Get Shorty: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
Get Shorty

Critics Consensus

Get Shorty's slick production values are complemented by its seasoned cast's chemistry to create a fun-filled, if violent, first season that lives up to its source material.



Critic Ratings: 27


Audience Score

User Ratings: 123
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Air date: Aug 13, 2017
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In this dark comedy series, a hitman from Nevada, Miles Daly (Chris O'Dowd), tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood in order to leave his criminal past behind and win back his estranged family. In Hollywood, he meets Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano), a washed-up producer who reluctantly becomes Miles' partner and guides him through show business. Along with his criminal cohort Louis (Sean Bridgers), Miles tries to keep his two worlds from crashing as he balances the demands of filmmaking while keeping the suspicions of the crime ring's chief - and production bankroll - Amara (Lidia Porto) at bay. Also associated with the production is ambitious studio executive April Adams (Megan Stevenson), who started in the business as Rick's assistant, as well as Miles' daughter Emma (Carolyn Dodd), despite objections from Miles' wife, Katie (Lucy Walters).


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Critic Reviews for Get Shorty Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (13)

No one forgets a title like Get Shorty, meaning that a remake or an adaptation will always be conspicuously recognised as exactly that.

Jun 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A show that works in moments-you can't get a cast this talented together and not produce some interesting moments-but never develops a rhythm.

Aug 10, 2017 | Full Review…

In short, a lot is very right with Get Shorty, which may well come calling again during next year's awards season.

Aug 14, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The dark humor and bursts of bloody action will satisfy some viewers, but the pacing is so leisurely and the characters are such sad sacks that Get Shorty can feel like a chore.

Aug 14, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The Epix series is a dark comedy told at the length of a traditional drama. That it works as all three is why it works at all: This Get Shorty isn't like the others.

Aug 14, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The sustaining joke of the show, though, is the still effective tug of a shabby Hollywood promise, filmed in appealingly faded hues, where even certain death might be avoided with the right movie pitch.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The yawning gap between the characters' fantasies and grim reality is what drives all of Leonard's thrillers.

Jun 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Get Shorty on the whole feels like it's trying too hard to balance the darkness and whimsy of the story, and to extend it across a whole season.

Aug 10, 2017 | Full Review…

This series is as fun as it is brutal and as charming as it is revolting. That makes it a killer of a new series.

Aug 10, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The showbiz material is pretty thin, and much of the series takes place in dusty desert locations, focusing on tired crime-drama devices.

Aug 10, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Get Shorty: Season 1

  • Dec 22, 2018
    Best show in a long time! So much better than a lot of the crap on TV! Great acting! Great storytelling and belly aching laughs!
  • Dec 18, 2018
    Staid up till 5am watching it. Awesome series. Highly recommend.
  • Dec 01, 2018
    Love this show!!! So absolutely funny!!
  • Nov 30, 2018
    Favorite show since breaking bad. Absolutely love it!
  • Nov 11, 2018
    Fun engaging gangster series. It was little over the top but that's what made it fun. Kept me engaged enough that I power watched season 1.
  • Oct 28, 2018
    Love love love this show! Great writing and perfect casting! The acting is great and it's just a fun watch. It is hysterically funny but very sincere in the serious parts. Love the over arching theme of the meaning of the title, "Get Shorty"...just a dad trying to take care of his daughter. Hope it comes back for a third season!
  • Oct 23, 2018
    i loved it ,its like breaking bad it starts a bit slow but it is 1 of the best tv shows .thank you.
  • Oct 09, 2018
    Best crime comedy since Breaking Bad. Very cleaver and hard not to binge
  • Oct 02, 2018
    Season 1 was awesome, complicated action packed crazy funny ep 1 through 10. Can't wait to dive into Season 2. You couldn't ask for a better cast or a terrific ensemble performance start to finish.
  • Jul 11, 2018
    Ugh, spare me. More cable TV dreariness masquerading as wit, profundity and humor. Honestly, I think my real hatred of this show is down to how much I truly loved the Elmore Leonard movies of the 90s - Travolta's Get Shorty, Tarantino's Jackie Brown and Soderbergh's Out Of Sight: all movies that are nothing like this dismal "romp". Each of those movies sparkled with chemistry and magic that made every scene a joy to watch. And, after having read some Leonard, I have to say the chemistry and magic achieved in those movies was really the only thing that made them enjoyable. Take them out, and all you have are rather uninspired gangster movie cliches. I'm always amazed when people remake a movie, or other property, with an almost contemptuous disregard for what made the original great.

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