High Society: Season 1 (1995 - 1996)

Season 1
High Society

Critics Consensus

High Society wants to be the American answer to Absolutely Fabulous, but the poorly written sitcom is not nearly as funny as its British counterpart.



Critic Ratings: 10

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Nov 6, 1995
Air date: Nov 13, 1995
Air date: Nov 20, 1995
Air date: Nov 27, 1995
Air date: Dec 4, 1995
Air date: Dec 11, 1995
Air date: Dec 18, 1995
Air date: Jan 15, 1996
Air date: Jan 22, 1996
Air date: Feb 5, 1996
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Jean Smart
as Ellie Walker
Mary McDonnell
as Dott Emerson
Luigi Amodeo
as Stephano
Dan O'Donahue
as Brendan Emerson
Jayne Meadows
as Alice Morgan
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Critic Reviews for High Society Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7)

Here's a sitcom that succeeds -- sort of -- despite its many gross excesses.

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Top Critic

High Society is blatantly another thinned out homage to/ripoff of the British import cult hit, Absolutely Fabulous.

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Intermittently funny and promising, the season's first replacement series wants to be outrageous and sophisticated but is too timid to say anything rude.

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This comedy isn't caustic; it's toxic.

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The show's neurotic co-protagonist, Ellie [Jean Smart], is so loud and abrasive that you may want to hit the "mute" button every time she's on the screen. And she's on the screen nearly always, making the premiere of High Society all but unwatchable.

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Tight writing, rapid-fire one-liners and actors playing against type together make High Society a sitcom with a future.

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Top Critic

As an unabashed rip-off of Absolutely Fabulous, Designing Women, and Cybill, there's a lot of talent going to waste in High Society, hereafter referred to as Absolutely Mediocre.

Aug 14, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The unfortunate thing about High Society is that so much talent is squandered on humor that went out with Arthur.

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At times, it's a little too big and a little too crude. But there are some real laughs in High Society. And laughs make up for a lot of failings.

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The material almost demands this level of theatricality. But grandeur of this sort usually seems affected on the small screen.

Aug 14, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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