From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:
- Motive: A police procedural whose intentions are fuzzy at best
As it turns out, Motive is slick, a bit silly, very stylish and disappointingly predictable. All that promotional money has been spent on a middling-good network-style series that is just a shade shy of a total misfire. Read more.
From Alex Strachan of Postmedia News:
- TV weekend: Motive, Ripper Street
It is drizzly and grey on a high-school football field in Vancouver when Motive begins. The stands are packed with cheering supporters, and the players are running their patterns on the field, blocking and tackling to waves of raucous applause. A high-school marching band waits its cue, and the drummer â€” the de facto loser â€” is pressed up against the stands at the back, where heâ€™s being showered with abuse from drunken louts in the crowd. The picture freezes and a caption appears: â€œThe Killer.â€ Read more.
From the Toronto Star:
- TV Tonight: Five worth watching Sunday, Feb. 3
Speaking of detectives and post-Super Bowl slots, CTV debuts its new crime drama Motive. Viewers learn at the start of each episode whodunit, but gritty Det. Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and her partner Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) must piece together the why. New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre guests in the premiere as a high school teacher found murdered (CTV at 10). Read more.
From Murtz and Inside Pulse:
Interview With Motiveâ€˜s Kristin Lehman & Lauren Holly