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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 26, 2014
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  • Summary: Over the course of one night, five women and five men (Sarah Bolger, Adam Campbell, Adan Canto, Alexis Carra, Craig Frank, Ginger Gonzaga, Blake Lee, Vanessa Lengies, Andrew Santino, Frankie Shaw, and Katie Simses) look for love at a Manhattan bar called "Mix."
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Feb 25, 2014
    80
    Maintaining this sort of rat-a-rat patter is no small feat, but the series gets off to such a promising start as to bode well for future installments. Moreover, the shifting pairings from episode to episode create a semi-serialized element that deftly builds off the groundwork laid the previous week, conjuring questions about who’s going to wind up with whom.
  2. Reviewed by: Karen Valby
    Feb 14, 2014
    75
    If you like--or like zoning out to--slick and shiny romantic comedies in the vein of New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day, Mixology is the show for you. But underneath the glossy, Ryan Seacrest-produced banner, this cocktail actually has some genuine sweetness and originality.
  3. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Feb 24, 2014
    75
    The show is funny enough, although you might wonder where it would go in a second season, but here's the dirty little secret of Mixology: It's intelligent and poignant as well as being entertaining.
  4. Reviewed by: Vicki Hyman
    Feb 26, 2014
    42
    Only intermittently funny but unceasingly crass.
  5. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Feb 26, 2014
    40
    While some of the flirtatious banter in these random odd couplings can be witty and even winsome, after a few rounds (I made it through three episodes), I was ready to close out my tab.
  6. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Feb 26, 2014
    40
    At the end of the night, Mixology doesn’t have a lot of fizz.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Feb 26, 2014
    0
    Mixology is a tone-deaf, poorly executed, badly written series that, in the parlance of the show, kind of rapes comedy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 5, 2014
    10
    Mixology is a hilarious show with great twists and turns. It is a raw and realistic depiction of the dating world today. The guy who playsMixology is a hilarious show with great twists and turns. It is a raw and realistic depiction of the dating world today. The guy who plays Bruce (his name escapes me at the moment) plays a hate-to-love character that absolutely NAILS his role! The background narrations of each character are really fun and enable the audience to really connect and almost build a slight rapport with the characters. The dynamic of each group is smart, funny and again, realistic. The ditsy waitress with the sexy bartender; The single mom and washed up friend; The business professional man-eater with her sweet and naïve friend/co-worker; And lastly the guys; Complete opposites, Tom and Bruce feed off each other and just create magic on the screen. Tom makes me cringe and yet makes me want to cuddle him and hold him while he cries on my shoulder. Overall this show is entertaining, funny and realistic. As much as I am not the hugest Ryan Seacrest fan, he did, in this case, produce something actually worth watching! Well done! Expand
  2. May 2, 2014
    10
    Two things:
    1. This show is satire. It pokes fun at these exaggerated versions of REAL people you would find at bars. There is no need to get
    Two things:
    1. This show is satire. It pokes fun at these exaggerated versions of REAL people you would find at bars. There is no need to get offended.

    2. While this show is hilarious and pretty well-written, it belongs on FX or Comedy Central
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  3. Apr 23, 2014
    10
    I absolutely love this series! it is not only funny but it's real life problems that people have. I think that the show has so much potentialI absolutely love this series! it is not only funny but it's real life problems that people have. I think that the show has so much potential and I would love for it to continue! Expand
  4. Jun 27, 2014
    10
    I randomly came across this show mid-season and I was instantly hooked and that doesn't happen often at all. The last show I really liked wasI randomly came across this show mid-season and I was instantly hooked and that doesn't happen often at all. The last show I really liked was freaks and geeks. This show is a look at the bar scene from 10 perspectives and each episode is multiple viewpoints of the same point in the night. I thought the concept was original and it was cool to see a representation of a contemporary night out. The actors themselves are a great collection of funny, talented, and memorable people. Each character gets explored to different extents in each episode and you come to love them all. It's a shame the show was cancelled although it could be a hard concept to turn into a series. It almost feels like it should be a movie. It reminds me a lot of 'nick and norah's infinite playlist'. As for the abysmal critical reviews... well critics are pretentious **** what's new. Expand
  5. Mar 6, 2014
    10
    After the many negative reviews I was somewhat reluctant to watch this show but was very pleasantly surprised when I did. I find the showAfter the many negative reviews I was somewhat reluctant to watch this show but was very pleasantly surprised when I did. I find the show fresh and innovative and different from most everything else on TV. Of course, some of the characters are more likeable than others. My favorites are Ginger Gonzaga (Maya), Kate Simses ((Liv), Adam Campbell (Ron), Blake Lee (Tom) and Craig Frank (Cal). Ron definitely has the best lines and sweet and dangerously curious Liv makes the perfect foil for him. I found the story lines funny and engaging. I only hope that the negative reviews and the less than stellar ratings don't lead to the show's premature cancellation by ABC. Does anyone remember what a rocky debut Seinfeld had? I strongly recommend that everyone watch this show and give it a chance; you'll be glad that you did! Expand
  6. Apr 7, 2014
    10
    this is one of the best romantic shows i have ever watch . Writer of hangover brings us mixology a sexy , funny , romantic comedy tv . it is athis is one of the best romantic shows i have ever watch . Writer of hangover brings us mixology a sexy , funny , romantic comedy tv . it is a wonderful show because it abot love and how 10 singles get these girls . it romantic and i will always watch this show
    Grade A+
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  7. Feb 28, 2014
    9
    I decided to watch the premier of this show fully expecting it to be awful. (Admission: I am an 80 year old male whose "pickup scene" isI decided to watch the premier of this show fully expecting it to be awful. (Admission: I am an 80 year old male whose "pickup scene" is currently extremely limited.) It appears that the series may take place in one night at a fairly upscale bar, showing relationships between a new couple each week. The show is written mostly from the young male viewpoint (note the "crass" comments from some critic's reviews). I thought the show was extremely funny with crisply written (if crass) dialog. My wife thought the show was "OK", illustrating I think the difference between male and female perceptions of "Mixology". I will definitely continue to watch the show though I have some question if it will be able to sustain its current level. Expand

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