The Catch Reviews & Ratings

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From Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, “The Catch” is a new thriller centered on the strong, successful Alice Martin (Mireille Enos). She’s a fraud investigator who’s about to be the victim of fraud herself by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career.
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Mar 25, 2016 7:09PM EDT
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WOW! What a start, the pilot is exceptionally good with Mireille Enos and Peter Krause capturing their characters' essence from even before the opening credits. that goes for the rest of the stellar cast as well. Fully formed characters in a pilot is unusual, mostly takes a few eps for actors to settle in. Not here.

Smart, sexy, slick, possible unrequited love, glossy, perfectly groomed from-the-salon-hair, fabulous clothing (for men and women), plus exquisite homes and backdrops all teamed with a season story arc and story of the week done with breathless pacing that leaves you wanting more!!!! All the elements for a great season and everything I want in escapism tv. LOVE THIS SHOW! Put your brain in neutral, get out the popcorn and enjoy!

WOW! What a start, the pilot is exceptionally good with Mireille Enos and Peter Krause capturing their characters' essence from even before the opening credits. that goes for the rest of the stellar cast as well. Fully formed characters in a pilot is unusual, mostly takes a few eps for actors to settle in. Not here.

Smart, sexy, slick, possible unrequited love, glossy, perfectly groomed from-the-salon-hair, fabulous clothing (for men and women), plus exquisite homes and backdrops all teamed with a season story arc and story of the week done with breathless pacing that leaves you wanting more!!!! All the elements for a great season and everything I want in escapism tv. LOVE THIS SHOW! Put your brain in neutral, get out the popcorn and enjoy!

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Mar 24, 2016 11:02PM EDT
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I think that Shonda Rhimes has another hit on her hands. This is a smart and sexy thriller. The casting is spectacular and the story grabs you right from the start I highly recommend you give this show a try.

I think that Shonda Rhimes has another hit on her hands. This is a smart and sexy thriller. The casting is spectacular and the story grabs you right from the start I highly recommend you give this show a try.

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Dec 16, 2016 1:06PM EST
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OK first try for Shonda Rhimes venturing into the thriller genre.
I was not at all impressed by the first few episodes, didn't feel any chemistry between Mireille Enos and Peter Krause.
Mireille's attires have a 70's tendency, same with the female characters' eyelashes, particularly Mireille's which are so huge, dense and black even my grandma can see they're fakes and paired with her 70's attire I cannot help but think of Heather Graham in Austin Powers every time I see her :)

Although the chemistry does not feel right in the beginning the plot is interesting and, I must confess, I'm a Peter Krause fan so that kept me watching.
As the season goes on the chemistry starts working out and the plot thickens and takes characters to unexpected places, by the end of the first season you will be mildly hooked.
I like the British vibe from Season 1. It feels a lot like Hustle (http://norcalstrongstyle.com/tv-shows/hustle) the difference being, The Catch is totally geared toward female audiences. There are powerful, strong, independent women in many different roles, be prepared to enter yet another sisterhood. Male characters are kind of weak, coldblooded perhaps but weak personalities with nothing substantial to add to the plot. Hopefully Peter Krause's character gets a personality boost from the writers for next season.

There is one thing I noticed I didn't like; While people are at Alice's office you see in the background a wheelchair going around. It is always in the background. If they really want to show they are an "inclusive firm" hire a real handicapped actor and have them play a role not just have a wheelchair doing the rounds in the background.

