Forever: Season 1 (2018)

Season 1

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 36


Audience Score

User Ratings: 319
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Air date: Sep 14, 2018
Air date: Sep 14, 2018
Air date: Sep 14, 2018
Air date: Sep 14, 2018
Air date: Sep 14, 2018
Air date: Sep 14, 2018
Air date: Sep 14, 2018
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…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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…

Rudolph and Armisen are fantastic in this.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Surreal comedy has inventive, absurd laughs, language.

Sep 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Forever: Season 1

  • Oct 06, 2019
    I really liked the style, maybe as being in my early twenties, I'm too young for this, but I totally missed any depth. The story doesn't line out any rules for itself, there's simply no point and I just feel like I don't really remember anything particular about this series. Of course there was this obvious stuff about marriage and being honest and so but well duh... I did like the series taking it's twists seriously though, there never was any cheap backing up from big turns, still they to me didn't amount to anything in the end.
  • Aug 30, 2019
    What's not to love about the concept of an existential crisis in the afterlife.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    Maya Rudolph is very good. Armison is bland. The story is interesting but far from compelling. The best part was the episode that shifted attention to two realtors. That story was more interesting and not as silly. Catherine Keener is good in a supporting role.
  • Jul 13, 2019
    Loved it... hoping for 2nd season!
  • May 13, 2019
    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.
  • May 07, 2019
    its like... so kyot..
  • May 07, 2019
    What a great show. Soooooo good. So chill. So funny. No violence. Love
  • Mar 03, 2019
    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.
  • Mar 01, 2019
    Slow, very slow beginning but got very interesting. Will watch next season for sure.
  • Feb 27, 2019
    Love this witty dry comedy series. I hope its renewed for a second season, its so creative and, believe it or not, profound!

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