• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 24, 2019
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34

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  1. Jun 30, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Fantastic dystopian drama let down a little by some unsympathetic characters and Deus Ex Machina hokiness. Superb performances from Jessica Hynes, Rory Kinnear, Anne Reid and star-in-the-making Lydia West though. Expand
  2. Jul 16, 2019
    9
    Creative and smart !!
    This is Us and Black Mirror blends into one 6 episode miniseries covering the next 15 years in the life of the Lyons family. The acting and music is wonderful while complicated drama situations happen so fast avoiding fillers and unnecessary scenes. At the end you `ll wish there were new stories for the next years.
    "Signor, is this a good series" ? Signor :
    Creative and smart !!
    This is Us and Black Mirror blends into one 6 episode miniseries covering the next 15 years in the life of the Lyons family. The acting and music is wonderful while complicated drama situations happen so fast avoiding fillers and unnecessary scenes. At the end you `ll wish there were new stories for the next years.

    "Signor, is this a good series" ?
    Signor : "Yes, indeed is a great miniseries" !!!
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  3. Jul 10, 2019
    0
    Trite. Lowbrow. Self-satisfied. Pontificating. Flabby. Politically Correct.
    In short, the exact opposite of British wit, and its acerbic, smart, self-deprecating humour.
    Minore Britannia
  4. Jul 28, 2019
    10
    Quite emotional And interesting story about the development of European social politics. Would love to see a second season
  5. Jul 24, 2019
    10
    a brilliant look into the rising political climate and technology, anyone who rates this poorly is more than likely a fan of Trump and the rise of the non-factual politics the reality of the world we are creating
  6. Jul 29, 2019
    9
    Every so often a show comes along that rocks the conscience into action. Russell T Davies brilliantly and profoundly disturbing "Years and Years" is a sincerely drawn portrait of a culture of personality which wrecks disaster on the soul of humanity. The perfect example of Satire meeting Reality it hits close to home and then hits even closer. The saving grace is a cast of charactersEvery so often a show comes along that rocks the conscience into action. Russell T Davies brilliantly and profoundly disturbing "Years and Years" is a sincerely drawn portrait of a culture of personality which wrecks disaster on the soul of humanity. The perfect example of Satire meeting Reality it hits close to home and then hits even closer. The saving grace is a cast of characters drawn so humanely, that we are immediately drawn into their world while at the same time fearful of what is happening to ours. A must see for anyone with a conscience and a desire to change the mess of a society we all find ourselves in. 4 stars, :) Expand
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jul 30, 2019
    90
    “Years and Years” is one of the best shows of 2019 so far — worth going back and experiencing it in your own way. While remaining a deeply absorbing family story, as good or better than any season of “This Is Us,” “Years and Years” is depressing on top of depressing. ... My praise for the show is not unqualified, however, as Davies (whose previous work includes the British version of “Queer as Folk” and a successful revamp of “Doctor Who”) stumbled greatly with Monday’s series finale.
  2. Reviewed by: Emily Nussbaum
    Jul 23, 2019
    70
    There’s a lot of plot for six episodes. As a result, the Lyonses don’t always feel fully real. ... What grounds the series is a classic love story: the bond between Daniel (the always wonderful Russell Tovey) and Viktor (Maxim Baldry), a taboo attraction that deepens into something lasting.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jul 3, 2019
    85
    What Davies has done, essentially, is combine a family soap opera with elements of "Black Mirror."