Breeders: Season 1 (2020)

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Season 1
Breeders

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A provocative addition to the growing slate of shows about parents behaving badly, Breeders' take on the realities of child-rearing are as hilarious as they are cringe-inducing.

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Critic Ratings: 34

71%

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User Ratings: 34

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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 2, 2020
2
Air date: Mar 2, 2020
3
Air date: Mar 9, 2020
4
Air date: Mar 16, 2020
5
Air date: Mar 23, 2020
6
Air date: Mar 30, 2020
7
Air date: Apr 6, 2020
8
Air date: Apr 13, 2020
9
Air date: Apr 20, 2020
10
Air date: Apr 27, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Breeders Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (12)

Unfortunately, there's too much of the winding up; the humour too forced for all its attempts to show honesty and authenticity in parenting...

Mar 13, 2020 | Full Review…

As parents, we've all been there? Of course. But perhaps not quite so abusively as in this spiffy comedy from accomplished stylists who treat scriptwriting as a branch of swearing.

Mar 12, 2020 | Full Review…

I can't work out who Breeders is for. I can't think that most parents will warm to it, however little sleep they've had. But on the other hand, it doesn't make the non-parent want to cheer either, or not this non-parent anyway.

Mar 11, 2020 | Full Review…

"Breeders" stands out - in the ways the brilliant "Catastrophe" did - for its painful honesty, intimacy, messiness, and fine cast.

Mar 4, 2020 | Full Review…

What makes [it] feel worth it is Haggard... Here, especially in episodes deeper into the series run when the emotional spectrum gets widened, she's giving the kind of performance that helps shades in the gaps where the rest of the show feels less nuanced

Mar 3, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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When writers Addison and Blackwell let Breeders wander away from its thesis, and especially when they allow Freeman and Haggard to play messy and complicated, it shows tremendous promise.

Mar 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Breeders is not Father Knows Best but its a million times funnier.

Feb 28, 2020 | Full Review…

This is well performed by Freeman, and also Daisy Haggard... But the anger directed at the children is hard to stomach and also you do think: you live in a fabulously stylish house. You have good jobs. It's you who needs to grow up. But it is brave,

Mar 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a triumph; but it's not a cosy watch.

Mar 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Parenting is not a novel source of comedy but this is a smart, warts-and-all sitcom that really hits home.

Mar 16, 2020 | Full Review…

As a reflection of the last year of my life Breeders was scarily accurate. Funny. But also frightening in its accuracy.

Mar 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Breeders is unapologetic and non-judgmental as it paints an imperfect picture of what life with children can really be like, and a couple's every day struggles to cope with it.

Mar 12, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Breeders: Season 1

  • May 14, 2020
    I really enjoyed the heart this show had!
  • May 04, 2020
    A masterclass in writing. Unique storytelling, compelling plot arcs and flashy, wit-laced humour set Simon Blackwell's Breeders apart from other dysfunctional family comedies. Well-written characters and unexpected twists additionally spice up the viewing experience, adding admirable depth and meaning to the project. It's a shame that there are some poorly-timed misfires —- but these are more than made up for by the sheer magnitude of Freeman and Haggard's performances, whose magnetic chemistry makes it hard to take your eyes off the screen. Parents swearing at kids is funny, and you're lying if you disagree. Iroh's grade: B
  • May 04, 2020
    I Love The Black Humor and The explosion dialogues Its Funny and different . ❤️❤️
  • Apr 27, 2020
    Some classic comedy moments. I didn't think I'd get in to this, however, I can't seem to stop tuning in each week. Some great moments, fantastically delivered in a timely way. A good watch.
  • Apr 26, 2020
    Poignant, hilarious and uncomfortable- this is about adult relationships
  • Apr 11, 2020
    I watched the first couple episodes and thought it was going to be really good. I am certainly no prude but the way over the top profanity really turned me off. It really wasn't needed. I stopped watching it. Real shame
  • Apr 06, 2020
    It's one of the most consistently funny TV comedies I've seen, with black humor that hits home to all of us fellow monsters who halfheartedly admit they'd like to kick a child in the no-no space to get them to stop annoying me, but know I'd never actually follow through on doing so. The show started out with this cynical type of humor but balanced out with the love of parenthood at the other end of the spectrum, of course. Misadventures in each episode are hilarious and clever, like one parent misunderstanding a situation for another parent kidnapping a child to murder them when actually they'd just gone out somewhere quieter to sleep. There's a sharp tonal shift around Episode 5 that adds a layer of drama from an event's residue sticking in every subsequent episode unlike other TV comedies where plot begins and ends within an episode and nothing in the large scheme changes unless during part of the show's milestone. EDIT: The Season Finale (Ep. 10) adds yet another jarring tonal shift where you feel a sense of dread for the fate of one of the character's you've been following throughout the series as the tension slowly builds and intensifies into a thriller-like atmosphere. The gut-busting comedy and sensitive drama continue to be equally effective. I still highly recommend.
  • Apr 03, 2020
    This is hilarious with your quintessential British dry sarcasm . As a parent myself we both thoroughly enjoyed it . Martin free man and Daisy Haggard acting is on point . The Kids comedy timing is on point. Finally a good sarcastic comdey after such a long time
  • Mar 17, 2020
    Breeders is a funny and at time painful honest look at being a parent that really gets good in episode 2. I would skip the first episode where their young son's whiny night terrors make you want to murder him.
  • Mar 10, 2020
    This could have been interesting, but really SIX parts for a story that could have been told in thirty minutes! There's not enough story here to fill six hours, but somehow, excruciatingly, HBO has managed it. Read the Wiki entry instead. Nothing to like here.

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