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Charlies Angels - (S01E03)

Crime . Adventure . Action . Action & Adventure

The Angels take the case of an investigative journalist who disappears on a cruise ship, a case that connects with Kate's past.

Episode Title: Bon Voyage, Angels
Airs: 2011-10-6 at 08:00 pm
  • Chris Conaton

    Here everyone, even Bosley, seems interchangeable.

    PopMatters Full Review
  • Mark A. Perigard

    Whoever reads those stilted lines, it won't make a difference. These angels never take flight.

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Chuck Barney

    Unfortunately, no one pops off the screen the way Farrah once did.

    San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    Despite cosmetic flourishes (this time even Bosley has six-pack abs) and a few modest wrinkles, it's hard to escape feeling this is the same old excuse to put "babes" in skimpy outfits, both to thwart evil and inspire swearing off fatty foods.

    Variety Full Review
  • Matthew Gilbert

    The underwhelming cast brings nothing to the boilerplate action. Kelly is miscast as a biker chick, and making Bosley a hunk with computer skills fails to add life.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    Reboots can work ("Hawaii Five-0"), but they haven't got a prayer if they lavishly, ludicrously, embrace all the hooey and hokum of the original. Welcome to the new Angels.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Mary McNamara

    The writing is glib (the term "cat fight" is actually used) and the action relies more on gadgetry than "Mission Impossible." However, the women all look great.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Alessandra Stanley

    They are your grandmother's Angels, throwbacks to an era when there was something contrary and cute about a woman with flowing hair and a lethal karate chop.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Andrea Reiher

    From shows like "Alias" to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" to "Nikita," it has become commonplace to see hot chicks action stars. So a "Charlie's Angels" reboot has to offer something else in order to work. And it doesn't.

    Zap2it (Inside the Box) Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    Hey, with a name like Charlie's Angels, at least viewers have a pretty good idea of what they're going to get: action, attractive women and gorgeous locations--but not much else.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Tom Gliatto

    Done without any of the smart silliness that made Drew Barrymore's 2000 movie reboot so much fun, the show is just vixen nostalgia. [17 Oct 2011, p.42]

    People Weekly Full Review
  • Curt Wagner

    Charlie's Angels is as absurd as the original 1976-81 series that launched the careers of Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett (and her hair).

    RedEye Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    It's a much bigger mess than '70s critics ever accused the original of being.

    Hitfix Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    It leads off the network's Thursday prime-time schedule, with the action originating in Miami and the scripts apparently bought from Godawful, Inc.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    [The original series] had energy and glamour and a self-aware sense of frothy fun, all of which are missing from this lugubrious update.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Lori Rackl

    Charlie's Angels is proof that angels exist in hell, because that's where it felt like I was during most of this hourlong drivel.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Ellen Gray

    I found the pilot for this reboot of that Aaron Spelling '70s show about "three little girls"--now played by Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh--who work for a disembodied voice named Charlie to be pretty much unwatchable.

    Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    If you like smart women who hide the iron fist under the velvet glove, you'll get more satisfaction elsewhere--like from, oh, say, Nikita over on the CW, who is better drama all by herself than this ill-served new trio of Angels.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Glenn Garvin

    Stripped of the novelty and the jiggle factor--these Angels are fully equipped with functioning underwear--the remake is reduced to its essential self, which is a comic book for the slow-witted.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Matt Roush

    It's not just a lazy idea, it's atrociously executed, pathetically acted and cynically conceived.

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • Tim Goodman

    ABC's new drama Charlie's Angels seem to want to go back to the '70s to rustle up some girl power, but it fails miserably and offensively.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    They come off as interchangeable affirmative-action figures who make Farrah and company look like early suffragettes who fought for the jiggle rights we now take for granted.

    Washington Post Full Review

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