Catastrophe: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Catastrophe proves that there's still a place for simple romantic comedy on television, as long as the actors have chemistry and the jokes are laugh-out-loud funny.



Critic Ratings: 40


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1476
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Air date: Jun 19, 2015
Air date: Jun 19, 2015
Air date: Jun 19, 2015
Air date: Jun 19, 2015
Air date: Jun 19, 2015

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Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan write and star in this R-rated comedy about a one-week stand between a Boston ad exec and a London schoolteacher that leads to an accidental pregnancy. When Rob moves to the UK to help figure things out, cultures clash and hormones flare as these two realize they don't know the first thing about each other. -- (C) AMAZON

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Critic Reviews for Catastrophe Season 1

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (19)

[Catastrophe] has built a wickedly funny comedy around two people trying really hard, who seem to be falling in love with each other despite all logic.

Jun 17, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Catastrophe is hilarious, dirty, quick, and very satisfying-not unlike the sex lives of its protagonists.

Oct 14, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a really likable romantic comedy that takes a lot of familiar material and smartens it up, gives it intimacy; it dodges all of the TV-ized clichés that can turn scripted love into a Ping -Pong game of witticisms and snark.

Jul 14, 2015 | Full Review…

The funniest sequence by far was a painful dinner party towards the end in which Sharon and Rob found mutual solace in hating someone else... In the face of a common enemy suddenly two people spouting bawdy one-liners became a couple.

Jun 30, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It is side-splittingly honest: About love, anger, attraction, aging, pregnancy, and "sex musk." It is also, not coincidentally, the finest and funniest new comedy of the year.

Jun 29, 2015 | Full Review…

What's best about Catastrophe is how engaging the characters of Rob and Sharon are, and how quickly we come to root for them

Jun 22, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Catastrophe, thank God, hasn't morphed into a cuddly family sitcom where the kids get their share of unlikely witty lines.

Feb 13, 2019 | Full Review…

The leads are hugely likeable and well-defined, with a chemistry that's a joy to watch.

Aug 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The naturalness that it gives off and the chemistry between the two actors hooks that gives pleasure and causes the chapters to fly by. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The comedy never gets too heavy even when age, unemployment, exes or fatal life-threatening diseases become a part of the conversation... trust me, the show is never a bummer.

May 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Catastrophe: Season 1

  • Sep 10, 2019
    Normally I draw a line at excessively raunchy humor, but watching this in a room with my husband and no kids around, I can't help but laugh throughout every episode. It's taking an old subject but presenting it in a new, fresh, and hysterical way. The two main characters are crass but witty and the humor is nonstop. In spite of myself, I love this show!
  • Apr 25, 2019
    Perfectly written! So darn funny!!
  • Mar 16, 2019
    Great little show... Its realistic and 4 short seasons was just enough.
  • Sep 11, 2018
    Binge watching this it! Raunchy but loving, crazy yet warm. The characters are super cool and nerdy at the same time. I highly recommend.
  • Dec 16, 2017
    Totally addicted to this farce between the Yin and the Yang
  • Jun 14, 2017
    I love this show! The dialogue between them is real, sparkling and oftentimes cringeworthy, but also funny.
  • Aug 03, 2016
    okay I've watched the season it kinda grows on you like algae its not romantic since the main characters ended up from the first episode its comedic since all its jokes are pathetic dirty jokes (its like family guy but even worse) I did laugh 2-3 times only to escape the awkwardness of the situations our mcs were put through it wasn't actually funny just really awkward so basically all I can see that it's a cringe-fest with a semi-interesting plot and its like the other characters never interact now I'm sure RT was high when it choose this to be 100% certified fresh show
  • Jul 24, 2016
    I bought into the hype and was sorely disappointed. Worth a try & these 6 episodes; will get you all caught up for the far superior season 2.
  • Jul 14, 2016
    This show is honestly one of the best comedies I've ever seen. I
  • Jun 20, 2016
    Excellent, well written, witty, real characters you can relate to - thumbs up

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