Dig: What Critics Say

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Dig: What Critics Say
Jason Isaacs at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.

Dig” will debut on USA Network this coming Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. The show is led by Jason Isaacs as Peter Connelly. He is the FBI agent who uncovers a conspiracy that dates back to thousands of years ago. Joining him in the cast are Anne Heche, Lauren Ambrose, David Costabile and Richard E. Grant. The series is created by Gideon Raff (“Homeland”) and Tim Kring (“Heroes”). What does critics have to say about this show? Found out below in our round-up of reviews.

The critic from the Wall Street Journal says that the show has a “cracking-tale potential” and describes the episodes shared to reviewers so far as entertaining. The basic plot is easily digestible. But the main thrusts of the series have yet to unfold, as they were only provided with the first few episodes to evaluate. However, with what the critic has seen so far, it looks like there’s something more to the story.

Forbes Magazine’s review, on the other hand, finds the conspiracy drama lacking in layers. The team behind it obviously wants to make the story interesting, but if and when this becomes an ongoing saga, it looks like there’s not much of the story to go around. At the moment, USA Network has pegged “Dig” as a limited event series, which, for now, means it’s a one-off thing.

The Hollywood Reporter’s critic calls the show “too convoluted for its own good” and also hints that the story flow is quite disorganized. However, credit is given to Isaacs as the lead actor, and his character is also commended for its depth and shade.

The Los Angeles Daily News describes the show as intriguing, but it doesn’t pick up as quickly as one would’ve hoped. The critic thinks that the loose ends doesn’t quite fit yet (they were only provided three or four episodes to review) and the critic also has issues with the lead character’s personal problems, which gets in the way of the actual story.

The critic from Cinema Blend finds the show intriguing and surprising even as its tone is one that avid TV viewers don’t usually expect from USA Network. The actors’ performances are commendable, according to the review. The site gives “Dig” a rating of 3 ½ stars.

There are plenty of negative points about the series, according to the review from TV Overmind, but there are also many promising elements. The performance of Isaacs, for one thing, is notable. The chemistry between co-stars is also evident. However, the most exciting thing about the show, according to this critic, is its visuals.

There you have it, the round-up of reviews from various TV critics for the upcoming series “Dig” which will begin airing Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on USA Network.

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Rachel will watch any TV show once to see if it's worth following. She watches 55 to 60 American, British and Canadian TV shows on any regular week. Glued to TV, she has not seen the world outside in a while. :P