Kiss Me First: Series 1 (2018)


Critic Consensus: Kiss Me First believably captures the behavior of modern youth with an engaging premise, but older viewers may have a tougher time maintaining interest in the online cyber-set narrative.


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Air date: Jun 29, 2018
Air date: Jun 29, 2018
Air date: Jun 29, 2018
Air date: Jun 29, 2018
Air date: Jun 29, 2018
Air date: Jun 29, 2018

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Bryan Elsley's innovative thriller series combines live action with stunning state-of-the-art computer-generated virtual world sequences in a TV drama first. Based on Lottie Moggach's debut novel, Kiss Me First moves between the real and virtual animated worlds.


Critic Reviews for Kiss Me First Series 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

A Skins for the social media age - but an altogether more melancholy and less endearing one.

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It somehow manages to be both sleepy and bleak, which only drives viewers to seek out a different reality elsewhere.

Jul 2, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

While the CGI sequences are impressive for a TV show of this scale, there's a noticeable stilted slump within Azana due to the facial animation's clear limitations.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

I can't think of a better show to premiere in this era of technological anxiety, nostalgia for non-existent worlds and questions of identity, and it's great to see such an unapologetically female-led and youth-targeted show come out of Channel 4.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a tonal and hormonal nightmare.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Dark, intriguing VR sci-fi drama can be mature.

Jul 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As impressively as Azana's expanses are conceived and executed, none of Kiss Me First's digital escapism can match the more natural thrill of watching its two leads find in one another a safe haven that might be the real deal.

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

After viewing the first two episodes of Kiss Me First, I can honestly say that I'm looking forward to a light binge with Tess and Leila.

Jul 10, 2018 | Full Review…

By the end, you'll be ready to take off the VR helmet.

Jul 6, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a series that demands you suspend disbelief, which isn't normally a problem, but then it takes leaps and bounds that don't seem to follow any plan.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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