Heathers: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Heathers

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Despite promising performers, Heathers' aspirational angst is let down by its blunt, misguided attempts at social commentary.

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Critic Ratings: 21

55%

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User Ratings: 211

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Air date: Oct 25, 2018

In the premiere, Veronica Sawyer, a seemingly normal teenager braving the politics of high school, struggles to make sense of her path in life and her connection to her "best friends," the Heathers.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2018

Heather Chandler blackmails JD and Veronica into doing her bidding. Meanwhile, Heather Duke and Heather McNamara struggle to adapt to life in the new regime led by Betty Finn.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2018

Veronica, fed up with JD, goes on a double date with Heather Duke and two handsome football players. The school musical auditions commence and Heather Chandler is met with unexpected competition.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2018

Heather Chandler tries to double down on her suicide campaign only to have her brand tarnished, while Betty Finn has some suspicions that link Veronica to an unsolved murder.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2018

The world through JD's eyes. Betty and JD are interrogated by the police. JD is hounded with anonymous text messages tying him to his crimes.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2018

Veronica schools JD on how to be a proper boyfriend. Heather Duke and Heather Chandler spar over control of the hearts and minds of the Westerburg student body.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2018

Ousted from power, Heather Chandler decides to swallow her pride and do the impossible.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2018

Heather Duke, Heather Chandler, and Veronica end up in lockdown together.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2018

As prom looms around the corner, JD and Veronica are moving in opposite directions. She is closer to her friends than she has been all year, while he is trying to use prom to keep Westerburg divided.

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Angst-filled teenager Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox) blows her friendship with Heather Chandler (Melanie Field), a social media savant and leader of the Heathers, the most powerful clique in their high school, which include Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell) and Heather McNamara (Jasmine Mathews). As a result, Heather C vows to make Veronica's social life a living hell. Veronica retaliates by pranking Heather C with the help of her boyfriend JD (James Scully). The prank backfires disastrously, however, causing both Veronica and JD to get under Heather C's thumb. Season 1 of "Heathers" also stars Nikki SooHoo as Betty Finn and Kurt Fuller as Principal Gowan. Shannen Doherty makes a special appearance as JD's deceased mom.

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Critic Reviews for Heathers Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

The show is painfully sharp in its portrayal of the way grief is performed on social media and I.R.L. It is similarly brutal in its lampooning of national deformities.

Oct 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The casting is perfect...and the scripts pay bulk homage to the original. Well worth checking out.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

There's no affection behind any of the clowning on #youths, no depth to it. It's just an acerbic, self-congratulatory rant.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Considering the 2018 landscape, it's possible a darker reboot could have worked if handled delicately. Sadly, Paramount took the opposite approach.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Flipping the original version's script without understanding any of its messages was always going to be a problem. Bringing it into such a radically changed world was even worse. The show was doomed from the start.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

What's missing better focused aims and a keener sense of satire. In the current climate you can't just make fun of these issues, there needs to be a smarter approach.

Oct 29, 2018 | Full Review…

All the ingredients are right, but this is a pop culture cake that was left in the oven too long and now it's burnt.

Oct 29, 2018 | Full Review…

What once seemed audacious is now just atrociously mean-spirited.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The show's overall impact gets blunted by a one-dimensional villain, bipolar tonal shifts and out-of-touch attempts to wield identity politics like a baseball bat.

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…

In other words, this is less a reboot and more an intentional inversion of the original concept, built on the premise that the bullied have since become the bullies.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The Heathers TV series is only "just" squeaking by, a try-hard attempt at satire that'll make you long for that chainsaw.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Heathers has its damages, but it's definitely worth a watch.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Heathers: Season 1

  • Jun 28, 2020
    Fucking awesome from first to tenth episode. Each is clever, engaging, and completely destroys many of the current social justice warrior bullshit that's bleeding into all aspects of media and entertainment these days. A rare fucking experience indeed!!
  • Apr 10, 2020
    I have no clue what people could possibly dislike about this show that... wasn't equally true of its predecessor. Both are outrageous dark comedies that take the then-modern high school experience and amp it up to 11 to tell an over-the-top, but engaging, story. Is it the same as the original "Heathers?" No. It has its own identity. Is it completely divorced from its source material? Also no. I can tell that this was made by fans of the original with a passion I can only hope more reboots start to have.
  • Apr 04, 2020
    Very refreshing look on dark comedy classic!
  • Nov 30, 2019
    I thought this show was pretty good! It provided a genuinely engaging storyline and some pretty interesting characters. The only hangup to this show I can think of is network higher-ups editing it before its release to declaw it in the wake of mass shootings at the time. I guess they thought releasing a show like this without at least *some* changes would be a bad idea. I can see where they were coming from, but you just shouldn't be pulling any punches when it comes to something like this. That's literally the point of Heathers, and other stories like it, It's either all or nothing! Anyways, this show is a truly interesting reimagining of the original work and holds some neat twists as well. I'd give it a watch if you're into pitch-black comedies with some commentary added in.
  • Aug 28, 2019
    A terrible remake of a cult classic that maybe could have been good if it wasn't so obsessed with hammering in the belief that minorities have more power nowadays, which can be very harmful and is regularly used for victim blaming, and if you look at the statistics simply isn't true.
  • Jul 19, 2019
    A dark, witty commentary on the high school environment today. Littered with dark humour and instagram-worthy cinematography, I think this is a relevant and generous nod to the original film (which I adore) without relying wholly on it for material. It's tongue-in-cheek commentary on parenting in the modern age and relationships forged through social media make it a winner for me!
  • Jul 09, 2019
    They changed something that was already amazing and turned it bland and distasteful. It's almost as if the creators are trying too hard to make this show "progressive" and "with the times." The show just isn't humorous when it derails both the past movie and musical in order to desperately drag it into modern times. When I watched the pilot episode, I was so frustrated that I couldn't make it halfway through. It's just horrible and in bad taste.
  • May 10, 2019
    This show is awesome!!! The movie is great and it's just an updated version, making fun of the way things are so opposite now... the cheerleaders and jocks aren't the most popular anymore it's the ones with the most social media followers. It's written so well, anyone who really pays attention and takes it for what it is (a dark comedy) is going to LOVE it!!!
  • Apr 22, 2019
    I never write reviews but I think this show is being unfairly slammed. As a fan of the original and after reading some other reviews, I thought I would hate this and after 3 episodes I am hooked. It's fun, clever, well-written and darkly hilarious. If you take life and entertainment too seriously you will loathe it... for the rest of us it's awesome. I think it may end up being appreciated years later, the same way the movie did.
  • Apr 11, 2019
    I watched the first 3 episodes... Yeah, no. Not worth watching sober, or even at all. I'm a Heathers fan, and I can say that this isn't all that good. Even Illegal Heathers is better than this fucking trash.

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