Countdown with Keith Olbermann : Season 9

Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jun 23, 2011
    Olbermann is still Olbermann: left-leaning, punctuated by ironic humor, veering into bombast, and underpinned by sincerity. You'll just need to look a little harder in the far reaches of cable to find him.
  2. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Jun 27, 2011
    This Countdown isn't terribly televisual and might gain in force and intimacy if it were transferred straight to radio, though it would suffer from the loss of light-hearted video clips that serve to cleanse the palate of bile.
  3. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jun 23, 2011
    Certainly Olbermann is refreshing, and singular, in the clarity of his mission, which is to defend the liberal point of view with the same sort of take-no-prisoners rhetoric that conservative pundits like Bill O'Reilly have wielded so effectively. But the blatant uber-medianess of his persona seems, at times, in direct conflict with that belief that "the weakest citizen is more important than the strongest corporation."
  4. Reviewed by: David Zurawik
    Jun 23, 2011
    I suspect Olbermann could build it out exponentially. But for that to happen, Gore or someone is going to have to rein Olbermann in on reckless and self-indulgent attack segments like the last one with Moulitsas.
  5. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jun 23, 2011
    Countdown has transported itself from MSNBC to Current without major incident or much innovation.

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