Budding Prospects: Season 1 (2017)


Critic Consensus: Budding Prospects boasts a talented cast and welcome dose of low-key -- if slightly half-baked -- Bay Area nostalgia.


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Air date: Mar 17, 2017

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Critic Reviews for Budding Prospects Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (8)

The show, written by Zwigoff's wife Melissa Axelrod and based on a T. C. Boyle novel, inspired waves of laughter-and had I been stoned I might have laughed more.

Mar 24, 2017 | Full Review…
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While we'd like to think that maybe that meandering feel is the point, instead it just felt disjointed.

Oct 19, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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It's a stoner comedy without the comedy, which just leaves us with three mild, irritating guys without much ambition attempting to do something that is clearly a bad idea.

Oct 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Amazon's Budding Prospects sets up interesting characters and delivers a nostalgic 1980s Northern California.

Mar 27, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Terry Zwigoff's foray into TV is exactly what you'd expect from the man who gave us Bad Santa and Ghost World: offbeat, misanthropic, occasionally crude and often wonderfully deadpan.

Mar 20, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

A solid ensemble keeps the lo-fi comedy buzzing.

Mar 17, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

There's something here, for sure.

Mar 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Budding Prospects feels like a tryout that, like its aimless characters, is still trying to figure out what it's doing. Still, I'd watch a few more episodes to see if develops a greater sense of purpose.

Oct 19, 2017 | Full Review…

A slight but charming Bay Area miniature that should appeal to fans of Crumb.

Oct 19, 2017 | Full Review…

I'd watch more of these characters, but I'd really want some thought put in to why this story is being presented the way it is.

Apr 5, 2017 | Full Review…

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