Six by Sondheim

  • Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 9, 2013
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Dec 9, 2013
    60
    Sondheim comes off as distant and a bit cool here, reluctant to make eye contact and often speaking with a professorial air even when he’s talking about himself. But what most people want in Sondheim isn’t a drinking buddy. It’s a musical composer, and in that he qualifies on all counts.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 11, 2013
    10
    I am not a musical theater buff, far from it. But i thought the Sondheim show was one of the best things I've seen on TV in a long time. ItI am not a musical theater buff, far from it. But i thought the Sondheim show was one of the best things I've seen on TV in a long time. It was an amazingly well edited collection (the editor deserves ad Emmy) of clips from 30+ talk show appearances over 40 years. There were so many great explanations of how to write, how to be creative, how to think about the creative process, that the show transcended musical theater. Even if you know a lot about Sondheim, this show will make you think about more. Please do find it and watch it. Full Review »
  2. Dec 10, 2013
    10
    The best thing I've seen on TV all year: propulsive pace, lapidary editing, brand-new and period performances that kill, and best of all,The best thing I've seen on TV all year: propulsive pace, lapidary editing, brand-new and period performances that kill, and best of all, Sondheim himself: a brilliant, self-knowing raconteur, blazing with both attitude and gratitude. Full Review »