Carol's Second Act: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Carol's Second Act

Critics Consensus

While Carol's Second Act earns high marks for bringing Patricia Heaton front and center, awkward plotting and lackluster jokes hold it back from living up to its star's high standards.

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Critic Ratings: 15

47%

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User Ratings: 73
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 26, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 3, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 10, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 17, 2019
5
Air date: Oct 24, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 7, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 14, 2019
8
Air date: Nov 21, 2019
9
Air date: Dec 5, 2019
10
Air date: Dec 12, 2019
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Critic Reviews for Carol's Second Act Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

Literally nothing jells in this ham-handed first half-hour, and it may already be too late for full-blown emergency surgery. Still, Carol's Second Act could well get a decent tune-in due to [Patricia] Heaton's mere presence.

Sep 25, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Heaton nails the role because she's had so much practice at this, but "Carol's Second Act" does her - and the trope - one better, by ever-so-slightly inverting our Heaton expectations.

Sep 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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The joke-telling isn't particularly sharp - a lot of punchlines revolve around slapstick mischief and the rookies' fear of killing their patients - but Heaton's veteran comic timing and Jalees' sardonic delivery keep the energy afloat

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a pretty decent act, and Heaton presents it with the same practiced, self-effacing charm. But the show around her isn't nearly as funny.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Even the natural charisma of Patricia Heaton can't save the groaner jokes that are thrown her way. Still, she more than gamely tries.

Oct 1, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Carol's Second Act could use more punchlines and less impassioned wisdom.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Comes down a little too hard on the ageism, plus illness is a difficult backdrop for comedy. Still the likability of Patricia Heaton shines through and should make this another long running sitcom for her.

Sep 25, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

[Patricia Heaton] shines among a bunch of promising comic actors.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

[Patricia Heaton] has earned enough goodwill to carry her fans past the rougher patches in a genial but otherwise ordinary workplace comedy.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not awful, but it's not all that good, either.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Seasoned intern wins fans in heartwarming comedy.

Oct 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Patricia Heaton's one of the few stars that can make a show better by sheer force of will.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Carol's Second Act: Season 1

  • Feb 14, 2020
    I love it!!!! So funny!
  • Jan 26, 2020
    Carol's Second Act is a horrible show. It's supposed to be a comedy, yet there's nothing funny to laugh at - the jokes all fall flat. Time to cancel this series.
  • Jan 23, 2020
    Expected more from Patricia Heaton. Love her in Raymond & The Middle. This was a disappointment.
  • Jan 17, 2020
    I love Patricia Heaton, but this new show was not funny.
  • Jan 15, 2020
    Patricia Heaton definitely carries the show. The supporting characters seem to be forcing out lackluster, forced jokes. It's just not that funny.
  • Jan 14, 2020
    Patricia Heaton is a superb comic actress. Excellent supporting actors. Laugh filled comedy. This show needs to stay on the air.
  • Jan 13, 2020
    boring, and all this SJW crap make it wors
  • Dec 30, 2019
    So very bland and awkward. Cringeworthy how hard Trisha Heaton is trying to be funny.
  • Dec 28, 2019
    Not at all funny. I loved her as a young mom in Raymond and as a middle-aged mom in The Middle. But this one is a flop. I think part of it is that it's hard to envision a 60-something Heaton playing the part of a 50-year old. I love Patricia Heaton, but she should opt out of this one.
  • Dec 19, 2019
    Very generic. Cringe-worthy.

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