Black Monday: Season 1 (2019)

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Black Monday

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Black Monday zips with irrepressible style and a seductively stacked cast of charismatics stars - but this Wall Street odyssey is too preoccupied with flash to ferment its needed substance.

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Critic Ratings: 45

85%

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User Ratings: 89
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Episodes

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365
Air date: Jan 20, 2019
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364
Air date: Jan 27, 2019
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339
Air date: Feb 10, 2019
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295
Air date: Feb 17, 2019
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243
Air date: Feb 24, 2019
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122
Air date: Mar 3, 2019
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65
Air date: Mar 10, 2019
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Air date: Mar 17, 2019
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Air date: Mar 24, 2019
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Air date: Mar 31, 2019
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It's all happening at The Jammer Group, a ragtag Wall Street firm headed by Maurice "Mo" Monroe (Emmy nominee and Golden Globe® winner Don Cheadle). Mo leads his team of misfit traders, including no-nonsense Dawn (Regina Hall, Girls Trip), eager-to-please Keith (SAG® Award winner Paul Scheer, The League), wild man Wayne (Horatio Sanz, Saturday Night Live), and hotshot Yassir (Yassir Lester, Making History). Into this motley mix walks Blair Pfaff (Tony® Award nominee and Grammy® winner Andrew Rannells, Girls), a young wide-eyed trader who gets in way over his head. Together, they take on the moneyed, blueblood, old-boys club of New York finance and end up unwittingly crashing a Lamborghini limousine, the glass ceiling and the world's largest financial system in this scathing comic commentary on 1980s excess.

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Critic Reviews for Black Monday Season 1

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (24)

"Black Monday" gives us lots of great moments with other characters from Mo's firm, too - for example, Regina Hall's Dawn Darcy, who's Mo's only female executive.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…
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When you've got a cast like Black Monday's and dialogue like Black Monday's and costumes like Black Monday's, you should be able to forgive a story that isn't quite as remarkable as it might think.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

As an actor, Cheadle obviously enjoys this sort of ride. From House of Lies to Black Monday requires little more than a change of wardrobe. The characters of Marty Kaan and Mo Monroe otherwise are cut from the same cloth.

Feb 14, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

A show with an incredible ensemble of talented actors but as little focus as its cocaine-addled characters.

Jan 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Awash in red flags for a burgeoning series, as the lead character is a questionable, outdated pick and the premise begs for a quick resolution to the mystery being teased. But viewers could do a lot worse than invest in this likely crash.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Black Monday is silly, politically incorrect, loud, puerile and relies on lots of penis gags. Obviously I enjoyed it.

May 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

To be honest, all this gets old pretty fast.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Black Monday has an interesting topic, but it chose to tell it four different ways rather than focusing on one interesting way.

Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Despite a great performance by Regina Hall and some decent jokes, Black Monday is a hollow series that has a loud, overwhelming focus on obnoxious greed.

Jan 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It lacks any compelling through-line as a drama or a comedy, which is not even to mention how this intellectual vacuum renders those pesky non-PC jokes pretty unfunny.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

When Black Monday stays in its comfort zone, it's something genuinely refreshing to see from a prestige provider.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

It's fast. Hoo boy, is it fast. Jokes come non-stop from a bunch of angles.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Monday: Season 1

  • May 01, 2020
    Hilarious. Quick whit. Fun. Love it.
  • Mar 06, 2020
    Fast and witty with lots of cultural references spanning the superficial to the profound. And executed by a stellar cast (Regina Hall and Don Cheadle are smashing!) One of my all-time favourites.
  • Aug 25, 2019
    HILARIOUS. Took me back to a time before so many shows seemed politically correct.Regina Hall did an excellent job.
  • Aug 10, 2019
    Best new show of the year
  • Jul 21, 2019
    The critics who panned this are CRAZY! This show is great! Hilarious and dusted with just enough drama to make the viewer care. The comedic acting is fantastic -- Cheadle has never been better -- and Regina Hall is a perfect foil for him. The 80s vibe only makes it more enjoyable. Can't wait for Season 2!
  • Jul 12, 2019
    Loved the first ep which also probably made it hard for the rest of the series to maintain that level, as my interest did wane throughout. Excellent soundtrack/score!
  • Jun 29, 2019
    The montage at the end is one of the best TV moments I've experienced.
  • Jun 06, 2019
    Edgy fast and furious, love 80's references and even flash back to 60's. Some excellent 1 liners
  • Apr 28, 2019
    Binged in a day. I really hope Seth Rogen and Regina Hall make Season 2 IMMEDIATELY. I have so many unanswered questions.
  • Apr 12, 2019
    Fun. Fast paced. Witty. Funny. Good story. Fantastic acting. Want to see more.

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