• Network: PBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 12, 2020
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Robyn Bahr
    Jan 13, 2020
    60
    Sanditon's strong conceit gives way to too many episodes that serve as clunky filler between Charlotte's disastrous first encounter with Sidney and their eventual oozy denouement. ... Even in spite of Sanditon's many prosaic faults, I left the finale thinking, "Wow. They really went for it."
  2. Reviewed by: Chitra Ramaswamy
    Dec 20, 2019
    60
    Every box is ticked off to great satisfaction or dull predictability depending on where you stand on the period drama tolerance scale.
  3. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Jan 3, 2020
    45
    It leaned into pulp and became a careless attempt to finish what might have been a great work. The more salacious bits might well have their place, but tying it to Austen is an extraordinary miscalculation.
  4. Reviewed by: Ellie Harrison
    Jan 3, 2020
    40
    As Charlotte, Williams lacks sincerity, often lapsing into period drama caricature, all quivering mouth and shining, eager eyes. In fact, most of the performances here feel cliched and devoid of any nuance – not helped by the rather on-the-nose script.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 14, 2020
    10
    Love this show! My new favorite. We need Season 2 to start production now!