Review : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 43
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 43
  3. Negative: 4 out of 43

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  1. Dec 7, 2014
    10
    Review stars the consistently hilarious Andrew Daly who has played several "dark", also hilarious, characters on the renowned podcast Comedy Bang Bang. This show is something of a godsend in that it allows Daly to play out situations in which his character gets himself into several unfortunate circumstances. It doesn't hurt that the likes of other comedians such as Jason Mantzukas andReview stars the consistently hilarious Andrew Daly who has played several "dark", also hilarious, characters on the renowned podcast Comedy Bang Bang. This show is something of a godsend in that it allows Daly to play out situations in which his character gets himself into several unfortunate circumstances. It doesn't hurt that the likes of other comedians such as Jason Mantzukas and Jessica St. Clair appear as well. Expand
  2. Mar 10, 2014
    9
    If you enjoy anything anything Andy Daly has been on (his wacky characters on Comedy Bang! Bang! in particular) you will most likely love this show. Andy is one of the funniest guys out there and this show fits perfectly with his crazy humor.
  3. May 22, 2014
    10
    Wow, what an adventure this show is! Reviews have always been a part of the media world we live in. But what about life? Is it any good? Well, if this show is any indication, it's pretty crazy (but in a good way!) Andrew Daly and Megan Stevenson drive this short-arc long-arc story about a man with an indomitable quest to review life experiences. It's funny, poignant, and extremelyWow, what an adventure this show is! Reviews have always been a part of the media world we live in. But what about life? Is it any good? Well, if this show is any indication, it's pretty crazy (but in a good way!) Andrew Daly and Megan Stevenson drive this short-arc long-arc story about a man with an indomitable quest to review life experiences. It's funny, poignant, and extremely well-acted. Enjoy this short 9-episode show. I guarantee you will. Expand
  4. Mar 8, 2014
    2
    Couldn't make it through the first episode. It's got an incredibly predictable plot for each situation and then throws in over the top gags to attempt to balance it out.
  5. Jul 11, 2014
    9
    Although it seems like "just" a parody of reality tv (e.g. Nathan For You, which is a really good show, btw), it's actually an Adult Swim-style character study of the destruction of the host's life due to his commitment to their job. It's also really, really funny, employing Arrested Development-style continuity to great effect. What I like about the show is that it's really funny, butAlthough it seems like "just" a parody of reality tv (e.g. Nathan For You, which is a really good show, btw), it's actually an Adult Swim-style character study of the destruction of the host's life due to his commitment to their job. It's also really, really funny, employing Arrested Development-style continuity to great effect. What I like about the show is that it's really funny, but doesn't travel down a road quite as dark or completely absurd as some of the things you see on Adult Swim. I actually really cared about the main character (who, despite all his flaws, is a pretty likeable guy) after watching the show, and I'm glad the show didn't overly rely on the suffering of the main character for humor. Expand
  6. Aug 7, 2015
    9
    This show is so weird and funny and it consistently has me laughing out loud. Hilarious is the word I'm going for. I didn't catch season one and to date I've only watched the first two episodes of season two. Rip roaring laughter! Da bomb!
  7. Jun 22, 2015
    8
    4/5★ Take a Michael Scott type, add total commitment and vague disregard for societal norms and what you get is Forrest MacNeil, a seemingly straitlaced man with a mission to experience it all.
    At first Review seems like a straightforward mockumentary, but develops into a dark, almost surreal breakdown of a man who on the surface had it all.
    Verdict: One of those shows that you gotta see
    4/5★ Take a Michael Scott type, add total commitment and vague disregard for societal norms and what you get is Forrest MacNeil, a seemingly straitlaced man with a mission to experience it all.
    At first Review seems like a straightforward mockumentary, but develops into a dark, almost surreal breakdown of a man who on the surface had it all.
    Verdict: One of those shows that you gotta see it to believe it.
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  8. Dec 8, 2014
    9
    If you are like me and can't get enough "Review" have no fear: this show is adapted from the original Australian TV version called "Review with Myles Barlow". You can watch it on YouTube or Hulu Plus.
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 80
    Review is more of an experience than a statement; if you ask yourself, "What's the point?" you'll probably never get an answer, and you'll miss out on the agonizing pleasure of this most unusual series, which imports a style of TV comedy that was perfected in the United Kingdom and its far-flung colonies, and somehow Americanizes it without snuffing its daft spark.
  2. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Mar 14, 2014
    75
    On this sporadically hilarious show, Andy Daly carries over the uptight persona he used to great effect on Eastbound & Down to the role of TV presenter Forrest MacNeil, who every week reviews and grades different experiences. [21 Mar 2014, p.58]
  3. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Mar 6, 2014
    91
    [By the third episode] Review revealed itself to be something much more complicated, dark, and brilliant, in which the weight of all these viewer requests begins to take a horrific toll on Forrest's life.