OK first try for Shonda Rhimes venturing into the thriller genre.
I was not at all impressed by the first few episodes, didn't feel any chemistry between Mireille Enos and Peter Krause.
Mireille's attires have a 70's tendency, same with the female characters' eyelashes, particularly Mireille's which are so huge, dense and black even my grandma can see they're fakes and paired with her 70's attire I cannot help but think of Heather Graham in Austin Powers every time I see her :)

Although the chemistry does not feel right in the beginning the plot is interesting and, I must confess, I'm a Peter Krause fan so that kept me watching.
As the season goes on the chemistry starts working out and the plot thickens and takes characters to unexpected places, by the end of the first season you will be mildly hooked.
I like the British vibe from Season 1. It feels a lot like Hustle (http://norcalstrongstyle.com/tv-shows/hustle) the difference being, The Catch is totally geared toward female audiences. There are powerful, strong, independent women in many different roles, be prepared to enter yet another sisterhood. Male characters are kind of weak, coldblooded perhaps but weak personalities with nothing substantial to add to the plot. Hopefully Peter Krause's character gets a personality boost from the writers for next season.

There is one thing I noticed I didn't like; While people are at Alice's office you see in the background a wheelchair going around. It is always in the background. If they really want to show they are an "inclusive firm" hire a real handicapped actor and have them play a role not just have a wheelchair doing the rounds in the background.

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by CelyneR
May 6, 2016 1:14PM EDT
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I was not convinced that I should watch it but I sooo luv it! SO much fun and entertaining. A sort of "Thomas Crown Affair" in a serie. I hope it stays this delicious!

I was not convinced that I should watch it but I sooo luv it! SO much fun and entertaining. A sort of "Thomas Crown Affair" in a serie. I hope it stays this delicious!

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Apr 1, 2016 7:12AM EDT
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It's so refreshing to have something different to enjoy!

Great writing and acting. Beautifully shot with high production value.

I hope they can keep up the good work and make it last several seasons. Don't want it to overstay it's welcome and loose the joy.

It's so refreshing to have something different to enjoy!

Great writing and acting. Beautifully shot with high production value.

I hope they can keep up the good work and make it last several seasons. Don't want it to overstay it's welcome and loose the joy.

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Oct 3, 2016 1:42AM EDT
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ok show and ready for season 2 if it comes out.

ok show and ready for season 2 if it comes out.

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Mar 26, 2016 5:38PM EDT
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This show reminds me so much of White Collar, i dare to say that this is it's little brother ;) Love it already and can't wait to see more of this show! ;)

This show reminds me so much of White Collar, i dare to say that this is it's little brother ;) Love it already and can't wait to see more of this show! ;)

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Apr 14, 2016 8:06AM EDT
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very nice, once you start to watch it you cannot stop!

very nice, once you start to watch it you cannot stop!

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Mar 25, 2016 5:57PM EDT
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Good premise, bad execution. Too flashy.

Good premise, bad execution. Too flashy.

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May 12, 2017 3:41PM EDT
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After watching for two seasons and learning of the series cancellation yesterday, I am reminded that I never reviewed this...as usual there are no spoilers in my review, because I NEVER put spoilers in my review since this website is also used for people to track old shows they've never seen.
The first season really required too much suspension of disbelief, but it was entertaining nevertheless. The second season, unfortunately too late in the season, is where the show started to find its footing and show that it had ways to adapt the story line (which seemed boxed in) in order to last a couple more seasons at least. It's good, but there are much better shows out there to invest your valuable time in. Not to flip-flop, the final episode was the best one yet, with many unexpected twists and turns, some wrap up and some bit of story line left open for what would have been the next season but we're left to use our imagination, so it is not a bad investment of time.

After watching for two seasons and learning of the series cancellation yesterday, I am reminded that I never reviewed this...as usual there are no spoilers in my review, because I NEVER put spoilers in my review since this website is also used for people to track old shows they've never seen.
The first season really required too much suspension of disbelief, but it was entertaining nevertheless. The second season, unfortunately too late in the season, is where the show started to find its footing and show that it had ways to adapt the story line (which seemed boxed in) in order to last a couple more seasons at least. It's good, but there are much better shows out there to invest your valuable time in. Not to flip-flop, the final episode was the best one yet, with many unexpected twists and turns, some wrap up and some bit of story line left open for what would have been the next season but we're left to use our imagination, so it is not a bad investment of time.