Dietland: Season 1 Reviews

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September 17, 2018
At first, it put me off...gradually, I began to appreciate the sheer amount of spaghetti that Noxon throws against the wall...visually, Dietland is a carnival of distortion, capturing the eating-disordered mind-set, down to its credit sequence,
July 2, 2018
[Joy] Nash keeps this story from flying apart under its centrifugal force with a natural and complex performance.
June 15, 2018
It's never bad to have a fiercely feminist story - or Julianna Margulies - on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 13, 2018
How can women break free of misogyny and break cycles of harm?... Dietland doesn't just stare at these questions, it bites into them with sharp teeth, letting the juice run.
June 7, 2018
It is a riveting and promising start to what may become a new addition to great American black comedies.
June 7, 2018
All in all, a delicious, satisfying and moreish meal. One to binge on and not feel a moment's guilt about.
June 6, 2018
Dietland, which premiered Monday on AMC, finds creator Marti Noxon at her most comfortable: spinning unconventional stories about complicated, rage-filled women.
June 5, 2018
The turn of events is both proportionate to the intensity of its cultural critique and appropriate to a narrative propelled by dream sequences, waking nightmares, and lavish hallucinations.
June 5, 2018
Watching the show toss a million balls in the air is riveting, even if I have no particular expectation it won't ultimately drop most of them.
June 5, 2018
Creator Noxon certainly has put together an attention-getter in times when growing numbers of prominent men very deservedly have been exposed for past and sometimes ongoing sexual misconduct.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 4, 2018
Dietland does establish a distinct personality, and fast.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 4, 2018
Dietland may not single-handedly dismantle the beauty magazines, cosmetics corporations, impractical diets, and male gazes... but it's taking aim at those subjects with enough verve and freaky flair to make it impossible to ignore.
June 4, 2018
Sometimes you watch something, and it just has the stuff. Dietland may be a mess, but it's got the stuff.
June 4, 2018
Equal parts revenge fantasy and heartfelt tale of self-discovery.
June 4, 2018
Dietland isn't a perfect series, but it's trying to do something unique, to speak to an audience that is desperately underserved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 4, 2018
Any shortcomings in the secondary plot are excusable given the complexity of Plum's interior world, a metaphorical cage of hunger and an oppressively small one at that.
June 4, 2018
Dietland is a wonderfully absurd exaggeration of the rage that's driving sea change like the #MeToo movement.
June 4, 2018
While certainly an intriguing theme, the show's various interweaving conspiracies and plot machinations only serve to muddle its main story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
June 1, 2018
Often funny, engaging, and not nearly as complicated as it sounds, Dietland does grow progressively darker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2018
If Dietland wants to be truly scathing, it would do better to streamline its fury and focus at more specific targets.
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