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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 9, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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  • Summary: Even with Pucks!, things are not going well for Matt personally as Sean and Beverly try to mend fences.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
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  1. Reviewed by: Emily Nussbaum
    Jan 13, 2014
    80
    It seemed doubtful that the show’s creators could keep those plates spinning for another round, but the third season introduces a fantastic new contrivance: a psychotic new network head, played by Chris Diamantopoulos.
  2. Reviewed by: Phil Dyess-Nugent
    Jan 10, 2014
    58
    If everything about Episodes were as peppy and primed to rock as LeBlanc, the show would be a marvel. Mostly, though, it’s turned out to be a fairly tired satire of Hollywood, one that’s stayed yoked to its dubious premise.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 7, 2014
    50
    It’s hard not to see Episodes as a pretty good metaphor for what show-within-the-show “Pucks” is: A TV series that starts with high hopes and the promise of doing something a little different and--despite the latitude, in this case, afforded by its premium venue--winds up just settling for more of the same.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Mar 23, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is the best season yet. Like last season, Matt LeBlanc, Stephan Mangan, and Tamsin Greg are hilarious. Chris Diamantopoulos is great as the new network head. I can't wait for more!! Expand
  2. Jan 17, 2015
    9
    Witty, clever, LOL funny...a great comeback for a show that has always been pretty good but dragged a bit in the prior season's plot. SeasonWitty, clever, LOL funny...a great comeback for a show that has always been pretty good but dragged a bit in the prior season's plot. Season 3 has funnier lines and more of them...which somehow justifies the exaggerated, over-the-top characters more so than in past years. The balance is better. Not only is this the best season yet, but ep. 5 has one of the all-time funniest TV scenes, with Sean and Beverly at a therapist's office. In terms of sheer gasping-for-air laughter, it's up there with the best . (My all-time fave being the "Taxi" ep. at the DMV: "What does a yellow light mean: Slow down.") I literally had trouble catching my breath. It was hilarious and, BTW, didn't really have much to do with lampooning Hollywood, or being fishes-out-of-water, so maybe we'll be treated to more of that in the future. Anyway, don't miss this season. The new network programming executive in the mix (played by Chris Diamantopoulos) is the icing on the crazy cake. Another year of terrific performances by LeBlanc, Perkins, Grieg, Mangan...and all the other Brits. Well done you! Expand