Down Dog: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1
Down Dog

Critics Consensus

Though pleasantly breezy, Down Dog is neither funny enough, satirical enough, nor lively enough to be more than a tired wink at New Age stoners.



Critic Ratings: 11

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Jan 15, 2015

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Critic Reviews for Down Dog Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (8)

"Down Dog" is a solid opener with plenty of flexibility for the future - and could turn into a much more watchable critique of millennial malaise than, say, "Girls."

Feb 1, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Can an eternal man-child finally grow up? Down Dog's pleasant enough stoner vibe renders this question both inoffensive and inessential: Maybe, but who cares?

Jan 31, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a half-hour, so I guess it's supposed to be a sitcom, but it's actually just a little sad.

Feb 1, 2015 | Full Review…

It's lifeless, heartless, and unfunny.

Jan 20, 2015 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

Aiming to satirize the Los Angeles yogi community, Down Dog confuses portraying its characters as crazy, dumb, or annoying for the skewering of a subculture.

Jan 20, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

This one has a laid-back, patchouli-scented charm, and the CinemaScope-framed images of Southern California are pretty, but all in all, it feels less like a viable series than a movie idea extended beyond its natural dramatic lifespan.

Feb 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Like the worst yoga evangelists, it's wincingly sincere, and a little too fond of the word "stoked."

Feb 1, 2015 | Full Review…

There is something something agreeable about its airy, unhurried tone, which wafts over you like a breeze on Venice Beach, maaaan.

Feb 1, 2015 | Full Review…

The pilot isn't wildly funny, but it has moments that feel real and genuinely touching, which is rare these days for a mainstream sitcom.

Jan 31, 2015 | Full Review…

It feels a little like HBO's Hung with pigeon poses instead of prostitution, and the pilot didn't do much to make me care what happens to the protagonist.

Jan 16, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Down Dog: Season 1

  • Feb 05, 2015
    it's just meh, has potential, but needs better script

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