Stumptown: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Simple, but strong, Stumptown moves at a brisk pace and packs a serious punch thanks in large part to Cobie Smulders' star making performance.



Critic Ratings: 32


Audience Score

User Ratings: 122
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Air date: Sep 25, 2019
Air date: Oct 2, 2019
Air date: Oct 9, 2019
Air date: Oct 16, 2019
Air date: Oct 30, 2019
Air date: Nov 6, 2019

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Cobie Smulders
as Dex Parios
Cole Sibus
as Ansel Parios
Camryn Manheim
as Lieutenant Cosgrove
Michael Ealy
as Detective Miles Hoffman
Tantoo Cardinal
as Sue Lynn Blackbird
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Critic Reviews for Stumptown Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (10)

A more-than-sturdy foundation for a fresh spin on the network detective series.

Sep 25, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Smulders has been underrated for some time, and she's excellent here, finding just the right edge to the character but keeping her likable at the same time.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Mostly what struck me about Stumptown, however, was how fun it was to watch, from the chase sequences to the music to the chemistry between characters.

Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Stumptown is not the only show to lean into these kinds of themes, not by far. But they do it very well, and especially in this episode.

Sep 26, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Stumptown is a series to be enjoyed. It's pure prime-time entertainment that has a shot at being the next beloved network procedural.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

[Tantoo] Cardinal's work always elevates a project.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Fun crime solving drama with a strong, flawed female lead.

Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In a show filled with stand out characters, the most surprising one was the music. Stumptown is going to become the Guardians of the Galaxy of the TV world if they keep us this incredible soundtrack.

Sep 26, 2019 | Rating: 4.8/5.0 | Full Review…

Cobie Smulders is amazing in Stumptown and with plenty of awesome action and a lead it's easy to root for, the series has all the makings of must-watch television providing it can up the ante moving forward.

Sep 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

After the premiere, I'm confident I can live another week without Stumptown. I'm not worried about stumbling across any spoilers, and I definitely won't be losing sleep over this story.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

If you're looking for something that has the unique blend of familiarity and innovation that a really good network pilot can offer, that balancing of the restrictions of the form with a show that wants to try something new, check out Stumptown.

Sep 30, 2019 | Full Review…

[Cobie] Smulders is so charismatic as my all-time favorite dirtbag private investigator, I just genuinely enjoyed watching her story unfold on-screen.

Sep 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stumptown: Season 1

  • 5d ago
    Insipid in the extreme. Ridiculous plot lines. Abysmal dialogue. Makes everybody involved stink irredeemably. Recommend they amend their resumes to reflect prison, asylum, or rehab rather than admit any association with this piece of drivel.
  • 5d ago
    More intense version of Veronica Mars. Also including more indigenous actors and actresses which is really nice to see. Love this show!
  • 6d ago
    Best new show out there!
  • Oct 15, 2019
    I swear every series I have watched this season must have started with a list of things we need: 1. A black male 2. A white female (1 & 2 must be opposite race) 3. Rest of cast should have one of each type of person we can find. Does Hollywood think that every couple is mixed? I literally know one couple and they are not even living in the same state as I do. Is Hollywood afraid to put two black people in a series? Or two Asians? Or two anything of the same race? As for the series, it is hard to believe Cobie Smulders could beat up on men. She is not that big. I wish there was more to like about this series. If only it was grounded in a little bit of reality.
  • Oct 15, 2019
    I like the show a lot. There are shows I would not waste my time watching but this isn't one of them. The only thing I don't like is the contest cutting down of the Mustang she drives. Yes I am a Mustang fan. If the writers hate them so much why did you put her in one?
  • Oct 14, 2019
    Great pace, I'm a big fan of shows with continuing storylines, with Stumptown each episode doesn't end in the neat bowl and the next week we move on to a different storyline, this storyline is leading to something and I'm straped in for the ride 👍🏾
  • Oct 14, 2019
    Overall, pretty good. Characters and story seem to be developing well. The tape cassette gimmick doesn't make sense, but good tunes. I'll give it some time to get better.
  • Oct 13, 2019
    "Stumptown" is probably the best show on TV right now. The fast paced plot doesn't pull any punches and Cobie Smulders is an amazing Dex!
  • Oct 13, 2019
    Lots of fun and great characters.
  • Oct 12, 2019
    The show sucks! She makes private investigators look like criminals, and she is a weak character that makes women look bad. They should have hired a real private investigator so she knows how to act like a private investigator.

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