• Network: AMC
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 14, 2013
  • Season #: 1 , 2

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Feb 13, 2013
    Problem with Freak Show is once you meet the performers, and they have the obligatory let’s-get-acquainted party (what is this, “The Real Housewolves of Venice Beach?”), you’re already over the shock.
  2. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Feb 14, 2013
    [Todd Ray's] passion for the peculiar is praiseworthy, and erases any misgivings that the venture is exploitation at its most blatant. Still it's not that easy to watch a guy called Morgue stick a hook in his nose until it comes out his mouth.
  3. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Feb 14, 2013
    Freakshow is the real disappointment. It has managed to do something truly extraordinary: making the strange and amazing simply boring.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Feb 13, 2013
    Freakshow is kind of drab compared with “Immortalized,” especially for anyone who has ever lived within driving distance of Coney Island.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Feb 13, 2013
    Ray and his brood--either extended or related by blood--simply aren't interesting enough to merit more than a one-off.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Apr 27, 2013
    After you see each person and they tell you more about there lives. What more is there to show..
    After you meet them its like ok The shock
    is over and its like its no big deal. Full Review »