The Client List: Season 1 (2012)


Season 1
The Client List

Critics Consensus

The Client List is neither sizzle nor steak, lacking the raciness needed to sell an already soapy premise.



Critic Ratings: 19


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User Ratings: 46

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Air date: Apr 8, 2012
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Series 1 of Lifetime's provocative series drama "The Client List" introduces Riley Parks (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a Texan housewife. Husband Kyle (Brian Hallisay) proves his unreliability by leaving home when the family hits hard times. In need of income, Riley takes a job as masseuse at local spa The Rub, and learns that many of the female staffers prostitute on the side. Undaunted, she continues her employment and becomes a call girl - while juggling work and family. Ongoing stories in the first season include Riley's complex relationship with ex-brother-in-law Evan (Colin Egglesfield), Riley's mother Lynette's (Cybill Shepherd) romantic involvement with suitor Garrett (Brian Kerwin), rumors that emerge about Kyle's past, and ultimately, former Rub owner Georgia's (Loretta Devine) investigation by the authorities. Meanwhile, Kyle reappears and attempts to put things right.

Critic Reviews for The Client List Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (12)

It's a gauzily filmed family drama occasionally dotted with brief scenes of sheet-covered naked guys asking Jennifer Love Hewitt to touch their inner thighs. Hm.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Okay, delicious trash, perhaps. But still, trash.

Apr 8, 2012 | Full Review…

This is just fun, laughs, a good time.

Apr 8, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Client List has ample hokum throughout, although veterans Shepherd and Devine often make it easier to swallow.

Apr 8, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Riley's a nice girl navigating desperate times and I'm rooting for her to find her own happy ending. I'll definitely be watching as she tries to find her way.

Jan 23, 2019 | Rating: 4.4.5 | Full Review…

If you're playing a priestess of love who's also an unlicensed therapist, you need to do more than let your eyes glow like pools of honey.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

... essentially a racy soap opera with a Texas drawl, a lot of girl bonding and family crises, and a few hunky cowboys.

Apr 21, 2017 | Full Review…

There's not much to see here. Get on The Client List only to see some ripped abs; everything else is nonsense.

Apr 8, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Leaden dialogue, hilariously linear plotting and semi-comatose performances.

Jan 24, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Client List is pretty dumb, which is fine. Lots of shows are dumb. But couldn't it at least be hot?

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Client List: Season 1

  • Sep 11, 2018
    Let me give you a honest review since most people are now probably watching it on Netflix. It was a great show I was enjoying it very much. Has the perfect amount of hot and fantasy along with drama. Literally PERFECT show. You get to the end of season two it ends in a place where you are like HOLY FUCK let me watch another season I can’t wait only to be pissed because there’s no next season. I absolutely hate tv shows like this. It leaves me angry. Ruined a completely good show. Don’t waste your time on it it’ll also leave you upset.
  • Jan 17, 2018
    This is a really good programme for ladies I have not been listening to reviews as I never do. I have been binging it it’s so good it’s the storyline that’s good wondering who Riley will pick
  • Apr 16, 2017
    Jennifer was fantastic this role wish it went longer to see how things ended up with the hubby.
  • Jan 12, 2017
    I didn't think I was going to like this, turns out I love it! Great characters, good story, humour and gorgeous clothes.
  • Jul 26, 2016
    I absolutely loved this show
  • Jul 25, 2016
    I really really enjoyed watching this
  • Jul 25, 2016
    Started watching on hulu and I loved it
  • Jul 24, 2016
    I loved it I wish they made a season 3 rewatching both seasons

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