Dirty John: Season 1 Reviews

January 16, 2019
Temple's choice to play her as stuck-up and righteous makes the circumstances of the show both more believable and more interesting.
December 20, 2018
If it manages to avoid melodrama, it will be a high point in the history of the American miniseries.
November 27, 2018
Britton once again proves herself one of the subtlest, realest leading actresses on TV.
November 27, 2018
The thing I love the most about this show so far is that all of the characters are kind of awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2018
Goffard evidently had enough compassion for his subjects to eschew full-on schlockiness. If the creative forces behind Bravo's Dirty John had felt the same obligation, they might have ended up with a decent show.
November 26, 2018
Viewers might be suckered into wanting to know exactly who this guy is, but the vanilla, passive depiction of his primary victim dulls any empathy for her struggle.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 26, 2018
The question here isn't where the show is going, but how it's going to get there. Slowly, it turns out.
November 22, 2018
If you've been looking for an excuse to tap that box of pink wine lurking in the back of your fridge and hoot and gasp at your TV screen, happy holidays.
November 21, 2018
There is some pleasure in watching the inevitable unfold, particularly since the cast is solid. Britton is, as usual, a sympathetic lead, even if her character is written to be shallow.
November 19, 2018
Dirty John has too often reinstated the rules of the "woman-in-peril" dramas that the realism of the earlier formats allowed it to escape.
November 16, 2018
It's Bana, though, who may benefit the most from Dirty John; as Meehan, the actor pivots from charming to chilling and back again with astonishing ease.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 16, 2018
I expected so much more. In the end, "Dirty John" only managed to spin a new con - promising dessert and delivering a plate of lukewarm leftovers.
November 16, 2018
Enter "Dirty John," a Bravo event series adapted from the salacious multi-part Los Angeles Times articles and podcast, which...basically plays like an old-school Lifetime movie, just stretched into episodic form.
November 14, 2018
Good storytelling in one medium doesn't necessarily make sense in another. Bravo's "Dirty John" might have been better served to remember that and try something new.