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Dresden must get a private investigators license to continue to work with Chicago PD. Everything is great until his instructor, Jim Brennen, is found dead and Harry must work with Brennen's associate to find out who killed him and why.

Episode Title: The Other Dick
Airs: 2007-03-25 at 21:00
  • Ginia Bellafante

    It has the feeling of pizza with pineapple on it — which is to say, not actually for grown-ups.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Linda Stasi

    The series has great potential, and frankly I can't tell you why it doesn't ever quite reach it - other than it somehow lacks, er, magic.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Tim Goodman

    "The Dresden Files" is currently mediocre, a series searching for the right tone, seemingly unsure of itself and all the while not quite selling itself to the non sci-fi crowd.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    It isn't until the werewolf-themed fourth episode that "Dresden Files" finally gives you a trick worth applauding. Hopefully, there's more of that to come.

    Newark Star-Ledger Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    "Dresden" hasn't put a spell on me at the start - but it's not bad. It's just that on Sundays, opposite such shows as "Desperate Housewives" and "Rome," not bad is not nearly good enough.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Gillian Flynn

    An uneven fantasy series that's not eerie enough to be a culty favorite or goofy enough to be a guilty pleasure.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Mike Duffy

    Even with Blackthorne's occasionally engaging portrayal of Harry Dresden, this whodunit lacks the wit and imagination that might transform it into something special.

    Detroit Free Press Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    If the series doesn't generate any grand creative magic, it at least possesses a certain old-fashioned charm.

    Variety Full Review
  • Maureen Ryan

    If you don’t like hints of Harry Potter mixed in with fairly straightforward procedural elements, this may not be the show for you.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    Like Harry, the show has yet to fully master its tricks. There are a few decent jolts, but nothing is truly frightening or even that threatening. And while the show can be amusing, it's never exactly side-splitting.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Marilyn Moss

    Brooding, seductive and smart.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Gloria Goodale

    These unsettling scenes are tough on the eyes, but happily, star Paul Blackthorne is well worth watching, full time.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    Dresden's investigations amount to a lot of ho-hum hokum... and his relationships are largely paint-by-number bland.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review