The Resident: Season 1 Reviews

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.
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
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 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 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.
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 18, 2018
Something's got to give. And I'm interested just enough in The Resident to see if something soon does.
Full Review | Original Score: C+