• Network: DirecTV
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 9, 2013
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Oct 15, 2013
    40
    Too many of the other characters’ crises seem boilerplate, giving the whole enterprise the feel of a condensed soap opera or an exercise from a playwriting class.
  2. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Oct 9, 2013
    75
    Over 10 episodes, as these characters' lives intertwine, LaBute delivers a deeper meditation on the way people use each other, whether or not they're picking up the check.
  3. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Oct 9, 2013
    50
    The turn and turn again structure is definitely appealing, albeit a bit self-conscious. The cast is terrific and LaBute knows his way around dialogue.... But watching guys hand-feed their inner cavemen from the table is not nearly as much fun as LaBute seems to think it is.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Oct 8, 2013
    70
    This is programming that will strike you as either prestigious or pretentious. The dialogue, as is often the case with LaBute, seems notably natural at times, terribly scripted at others.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 8, 2013
    60
    It’s an interesting construction; “La Ronde”-style storytelling is not something seen regularly in prime-time so for the uniqueness of the form viewers can be grateful. But the same setting and two-character focus in every episode makes for a somewhat stifling viewing experience compared to the typical prime-time drama.
  6. Reviewed by: Brandon Nowalk
    Oct 8, 2013
    67
    There’s an airlessness to Full Circle that vacuum-packs these performances but leaves little real life.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Oct 8, 2013
    80
    It’s a half hour you won’t regret spending.
  8. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Oct 7, 2013
    50
    No one comes off as very likable in the four episodes sent to critics, but all the characters are fascinating, often as much for what we suspect about their inner nature as for what they say aloud.
  9. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Oct 7, 2013
    80
    The result self-consciously approximates the feel of a stage play--a trifle theatrical and showy, admittedly, but nevertheless oddly addictive as you wait to see how one story will bleed into the next.

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