The Maya Rudolph Show : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: May 19, 2014
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

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

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    May 20, 2014
    50
    The show was pleasant without being particularly funny or memorable, odd without being urgent or edgy, scattershot without taking any big swings.
  2. 40
    The Maya Rudolph Show has all the makings of a perfectly cromulent variety series, but it's not fully hatched yet, nor is it clear that variety is a format that makes sense on American TV in 2014.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 21, 2014
    9
    Overall, a promising start. For any parent who's children are obsessed with Frozen, the musical number with Kristen Bell was LOL funny. TheOverall, a promising start. For any parent who's children are obsessed with Frozen, the musical number with Kristen Bell was LOL funny. The GPS parent skit was also very good. The opening number went on a little too long, but hopefully this was just for the first episode. She's no Carol Burnett, but Maya Rudolph has promise. Full Review »
  2. May 22, 2014
    9
    " The Maya Rudolph Show is hilarious and gives great entertainment and even better then elllen's show" The Maya Rudolph Show is hilarious and gives great entertainment and even better then elllen's show "........................................................................ Full Review »
  3. May 21, 2014
    7
    I wanted to like this show, I really did. I adore Maya Rudolph, and the idea of reviving the variety show seemed brilliant. But theI wanted to like this show, I really did. I adore Maya Rudolph, and the idea of reviving the variety show seemed brilliant. But the premiere show probably could have been.... funnier. Cold open with Blake Shelton... cute but not truly funny. The long opening number was cleverly written, but required so much work from the viewer to dissect all the lyrics... sung fast and sometimes hard to understand. By Frozen bit... also dependent on complex lyrics... we are deep into the show and sinking fast. GPS family started to revive things... but not in time to keep my eyelids from drooping. Suggestion... move sketches up... song and dance stuff deeper into the show. Keep segments short. Reveal guest stars one at a time... and in a bigger way. Do something surprising each week. Watch The Carol Burnet Show. Full Review »