Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Season 1 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: John Oliver successfully transitions from correspondent to host in Last Week Tonight, a biting, often brilliant addition to the satirical news circuit.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2014
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Air date: May 4, 2014
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Air date: May 11, 2014
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Air date: May 18, 2014
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Air date: Jun 1, 2014
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Air date: Jun 8, 2014
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Air date: Jun 15, 2014
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Air date: Jun 22, 2014
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Air date: Jun 29, 2014
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Air date: Jul 13, 2014
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John Oliver's satirical look at the previous week's news, politics and headlines.

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Critic Reviews for Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (21)

Incisive, earnest, and, yes, also funny, Last Week Tonight is some supremely watchable wonkery: a curator of news, a filterer of junk, a purveyor of the silver lining, the perfect-and perfectly on trend-news show for now.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…
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Oliver cleverly makes fun of the relative ignorance of the American TV audience when it comes to world affairs.

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The fact that so much of the show relies on Oliver means he bears the burden of getting the tone exactly right. And right now, he's a little more angry than funny.

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is the magic of John Oliver...Last Week Tonight team has found a way to take a seemingly complicated issue, remove the talking points and cultural baggage surrounding it, break it into understandable parts-and then slowly rebuild it

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…

That was a brilliant segment, and more than enough to elevate the first edition of a show that doesn't have to be in quite such a rush. Enjoy yourself a little more, John Oliver. Take your foot off the accelerator and stop speeding.

Mar 15, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Last Week Tonight may not feel especially new, but it was mostly smart and repeatedly funny, and that is plenty.

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…
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While I do believe that what makes the show stand out is Oliver's exceptional delivery (and British accent), the writing is definitely what makes this show gain so much popularity.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Last Week Tonight should be mandatory viewing.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

I think [John Oliver] defined himself in that show so much in its first season that it deserves prominence.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Oliver's concise takedowns are must-see TV (or must-watch-on-YouTube), not just because they're entertaining, but because they're thought-provoking and unafraid.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

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