Miracle Workers: Season 1 Reviews

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January 27, 2020
Despite the epic premise, this was essentially an amusingly oddball workplace comedy. It showcased the quirky comedic talents of both Radcliffe and Buscemi, who were excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 28, 2019
The real scene-stealer is Steve Buscemi as the man upstairs, a coup of casting combined with expert characterization from a veteran actor.
May 28, 2019
Another reason why you should not miss this program is the somewhat ironic representation of what is believed to happen in heaven. [Full review in Spanish]
April 16, 2019
A classic comedy in all the sense of the word, but it does leave you with a sense that there could be more to it. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2019
Its saving grace is the excellent Buscemi, who wonderfully conveys the subtlest shades of irritation, idiocy, shallowness and sloth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2019
[Simon Rich's] bolstered by a terrific cast that includes an incredibly game Daniel Radcliffe, who finds laughs even in lines that aren't explicitly jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 28, 2019
TBS' new limited series Miracle Workers presents us with massive problems, but it suggests that we can do our part to make it better if we focus on the little things.
February 27, 2019
Mild existential comedy is fun and light, has room to grow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 15, 2019
"Miracle Workers" is imitating better titles, even as it features some great talent in its leads. It's worth watching for Buscemi's turn as a bored deity, but as of now its vision of Heaven offers few reasons for conversion.
February 14, 2019
Simon Rich, whose background as a writer includes work on Pixar's INSIDE OUT as well as THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, is able to take this insane concept and makes it work by investing everything into the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 14, 2019
This seven-episode limited series is both cynical (about God as CEO) and full of hope (about the potential for humanity). It's also consistently clever and funny.
February 14, 2019
Miracle Workers is just plain entertaining. The ensemble scenes have a natural, easy comedic timing that can usually be traced to, of all people, Daniel Radcliffe.
February 14, 2019
Even if the world seems hopeless, we can still spend a half hour each week watching a plucky angel do her best to overcome Heavenly bureaucracy and Godly malaise to do something about it. And that something is love!
February 13, 2019
It's pleasant enough while it lasts.
February 13, 2019
Ultimately, the small miracle of "Miracle Workers" is that it launches past any obvious gimmicks to favor incisive punchlines that find humor and warmth in the most unusual - and undeniably fascinating - places.
February 13, 2019
For this extremely fallible lord, Buscemi couldn't be more perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 13, 2019
Still, like Man Seeking Woman, the show seems intent on executing a charm offensive, which makes it easy to enjoy the show for what it is, even if it's not necessarily as ambitious as it first seems to be.
February 13, 2019
Miracle Workers works because of its willingness to treat everything as if it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. In doing so, it makes the things it does decide to focus on all the more meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 12, 2019
Miracle Workers shows an afterlife that runs better than it does in The Good Place, but is still highly flawed. But the characters are well-drawn and there are a lot of big laughs in the episodes we watched.
February 12, 2019
For all its tickling blips of farce and droll bits of drive-by theology, Miracle Workers is fundamentally corny, which may be a proof of its sincerity. It's a meaningfully honest response to a senseless universe.
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