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For all its brevity, [It] does a more than serviceable job probing the origins of expletives we too often take for granted, and if it pushes you to fill up your browser history with curse words after it's done.
The contributing comedians, among them Nick Offerman, Nikki Glaser, and Sarah Silverman, have their share of fun with the subject matter. But it's the linguists who really give the series its transgressive heft.
It's informal, but the guest comedians add a bracing edge and this show is at its best when the social power of swear words -- especially when they're appropriated and redefined by minorities -- is charted.
The History of Swear Words feels unfinished, like it barely scratches the surface of its own conceit.
The entire first season is about two hours long, making for a great little afternoon diversion that left me feeling both a little smarter and a little lighter.
The six-episode series, hosted by Nicolas Cage, is an odd mishmash of the academic and the juvenile.
History of Swear Words is one of the most unique and fascinating docuseries I have seen in quite some time.
History of Swear Words is going to put a smile on your face as you watch it and I can only hope that Cage and the producers are game to come back for a second season since we all know there are a lot more than six swear words.
With a decent selection of stand-up comics contributing, there are at least a few laughs.
You'd be better off just reading Wikipedia entries for the history and watching "Face/Off" for your Cage.
Makes the most out of the talents of the great Nic Cage, and manages to say quite a bit about the history and influence of six specific swear words. [Full review in Spanish]
Audience Reviews for History of Swear Words: Season 1
2d agoAs a concept, it's _ing fun. As a history show, it's a bit too short.
Feb 21, 2021It was funny to watch and provided some good information on how some swear words came to be. Most will enjoy it
Feb 08, 2021The show seems less about telling the history of the particular swear words and focuses more on how various people see and use them today and even describes how various cultures see and use them. There is really only brief histories of the words used as it seems they were more interested in hearing comedians and other prominent socialites talk about the words. I think it would be better served to changing the name of the show to Describing Swear words today with a brief history about them. I don't really feel like it is or was meant to be very educational but if you are looking to be entertained and watching famous people saying taboo words, you are in for a treat. I would say it is a very surface level dive into the words and not much is able to be gained from it. So sit back and laugh at the troupes and forced jokes.
Jan 31, 2021Some good goddamn history
Jan 27, 2021very unfunny. Was meh in the first episode but went down hill for all the rest.
Jan 24, 2021This show definitely had attributes that I enjoyed. Some of the hosts/speakers were very funny and knowledgable, including Nicholas Cage who can't seem to do any wrong; on the other hand, some of the hosts are polarizing and bordering on pointless and annoying. The main problem lies in the politics of the show. The intro card says "A Netflix Original Comedy Series;" I find the show's incessant need to seem progressive and bring sexism and racism into nearly every episode detracts from the humour. That being said I did watch all of the show and enjoyed my time with it for what it was. It's a time-waster binge watch, and it fills that role perfectly.
Jan 23, 2021Nicholas Cage is the main draw to this show, and he delivers what you would expect from him. When he is not on screen, however, the jokes mostly fall flat, and the actual history of swear words is not developed nearly enough.
Jan 14, 2021A misogynistic and anti-woman series. The women in this series say penis is better than vaginas? What kind of women are they? Uncensored naked male genitals proudly displayed in the series but on the other hand female genitals censored, ridiculed. This show mocks women.
Jan 13, 2021So fun. Words we all use but not sure why or how. In a time when we all need some comic relief- this show makes you laugh and learn about yourself and the things we all do. Way to go
Jan 12, 2021It's like a series of public information films, utterly bereft of humour.