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The Glades: Season 1 (2010)




Critic Consensus: With a picturesque setting and a strong lead in Matt Passmore, The Glades is a smart, twisty police procedural.


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In the first season of A&E's original crime drama that often borders on dark comedy, former Chicago cop Jim Longworth (Matt Passmore), who was falsely accused of sleeping with his captain's wife and exiled to fictional Palm Glade, Fla., isn't making friends down South either. Though he has his charms, he's garrulous and annoying, and he'd rather be on the golf course breaking 80 than cracking cases. But the man knows murder. Kiele Sanchez also stars as the nurse that Longworth pursues despite her very complicated personal situation.


Matt Passmore
as Jim Longworth
Kiele Sanchez
as Callie Cargill
Carlos Gomez
as Carlos Sanchez
Michelle Hurd
as Colleen Manus
Uriah Shelton
as Jeff Cargill
Jordan Wall
as Daniel Green

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Critic Reviews for The Glades: Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (9)

"The Glades" has some juice.

July 11, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"The Glades,'' A&E's new scripted crime drama, arrives like a lemon Gummi bear in a dish of bitter dark chocolates.

July 11, 2010 | Full Review…

It goes down like gin and tonic on a blistering afternoon.

July 11, 2010 | Full Review…

Passmore has plenty of potential.

July 11, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's the characters who may be a little twisted in A&E's "The Glades," a sunny take on the police procedural.

July 11, 2010 | Full Review…

"The Glades" looks like a winner.

July 11, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Glades: Season 1

The story of The Glades is one of consistency, as the show was consistent to a fault. From the series premiere to it's finale, across four seasons, nothing ever changed. When the show went into re-runs, the only way you knew what season you were watching, was by seeing how big Uriah Shelton was, it had become that ridiculous. What could they have done with an episonic police drama that hadn't been done before, not much, but something would have better than nothing, as like most, near the end, I just completely lost interest. Jim Longworth (Matt Passmore) is a homicide detective from Chicago, who doesn't like to play by the rules. He has his own way of doing things and it earned him a ticket out of town. He relocated to the Florida Everglades, expecting quiet days at work and weekends of golf in the sun, but murder happens everywhere. Each week Longworth finds unique homicides and ends up doing battle with everyone from deranged soccer moms to international drug smugglers, as he tries to keep the people of Florida safe. One of the main focuses of the show is Jim's feelings for a nurse/medical student Callie (Kiele Sanchez), who often gets involved in his cases. Jim has become a mentor to her young son, Jeff (Uriah Shelton) and would love to be with Callie, but she can never seem to finalize her divorce or balance her life. It is a recurring theme throughout the series that never seems to get resolved and becomes unbelievably frustrating after 50 episodes of the same thing. The show always starts with a crime, Jim investigates, jokes with the medical examiner and geeky forensic guy, and then works the case at the same time doing his back and fourth with Callie and Jeff, and that's it! There were never any recurring storylines, never any changes, nothing to keep people interested from season to season! How about a cliffhanger or a ballbuster of a new boss? Maybe someone should have gotten shot and their future left up in the air? Ever heard of a serial killer? There was never anything but the current case. The comedy was always there and at first the back and fourth with Jim and Callie was great, but when you're doing the same thing four years later, who cares already? The bottom line, this was a show that had potential, I liked the characters, the setting was fairly unique, and there were a couple of really talented new faces associated with this show. However, The Glades was happy with the status quo and didn't take any risks of any kind. It quickly grew stale, the ratings dropped, and now it's just another failed forgotten cop show streaming on Netflix.


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