From Mike Hale of the New York Times:
Who Cares Who Did It? Why Is More the Issue
Set in Vancouver in the same way “Rookie Blue” is set in Toronto — very subtly, so as not to confuse or turn off American viewers — ABC’s new imported crime drama, “Motive,” offers a common Canadian trade-off. It’s reasonably smart, reasonably interesting and reasonably well acted without being particularly good. Read more.