Haters Back Off!: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: Haters Back Off is bizarre, painful, and often times excruciatingly funny-yet the appeal of the YouTube transport doesn't quite carry over in the longer television format.


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Air date: Oct 14, 2016
Air date: Oct 14, 2016
Air date: Oct 14, 2016
Air date: Oct 14, 2016
Air date: Oct 14, 2016
Air date: Oct 14, 2016
Air date: Oct 14, 2016
Air date: Oct 14, 2016

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A comedy series that zeros in on Miranda Sings (Colleen Ballinger), an untalented yet rising star and her oddball family.


Colleen Ballinger
as Miranda Sings
Erik Stocklin
as Patrick
Angela Kinsey
as Bethany
Steve Little
as Uncle Jim

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Critic Reviews for Haters Back Off! Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (12)

Kudos to Netflix for having the vision to elevate this antic, sometimes wise, often laugh-out-loud funny case of art imitating life imitating art to another rightful place.

May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

What's great about Haters Back Off! is it expands a fun world in a way that helps a character leap from micro-content to the 30-minute format.

May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Maybe in more adept hands, Haters Back Off might have been a beacon series for the uncool kids, à la Napoleon Dynamite or even Parks and Recreation.

May 10, 2019 | Full Review…

I took the show's title as permission to stop watching after one episode.

Oct 14, 2016 | Full Review…

[Colleen] Ballinger's series is gross, weird, and cringe inducing, but damn it's so funny.

Nov 2, 2016 | Full Review…

It feels very good watching so unsympathetic a character (the sort who berates her mom for failing to give her an A-plus on her homeschool quiz) get her comeuppances - until, of course, it suddenly doesn't.

Nov 4, 2016 | Full Review…

What we get... is just a painfully unwatchable tirade of actors and actresses who know they can do a lot better than this.

Oct 27, 2016 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

Ballinger's transition from Youtube clips to a full-length series is painful at best.

Oct 21, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It is great, once you've attuned yourself to its quirks.

Oct 21, 2016 | Full Review…

By moving the scope of her comedy and worldview, Ballinger gets at something that is not only a cultural critique but often hits on the fragility of egos and everyone's need for acceptance.

Oct 14, 2016 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Haters Back Off!: Season 1

I like it! Like a lot!

The reason for this show generating general disappointment or "hate" is partly because it is a transition of a character born on Youtube to a series with long episodes. Even before watching it, one might assume that it will just be an opportunity for Miranda Sings fans to get more insight into her personal life. They might expect it to have the same purpose as a Youtuber book. Another reason for this show not being adored might be because aside from its comedic aspects, it is tragic. Most parts of the show and what the show is actually based on is depressing, some parts even hard to watch. It is much more than a Youtube video of a funny character because once the audience imagines her to be a real person who could actually exist, it seems unreal and complicated to understand why she acts like she does. Once we get past this barrier of the complexity of the ideas put behind this character, it becomes something so unique and special that it raises questions about what people in today's society have become. There are many ways to look at it and what part of the human psyche this character incorporates. Unfortunately, it is misunderstood due to the link made with its simple and slightly superficial origins.

I love the Miranda character and this really showcases Colleen's talent, joined by the brilliant Steve Little and almost-brilliant Angela Kinsey. Unfortunately, the show's a bit dramedy for my tastes. I watched every episode but poverty, the backdrop to the show, isn't really funny. Eking out two 8-episode seasons was probably very hard; possibly a tighter single season with an eventual payoff of the character achieving fame and recognition, or even ignomy, would have been more rewarding.

Me and my fiance love it and wanted to see more sad Netflix took it out it was funny and entertaining.

So funny:) I luv Miranda Sings. She is my favorite youtuber.

Fun TV show. Available in lots of languages on Netflix. (including english, french, german, italian and spanish) This is not my favorite TV show, but it's fun to watch with family. Good movie for at least 9 year-olds.

Especially if you are familiar with the character of Miranda Sings, it is a hilarious series with a star you love to hate. The show is fillied with many easter eggs that fans can understand and makes it exciting for the fans to watch. Also, the

This show banks on the irony of stupid internet stars becoming famous for seemingly no reason. It's freaking hilarious. Most will not understand the complex humor. If you expect easy humor that requires no insight, move along.

I've never seen a character quite like Miranda. She is a female oddball, and not the typical indie cool girl that we usually see. No, she is bursting with confidence (perhaps too much) and she is determined to achieve her dream of fame. While the first episodes seem to indicate that a pattern consisting of Miranda's shenanigans and her unfaltering ego will persist, the tone completely changes as the season progresses. The show is surprisingly devastating at times, especially when it comes to family issues and the persistent theme of a need for acceptance within each character. Luckily, the dark turns the show takes are balanced out by plenty of humor, colorful characters, and a protagonist who, though far from the perfect heroine, dreams with unflinching confidence and persistence. If you like strong, flawed, funny characters, this show will definitely grow on you.

so funny, love all the characters!

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