Catastrophe: Season 3 Reviews

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July 29, 2019
With its perverse insights into relationships, delusion and self-destructiveness, Catastrophe gets both funnier and grimmer with each season.
August 7, 2018
That the comedy - like many comedies right now, it frequently leans towards tragedy - has sustained itself way beyond its original premise is a credit to the acidity and frankness of the writing.
December 29, 2017
... Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's comedy has progressed on to the better-travelled terrain of modern marriage, and parent-hood, and careers. You'd think that would make it stale, but it doesn't at all.
December 29, 2017
The drama is still there, but it unfolds in a far less predictable, far more relatable manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 29, 2017
But the final episode of the third season was able to blend Catastrophe's tonal shifts perfectly. It was funny and sweet, but also dark and real.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 29, 2017
This works so well with Catastrophe - along with its ongoing subtle nods to Breaking Bad - that it can only be a matter of time before every other show on television drafts in a little bit of Brexit to up their game, too.
December 28, 2017
It remains, through these six new episodes, an absolute delight.
December 28, 2017
It rarely outright articulates love in a manner so plain and forthright. But this is an earned moment, one that comes after six episodes of very funny chaos and very fraught uncertainty that's part and parcel of the work that comes with love.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 28, 2017
Three seasons in, the brilliance of Amazon's unbelievably funny Catastrophe, is in how it makes perceptible the kinds of relationship-related details that are often least visible. Ever
December 27, 2017
With a fortitude remarkable for a show about parents of two children under the age of four, it remains resolutely about sex, which, come to think of it, may be the titular catastrophe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 14, 2017
The latest, six-episode checkup on the life of Rob and Sharon, who met for a one-night stand and became a family, was still laugh-out-loud hilarious, sour and astute about the ups and downs of marriage, child-rearing, and love.
December 7, 2017
The UK comedy is so clever, so brilliantly written, and so, well, funny.
June 28, 2017
Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's sitcom is still scabrous and hilarious. But its third series is also more sad, serious and poignant -- in large part down to the very last screen appearance of Carrie Fisher.
June 16, 2017
Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan's Amazon series feels constantly authentic, no matter who's watching. The gleefully uncensored f-bombs, c-words, and colorful vulgarities of all letters only add to the realism - and hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 9, 2017
Horgan and Delaney, who also write the show, know that the best you can hope for in marriage is a person who will lie next to you night after night, listen to your fears and make you laugh. Honestly, that really means a lot.
Top Critic
May 2, 2017
TV's best rom-com, Catastrophe, returned for its third season a little sadder and saggier -- but no less lovable or hysterical.
May 1, 2017
In its third season, Catastrophe lives up to its own name in a more urgent way than ever -- and pulls off telling a deceptively tricky story while it's at it.
April 29, 2017
If there's a complaint to be made about Catastrophe, it shouldn't be that the drama is interfering with the laughs; it should be what it always and justifiably is -- that the six-episode seasons are too short.
April 29, 2017
Catastrophe has given this couple so many chances to wash their hands of one another, but one of the show's underlying strengths is that they so clearly don't want to.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 28, 2017
Catastrophe never once promised viewers a rose garden. In its refreshingly pessimistic way, the show is a good reminder of how hard you have to work to achieve anything like domestic bliss.
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