Bent: Season 1 Reviews

March 23, 2020
A breezy two-hour binge that'll put a smile on your face.
February 21, 2020
Bent entertained while it lasted, a light, heartfelt little comedy that wasn't the funniest or best written show, but a solid comedy with some great potential.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 21, 2012
It's not brilliant but it's enjoyable, with a lackadaisical charm and a strong cast.
March 21, 2012
The leads are strong and immediately likable, but the heart of the show is in its supporting characters.
March 21, 2012
We like to think of it as the show having double the time to charm the pants off viewers.
March 21, 2012
Could easily pull that common sitcom trick of a shaky start that develops into something greater.
March 21, 2012
Bent is at once both utterly generic and kind of pleasant.
March 21, 2012
Bent isn't a terrible sitcom. It's just flimsy and forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 21, 2012
Light on an abundance of laughs, surprises and original ideas.
March 21, 2012
If DIY ever decides to turn its home-rehab series "House Crashers" into a sitcom, it couldn't be more rickety than NBC's Bent.
March 21, 2012
What's wrong, in fact, is chemistry and payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 21, 2012
if the show lacks novelty, it's not without its appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 21, 2012
Bent ends up being worth watching for the recurring grins it provides.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 21, 2012
The show misses its mark - but not by much and not in any objectionable way.
March 21, 2012
A hang-out sitcom is all about a good vibe, and Bent suggests one that's pleasant right now but could become terrific with time.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 21, 2012
Beneath all that witty repartee, the two main characters actually have some depth.
March 21, 2012
There's a lot going on in Bent. A lot of absurdity, a lot of characters, and that vital thing, a lot of talent.
March 21, 2012
This low-key charmer is a pleasant spring surprise.
March 21, 2012
Bent builds a nice little shelter in a classic style..
March 21, 2012
I absolutely don't believe NBC will come up with any comedies that are better than this in the fall.