best efforts to make the show feel "sultry," as it's described.

Jun 27, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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…
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…

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…

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

Jun 27, 2014 | 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…

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…

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…

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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