Corporate: Season 1 (2018)

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Corporate

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Corporate takes a bleak, absurdist look at corporate life to deliver a clever show with a more nihilistic bent than your typical workplace comedy.

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Critic Ratings: 15

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User Ratings: 74

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 17, 2018

In the premiere of a series following the miserable lives of two downtrodden employees at a multinational corporation, an insensitive tweet threatens Hampton DeVille's business, so Matt and Jake are tasked with firing the employee who posted it.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2018

Matt creates an impressive presentation to pitch Hampton DeVille's arms dealing bona fides to the CIA, while Jake takes advantage of the company's internal whistle-blower app.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2018

Jake's coworkers butter him up after his surgery in the hopes that he will share his prescription painkillers with them. Matt is haunted by visions of a ghost.

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Air date: Jan 31, 2018

Hampton DeVille partners with a street artist who vandalized the company's headquarters to sell anti-corporate merchandise and profit off its protesters.

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Air date: Feb 7, 2018

At the Hampton DeVille corporate retreat, business gurus teach Matt how to be a more confident person; and Jake finds love at a networking mixer.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2018

Matt and Jake struggle to convince a coworker to wear a shirt on casual Friday; and Christian seeks to strike a deal with a group of megachurches.

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Air date: Feb 21, 2018

Forced to take charge of a meeting after Christian gets a call, John and Kate trap the staff in the conference room without their phones until they finish brainstorming.

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Air date: Feb 28, 2018

As the staff obsesses over a prestige TV show, Jake resists their attempts to force him to watch, while Matt's life starts to eerily echo the events of the series.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2018

John pressures Jake and Matt into helping him move a grandfather clock in his apartment, sabotaging their weekend plans.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2018

Matt copes with his family trauma by throwing himself into the office holiday party; Christian questions his worldview; and Jake considers leaving the company.

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Tv Season Info

Jake (Jake Weisman) and Matt (Matt Ingebretson) are two Junior Executives-in-Training working at a heartless multinational corporation called Hampton Deville. These two exploited employees fumble their way through dark situations that happen all too often at their place of employment. By their side is Grace (Aparna Nancherla), an exhausted HR Rep, always ready to help them both. Leading the company is Christian Deville (Lance Reddick), the tyrannical CEO, with two top executives by his side, leeches John (Adam Lustick) and Kate (Anne Dudek). Guest stars this season include Jon Daly, Philip Baker Hall and Natasha Lyonne.

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Critic Reviews for Corporate Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (11)

[Corporate] doesn't do anything new for the genre, really... But it's funny in an uncompromisingly nihilistic way, it never resolves into artificial sweetness, and the ensemble seems to be having a great time.

Mar 26, 2018 | Full Review…

To have that strong of a nihilist streak in a comedy and still have characters worth investing in and returning to is no small feat.

Jan 17, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Sadly relatable in these desperate times of ours.

Jan 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Enriched by very funny supporting performances from Aparna Nancherla and Lance Reddick, this dark, surreal lefty comedy is a small-screen cousin to Sorry to Bother You.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Illuminating white-collar wage slavery with the ruthlessness of fluorescent tubes, the sitcom is a satire of life under capitalism that captures its texture: that of factory-farmed gruel.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

A spiritual successor to 1999 cult film Office Space, Corporate is a bleak and absurdist workplace comedy with Mr. Robot's life-outlook and color palette and 30 Rock's sense of humor.

Feb 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Corporate's attempts to hold a mirror up to the absurdities of office life are somewhat predictable and ultimately unenlightening.

Jan 18, 2018 | Full Review…

With so few out there to compare it to, even a broad parody of the workplace is a satisfying one.

Jan 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Darkly funny and clever in its skewering of the modern workplace, Corporate offers a welcome release valve for any corporate drones who tune in.

Mar 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Hilarious workplace spoof has sharp but edgy jokes.

Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I mostly enjoyed the thought and effort, but I don't know if I would tune into another episode if it wasn't assigned to me. Corporate recreates how soul sucking working at the wrong job can feel, so much so that it left me feeling like I had just worked.

Jan 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

...immensely entertaining, uniquely funny...

Jan 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Corporate: Season 1

  • Feb 03, 2019
    Very funny and clever tv show. All Corporate workers will enjoy this one.
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  • Apr 19, 2020
    A must-see season of "The Office" played in our Hell.
  • Mar 01, 2020
    It takes a moment to get into it (the storyline focuses on particular moments in corporate reality) but once you do - it's a great, dark, absurd, hilarious portrayal of corporate life.
  • Feb 01, 2019
    This is one of the funniest shows in years. I had given up hope that there were any millenials with a sense of humor. This show proves that there are at least a couple. I haven't seen a bad episode. Remember day and natural beauty are brilliant.
  • Sep 26, 2018
    Love Love LOVE! It's amazing to see my life portrayed on the small screen.
  • Jul 11, 2018
    Best discovery this year. Hope for a lot more seasons!
  • Mar 28, 2018
    pitch black humor <3
  • Mar 28, 2018
    Cut from the same cloth as 'Office Space', yet updated for the 21st century, and, appropriately, much darker.
  • Mar 07, 2018
    The atmosphere and tone really sets up the dreadful pain of any job in the show. The writing is witty and terrifying and the humor is dark. 5/5
  • Feb 27, 2018
    Watching 'Corporate' makes me miss 'Better Off Ted' which was also a parody of corporate life but was much funnier with more charismatic performances. Meh.

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