Secret Diary of a Call Girl : Season 1

  • Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 16, 2008
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22

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Critic Reviews

  1. The series shows the darker side of Belle's work without getting into that porno-punishing crap so often disguised as morality lessons. The series, like Belle, is far too smart to succumb to such an average attitude.
  2. 80
    The emotional strains of keeping her secret from Ben (Iddo Goldberg) grow across the eight episodes and lend the season an unexpected poignancy.
  3. 80
    The real pleasures of this half-hour show come from its sly sense of humor and from Belle’s practical yet adventurous approach to her job.
  4. 80
    While I realize my entire description makes the show sound hopelessly shallow and unrealistic (which it is), it's also smart and well acted and at times, funny.
  5. 80
    It’s titillating without being truly trashy, because it also has heart--for that, thank Bil-lie Piper (formerly of Doctor Who), who brings wit and warmth, but also a crisp and unpredictable edge, to the tricky role of Belle by night/Hannah by day.
  6. Like "Sex and the City" - oh, no, not that comparison - the half hour flies by and you realize that the human relationships depicted here are interesting and worth mining and Belle's life choices are entertaining.
  7. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    70
    DeMange draws out the helplessness and frustrations of the men who visit Belle, which are complemented by Tat Radcliffe's framing of the action.
  8. As the season's eight episodes progress, and she's forced to open her life to a bit of outside scrutiny, cracks begin to appear in the facade. And while that's not enough to turn her into a victim--we're not talking Lifetime here--it does gradually transform her into the character Showtime most needs her to be: someone whose company might actually be worth paying for.
  9. This is hour-long material forced into a 30-minute timeslot, though some of its plots are strung together--at times held up by--Piper's silent, meaningful looks at the camera.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Aug 28, 2010
    10
    secret diary of a call girl is great im a guy and its very rare that i find something so intimate and so many breasts and nipples are shown onsecret diary of a call girl is great im a guy and its very rare that i find something so intimate and so many breasts and nipples are shown on tv im with bt vision so i can watch it all the time and it really helps me masturbate and i love seeing breasts and shes such a hot chick my girlfriend is ok but we dont **** so this programme has also made me realise i wanna go see a prostitute even if its expensive and she will be my **** buddy and ill do anal on her and **** her hard and shes gonna give me a blow job so guys out there watch it it will do you good. Full Review »
  2. PatrickO
    May 23, 2009
    9
    Humourous and witty, in a more unorthadox approach, I think it's excellent, a British "sex and the city".
  3. LR
    Jan 24, 2009
    10
    Secret Diary of a call girl gives an interesting take on London and its sex scene. It does well not to glamorize prostitution and provides Secret Diary of a call girl gives an interesting take on London and its sex scene. It does well not to glamorize prostitution and provides escapism for its audience. You also feel that you've become close to Belle/ Hannah. Really enjoyed it. Full Review »