Forever: Season 1 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Forever is a gently harrowing and mirthful dive into the ennui of matrimony, elevated by Maya Rudolph's dazzling turn of not-so-quiet desperation.

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Air date: Sep 14, 2018
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Critic Reviews for Forever Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (19)

For eight episodes, Forever has felt cynical about love, ungrateful even, but in its conclusion it shows a glimpse of its beating heart.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

It's Maya Rudolph who does the heavy lifting here, and the series is worth watching just to witness the broad range of emotions that pass over her like rainstorms.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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It's like a mild-mannered reporter with a secret identity, but the secret identity is a mild-mannered marketing guy. The show sounds mysterious and alluring, until you know what it's hiding.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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Things turn dark, then strange, then stranger, all the while managing to combine existential despair and sweet humour.

Sep 17, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A curious, compelling treat, which in its first three episodes manages to weave an increasingly high-concept story without losing its initial low-key charm. Hopefully it'll carry on that way forever.

Sep 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Forever sets up a base camp on that line between intimacy and familiarity, determined not to broaden its characters into familiar TV-couple types.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…
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Although the series has "third act syndrome" it is an authentic take on eternal love. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With a distinct brand of pitch-black humor, surprising cliffhangers and an eight-part season of 30-minute episodes, Forever is an easy binge. Go see what all the fuss - or, rather, hush - is about.

Oct 15, 2018 | Full Review…

It's wistful and hopeful and Maya Rudolph does some world-class swearing in it.

Oct 4, 2018 | Full Review…

You'll know if this is a show for you within the first hour. After that? Things get even more interesting.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Forever: Season 1

This was pretty good. I almost bailed on it after the first few episodes, but I'm glad that I stuck with it. It gets really good after the first 4 episodes. Hopefully, there will be a second season.

its like... so kyot..

What a great show. Soooooo good. So chill. So funny. No violence. Love

As a huge fan of SNL, comedy and dark drama, I've watched quite a few cross genres of the above: Skeleton Twins, Last Man on Earth and Forever fits right in there. The only trouble is, Fred Armisen has not "brought it" unlike his comedic peers. Maya holds the whole show but Fred never changes his deadpan delivery nor takes dramatic risks. I'm disappointed in that but the show is effective and pretty good.

Slow, very slow beginning but got very interesting. Will watch next season for sure.

Love this witty dry comedy series. I hope its renewed for a second season, its so creative and, believe it or not, profound!

I LOVED this show. It was happy, sad, funny and beautiful. Totally original and thoroughly enjoyable. I kind of wish/hope theres more but Im also happy with how it ended. This wont be for everyone but it is right up my alley.

This is...not good. Mix of actors reading lines and not great improv. Doesn’t work in my opinion. Not really buying Fred...not a realistic performance. Just Fred Armison.

J L

We did not know what to expect, but stuck with it because of Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen. I think anyone would enjoy this show, but being a middle-aged woman I was really touched by many of it’s themes. Very good show!

It's Fred Armisen and Mya Rudolph so it's weird and quirky, but it's so wonderful. What an honest look at marriage and life in general! It's unpredictable, funny, and really quite beautiful. Definitely worth your time.

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