Insatiable: Season 1 (2018)

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Broad stereotypes, clumsy social commentary, and a failed attempt at "wokeness" make Insatiable hard to swallow.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2018

In the season opener, Patty goes to court to explain her fight with a homeless man. Defense attorney Bob tries to help himself by helping her win her case.

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After a motel catches fire, Patty considers whether she was to blame. Patty and Nonnie attempt to piece together the puzzle in their first week of senior year.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2018

Bob takes young Patty to a beauty pagent in Alabama to meet his mentor Stella Rose. Coralee is surprised to see her sister stop by for a visit.

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Patty wonders what she should do with Stella Rose's gift as she attempts to wn the pageant. Unfortuntately, it is a mother-daughter event.

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A hacker gets into Patty's phone and cyberbullies someone using her name. Magnolia comes up with a plan on how to fix it all and Brick finally has a discussion with his father.

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Patty has problems choosing between two potential relationships as she gets ready to be baptised. Nonnie finally knows what she wants.

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The girls prepare to enter the Miss Magic Jesus pageant and Bible quiz. Bob starts to consider his link to Roxy.

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Patty is faced with very important choices concerning her future plans. Bob's dad advises him to do what it takes to avoid divorce.

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Church leader Mike tells Patty she has evil lurking inside of her. Bob has issues coming to terms with his emotions.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2018

Church leader Mike tells Patty she has evil lurking inside of her. Bob has issues coming to terms with his emotions.

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Critic Reviews for Insatiable Season 1

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (22)

The performers are fine, but they are left hanging by the script, as it drifts in and out of confusion.

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Broadly cynical about pageants. It's cynical about everything... Beyond that, though, Insatiable has no clear intention.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Insatiable's campy shallows disguise occasional depths of emotion, moments that register all the more effectively for their rarity.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…
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Lauren Gussis' disastrous hodgepodge of mistakes is an absolute mess, and it marks the worst Netflix original series yet to be released.

Aug 13, 2018 | Full Review…
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While Insatiable would like you to excuse its considerable meanness as satire or even good-doing, the truth is that it's often tooth-tinglingly saccharine.

Aug 9, 2018 | Full Review…
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The lack of care this series has for its characters is topped only by the lack of respect it has for its viewers; its veneer of edginess almost as thoughtless as its later attempts at playing 'woke.'

Aug 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The premiere is a hodgepodge of fluctuating accents, conflicting tones and clunky exposition, which is a pretty accurate representation of the series as a whole.

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Satire isn't easy to pull off, but if you're going to make a TV show where the premise rides a very thin line between okay and offensive, then maybe pare it down a little and focus on the parts you want to come through.

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite its creators' clear talent and smarts, Insatiable doesn't deliver what any of us are really hungry for. Instead, its telling of the same, cruel, unfunny joke added to the cacophony of bullying to which we've all become too accustomed.

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Satire is hard to get right -- and many of the choices this well-meaning series makes renders its particular take particularly hard to swallow.

May 14, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Sparky supporting roles are enjoyably absurd, played by ace scene-stealers.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

If Insatiable only stuck to this ridiculous premise and went balls-to-the-wall camp, it might have worked. Instead it tries to infuse wokeness, horror, satire, and teen melodrama all into one.

Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Insatiable: Season 1

  • Sep 24, 2020
    This tv show was my favourite thing to watch for a long time, ironically and unironically. Crossing my fingers for season 3 but we'll see. The dialogue is corny and ham-fisted. The story is often nonsensical and all over the place. The characters, though extremely entertaining, fun and often relatable, are not realistic in the slightest. But Patty and her relationship to the other characters, as well as all the side characters' relationships to each other are just so entertaining to witness and feel so heartfelt and genuine that I don't care. Despite Patty's cynical personality, I want her to succeed. She does some awful things, but she always drags herself back to reality, with the help of her friends, to show empathy and regret for her actions. She's very much a tragic character. She's a victim of her own obsession with revenge that continuously deludes her into believing that she is the victim, when she's often the perpetrator. She is the literal antithesis of a Mary Sue. She has many many character flaws. She's cynical, aggressive, callous, manipulative, resentful, etc. Things rarely ever go her way and her victories are often very brief. Despite her physical transformation at the start, which brings a brief shot of euphoria as people around her change how they perceive her, she retains the ugly personality underneath and has to face the reality that beauty isn't just visual and a skinny body wouldn't magically make her happy. When she hurts those around her, they will call her out. This show is f***ing dark and can stray away from the more campy aspects to be legitimately uncomfortable. The scene where she relapses is a great example of this. But if not for the often ridiculous story and hammy dialogue, I would not have found it anywhere near as entertaining as I did. Please Netflix, let the fun continue, I beg of you.
  • Sep 06, 2020
    This black comedy is all about authenticity - people searching for their true selves - whether it is the teen heroine herself, or her drunken mother, or her best girl friend, or her mentor Bob, or his wife or his gay lover. Nearly every main character in the story is fighting for her or his own realization in competition with that of the others. This TV series will become a cult. It is bold, imaginative, hilarious, and fearless. Its cynical and satirical humour, which doesn‘t give a damn about perceived political correctness, reminds us of free spirited classical comedies like Absoluetly Fabulous, and Mondy Python. Congratulations!
  • Jul 22, 2020
    I was hopeful in the beginning, it looked like a fun series, but it very quickly stopped being about training for beauty pageants to take revenge on school bullies, and at one point a whole story arch where the main character's convinced she's possessed by a literal demon enters the scene. The issue with Insatiable is that it feels like many different plots jammed together, and it makes for an objectively bad story. Characters who do criminally shitty things are forgiven or forgotten about, small matters are overreacted to, and happiness can never last, as something cheap and dumb will always happen to take it away. As is also common in these genres, the drama exists out of hasty romances and immediate break-ups.
  • Jun 09, 2020
    Very weird show. Some of the scenes are very funny and entertaining. The concept is so different, that it is kind of enjoyable. There is one extremely big problem with it. The storyline. There isn't any. Except in the last episode. But the other ones are just pure entertainment, that worked well enough for a netflix show.
  • May 02, 2020
    Dallas Roberts is very strange, and not in a good way: his face is too small for his head. And that's about the only good thing to say about this series, aside from Debby Ryan, who at least is pleasant to watch, until she starts trying to act.
  • Apr 21, 2020
    I love Insatiable and was sad to hear it wasn't coming back for a third season. It's a light and playful show that brings a lot of awareness to heavy issues without ruining the comedy. That isn't an easy thing to pull off, but they did it well. I'm hoping the show gets picked up elsewhere, because after all - it's the audience that matters, not the critics.
  • Feb 26, 2020
    This show starts out a bit confusing, but it was absolutely hilarious so I decided to keep watching. Then, towards the end of season one, it became jaw dropping. The way it starts, I would have never thought this show would turn out to be a thriller. I was hooked and had to finish season two. Honestly, I'm pissed there isn't a third season.
  • Feb 23, 2020
    I laughed each single episode. I'm so sad it was cancelled
  • Jan 29, 2020
    season 1 was fantastic! it was supposed to make the audience think a little and maybe feel bad.. however season 2 wasn't as good, there were a few good moments but overall it didn't compare to the first season when it came to the story and the development of the characters.
  • Jan 11, 2020
    New Guilty pleasure.

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