Episodes (US) : Season 1

  • Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 9, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jan 6, 2011
    60
    There are some promising moments Episodes, and as the characters move beyond stereotypes, some of the story lines begin to pay off in amusing and even touching ways.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Landweber
    Jan 9, 2011
    50
    A joint effort between Showtime and the BBC, it features British humor and American humor. These don't always play nice together, and Episodes appears unsure of how to make them merge or which to privilege.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 6, 2011
    50
    Halfway through episode two, anybody with a feel for such material will see where every beat is heading, even if the trip there isn't always unpleasant.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jan 6, 2011
    50
    The performances are actually good in the series, if only the actors had credible or remotely likable or, dare we ask, funny characters to play.
  5. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jan 9, 2011
    40
    Episodes has funny moments. It just seems primarily designed to amuse the TV industry.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jan 7, 2011
    40
    Episodes isn't even as funny as Crane and Klarik's last collaboration, the exceedingly mediocre short-lived CBS comedy "The Class" - and that's even considering that the new show features Crane's old "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc delivering a terrific performance as an exaggerated version of himself.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 118 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. Feb 21, 2011
    10
    Classic fish-out-of-water setup -- smartass Brits stuck in a Hollywood where they find the values of the natives fascinating and appalling.Classic fish-out-of-water setup -- smartass Brits stuck in a Hollywood where they find the values of the natives fascinating and appalling. What they don't quite realize is how much they're being corrupted as they make cracks about the corruption. What keeps it from being off-putting is the touching portrait of a marriage of genuine friends. (Ironic since it is an alum of FRIENDS who most threatens it.) One of the best comedy shows to be produced for Showtime. Full Review »
  2. Feb 24, 2011
    9
    This is a clever little show that brings on refreshingly honest approach to the state of network television from the last 10 years. What IThis is a clever little show that brings on refreshingly honest approach to the state of network television from the last 10 years. What I like about this show the most is how they mix ed dry British humor with the more eccentric comedy Americans are used to. Full Review »
  3. May 4, 2011
    7
    The show is just extremely charming, ith two British characters that an audience can get behind and lets just face it, its great to see MattThe show is just extremely charming, ith two British characters that an audience can get behind and lets just face it, its great to see Matt Le Blanc back and playing a more blue joey in many ways. Full Review »