Insatiable: Season 1 Reviews

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 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
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 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.
August 9, 2018
Well, I've seen all twelve -- twelve, I tell you, twelve! -- episodes of Insatiable, and it turns out the show is not as bad as you imagined. It's actually worse. Like, worse in ways that you can't even anticipate. [It's] an equal-opportunity trainwreck.
Top Critic
August 9, 2018
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.
August 9, 2018
Insatiable is an unexpected little gem, a series so floridly over the top as to feel like a send-up of 1980s soap operas on 21st-century steroids.
August 9, 2018
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.'
August 8, 2018
Insatiable is clearly striving to be an edgy satire of our image-obsessed culture and our constant need for more, but the candy-colored veneer of the series never offers viewers an actual escape from the toxic tropes it attempts to skewer.
August 8, 2018
Insatiable, on the surface, behaves as if it has tone - "Look at me, being all unquantifiable and zany! I'm a TV version of whack-a-mole!" But without substance, all that clanging and banging is Unsatisfying.
August 8, 2018
But despite some late-breaking attempts to right the ship, neither the show's punchlines nor its characters are sharp enough to transcend their clichéd foundations.