Friends From College: Season 1 Reviews

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July 30, 2019
It's not a realistic world, but the way Friends from College casually digs into the social perfectionism of so-called successful people feels about right.
December 19, 2017
It was not secretly good, though it may have had some good-enough things about it. It was bad.
July 24, 2017
It resonated with me enough to make me keep watching[,] and to even connect to some of it, while also wondering how much better this series might have been if the volume on its characters and situations had been turned down just a little lower.
July 24, 2017
Friends From College is like the New Year's Eve of TV shows. Sparkly, fun on the outside and full of pretty people, but in reality disappointing and hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 24, 2017
It's a very strong ensemble, and the writing yields some amusing sequences... But the show doesn't have much narrative momentum, which makes the eight episodes at times feel slightly disconnected.
July 21, 2017
Too much of the action depends upon someone suddenly doing something out of character. That's not revelatory comic drama. That's just a cheat.
April 26, 2019
Briefly had the appeal of allowing me to see what Fred Savage from the Wonder Years looks like a million years on, but was otherwise trudging and worthy and had irritating characters.
November 2, 2018
Good intentions, solid plot buzzwords and a talented enough cast only further accentuate how flawed the show is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 31, 2018
Friends from College is almost like a piece of experimental television, testing the audience on how it reacts to an array of unlikable characters and situations that don't culminate in big laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2018
Friends from College is just emotional enough to see certain characters in a different light, and it's just funny enough to almost let their questionable behavior slide.
July 9, 2018
Disconcerting and frustrating almost like a class reunion. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 14, 2018
It's not bad that this show got made, but it is proof of Netflix's seemingly endless capital and the willingness to throw a random assemblage of stars to the wall and see what sticks.
January 31, 2018
Friends from College isn't perfect, but it's worthy of a weekend binge. Especially if you're sick of watching Friends reruns.
December 28, 2017
The result is a hit-or-miss comedy that tries to be both "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The Big Chill."
December 18, 2017
To my disappointment, the only thing I was impressed with was Billy Eichner's performance.
November 8, 2017
They're all so unpleasant and treat each other so poorly, it's hard to imagine they'd want to spend even a few minutes together.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 7, 2017
Few things are sadder in television than wasted talent, and Netflix's new show, Friends From College, squanders its lot of heavyweights.
August 30, 2017
The cast seem to think that if they manically throw all their energy at their characters it will help. It doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 29, 2017
It's as if the sitcom is nothing more than a string of skits lumped together, hoping some cohesion, somehow, will happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 14, 2017
Fine in small doses, grating at length, the show's real encouragement may be to put away childish things once and for all.
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