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Rizzoli & Isles: Season 1 (2010)




Critic Consensus: Based on Tess Gerritsen's novels, Rizzoli & Isles is about as dog-eared as a paperback mystery, filled with standard characters and clichés.


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A drama that zeros in on two disparate gal-pal crimefighters from Boston, assertive detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and steady medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander). Hailing from very different economic backgrounds, the strong, competent women effectively work together to solve the city's most puzzling crimes. Cases this season include an exorcism gone wrong, a mystery shooter at the Boston Marathon and a savage gang that killed an undercover officer. Notable season 1 guest stars are Billy Burke, Donnie Wahlberg, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Antonio Sabato Jr. "Rizzoli & Isles" is based on the series of popular mysteries by Tess Gerritsen.


Angie Harmon
as Jane Rizzoli
Sasha Alexander
as Maura Isles
Lee Thompson Young
as Det. Barry Frost
Bruce McGill
as Det. Vince Korsak
Chazz Palminteri
as Frank Rizzoli
Billy Burke
as Agent Gabriel Dean
Donnie Wahlberg
as Lt. Grant
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Critic Reviews for Rizzoli & Isles: Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (11)

You cannot even call Rizzoli & Isles run of the mill, it being that mills usually run more smoothly.

July 12, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Rizzoli & Isles features a good dose of humor and a lean style of storytelling that's reflected in the fairly small core group with which we will apparently be working.

July 12, 2010 | Full Review…

The writing is sharp.

July 12, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Attempts at levity aren't working at all.

October 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The suspense in the more violent scenes works nicely as we're only given glimpses of the crimes being committed.

October 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Chazz Palminteri is inexplicably on the show as Rizzoli's father, and he seems to be channeling Christopher Walken's corpse for the role.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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