Telenovela: Season 1 Reviews

January 7, 2016
Although Telenovela takes its name from an exuberantly dramatic genre of soap opera, its plots are mundane.
December 31, 2015
Telenovela may not have depth, but watching Longoria mug for the camera ain't a bad way to spend half an hour.
December 9, 2015
While Telenovela employs a lot of Latin actors, it doesn't give them enough good lines to make the latest entry in the Too Much Television universe worth your time.
Top Critic
December 7, 2015
Fun, light, colorful and original.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 7, 2015
It would be worth the effort, because there's clearly potential in this pleasant but not-yet-impressive showbiz comedy - as you should expect from a series starring Eva Longoria, at her best here as soap diva Ana Sofia Calderon.
December 7, 2015
The show is paced well, with a likeable cast and plenty of avenues for humor that haven't been mined a million times before.
December 7, 2015
Telenovela is legitimately laugh-out-loud funny.
December 7, 2015
The show also wears well, with Longoria vigorously in the forefront and a solid supporting cast led by scene-stealers Diana Maria Riva and Alex Meneses.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 7, 2015
Telenovela, starring Eva Longoria as a Miami-based soap star, is a happy one: appealing, sweet, witty, traditional in its bones, modern in its complexion.
December 7, 2015
Watching everyone on Telenovela emote every last plot point directly at the camera starts to wear after a while. The effect is rather like being bludgeoned with their sheer desire to be liked.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 4, 2015
Telenovela is an Americanized version of a telenovela, and that may be why it doesn't reach its full potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 3, 2015
Writers Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein, from "Cougar Town" and "My Name Is Earl," find a way to create an ensemble of characters around Longoria who are broad caricatures and yet recognizably human.
December 3, 2015
The episodes previewed have a breezy, unpretentious quality, and Longoria offers a reminder that she's a pretty gifted comedienne, as evidenced by some of the show's physical bits.