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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 2, 2018
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

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  • Summary: 47 refugees from a war 150 years in the future wash up on the shores of a small Oregon town in the present day in this sci-fi drama written by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 83
    The pilot for The Crossing is reminiscent of "Lost" and "Wayward Pines," signaling great potential for the new series.
  2. Reviewed by: Kristen Baldwin
    Mar 23, 2018
    75
    My curiosity is sufficiently piqued, so I'll be tuning in for episode 2--prepared for disappointment, but hoping for something a little less predictable. [30 March 2018, p.42]
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Apr 2, 2018
    67
    The Crossing has its moments, but if you look too closely at its story, it melts away like ice cream cake left out in the sun. ABC is promising flashbacks to fill in the visitors’ stories, another “Lost” tic.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Apr 2, 2018
    56
    Even though the premise of The Crossing seems like it’s another TV show that should really be a movie or limited series and not an ongoing drama, the pilot offers (for a broadcast network series) some decent twists, welcome casting against type and a somewhat intriguing plot.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Apr 1, 2018
    55
    If The Crossing has too much ambiguity to be an effective political polemic, it's perhaps a bit overstuffed to make good television.
  6. Reviewed by: Pilot Viruet
    Mar 28, 2018
    50
    Despite all of the intrigue, many of the non-sci-fi conflicts within The Crossing feel predictable. We’ve seen the small town sheriff vs. the big-city detective plenty of times before, and Jude and Emma don’t add much to the trope--they just fall into their natural resentful roles.
  7. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Apr 2, 2018
    50
    It may be merely gesticulating at parallel ironies as opposed to exploring and exposing them. But that’s the nagging part about evaluating this all-too-ordinary feint and an extraordinary story. Because that the first episode hints at the drama’s aspirations to be and do many things at once. And this dilutes its sense of necessity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Jul 6, 2018
    10
    This show has a great plot, great actors and I look forward to watching it every week. But as usual they just shove more and more realityThis show has a great plot, great actors and I look forward to watching it every week. But as usual they just shove more and more reality shows down our throats and remove any good show from all the networks. I mean how many bachelor, dancing, singing surviving, etc. reality shows do we really need. They are increasing at an alarming rate. If I want to see people make fools of themselves I'll just go to the nearest Marc's store or mall. Expand
  2. Apr 3, 2018
    9
    Handsome and engaging pilot episode, Pacing was great in exposition. The underwater "crossing" scene was spectacular.--both visuallyHandsome and engaging pilot episode, Pacing was great in exposition. The underwater "crossing" scene was spectacular.--both visually beautiful and mysterious. The coastal setting is also gorgeous. Looking forward to more episodes but also know this genre of television rarely survives on broadcast television, regardless of quality. Expand
  3. Apr 10, 2018
    9
    Too much bashing of sci-fi shows here by critics and users. Yes, it's not realistic in the way a drama would be. That doesn't mean bad actingToo much bashing of sci-fi shows here by critics and users. Yes, it's not realistic in the way a drama would be. That doesn't mean bad acting or writing, it means we are taken to a place we are not familiar with. Thank goodness for shows like this as a contrast to the endless stream of dramas.
    This show has a great premise. The pilot episode is well-executed, giving enough to show exactly where it is and where it's going. Very good reasons to stay with this one.
    Natalie Martinez is a good casting. I look forward to seeing what they do with her characters. Overall the cast did a good job of conveying the story which comes with a dark edge.
    Great to see a show being brave and going for something new in this genre.
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  4. Apr 3, 2018
    2
    Yes, this is as poor as you feared it'd be. An excellent premise sabotaged by poor casting, poor acting, poor directing, poor screenplay, etc.Yes, this is as poor as you feared it'd be. An excellent premise sabotaged by poor casting, poor acting, poor directing, poor screenplay, etc. Also, there's a very obvious studio effort to address diversity, so much so that's it's utterly distracting. It has the hallmarks of a CW production, feels very much like a mix of their shows I see advertised - don't watch any. Though it's created, written, and directed by men, it's very empowered woman oriented with white guys being the chief villains, so yeh, the studio must've leaned hard on them to shape the show in this manner. There's also all kinds of plausibility problems from the way the police and homeland security set up and manage things, it's just atrocious. Such wasted potential. Expand
  5. May 20, 2018
    0
    Would have kept watching it but u wrote off all the characters after season 2. Just was getting to know them and like them. Bring them all back
  6. May 8, 2018
    0
    this show should be given a minus score: I want the 40 minutes I spent on this drivel of a sci-fi show back! Stupid plot, atrocious acting,this show should be given a minus score: I want the 40 minutes I spent on this drivel of a sci-fi show back! Stupid plot, atrocious acting, lazy dialogues. This is like a 1990's TV show! Come on! Expand
  7. Apr 2, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It is so disappointing how network television take a science fiction premise, with so much potential, and turn it into an obvious, rehashed story, that drains away all the possibility of exploring new ideas and new storylines. Rushing to fall back on the same old tropes (a mother's love for her child trumps all, the bad guys are already here and in positions of power) does not make me want to watch this show. For some stupid reason I forced myself to watch the first episode until the end, stupid because I hoped it would get better. It didn't. Expand

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