Little Voice is a sweet, warm-hearted show, filled with natural performances and dotted with lovely songs. Its general willingness to leave story threads dangling makes the viewer feel she’s been dropped into a true-ish tale of modern bohemia.
I don't watch much TV, however the preview for this one caught me eye. I was hooked by the first episode and really loved watching through the season. It evokes a myriad of emotions... and at the end of the season I feel hope from each of the characters in each of their roles. It's nice. It's really nice. I, myself, am now hoping for season 2.
Really, the show might well have been called “Everybody Loves Bess (but Bess).” All this adoration will create tension and conflict and episodes of inchoate moodiness among them, of an almost secondary-school intensity, and at times expressed exactly in the terms of a music video — which is to say, there is an audience for it.
There’s little enough realism intruding on “Little Voice,” though, to make it something of an escapist treat, and a musical one. ... It’s uncertain, though, whether “Little Voice” can overcome its inconsistencies. ... [Louie's] also something of a bad stereotype, as an obsessive-compulsive musical-theater buff who is rendered unemployable by his temperament. Bess the character has a similar problem, though it engenders less sympathy.
Nelson and Bareilles leave no cliche unexplored in their efforts to manufacture some dramatic tension. When their first attempt – Bess's crippling stage fright and a laughably unbelievable tendency to tell dad jokes onstage – proves too flimsy, their ambition grows.
Little Voice is way, way underrated. Its first season was raw and emotional and funny and uplifting and I loved every second of it. The cast is amazing and has undeniable chemistry. The music is amazing, obviously, thanks to the musical genius that is Sara Bareilles. More people should be watching this and talking about it!