Catastrophe: Season 1 Reviews

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February 13, 2019
Catastrophe, thank God, hasn't morphed into a cuddly family sitcom where the kids get their share of unlikely witty lines.
February 4, 2019
It celebrates the small, warm moments of a relationship, but truly rejoices in the fingernail-digging anger that surges when your other half takes too long to reach for the door key.
November 6, 2018
It's a smart premise, niftily jumbling the conventional timeline of romantic relationships on screen.
August 18, 2018
The leads are hugely likeable and well-defined, with a chemistry that's a joy to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 16, 2018
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]
May 24, 2017
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.
October 24, 2016
Amazon Studios hasn't quite experienced the steamrolling success with originals that Netflix has-so far, Transparent has been its brand-building title. But Catastrophe is elbowing its way in.
May 19, 2016
Although the second episode didn't live up to the laugh-a-minute pilot, it's certainly no catastrophe. This is one rom-com worth keeping an eye on.
December 3, 2015
Catastrophe doesn't mock love or the desire for it, but it doesn't deny that relationships, even when they work, can be quite messy.
October 14, 2015
The show's crass, often filthy jokes are delivered so adroitly they feel elegant instead of juvenile.
October 14, 2015
Catastrophe is hilarious, dirty, quick, and very satisfying-not unlike the sex lives of its protagonists.
October 14, 2015
Catastrophe has its sweet moments but balances them against more outrageous comedy -- including a hilariously ugly, profane discussion of childbirth in the series premiere -- resulting in a thoroughly entertaining series.
October 14, 2015
Somehow, it's far more romantic than any rom-com I've seen in a long time.
October 14, 2015
The six-episode series is a delightful mixture of sharp humor and interesting and unusual characters in a narrative that feels both genuine and fresh.
August 1, 2015
Never given the chance to stretch itself too thin, and packing an impressive amount of story over the course of three hours, it's a gem of a show worth seeking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 14, 2015
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 clichs that can turn scripted love into a Ping -Pong game of witticisms and snark.
July 7, 2015
You think you know what's next, but it constantly surprises you because it takes every rom-com trope and willfully, gleefully turns it on its head.
July 6, 2015
The show can be vulgar and dark -- Sharon jokes that getting married will only make it harder to sleep with other men -- but also heart-meltingly sweet, sometimes at the same time.
June 30, 2015
Comedy is bloody hard to do: which is why, when something as wonderfully funny as Channel 4's Catastrophe appears, it feels so very, very exciting.
June 30, 2015
Catastrophe is a charming story about love between two grown-ups that doesn't heighten its drama with a lot of artificial roadblocks.
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