FEUD : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 5, 2017
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Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: The Ryan Murphy-produced anthology series Feud: Bette and Joan focuses on how Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) came together to make "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" despite their heated rivalry.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Feb 14, 2017
    91
    Feud ultimately finds its strongest moments in the scenes when these incredibly complicated women speak to each other on these topics [age and gender]. This is not just because those scenes often feature some of the snappiest dialogue of the series, but because they push the show out of a tired acknowledgement that being a lady in Hollywood sucks and into real character interaction that acknowledges the immense capacity women have for self-recrimination and self-destruction.
  2. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Feb 14, 2017
    80
    The diva devotee's undeniable passion for the material, plus a cast of almost gratuitous distinction, helps cover for a narrative that's sometimes more juicy than weighty.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Feb 14, 2017
    75
    What grips you and holds you are the marvelous performances by huge stars of today playing huge stars of yester-year.
  4. Reviewed by: Dave Nemetz
    Feb 14, 2017
    75
    Lange and Sarandon pay him [Ryan Murphy] back with performances so powerful, they could light up a row of Hollywood marquees. In fact, the two shine so brightly at times that we can hardly see all the other flaws.