Stumptown: Season 1 Reviews

November 19, 2019
The supporting cast, which includes Jake Johnson and Michael Ealy, is also delightful. The characters genuinely like one another, and many times that makes for a more pleasurable watch than tense police dramas.
September 25, 2019
A more-than-sturdy foundation for a fresh spin on the network detective series.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 25, 2019
Smulders is an extremely sharp and capable performer who's especially good at finding humor in characters who take themselves just a little too seriously. Watching her whale on petty crime jerks who never see it coming is genuinely satisfying.
September 25, 2019
At least the pilot finds Stumptown pushing most of the right buttons out of the gate.
September 24, 2019
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.
September 24, 2019
"Stumptown's" intro plays like fast-and-furious popcorn cinema; if it can keep up that pace, it's worth a longer ride.
September 24, 2019
Stumptown's primary appeal isn't as a crime drama. It's as a Cobie Smulders vehicle-and in that respect, it's everything it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 23, 2019
[Cobie] Smulders makes Dex an engaging character by wearing her imperfections on her sleeve and in the worry lines of her face.
September 23, 2019
There's a potentially appealing mix of wisecracking humor and underplayed, credible action, though, that could blossom if it's given precedence over the melodramatic back story.
September 23, 2019
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.
September 20, 2019
Stumptown doesn't sound like anything special on paper. But what sets it apart from so many interchangeable broadcast detective shows is its kinetic pace... and the degree of detail you'd expect from a great story that has already been fleshed out.