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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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John Oliver's satirical look at the previous week's news, politics and headlines.

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Oliver cleverly makes fun of the relative ignorance of the American TV audience when it comes to world affairs.

March 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.

March 15, 2018 | Full Review…
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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

March 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.

March 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.

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[John] Oliver himself is always worth watching, and there's every reason to think he'll become more inventive as the series goes on.

March 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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