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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2018
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  • Summary: Set in the New York office of the FBI, Special Agent Jubal Valentine (Jeremy Sisto), Special Agent Maggie Bell (Missy Peregrym), Special Agent Omar Adom "OA" Zidan (Zeeko Zaki), and Special Agent Kristen Chazal (Ebonée Noel) are some of the agents keeping the United States safe in the DickSet in the New York office of the FBI, Special Agent Jubal Valentine (Jeremy Sisto), Special Agent Maggie Bell (Missy Peregrym), Special Agent Omar Adom "OA" Zidan (Zeeko Zaki), and Special Agent Kristen Chazal (Ebonée Noel) are some of the agents keeping the United States safe in the Dick Wolf procedural drama. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Sep 25, 2018
    83
    Peregrym fits as the quintessential Wolf heroine: Broody, brunette, powering through her angst, which in typical Wolf fashion is considerable and grows exponentially. The drama’s explosions are harrowing, and the score adds an appropriate amount of dread to the grim investigation.
  2. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Sep 20, 2018
    80
    The opening chapter’s gripping first scene finds the local FBI unit confronting a terror bombing. ... There’s also a smoothly supercilious, white supremacist (a striking performance by Dallas Roberts) and references to an organization with a title evocative of a current battle cry: Make America Great Again.
  3. Reviewed by: Lorraine Ali
    Sep 25, 2018
    80
    A fast-paced drama that’s engaging and timely but still polished and slick enough to deliver the type of escapist entertainment “Law & Order” fans recognize.
  4. Reviewed by: Bill Keveney
    Sep 24, 2018
    50
    FBI has inherited good bone structure from its "Law & Order" ancestors, with its promising partner chemistry and intricate plot structure. But it needs to flesh out a stronger identity if it wants to be more than just another cop show.
  5. 50
    FBI is like every other crime procedural you’ve already seen, and if that’s what you’re looking for in a TV show, then nothing here will come as a revelation. It probably won’t come as a disappointment, either.
  6. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Sep 25, 2018
    50
    It's all just straightforward follow-the-clues, rinse and repeat, with no real twists or high drama, but a steady pace. ... Almost none of the character-based exposition in the pilot feels fluid and easy--still artistic compared to something like Bull--yet it's done in a way that lets the pilot move along and, after 42 minutes, I know a few things about several main characters. It's also just enough character development for the core cast members to do solid work.
  7. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Sep 21, 2018
    30
    In the unlikely event that FBI has anything going for it, that would be the still-sexy-in-her-60s Sela Ward as the barking special agent in charge Maggie Bell, and the special effects budget.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Oct 11, 2018
    10
    So far I have enjoyed this series hope it keeps on going Not every police drama is super like everything in life it has its ups and downs
  2. Sep 26, 2018
    9
    The first episode was entertaining and it seems like a good cast. I liked how they make the scenes more gritty through a combination ofThe first episode was entertaining and it seems like a good cast. I liked how they make the scenes more gritty through a combination of content and camera/editing. I’m sure it will take a few episodes to work out some kinks but overall enjoyable to watch and seems like characters you can get vested in. They took real world issues and weaved them into the storyline. It has some suspense, detective work, character based intricacies and back stories that will be interesting to get the back stories on. Expand
  3. Oct 12, 2018
    8
    I watched the first episode and didn't find it too entertaining, wondered if to give it a second chance and checked some online comments.I watched the first episode and didn't find it too entertaining, wondered if to give it a second chance and checked some online comments. Turned out that everyone else that didn't like it were just racist, so i decided to give it a go. Next two episodes were actually quite enjoyable and a vast improvement.

    Glad i stuck around for it. Recommend, give it a try for longer.
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  4. Oct 8, 2018
    7
    FBI is a great and thrilling show that unlike most crime shows on tv it seems way more realistic. Not every ending is a happy one. It is wayFBI is a great and thrilling show that unlike most crime shows on tv it seems way more realistic. Not every ending is a happy one. It is way more realistic than a lot going on right now. I really like the cast as well as the premise of the episodes it is very entertaining and it keeps you coming back for more. The show reminds me of like Criminal Minds meets Law and Order. So if you enjoy crime shows and can take the sad reality of crimes that really happens than this is the show for you! Expand
  5. Oct 31, 2018
    6
    I'm up to the 5th episode. I rather enjoyed the first one, but I'm quickly seeing a lot of repetitiveness in the script writing. By episode 4,I'm up to the 5th episode. I rather enjoyed the first one, but I'm quickly seeing a lot of repetitiveness in the script writing. By episode 4, it was very predictable and I'm not liking that so far. Structurally, every episode has (so far) been the exact same: there's a climax within the first 60 seconds out of the blue, then the team shows up to investigate, then they talk it over and share some ideas, then they get a clue, then they're feeling perplexed about something, then they take action, then the episode has a quiet slow ending, failing to leave us on the edge of our seat for the next episode. It does have it's entertaining moments, so for that I'm giving it a 6, but FBI lost a few points with me for it's predictable and somewhat lazy writing and plot lines. Not a show I would race to the T.V. to watch. Expand
  6. Sep 29, 2018
    2
    Essentially just every ridiculous cliche from other police dramas recycled and regurgitated, interspersed with poorly acted overly dramaticEssentially just every ridiculous cliche from other police dramas recycled and regurgitated, interspersed with poorly acted overly dramatic moments that seem more "Grey's Anatomy" than anything Dick Wolf has done previously. Not only is this one of the worst police dramas I've ever seen, It should be considered more soap opera than police procedural. Expand
  7. Oct 1, 2018
    0
    Just more Liberal garbage. I'm starting to think there wont be any new shows without there taint.

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