Late Night With Seth Meyers: Season 1 Reviews

Top Critic
November 28, 2019
Cool as it was to see a confident, charismatic host take the reins at Late Night after years of bungled late-night transitions, part of me missed seeing a little grit there - a sense of reaching for comedy goals even the host can't articulate yet.
March 28, 2019
Newly minted "Late Night" host Seth Meyers hit a few early potholes during his inaugural show Monday night - but eventually found his sea legs and drove his new 12:35 p.m. show to a solid, if unspectacular, debut.
March 28, 2019
When he walks out from the large archway at the center of his new set, he'll have to learn to loosen up - to look away from the camera and play to the crowd.
March 28, 2019
Still, Meyers has that nice guy enthusiasm you can't resist; the kind that, even if you are alarmed to see him when or in a way you least expect to-like on weeknights, or with legs-you can't help but want to run into him again.
Top Critic
March 28, 2019
There's promise here -- and there's also work to be done.
March 28, 2019
As always, you can't judge a late-night host by a first show. But Meyers' debut indicates that his blend of intelligence and goofy humor will be a welcome addition to the crowded late-night neighborhood.
March 28, 2019
Maybe the most unusual thing about Seth Meyers' debut as Late Night host, which taped at 30 Rock in New York Monday evening, was how un-unusual it was.
March 28, 2019
The expression will settle, as will the host. Time of course will tell, but Late Night once again seems to be in good hands.
March 28, 2019
Meyers did not mess with the form... But the form shapes itself in time to the gifts of the performer.
March 28, 2019
A good band leader is essential in helping a late-night host find a little breathing room, so Armisen did his job. T
March 28, 2019
Mr. Meyers was at ease and disarming in his new role as a talk show host. It didn't hurt that he and Ms. Poehler appeared to be genuinely amused by each other as they traded insults.
March 28, 2019
The strike against Late Night With Seth Meyers right now is not that it's a trainwreck-far from it. Everyone on board here is a total pro. The challenge is for this show to distinguish itself from the pack.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 28, 2019
Late Night, growing pains aside, feels like a cohesive show with a real point of view, and not just a nightly petri dish for tomorrow's embeddable viral videos.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 28, 2019
Happily, the jokes themselves were pretty good and darn it, that counts for something.
March 28, 2019
Late Night with Seth Meyers feels like a work in progress. But at times, it also feels like progress.
Full Review | Original Score: B