Forever: Season 1 Reviews

September 30, 2018
Not a word is spoken as viewers feel the ennui settling over [June] like a toxic cloud.
September 30, 2018
A profound exploration of the wondrous perils of falling in love.
September 30, 2018
Armisen provides a perfect foil, while Kym Whitley...brings big energy and Catherine Keener a delightfully contrasting sharpness.
September 20, 2018
Forever is a wonderful, truly special show.
September 20, 2018
While Forever brings Oscar and June's meandering story to a relatively satisfying conclusion, it's Sarah and Andre's heartbreaking tale that will stay with me.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 20, 2018
Like a bubble, it might be a little slight in some ways, but there's something beautiful, peaceful -- perhaps even transcendent -- about watching it drift by.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 20, 2018
For eight episodes, Forever has felt cynical about love, ungrateful even, but in its conclusion it shows a glimpse of its beating heart.
September 20, 2018
Forever provides Rudolph the opportunity to bring her considerable talents as a comedian... in a dramatic space. The trust is a thoroughly wounding performance that treat life's small joys and overwhelming tragedies with equal humanity.
September 20, 2018
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.
September 17, 2018
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.
September 14, 2018
Forever tackles some big issues about life,...The half-hour show does so in a manner that cleverly pulls the viewer along from episode to episode, even if its answers, while intriguing, aren't quite equal to the buildup.
September 14, 2018
The show tries to combine the more typical tropes of a marriage sitcom with the more supernatural ones it introduces with this higher concept twist, to muddled effect.
Top Critic
September 14, 2018
Forever sets up a base camp on that line between intimacy and familiarity, determined not to broaden its characters into familiar TV-couple types.
September 13, 2018
They're inviting us to think about marriage and change, along with other themes I'm not going to name, and their control over the entire season is admirable.
September 12, 2018
A funny, poignant and even surreal exploration into the power of love and the strength of long-term commitment.
September 12, 2018
When Forever wants to be funny it can be ragingly funny, especially over little things... Rudolph's mastery of disdainful swearing is truly something every time it's employed
September 12, 2018
One of [Rudolph's] best performances to date, and even when Forever seems to wander into its own cul-de-sac, she remains endlessly gripping.
September 12, 2018
Forever will mystify you, make you laugh, and force you to think deeply about how and why people hold themselves back from taking risks that can elevate their lives.
September 11, 2018
It's easy early on to buy into their rapport. But where both have plenty of history playing larger-than-life comic figures, [Maya Rudolph]'s also terrific at playing understated real human beings, where that never plays to [Fred Armisen's] strengths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5