• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 19, 2020
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Jude Dry
    Mar 19, 2020
    100
    Hilariously crafted, thrillingly paced, and brimming with the kind of raw honesty rarely found on TV, “Feel Good” will certainly make you feel, if not necessarily good, then something refreshingly real.
  2. Reviewed by: Bessie Yuill
    Mar 19, 2020
    100
    The actors’ natural chemistry keeps the struggle from being exhausting. George and Mae share a language of sorts – they understand each other’s sense of humour instinctively – so you end up rooting for this sweet, weird couple just as much as you worry for them. Perhaps most impressive, though, is how generously Feel Good captures the flaws and strengths of its supporting cast. ... Thoughtful, hilarious series.
  3. Reviewed by: Lucy Mangan
    Mar 18, 2020
    100
    Feel Good should make you feel good. It’s not only an immaculately written and paced piece of work and a properly funny comedy, it is also has created a delicately and intricately constructed, deeply humane world where people make mistakes but are not damned, and have flaws that are not fatal, and – despite all the obstacles – connect across and despite their divides. It is good for almost everything that ails us.
  4. Mar 12, 2020
    100
    Feel Good manages to do all this intricate story work about gender, sexuality, addiction, and relationships while establishing a clear comedic voice right from the start. ... It doesn’t always feel good to watch it, but that’s part of Feel Good’s magic. It tells a story full of discomfort and insecurity with self-assuredness, empathy, and charm.
  5. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Mar 25, 2020
    80
    “Feel Good” is wonderfully complex emotionally.
  6. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Mar 25, 2020
    80
    What it lacks in rom-com purity it makes up for in substance. I found myself rooting for the couple to stay together and also get the hell apart. It’s a buoyant, bingeable comedy that’s worth arguing about. Trust me when I say: It feels good enough.
  7. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Mar 19, 2020
    80
    With enough warmth and humor to keep its heavier subject matter afloat, “Feel Good” feels lowkey, insightful and real in a way that so much of TV tries to be, but rarely achieves quite like this — and yes, it also can feel pretty damn good.
  8. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Mar 18, 2020
    80
    Feel Good isn't a series without joy or pleasures, mind you, but it's mostly a tart, clear-minded, sometimes funny series about exactly how much (or little) damage love can repair and the harder, more personal work necessary to fix what's left.
  9. Reviewed by: Josh Sorokach
    Mar 10, 2020
    80
    If you’re in the mood for a show that prioritizes realistic humor and heart over static connect-the-dots storytelling, you’ll enjoy the subtle charms and overwhelming sincerity of Feel Good.
  10. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Mar 18, 2020
    70
    When I began watching, Feel Good felt like an entertaining trifle; by the end, I was greatly invested in Mae’s story, and worried about how she would cope with all the mistakes she and George had made.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Mar 27, 2020
    3
    The script may have been good, but it was hard to tell because the acting is hammy, each character appears to believe that they areThe script may have been good, but it was hard to tell because the acting is hammy, each character appears to believe that they are screamingly funny (which they are not). Kudrow does what she can do to elevate this steaming pile but its not really enough. Full Review »
  2. Mar 23, 2020
    10
    Great first 6 episodes. Very well written and well acted. Some of the scenes about addiction absolutely blew me away.