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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 25, 2018
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  • Summary: Corporate attorney Joanna Hanley (Kristin Kreuk) returns to to her hometown of Millwood to represent her client but after winning the case, she decides to stay.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jul 25, 2018
    80
    The series is as good as it needs to be, and maybe a little better. Like other Canadian dramas that have made their way south across the 49th parallel, it is attractively modest in ambition and execution, without feeling cheap or flimsy. Many of the elements in the story are familiar, which is not the least attraction of this summer entertainment, the narrative version of a beach read.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jul 24, 2018
    75
    The subtleties in [Kristin Kreuk's] performance help fill in the gaps in scripts that at times range from flat to merely functional. Burden of Truth, which has already been renewed in Canada, is a show by and for adults looking for something a little challenging.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Chancellor Agard
    Jul 17, 2018
    75
    A compelling medical mystery makes up for tepid small town intrigue. [20/27 Jul 2018, p.97]
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jul 24, 2018
    75
    Protective town officials, ostracism and an increasingly divided community serve as appendages in a multi-layered whodunit/coverup with enough pulling power to endure for the rest of this summer and early fall.
  5. Reviewed by: Bruce Miller
    Jul 30, 2018
    70
    The mystery serves as rope, pulling us through the reunions and confessions. Mooney is pretty stiff in the pilot; Nicola Correia-Damude could be the oracle as Hanley’s would-be friend. The most refreshing aspect of Truth is its open embrace of Canada.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 23, 2018
    55
    Casting Ms. Kreuk as an anti-hero would be a unique twist but Burden quickly undoes that, settling for the more pedestrian idea of Joanna crusading for the little guy while also, thankfully, voiding the notion that the show is pro anti-vaxxer.
  7. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jul 24, 2018
    50
    A so-so character-driven legal drama with just enough on its mind to carry my interest across the four episodes sent to critics.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 27, 2018
    8
    This is a nice summer show. It will be enjoyed by fans of Kristin Kreuk. Enjoy
  2. Jul 31, 2018
    5
    Through some bizarre turn, the metacritic rating for this show is the same as that for Orange is the New Black, proof that one can't takeThrough some bizarre turn, the metacritic rating for this show is the same as that for Orange is the New Black, proof that one can't take professional reviews as gospel. Burden of Truth is a likeable, well-intended story of a small town taking on corporate greed. It's well-trod territory and nothing new. It will not make you think, it will not startle or surprise you, but if you watch through to the end, you can have the comfort and satisfaction of knowing that sometimes the good guys win. Expand