Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: Season 1 Reviews

May 1, 2016
In Bee's welcome approach, "women's issues" are presented as inseparable from "real" politics, but it's her resistance to making nice that lends the show its jagged energy.
February 12, 2016
With Bee joining the fray as host of a weekly show on TBS, the new energy reaches a greater level of appeal.
February 10, 2016
If Samantha Bee's game plan for Full Frontal, her new TBS late-night show that debuted Monday night, was to leave the audience wanting more, she certainly succeeded.
February 10, 2016
Samantha Bee's Full Frontal debuted... with an acerbic, bracing premiere that felt like, in the best way possible, a much-needed slap in the face.
February 9, 2016
Bee's program is one more 'publication' added to an increasingly crowded TV newsstand, but it already feels distinctive enough to merit regular check-ins, if not yet a DVR season pass.
February 9, 2016
In fact, Full Frontal's first episode was such a welcome jolt of energy that you might wish the show was airing every day.
Top Critic
February 9, 2016
All those fans who worried that The Daily Show's go-for-the-jugular political satire left when host Jon Stewart departed last year can rest easy because Samantha Bee is bringing the pain just like Stewart used to.
February 9, 2016
If the premiere is any indication, Full Frontal will be required weekly viewing.
February 9, 2016
One show. One woman. One smart, sharp and very funny voice.
February 9, 2016
Bee delivered a promising and pointed debut, demonstrating that when it comes to political satire, she can sting with the best of them.
February 9, 2016
If the first episode of Full Frontal is any indication, Samantha Bee won't be feeling the pain, she'll be bringing it.
February 9, 2016
If Full Frontal were going to be on every night, I would say, unreservedly, that it had a fantastic beginning.
February 9, 2016
The terrain is still forming, but there's a clear place for Full Frontal after this assured, effective debut.
February 9, 2016
Bee's confidence and charm stem from her experience and innate charisma, striking a balance that many new late nights hosts can't match.
February 9, 2016
We've been needing someone who's this smart and this wacky, someone with the well-honed ability to fire a chaingun array of zingers that can all hit their marks with sniper precision. And she happens to be a female woman? That's cool, too.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 9, 2016
The Full Frontal approach still feels fresh, perhaps because we're finally seeing a female host lead the charge, with a female showrunner (Jo Miller) and a diverse team of writers.
Full Review | Original Score: A-