Crashing: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: The refreshingly goofy Crashing embraces a measured positivity and an overall sweetness that sets it apart from its more sardonic contemporaries.


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Air date: Feb 19, 2017
Air date: Feb 26, 2017
Air date: Mar 5, 2017
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Air date: Mar 19, 2017
Air date: Mar 26, 2017
Air date: Apr 2, 2017
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The semi-autobiographical show follows Pete (Pete Holmes) as he tries to become a stand-up comedian after his wife cheats on him and he's left with nothing else. When Pete hits rock bottom, he decides to follow his dreams of becoming a comedian, and tries his best at stand-up shows; however, he's not as talented as he would like to think, and it's only with the help of other famous comedians that he's able to learn the ropes. Among others, Artie Lange and T.J. Miller, playing fictional versions of themselves, teach him how to be spontaneous, irreverent and careless, helping Pete shed his old self and take on a new persona.

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Critic Reviews for Crashing Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (16)

While all this adds up to a perfectly enjoyable experience, Crashing never gets off the couch... He's a comic with plenty of talent, but stuck in a story that doesn't stand out.

Feb 14, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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A genial, likable sitcom that fits the genial, likable personality of its leading man.

Feb 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Crashing deserves an audience. It is clever, witty and genuinely funny, working from the idea that the stand-up comedian is a kind of pastor to his unruly flock.

Feb 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Crashing works because Holmes is so sweet (there's really no other word for it) that we root for him every step of the way.

Feb 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Crashing has enough mostly gentle amusements to keep it on track.

Feb 21, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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At its best, though, Crashing is a kind of corrective, and an honest one at that. Comedy need not be only the refuge of the cynic. It also has room for figures like Holmes, for whom the craft is less a burden than a blast.

Feb 17, 2017 | Full Review…

[Crashing's] six chapters of little more than 20 minutes each, are entertaining, fun and very binge-worthy. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Crashing is a treat, and a worthy new addition to the comedy house of worship HBO has been building for decades. But, like the fictional Pete Holmes, you have to endure some mortification to get there.

Feb 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Though the writing boasts imaginative scenarios and an intimate sense of what it's like to be a fool with nowhere to go, the show's fixation on Holmes and the weaknesses of his character becomes repetitive quite quick.

Feb 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Crashing" fits into the comedian's adjusting brand, but whether it finds a sharper focus down the road is uncertain.

Feb 17, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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