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Get Shorty: Season 1 (2017)



Critic 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.


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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).


Ray Romano
as Rick Moreweather
Chris O'Dowd
as Miles Daly
Megan Stevenson
as April Quinn
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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (13)

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.

August 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.

August 14, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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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.

August 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.

August 14, 2017 | Rating: B | 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.

August 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.

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

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