Wasteland: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Wasteland: Season 1 (1999-2001)



Critic Consensus: Wasteland aspires to voice the anxieties of a generation while only offering unrealistic avatars, making for a moody slog that is pretentious as it is vapid.


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Six twentysomethings confront post-graduate life in New York City in this sudsy nighttime drama from `Dawson's Creek' creator Kevin Williamson. The show's title was an unfortunate reflection of its ratings---it lasted a mere three weeks on ABC, though several episodes aired on cable in 2001.


Sally Kirkland
as Barbara Parker
Michael Dietz
as Steve Reynolds
Adam Scott
as Coffee Boy
Gabriel Macht
as Crandall
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Critic Reviews for Wasteland: Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (9)

The ABC drama from Dawson's Creek creator Kevin Williamson is too silly to be taken seriously, yet too glum to qualify as a guilty pleasure like Melrose Place in its campy prime.

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As with all Williamson projects, this one has a great soundtrack and looks great... But only a TV virgin would think of it as anything but pretentious and loaded with cliches.

July 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The big mistake is Williamson setting Dawnie up as the "voice of her generation"... Television that announces its anthropological intent is pretentious and heavy-handed.

July 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The cast is attractive, and the characters are convincing in their confusion. But already I wish they'd quit overanalyzing their feelings and make some new acquaintances.

July 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The urban adrenaline is thinned out however by a cast that is a standard bouquet of pretty things, so generically, unself-consciously hip-young-now that they seem stuck in a revolving door at the Gap.

July 16, 2019 | Full Review…

It certainly doesn't have characters you immediately want to cheer for. Instead it's a wasteland of beautiful people with perfect teeth, each with their own hiccup of a problem.

July 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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