The Resident: Season 1 Reviews

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May 8, 2019
Although the series milks melodrama at every opportunity, it explores interesting ethical issues arising from its fundamental premise that a medical institution's concern for the bottom line sometimes takes priority over saving lives.
May 8, 2019
The show is forgettable at best and awful at worst, and even a couple of intriguing moments can't change that fact.
November 19, 2018
This medical drama has a solid premise but some of its outlandish moments undermine its stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4
June 19, 2018
Season 1 [makes] a sharp turn away from engagement with complex moral and ethical quandaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 8, 2018
The Resident still scores the occasional hit, even if it does so clumsily.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2018
The show doesn't totally abandon being aspirational, while simultaneously trying to carve out enough space to distinguish it from other white-coated network fare.
January 30, 2018
If you need to compare it to anything, then compare it to the late ER or the lesser known hit Strong Medicine, but this is not a Grey's Anatomy, nor a The Good Doctor, and that's OK.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.6/5
January 30, 2018
Fox's new medical drama goes from annoying to average, leaving stars like Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp and Bruce Greenwood deserving better.
January 30, 2018
It's smart that The Resident seeks to disrupt TV's pleasant fantasies of healthcare in America... But it needs a stronger, broader ensemble. When everyone is terrible, it's hard to care.
January 24, 2018
Harrowing medical drama about hospital politics, ethics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2018
But what we have here is really two shows in one. There's that dark, fascinating portrait of the modern hospital. And then there's the much more standard, dispiritingly regular drama about a cool doctor with eleven o'clock shadow.
January 22, 2018
If all broadcast TV shows are going to be cops, law or medicine, it helps that the new "The Resident"... is, on the basis of its first show, pretty good, with the supporting cast outshining the ostensible star, played by Matt Czuchry.
January 22, 2018
If it doesn't break any new ground in the genre, it efficiently delivers a familiar mix of ethical conundrums and colorful characters, with just enough blood and sex to seem "real" in TV terms.
January 19, 2018
It sure feels like an overbaked melodrama filled with stock characters.
January 19, 2018
Matt Czuchry's considerable charisma, which served him well on Gilmore Girls and The Good Wife, isn't entirely extinguished by the arrogant and self-righteous vibes generated by his new persona.
Top Critic
January 19, 2018
A familiar medical show filled with broad strokes and broad characters that might - like "The Orville" and "9-1-1" - bring some viewers to the party too.
January 19, 2018
Self-important, predictable and inconsistent, the series delivers bland stories about terrible people playing God just because they can.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 19, 2018
Perhaps "The Resident" will click with folks disenchanted with medical care. This show's mix of good acting, melodramatic writing and hospital horror could serve that huge audience.
January 19, 2018
There are so many other medical shows you could be watching. Try one of those and call me in the morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.7/10
January 18, 2018
Fox's new medical series The Resident is the funniest show since Scrubs. Like that beloved NBC comedy, it features dastardly docs, naive newbies and nutty patients with the most bizarre ailments... It's a drama. Oops.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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