Episodes (US): Season 3 Reviews

March 29, 2019
One of the few genuine sex farces on cable television... It seemed doubtful that the show's creators could keep those plates spinning for another round, but the third season introduces a fantastic new contrivance: a psychotic new network head.
January 24, 2014
Episodes... is something of a guilty pleasure of mine.
January 10, 2014
It's turned out to be a fairly tired satire of Hollywood, one that's stayed yoked to its dubious premise.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 9, 2014
Episodes remains distinguished, mostly, by Matt LeBlanc's gameness in playing a jaundiced, utterly self-absorbed version of himself, the classic stereotype of a sitcom star with an oversized ego.
March 29, 2019
Despite the triteness of the plot, some moments, such as Merc's Lear-esque fit of rage in the howling rain, were very funny. But the problem was that the rest of the programme was dogged by tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 29, 2019
The show is not any poorer for its broadness, of course. It's just... less British. And that's fine. We're still covered for that sort of thing, thanks largely to the superb "face work" of -- it has to be said -- the female cast members.
March 29, 2019
To the credit of creators David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, most of the comic situations in this run of the sitcom would have been impossible in earlier episodes because they depend on the accumulation of history between the characters.
July 23, 2018
If you took out the punchlines, it would be possible to deliver a plot summary and make it sound like a daytime drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 29, 2014
The key faultline is that Episodes has written itself into a cul-de-sac. There's nothing left to it apart from a series of relationships and most of the interesting things that can happen have already happened.
May 19, 2014
It's not bad, but sorry, Matt, we're probably best with those interminable Friends repeats...
January 20, 2014
Episodes succeeds by adding a layer of genuine sweetness and love among the core characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.9/10
January 13, 2014
Episodes is not as cutting-edge as Girls but it's a lot funnier and maybe even more relatable for much of the audience (with the exception of entitled, 23-year-olds living in Brooklyn).