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Conan: Season 1 Reviews

February 7, 2019
Overall it was a rather conservative show, which is one way to handle an opening night.
February 7, 2019
I want to see that excitement on Conan-and to be fair, there were flashes of it.
February 7, 2019
A bit about a clown talking above the heads of little kids? Check. A Ricky Gervais put-down? Check. Free-wheeling interviews with famous types? That's all here, all done in quintessential, quirky Conan style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2019
It is probably too much to say that leaving "The Tonight Show" was the best thing that could have happened to O'Brien, but it made him interesting and topical in ways that he would not have been had he stayed on NBC.
January 31, 2019
The highlight of the episode came post-monologue, as we got to see Andy back on the couch with Conan, bantering like the good old days, with Andy sneakily dropping all the best lines.
January 31, 2019
By the end of the show, with musical guest Jack White - with whom Conan jammed - O'Brien had removed his tie for a casual look. Whether America will be as comfortable with this new "Conan" remains to be seen.
January 31, 2019
Not everything worked, of course, and anyone expecting "Conan" to reinvent the wheel or drastically shake up the genre is probably disappointed. But if you were simply glad to see his brand of quirky comedy back in late night it was cause for celebration.
Top Critic
January 31, 2019
So far, so good. No late night talk show has ever been canceled after one edition - not even Chevy's - while first albeit abbreviated impressions of "Conan" are promising.
January 31, 2019
At times, Conan's opening night on TBS Monday felt like a very special occasion, and at other times, it felt like just another night in the long-running life of a late-night talk-show host in career transition. And maybe that's as it should be.
January 31, 2019
Conan seemed genuinely excited to be back at work and he detailed his journey of ups and downs, culminating in what he said was "the lowest low" - the discovery of a Halloween mask clearly modeled after him and titled, "Ex Talk Show Host."
January 31, 2019
I will grant you that TBS's O'Brien does seem looser and unconcerned, perhaps he's been unshackled by network executive concerns.
January 30, 2019
"Conan" looks like it is already settling in for what could be a long, long run.
January 30, 2019
O'Brien is so good: He's always making his audience come up to his level, instead of lowering himself to theirs. He's gonna do just fine. But more Andy, please.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 7, 2019
He's not the future of comedy or the savior of all hipsterdom. He's a man at a desk, making jokes about himself while making chitchat with other famous people.
February 7, 2019
Conan is in danger of defining himself by NBC's rejection - instead of by his ability to be funny and offbeat.
January 31, 2019
Still, there's a crucial line between self-deprecation and self-pity, and O'Brien needs to stop crossing it. He has made millions. He'll make millions. Stop crying on the national shoulder.Unlike many Americans, you've got a job. Get on with it.