History of Swear Words: Season 1 Reviews

February 18, 2021
The History of Swear Words feels unfinished, like it barely scratches the surface of its own conceit.
January 16, 2021
The six-episode series, hosted by Nicolas Cage, is an odd mishmash of the academic and the juvenile.
January 9, 2021
You'd be better off just reading Wikipedia entries for the history and watching "Face/Off" for your Cage.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 7, 2021
Unfortunately, "History of Swear Words" is content to give us a once-over-lightly stroll through its not-ready-for-primetime lexicon.
January 7, 2021
Sadly, it adds up to very little. After all, studies have shown that we feel better when we swear - not when Nic Cage does it for us.
January 5, 2021
What's missing here overall isn't seriousness, but context and a little tension. The way the comics are deployed individually, too many of the same points are stated, reiterated and unchallenged.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 5, 2021
This premise lacks the basic heft required to anchor a miniseries, instead leaving the impression of a collection of lengthy YouTube videos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 5, 2021
But it is intermittently entertaining, thanks in large part to Cage, who pops up infrequently for intros, outros, and asides, dressed for the occasion and treating the six 20-minute episodes with a level of respect they probably don't deserve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5