Friends From College: Season 1 Reviews

January 30, 2020
Karamo [Brown] provides the emotional trigger for the first season's two most profound moments, which is saying a lot because the new Queer Eye is definitely a three-hanky weeper throughout.
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.
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.
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.
July 25, 2017
Friends from College is messy in the best ways possible. It's messy about the people we love, and the force with which we cling to them even when it doesn't make sense anymore.
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
As an extension of the same concerns Stoller explored in his best films, Friends from College shows immense empathy and love for those who can't help but get riled by the ghosts of good times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2017
A great showcase for its cast, wrapped inside a terrible excuse for one.
July 19, 2017
It mostly avoids portentous "Voice of a Generation" claptrap and sticks to a character-driven story of six college pals who for 20 years have clung to a dysfunctional friendship that's less a lifeboat than a pocketful of lead weights.
July 18, 2017
It's a show about six bad people with mildly ugly personalities, but the actors playing them are always fun to watch, and impossible to dislike.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
July 18, 2017
If you can trust that the show, actors, writers, and the like are self-aware about how flawed the group of friends are, then you might be able to relax and enjoy the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 17, 2017
As the series continues the endearing friendship and working relationship between Ethan and Max, author and agent respectively, keeps you watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2017
The cast of this circle-of-friends show is so charming, and the writing so good, you'll find yourself liking them all despite the occasionally terrible, and often awkward, things they do.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2017
What makes it interesting are the comic performances.
July 13, 2017
If you regard the show as a series of unconnected short plays or sketches, rather than as the long-term working out of any of these characters' twisted-together fates, it becomes automatically more successful.
June 30, 2017
Every character has so much to offer, I'd like to see less affair and more friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.75/5