Insatiable: Season 1 Reviews

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May 14, 2019
[Insatiable] lacks dimension, its characters are unsteady on their narrative feet and while it might seem funny, irreverent and boundary-pushing at times, it lacks those characteristics in enough volume to sustain itself.
May 14, 2019
The performers are fine, but they are left hanging by the script, as it drifts in and out of confusion.
December 13, 2018
Broadly cynical about pageants. It's cynical about everything... Beyond that, though, Insatiable has no clear intention.
September 1, 2018
Insatiable's campy shallows disguise occasional depths of emotion, moments that register all the more effectively for their rarity.
August 20, 2018
It's wrong on so many levels it all but runs out of levels to be wrong on.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 15, 2018
Insatiable feels like one long identity crisis.
August 15, 2018
It's nowhere near as smart as it would need to be to make you forget the problematic set-up: the fat humour is lazy, the depiction of Bob is vaguely homophobic and there are actual fart jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 14, 2018
Lauren Gussis' disastrous hodgepodge of mistakes is an absolute mess, and it marks the worst Netflix original series yet to be released.
August 13, 2018
I could dissect the finer horrors of "Insatiable" for longer than its interminable episodes (among other things, it traffics in racial stereotypes, flirts with homophobia and transphobia and is just genuinely bad and boring TV).
August 13, 2018
This is the rare case where every flame of anger concerning the show's flagrant fat-shaming and unhealthy views about body acceptance was dead on.
August 10, 2018
Insatiable purports to be satire, playing every bit of offensive dialogue and questionable storyline for laughs, yet none of it is funny.
Full Review | Original Score: F
August 10, 2018
Cynical though it is, Insatiable manages affection for all its craven goons and misguided saps.
August 10, 2018
Seriously, if Insatiable is mean to be satire - what exactly is it satirising?
August 10, 2018
A few minutes into the first episode, it's clear that "Insatiable" isn't worth anybody's time or words.
August 10, 2018
Insatiable makes Norbit feel like a comedic masterpiece, and in 2018, there's nothing noble about that distinction.
August 10, 2018
It's difficult to imagine Insatiable arriving at a more egregious moment in popular culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 10, 2018
Insatiable is the kind of hot mess you want to banish into the ether, never to be chanced upon by any human eyes ever again.
August 9, 2018
Insatiable wants woke points for paying lip service to body positivity and including queer and racially diverse characters-but it doesn't earn them.
August 9, 2018
It spends all of its time striving desperately to reach the status of third-tier Ryan Murphy and falling flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 9, 2018
Insatiable is trite, way over the top (even for a series that appears to be trying to go there for comedic effect), unfunny and, running at 40-plus minutes per episode, a bloated mess that's labor-intensive to get through.
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