Briarpatch: Season 1 Reviews

February 11, 2020
Characters flirt with type but finally come across as original and real and thus worth caring about, while the performances are first rate, rooted in decades of film history but individual and modern at the same time.
February 11, 2020
Briarpatch is lovely to look at and its story clicks along at an entertaining clip. The trouble is that the second you stop watching it, none of its burrs stick.
February 6, 2020
[Briarpatch] is so kooky and yet so stagnant.
February 4, 2020
Briarpatch has a wonderful cast and some inspired ideas; if it can slow down and figure out a more elegant way to deliver its fusion of icy cool and ramshackle quirk, St. Boniface will become a wry and appealing place for viewers to put down some roots.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 21, 2020
"Briarpatch" tries too hard, perhaps, to capture the pulpy atmosphere of its literary cousin, but if you're looking for a multi-layered storyline with a colorful cast of characters, this could be right up your alley.
September 9, 2019
Briarpatch will become trippier and stranger as it establishes its footing. Or maybe it will become funnier, sexier and more viscerally compelling. It's currently stuck somewhere in the middle, not really all that satisfying but not without potential.
September 9, 2019
Anchored by a strong Rosario Dawson performance and flavored with wit and a real sense of place, Briarpatch is a charmer.
September 9, 2019
Odds are high this will be a solid update on an old narrative, but there's still potential for more.
Full Review | Original Score: B