• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 9, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Henry Goldblatt
    Aug 15, 2012
    91
    [A] terrific second season of this industry-set sitcom. [17/24 Aug 2012, p.109]
  2. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jul 12, 2012
    80
    It has more heart than I first credited it with, and the season-long arc involving Sean and Beverly is both funny and touching.
  3. Reviewed by: Emily Nussbaum
    Jul 10, 2012
    80
    Episodes has a sly subversiveness that deepens over time, like mercury poisoning: it's an adult farce that is at once frothy and acerbic.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jul 2, 2012
    75
    Of the two series [Web Therapy and Episodes], Episodes is the most consistent and polished. It's also the one show that finds a groove and is happy to patter around its middling course.
  5. Reviewed by: Daniel Goldberg
    Jul 2, 2012
    63
    Episodes continues to tread much of the same ground it covered last season, serving mainly as a satire of Hollywood liars who can't act and actors who don't know how to lie.
  6. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jun 29, 2012
    75
    Season 2 of the Hollywood satire still plays too broad, [...] But Matt LeBlanc's understated performance as himself has gotten even better. [9 Jul 2012, p.36]
  7. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jun 29, 2012
    80
    Episodes isn't a weighty series at all, but these actors elevate every scene they are in with spot-on comic timing and a graceful ability to play a range of conflicting emotions at once.
  8. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 29, 2012
    70
    Watching things go to hell was great fun. Being stuck in sitcom hell turns out to be a bit more trying.
  9. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Jun 29, 2012
    80
    The second season looks to be equally incisive [as the first]. With heart.
  10. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jun 29, 2012
    88
    As smartly written as it is played, Episodes offers the comic pleasures, not just of clashing cultures, but of contrasting comic styles.
  11. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 29, 2012
    91
    It's a thoroughly entertaining romp, with the television industry as a combination Tilt-A-Whirl/merry-go-round.
  12. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 27, 2012
    83
    Still fun, but the innocent first moments last season were better.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 3, 2012
    9
    'Episodes' is a great show. Between Matt Leblanc's performance as, well, Matt Leblanc and the dry humor of the two British actors, this show'Episodes' is a great show. Between Matt Leblanc's performance as, well, Matt Leblanc and the dry humor of the two British actors, this show really is funny. Full Review »
  2. May 30, 2014
    8
    This is definitely an improvement over its previous season. It's funnier and smartly written. My favorite was the season finale episode,This is definitely an improvement over its previous season. It's funnier and smartly written. My favorite was the season finale episode, probably my favorite episode of the show so far. Full Review »
  3. May 25, 2013
    5
    Episodes first season certainly improved as it reached its finale but this second doesn't really take things on any further. The talented castEpisodes first season certainly improved as it reached its finale but this second doesn't really take things on any further. The talented cast still provide some laughs but it is never quite funny enough for me to become a fan. Full Review »