Manimal: Season 1 (1983)


Season 1
Manimal

Critics Consensus

Borderline grotesque special effects and a series of unimpressive antagonists make Manimal a thoroughly lackluster superhero show.

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Critic Ratings: 17

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 30, 1983
2
Air date: Oct 14, 1983
3
Air date: Oct 21, 1983
4
Air date: Oct 28, 1983
5
Air date: Nov 4, 1983
6
Air date: Dec 3, 1983
7
Air date: Dec 10, 1983
8
Air date: Dec 17, 1983

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Cast

Simon MacCorkindale
as Jonathan Chase
Melody Anderson
as Brooke McKenzie

Critic Reviews for Manimal Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

This show lasted barely three months on NBC's schedule in the fall of 1983, but its impact can still be felt on TV to this day. Well, OK, that's not true.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Manimal was campy...and developed a cult following even as it became a punchline.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Yet despite - actually, because of - a cheese factor that would worry anyone with lactose intolerance, it's become a cult favourite.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Manimal, the mother of all "what-were-they-thinking?" series.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Woeful. But you can tell that from the title, right?

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

For anyone over ten, it was a laughable bunch of balls starring Simon MacCorkindale...We still have nightmares about his bulging hand.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

The title tells you everything you need to know about how bad this show is.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Special effects guru Stan Winston (who also brought Terminator, Predator and the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park to life) did the transformation effects for Manimal, which were only occasionally accidentally horrifying.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite the idiocy of its core concept, Manimal is actually surprisingly good fun.

Jun 28, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

No one was ever going to be able to take a show called Manimal seriously.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Manimal wasn't funny enough to capitalize on the inherent kitsch factor of the title premise, and not good enough in any other respect to get beyond it.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

This show feels like a parody of superhero shows, but somehow it still wants to be taken seriously.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Manimal: Season 1

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