Black Monday: Season 1 Reviews

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Top Critic
November 23, 2019
"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.
May 30, 2019
Black Monday is silly, politically incorrect, loud, puerile and relies on lots of penis gags. Obviously I enjoyed it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2019
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.
February 19, 2019
Four episodes in, Black Monday's tonal mash-up makes more sense. The mix of sitcom plotting, Seth Rogen/Judd Apatow-style bro banter, and glossy cable period-piece is starting to gel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2019
Just because something is over the top doesn't mean it doesn't have moments of being spot-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 23, 2019
So much is packed into the first episode of roughly 35 minutes that some of it backfires or whizzes by -- and yet it is compelling, like a slap in the face.
January 23, 2019
It's fast. Hoo boy, is it fast. Jokes come non-stop from a bunch of angles.
January 23, 2019
When Black Monday stays in its comfort zone, it's something genuinely refreshing to see from a prestige provider.
January 22, 2019
Black Monday, unlike most other reductionist Wall Street projects, has no moral or political axe to grind; its point is to produce laughs (maybe "inflict laughs" is a better way of putting it) without imagining it can save the world.
January 22, 2019
Thankfully, you don't have to like these jerks to enjoy them.
January 22, 2019
For now it's at least great fun to watch Don Cheadle doing lines and talking business, and maybe that's the point, that in the end the market is made by egos and chaos.
January 22, 2019
For now it's at least great fun to watch Don Cheadle doing lines and talking business, and maybe that's the point, that in the end the market is made by egos and chaos.
January 22, 2019
I wasn't expecting much out of Black Monday, to be honest, but by the end of the episode, I was hooked, and perhaps a little frustrated that I couldn't binge this one to completion in half a day.
January 21, 2019
Stream it, especially if Caspe and Cahan can keep landing funny lines the way they did in the first two episodes.
January 18, 2019
Black Monday takes conventional portrayals of Wall Street out for many, many drinks, pumps them full of cocaine and then shoots off into the night for a sloppy, insanely wild ride that doesn't always make sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
January 18, 2019
Sometimes funny but often too over-the-top... the comedy in "Black Monday" is significantly broader than usual for a premium cable channel show, often calling to mind a more profane iteration of a single-camera broadcast channel comedy.
January 18, 2019
Black Monday can be very funny, very clever about incorporating 1980s cultural references and very vulgar. It's also propelled by three extremely talented people, among them Mr. Cheadle.
January 18, 2019
Black Monday is a unique mix of comedy, mystery, and wonderfully bizarre retro '80s robot humor.
January 18, 2019
Black Monday is a pastiche of extremes, the '80s in quotation marks, and that works for at least part of the show Caspe and Cahan have made.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 18, 2019
Black Monday is an intriguing entry in the genre of financial service satire because it's a much sillier takedown of the country's contrast-collar class.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.6/10
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