Maddie (Jessica Sula) is a high school party girl who doesn't think she has a problem until she's confronted one day by her guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and a recovering facility. Maddie makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at "Recovery Road", while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life.
|Airs:||2016-01-25 at 21:00|
The episodes can feel sentimental and neutered, despite attempts to portray addiction in a multifaceted manner. However, with its quick dialogue and fully realized main character, Recovery Road just might flourish into a series that transcends its early trappings.We Got This Covered Full Review
If those flashbacks occasionally feel too manipulative or visually overcooked, it’s because the character’s present-day interactions are so visceral and moving. Recovery Road achieves those effective moments by focusing on Maddie. The wonderful surrounding cast of characters adds add some serious depth to the recovery narrative thanks in large part to the solid performances, but this is still a show about one character.The A.V. Club Full Review
Some of the plots travel in expected directions, and you won’t mistake this brightly lit show for something on AMC, but there’s sincerity and some grit to Recovery Road.Variety Full Review
There are frequently times when the production comes across like an episode of late-period 7th Heaven. But at its best, Recovery Road does a good job of capturing the complex web of both emotions and actions that are taken in the journey to sobriety suggested by the show title.Yahoo TV Full Review
This one’s preachy, overly dramatic and everything you would expect from a show like this.The Lincoln Journal Star Full Review