The series has already made an impression on viewers, particularly those who professionally criticize shows. Not long after the credits rolled for the first episode of Will Trent, reviews began pouring in from various outlets expressing their thoughts on the ABC crime drama. In his review of the series, Variety writer Daniel D’Addario said it was a “successful crime drama,” while The Hollywood Reporter’s Daniel Fienberg wrote, “ABC’s Will Trent is quickly emerging as an above-average television procedure.”
Some outlets, like Decider, went a step further and compared the show to fan-favorite institutions, writing: “[‘Will Trent’] has the feel of an old fashioned USA or TNT cop series that focuses more on character and less on mystery. Trent also has a sense of humor that reminds us of shows like Monk, Psych, or Rizzoli & Isles.” And to top off the substantial praise, the New York Post called the ABC crime drama a “thrilling ride,” and also credited its star as spotlighted one of the program’s highlights: “But it’s Rodríguez who drives the series forward,” wrote Post critic Michael Starr, “as Will, he’s both charismatic and unpredictable interspersed with a touch of subtle humor.”
Although the ABC series is still in its infancy, the show appears to be off to a good start, and it will be fascinating to see if the show stays on course to earn a place among the greatest crime series of all time.