• Network: AMC
  • Series Premiere Date: May 31, 2020
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Ed Cumming
    Apr 13, 2020
    100
    A remarkably uncynical version of events around the Coughing Major, which shows several points of view with clarity and empathy. ... Quiz is an entertaining, well-constructed and big-hearted romp through a story most will think they know well, with sympathetic performances by both leads, an amusing turn by Michael Sheen as Chris Tarrant, and an entertaining supporting cast of quiz fanatics.
  2. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    May 15, 2020
    80
    “Quiz” goes back and presents an alternate version of events it’s already portrayed, showing us all the ways in which editing a story to better fit a narrative might transform it completely. It’s a risky gambit, and one that frankly works better on a second viewing when you can better appreciate all the winks Graham layered in from the start. But when it does come together, “Quiz” is as compelling as the show that first inspired it.
  3. Reviewed by: Lucy Mangan
    Apr 13, 2020
    60
    The opening episode gets off to a shaky start, credibility and credulity-wise, as we watch how the show that would soon dominate the schedules came together. ... Fortunately, once the nuts and bolts are dealt with and the focus shifts to the Ingrams and life among normal humans outside the TV studios, the drama becomes as addictive as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? proved.
  4. Rolling Stone
    Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    May 8, 2020
    50
    Part of the fun of the caper genre is seeing how the crooks pull it off. Quiz provides little satisfaction in that area, opting for a more philosophical look at the Ingram marriage. [May 2020, p.91]

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