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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Air date: Jul 12, 2010
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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.

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.

Jul 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.

Jul 12, 2010 | Full Review…

The writing is sharp.

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

Attempts at levity aren't working at all.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Oct 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.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The crime-driven material is familiar and, because of the book condensing, hurried and mystery-free, while at least in the early going, attempts at levity aren't working at all.

Sep 19, 2013 | Full Review…

It's a compelling enough tale, with Harmon projecting just the right amount of fear and defiance and Isles a complementary mixture of comfort and good sense.

Sep 19, 2013 | Full Review…

Rizzoli & Isles is kind of a mess of a show. There are interesting elements around the edges, but the writing is just dire.

Sep 19, 2013 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Wow. The new series Rizzoli & Isles isn't just bad, it's really bad.

Jul 12, 2010 | Full Review…

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