Rosewood: Season 1 Reviews

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September 23, 2015
We all have our problems. Fox's problem is finding something to prop up Empire. Rosewood is it, for now. A show so bad you feel really, really sorry for it.
September 23, 2015
Rosewood just wants you to watch pretty people solve murders in a subtropical setting, with just enough business attached to hang a long arc on or whip up a season-finale cliffhanger, if it gets to that.
September 23, 2015
Rosewood can be fun in spots, but more often is way over-cooked.
September 23, 2015
Rosewood is a snooze and a half. The dialogue is awful, the series largely humorless, and every move that happens in the pilot is something you've seen done better elsewhere.
September 23, 2015
Chestnut, a reliably charming presence on screens small and large, is by far the best the thing about this painfully conventional procedural that borrows aesthetically from Miami Vice...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 23, 2015
At its worst, Rosewood plays like the kind of ridiculous, over-the-top drama with which a sitcom character becomes obsessed. At its best, it offers its audience the chance to feel smarter than its characters.
September 23, 2015
[Rosewood] is stuffed with hackneyed setups, tedious exposition and character quirks galore.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 23, 2015
The series strains for glib banter and a frothy style that clash with horrible crimes, then settles for run-of-the-mill action sequences. Rosewood tests viewers by delivering a startling revelation that exposes how ineptly the series has been set up.
September 23, 2015
Beyond the tired, will-they-yes-of-course-they-will dynamic between Rosewood and Villa, the show's premise is weirdly thin.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 22, 2015
The level of enjoyment you get from Rosewood begins and ends with how often you'd like to watch Morris Chesnut jog shirtless. Besides that, there isn't much here.
September 22, 2015
Morris Chestnut's jaw-dropping physique, unabashedly and smartly on display in the opening moments of his new series, may be the most impressive new character of the fall season. Unfortunately, Rosewood isn't a fitness video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 22, 2015
Rosewood has a number of problems, but the primary difficulty is one of convincing viewers how the show is different from the seemingly endless number of mixed-gender crime-solving procedurals audiences have enjoyed or suffered through in recent years.
September 22, 2015
We don't expect shows like Rosewood to reflect the real world, but now and then shouldn't they pretend a real world exists? That would seem to be the least they can do.
September 21, 2015
Mostly, the whole thing looks like 2015 for Quincy M.E.
September 21, 2015
Chestnut is always charming, but Rosewood is less so, too cocky and not interesting enough to justify the swagger.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 17, 2015
Everyone involved really deserves better, including the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 17, 2015
There is nothing original about this Bones clone... Yet charming Morris Chestnut makes it go down so easy.
September 17, 2015
FOX's Rosewood has a plum pre-Empire spot on Wednesday nights, but try as it might, the pilot episode makes it seem like the kind of show you'd find on USA's giveaway pile in the dead of summer, several summer's ago.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 15, 2015
Now unoriginal, middling network procedurals are at least diverse: It's progress of a kind, one that leaves room for much improvement.
September 9, 2015
Star Morris Chestnut is pretty, and so is Miami, but this show wastes them both.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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