Heathers: Season 1 Reviews

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February 1, 2019
Considering the 2018 landscape, it's possible a darker reboot could have worked if handled delicately. Sadly, Paramount took the opposite approach.
November 1, 2018
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.
October 29, 2018
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.
October 29, 2018
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.
October 26, 2018
What once seemed audacious is now just atrociously mean-spirited.
October 26, 2018
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.
October 22, 2018
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.
September 26, 2018
The casting is perfect...and the scripts pay bulk homage to the original. Well worth checking out.
June 29, 2018
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.
June 29, 2018
The Heathers TV series is only "just" squeaking by, a try-hard attempt at satire that'll make you long for that chainsaw.
June 29, 2018
There's no affection behind any of the clowning on #youths, no depth to it. It's just an acerbic, self-congratulatory rant.
June 26, 2018
Heathers has its damages, but it's definitely worth a watch.
March 8, 2018
It's both refreshing and cringeworthy - yes, the traditional outsider types can be the bullies of today, but they're still subjected to the other end of that torment.
March 5, 2018
After four episodes sent to critics, it's still unclear where creator Jason Micallef is taking the Heathers next.
March 1, 2018
Confused, dark remake of teen angst movie isn't as good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 28, 2018
It's a bleak and cynical view of the young generation, and one that, frankly, they don't deserve.
February 27, 2018
For every quotable line in "Heathers," there's a hundred cringeworthy ones. While the directors and DPs deserve enormous kudos for their work on this show, the writers leave a lot to be desired.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 27, 2018
With nearly 30 years to study and learn from the film, Paramount Network's TV take on Heathers is a one-note disappointment, taking certain surface-level detours from the movie and adding precious little scathing insight of its own.
February 27, 2018
Dear diary, color me impressed...Heathers throws us at every turn another treat.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 27, 2018
Heathers skewers teen culture without providing any clear reasoning or critical stance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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