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.
Top Critic
March 28, 2019
There's promise here -- and there's also work to be done.
March 28, 2019
Meyers is likable and pleasant, and the first show probably isn't a good indication of what his "Late Night" will eventually be like. In the early going, though, there isn't much fresh happening there.
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
Needs improvement, but it'll make it. The goal should be to fit the show to Meyers' obvious strengths, not try to fit Meyers to the show's template.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
Meyers certainly has the potential to wear well, but the play-it-safe approach suggests little interest in tinkering with the latenight template - and indeed, what looks like a desire to slavishly replicate it, only with less comfortable chairs.
March 28, 2019
Felt totally professional and not at all embarrassing-which means it also felt standard and boilerplate. If Meyers really wants those notes, my big one is: I still don't know what distinguishes Seth Meyers, a competent and likeable guy, from anyone else.
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
March 28, 2019
The mission in the next year or so for Late Night With Seth Meyers isn't just to be funny. It's to figure out which one Seth Meyers is.