Bonding: Season 1 (2019)


Critic Consensus: Though Bonding's juicy spin on friendship and sexuality boldly treads into uncharted territory, the show's writing too often teeters uncomfortably between bewitchingly funny and bewilderingly underwhelming to make it a truly satisfying experience.


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Air date: Apr 24, 2019
Air date: Apr 24, 2019
Air date: Apr 24, 2019
Air date: Apr 24, 2019
Air date: Apr 24, 2019
Air date: Apr 24, 2019
Air date: Apr 24, 2019

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A New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant.

Critic Reviews for Bonding Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Dark, graphic comedy about sexual fantasies, friendship.

May 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There has pretty much never been a show that explores sexual preference in such a bold and un-judgmental way before.

May 3, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Episodes improve after the pilot with a shift in focus to the characters and their relationships, but the season finale shifts tones again into a gear that seems like blatant begging for a second season.

May 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Powered by two strong lead performances from Zoe Levin and Brendan Scannell, Bonding is a succinct new comedy with a ton of heart.

May 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Nate Hurtsellers's cinematography ably apes the saturated, sultry vibrance of an Almodovar or Araki joint, but can't counter the overall aura of patronizing squareness.

May 6, 2019 | Full Review…

It does have some funny situations and some witty phrases, but it is full of improbabilities and narrative artifices. [Full review in Spanish]

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Bonding feels underwritten, under-planned, and ultimately underwhelming.

Apr 25, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Bonding is funny enough to make its structural problems less of an issue than you might think. Just be sure you have a very open mind before hitting "Play" on this one.

Apr 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Scannell is the true breakout star.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Funny, smart, delicate and yet simultaneously crude -- in case you find the details of fetish sex to be crude -- and in the end, both moving and liberating.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bonding: Season 1

It's hard to understand where the comedy is...

This series was amazing and I didn't realize how short the episides were. I was just excited to binge and see more. The story provides great character development in the short screen time, and is a satirical peephole of the Domm life. Hoping for more. Want so much more.

Excellent show. Tiff and her gay best friend from high school Pete sexcapades as a dominatrix and a dominatrix's assistant. When not busy being a dom, tiff is working on becoming a psychologist. A funny lighthearted comedy about bdsm and roll play.

Great show. Was not what I expected. Very funny and good writing.

what. is. this? i am sick of netflix dumping content that seems was never reviewed. yes, this series is quirky and kind of fun, but it is minuscule and it really does not have a point whatsoever. netflix has to stop feeding us low budget Tv series and movies, it feels like they are begging to have content, despite its quality.

Irreverent, funny, touching, in so many ways. My hubs and I busted up watching this show. Witty, snappy dialogue keeps it moving, but it is also real, in the personal interactions. Cast has spark and great timing. I highly recommend to adult viewers, but some may be offended.

It's funny. Definitely adult humor, in a good way..

The acting by the two leads is excellent and the show is well scripted and really well done overall

Such a unique TV series. Shows two sides of life, the normal side regardless of sexuality and SM dominatric side of life. Love the characters and acting. Everyone has someone in their life like these characters, if you don't then you are one of those characters.

Something you really don't see. We all know sex sales, but still proves the different intersectionalaties some people struggle with.

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