• Network: Cinemax
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 1, 2018
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13

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  1. Jun 16, 2018
    8
    I truly enjoyed the 3 episodes and hope that HBO will broadcast the other two mini series. The lead man reminded me immediately of Stacy Keach's Mickey Spillane, maybe because of the harelip, maybe because of his melancholy portrayal. Good on ya! Excellent acting as far as I'm concerned.
  2. Jun 3, 2018
    6
    The Strike stories are a pleasant enough television experience, there's nothing earth shattering or ground breaking but it's always nice to see a British television show with high production value, and this one has that in spades. The "mysteries" are very short on logic or depth in equal measure with the overly simplified red herrings they offer as solutions, it's like a paint by numbersThe Strike stories are a pleasant enough television experience, there's nothing earth shattering or ground breaking but it's always nice to see a British television show with high production value, and this one has that in spades. The "mysteries" are very short on logic or depth in equal measure with the overly simplified red herrings they offer as solutions, it's like a paint by numbers detective fiction. Think they've run clear through all the Strike material produced by Rowling, would probably watch more Strike if she writes more. A lead actor with a hairlip is always fascinating to me. Expand
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    Jun 1, 2018
    67
    C.B. Strike isn’t out to rewrite anything, and maybe that’s a mistake. It makes for some steady, dependable viewing, but it always feels like there’s more for these two to explore.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 1, 2018
    91
    The two protagonists carry the day, though. C.B. and Robin are well worth rooting for as they sift their way through both the crimes at hand and their own personal dilemmas. So keep writing these characters, J.K. Rowling. They’re every bit as down to earth as Harry Potter was fantastical.
  3. Reviewed by: Lorraine Ali
    Jun 1, 2018
    40
    Clues to Landry’s murder are supermodel thin, but Strike finds them as if he has hidden wizarding powers (he does not). The suspects and leads are blindingly colorful in contrast to the rumpled, low-key detective. ... The disheveled detective is of course irresistible to [temp Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger)] too, so you can probably guess the answer. Viewers, however, my find him--and his cases--less interesting.