Onion News Network : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2, 3
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Jesse Hicks
    Jan 21, 2011
    60
    Of course, satire doesn't need to rely on realistic or three-dimensional characters. (In fact, it most often relies on two-dimensional types.) But it does need a fresh and consistent point of view. Absent that, ONN is best when it indulges in simple absurdity.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Feb 1, 2011
    8
    I've been a huge fan of the Onion books and newspapers for years. I was greatly disappointed with the movie but this time I think they'veI've been a huge fan of the Onion books and newspapers for years. I was greatly disappointed with the movie but this time I think they've struck gold. The key is host Brooke Alvarez's (if that is her real name) sharp, hard hitting delivery. It adds legitimacy to the broadcast.....at least until you hear the ridiculous premise of most of the stories. The Daily Show is at it's best when it avoids the editorializing of John Stewart and uses it's feature reports to point out the absurdity of our political system. The Onion seems to understand this. Full Review »
  2. Feb 18, 2011
    10
    The anchor lady is comedy gold. I absolutely love every minute of it. Make sure to pay extra attention to the news flashes that roll at theThe anchor lady is comedy gold. I absolutely love every minute of it. Make sure to pay extra attention to the news flashes that roll at the bottom of the screen. Full Review »
  3. Jan 25, 2011
    3
    Too predictable and over the top to be funny. Short little viral videos are where this content shines best, and while I like the 'host' sheToo predictable and over the top to be funny. Short little viral videos are where this content shines best, and while I like the 'host' she doesn't add enough to make the show watchable. Broken up it might get a few chuckles, all at once it is overpowering. Full Review »