• Network: USA
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 6, 2020
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Nick Allen
    Feb 6, 2020
    30
    “Briarpatch” seems to pride itself on throwing in new strange details and characters when it can, but that type of goofy pulp becomes exhausting. Any glimmer of some spirited character work (like Edi Gathegi as a lawyer that Allegra trusts) is snuffed out by the bizarre feeling of watching a show that's so kooky and yet so stagnant.
User Score
3.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Feb 13, 2020
    1
    What a letdown! A new show from Sam Esmail, creator of Mr Robot, such high hopes for some good entertainment! And then, maybe halfway throughWhat a letdown! A new show from Sam Esmail, creator of Mr Robot, such high hopes for some good entertainment! And then, maybe halfway through the first episode (this was the pilot?) my wife and I went on to something else.
    What's the problem with the show? 1) a hackneyed script 2) stereotyped characters 3) terrible director. These combine for an unwatchable show.
    I know they didn't start out to make a bad show. Where were the producers? Didn't they see the trainwreck coming? Isn't that what they're paid to do? Now the writers are stuck in that writers' room every week, and it must be so depressing. The actors are stuck with this show for some episodes, and it must be so depressing. Go home at the end of the day, don't tell your friends about the show, hoping they won't watch it. Such a bummer.
    What happened? It would be interesting to know. There's lots to be learned from a complete failure like this, but it takes courage to face the music and figure it out.
    Anyway, good luck to all concerned.
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