Rush: Season 1 Reviews

July 21, 2014
Does the world need another show about a bad boy physician who can heal everyone but himself? No. Does the world need another show about a bad boy physician played by Tom Ellis who can heal everyone but himself? It turns out the answer is yes.
July 17, 2014
You have an idea what to expect from Rush, the latest medical drama from cable kings USA. And yet the undeniable familiarity is manageable because of solid casting, strong production values, and an entertaining premise.
July 17, 2014
While Rush is very much in USA's wheelhouse, bearing passing resemblance tonally (that is, quick and breezy) to series like Royal Pains and Burn Notice, it doesn't come together as well as some of the network's more memorable series.
July 17, 2014
Like House without heart, Rush wallows in the shallow antiheroics of its title character, a predictable train wreck of a gifted doctor (first in his Harvard class) whose self-destructively addictive tendencies have forced him off the grid in Los Angeles.
July 17, 2014
There's really nothing wrong with Rush; it's just bland, with some needless attempts to seem darker.
July 17, 2014
So kind of like House crossed with Ray Donovan without the humor, pathos and terrific acting of both those shows.
July 17, 2014
It has [a clear] sense of what it is and what it's good at, even if it's not one I imagine I'll watch frequently.
July 17, 2014
Fortunately, that visual joke comes in the first few minutes, so you won't have to waste any further time on the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
July 17, 2014
With Satisfaction an hour later proving even USA now knows what adult TV can really be, Rush doesn't deliver one.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 17, 2014
Though Rush is stylish, and clever, and occasionally amusing, it also feels warmed over. It sure is nice to see Hamlin in action, though, and Larenz Tate, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2014
He may make house calls, but Rush lacks the sunny disposition - and the MacGyver-like skills - of his Royal Pains counterpart, and while Ellis exudes a certain dangerous charm, I found it wearing thin before the first episode was over.
July 17, 2014
That's the difference between even basic cable and premium cable shows: Protagonists still must be likable. In that, Rush brakes and trips over itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 17, 2014
In a summer well supplied with good new shows, this one has work to do to stand out.
July 17, 2014
This new show is less appealing than "Mob Doctor," which I didn't think was possible.
July 17, 2014
Nothing here works as well as it could, but it's an agreeable way to waste some time, and it features a nicely seedy SoCal vibe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 16, 2014
The world could do without another "physician heal thyself" protagonist whose renegade image is seemingly summed up by the decision to sport a three-day-growth beard.
July 15, 2014
Since the creators clearly haven't thought through the show's ethics, viewers who just want to have a good time shouldn't either. The attractive cast and glossy cinematography provide enough distraction.
July 15, 2014
Basically, Rush is USA's answer to House, albeit with a younger, hotter doctor... Rush doesn't seem overly serialized, which keeps it in line with traditional USA series, only this one is more gray-sky than blue-sky programming.