Shooter: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)

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Season 1
Shooter

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Ryan Phillippe's efforts aren't enough to salvage Shooter, a tedious, under-developed drama that lacks an original voice or perspective.

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Critic Ratings: 17

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User Ratings: 311

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 15, 2016

Retired Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger returns to the line of fire. In the opener, Swagger is recruited by his former commander to prevent an assassination of the U.S. president. Meanwhile, FBI agent Nadine Memphis investigates potential assassins.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2016

Bob Lee tries to protect his family while incarcerated; and Isaac aims to silence him. In other events, Nadine contacts Bob Lee's wife, Julie, who's dealing with the backlash against her family.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2016

Bob Lee reaches out to Nadine while evading his pursuers; and Isaac juggles his double life while trying to find Bob Lee.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2016

Bob Lee plans his next moves; and Isaac ties up loose ends. In other events, Nadine investigates the Ukrainian connection.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2016

Bob Lee locates the bullet from the assassination, which leads him to a radical militia group and Isaac; and Nadine is locked in a deadly game of cat and mouse with Payne.

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Air date: Dec 20, 2016

Bob Lee tracks down his former instructor, who he hopes will help him find the shooter; Nadine interrogates Payne; Isaac realizes that he's in over his head; and a reporter makes Julie an offer.

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Air date: Dec 27, 2016

Bob Lee travels across the country in order to find the shooter; Julie deals with a family betrayal; Nadine contacts a Ukrainian reporter who can explain the conspiracy; and Isaac questions his allegiance.

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Air date: Jan 3, 2017

Bob Lee and Nadine plot to secure evidence that could expose the conspiracy; Isaac searches for an exit strategy; Payne tries to flee; and Julie and Mary are in danger.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2017

Bob Lee negotiates an exchange in order to save his family; Nadine juggles her allegiances to Bob Lee and the FBI; and Isaac strikes a deal for his freedom.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2017

In the Season 1 finale, Bob Lee, Julie, Nadine and Isaac work together to breach the Russian embassy, save Mary, shut down the conspiracy and prove Bob Lee innocent.

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Tv Season Info

Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe) has long retired from his job as a Marine Corps sniper. But when his former commanding officer Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps), who now works in the Secret Service, asks him to scout for potential sniper nests in Seattle in time for the U.S. president's visit, he says yes to the job. However, when the Ukrainian president dies from a sniper shot in Seattle, Bob Lee becomes the primary suspect. Bob Lee must go on the run to prove his innocence and, with the help of unlikely allies, uncover a Secret Service conspiracy while protecting his family. Joining Phillippe and Epps in "Shooter" are Cynthia Addai-Robinson as FBI agent Nadine Memphis, Tom Sizemore as CIA black ops agent Hugh Meachum, and Shantel VanSanten as Bob Lee's wife Julie.

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Critic Reviews for Shooter Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (10)

The biggest problem with Shooter isn't its uncomfortable topicality, it's that the show has virtually no point of view regarding the complicated issues it brings to the fore.

Nov 15, 2016 | Full Review…

The problem is that Shooter doesn't feel like the right show for our times, which are already tense enough. It has been delayed twice after real-life mass shootings. The loud crack of guns being fired isn't what some of want to hear right now.

Nov 15, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

You can see why this project was made for cable network audiences, but you'll be wishing the execution was more inventive.

Nov 14, 2016 | Full Review…

A middle-of-the-pack conspiracy thriller that's neither the best nor the worst thing on TV.

Nov 14, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Watching Shooter as a series is like falling back into a well-known and familiar story, just one with lots of guns. It's downright comfortable. And that's odd.

Nov 14, 2016 | Full Review…
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Shooter delivers a limited amount of simple-minded thrills, while seeking to emulate the pacing that turned 24 into a long-running hit. But the entire exercise feels tired.

Nov 16, 2016 | Full Review…
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If you're a fan of government-centric mysteries, Shooter is certainly for you - and the premiere episode is just intriguing enough to work.

Oct 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Shooter is the sort of straight-up storytelling USA is best known for, albeit almost completely devoid of humor.

Nov 15, 2016 | Full Review…

I guess I wish the show's narrative had the kind of stripped-down focus that Bob Lee Swagger brings to his shooting.

Nov 15, 2016 | Full Review…

He's a good man. He's a good man good with a rifle. And this good man good with a rifle will do anything to protect his good family. If that introduction to USA Network's new series Shooter comes off as tedious, I've done my job.

Nov 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Between the strong cast and a generally solid execution of a familiar formula, the pilot does still have plenty to offer.

Nov 14, 2016 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

The pilot was intriguing, but didn't sell the show like it should have.

Nov 18, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shooter: Season 1

  • Jun 10, 2020
    He talks like he knows about guns and says in the opening set a 223 isn't for killing people. It was only the main service cartridge of the military for years. I couldn't watch it pass that.
  • Jun 03, 2020
    Well the action stuff is not bad but the dialogue in places is terrible. Every cliche in the book. Now I am in the UK so some American dialogue really grates on the ears. The little girl with her constant momee, I love you momeee all with the most annoying voice ever. Mummy has the believable emotion of a mannequin Kissing is all done with horrendous kissing while sucking a boiled sweet sound. Many of obvious statements like 'I'm gonna get you outa here'....well what else are you going to do ? The whole show is watchable during lockdown but please please please improve the dialogue
  • Mar 12, 2020
    Awful acting, I cringed through season 1. Ryan P. No wonder you've been in hiding. I remember you being better years ago but I guess I was a child. This was painful to watch. The best actor was the 4 year old.
  • Jan 31, 2020
    The gun and rifle knowledge is low in this show. Claiming how a 223 can only kill a squirrel. The acting isn't bad but could use more emotion and storyline within the first episode was rushed. His wife automatically knew who the snipers name was.was and made
  • Oct 14, 2019
    The acting starts out poor, but finds a better rhythm as things get going. Season one plot is decent, doesn't waste time with sub plots, but could use more tense, dramatic moments.
  • Aug 17, 2019
    Great show. I'm watching the series now the second time which I only do for a show I really enjoyed. Especially great for those who enjoy shooting.
  • Aug 01, 2019
    In this and all other seasons that the story and the performance of most actors are generally fine, except for that of the one who played Agent Memphis! Something about this woman that makes the series frustrating to watch. One thing is she is too STUPID to be an FBI agent. She makes the FBI looks like a mall security agency. What makes this "Agent Memphis" looks even more stupid is the script she follows. For that I'd blame on the writers and the directors.
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Decent, but I wish it was a little closer to the books. I know it has to be updated dor today, so Bob Lee can't be a Vietnam vet, but he needs to be a bit more aging Osark redneck. I don't mind Phillippe so much, but they could have had him do a thicker accent and lose the pretty boy hairdo. Also too many gun/tactics errors for a show that's all about the guns and tactics.
  • Jun 28, 2019
    I can't believe I missed this! This is one of the most exciting shows I've seen in a while. The acting is phenomenal
  • May 14, 2019
    Excellent show! Ryan phillippe is so amazing! Great cast choices

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