Mr. Bean: Season 1 (1990 - 1995)


Season 1
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Air date: Jan 10, 1994
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Air date: Dec 28, 1992
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Bean Season 1

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Mr. Atkinson has the essential comic gift for making the entirely implausible seem thoroughly normal.

Sep 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

That was Mr Bean's charm -- it made the most mundane events unexpectedly amusing.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Episodes never feel overly-milked or padded.

Sep 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What makes this show particularly noteworthy is that aside from rare repeat appearances of secondary characters, like girlfriend Irma Gobb...Atkinson successfully carries the show himself with little use of the spoken word.

Sep 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Mr. Bean is an almost silent character, so it's impressive that he's made such an impact on society.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mr. Bean: Season 1

  • Jul 15, 2019
    "Mr. Bean" is an iconic character and so are some of the incidents depicted herein. Atkinson displays excellent comic timing and ingenuity, his physical comedy being the backbone of the show. The writing in the first handful of episodes is very good, as the main traits of the character unfold in a series of very memorable setpieces. Unfortunately, as the show progresses they resort to just placing Bean in this situation or the other, this location or the other, with nothing new to offer.
  • Jun 09, 2019
    Among the few of the classics that lives up to the hype, it may even exceed it, for eventually we all know such a person and don't wish to know more about him or her. 9 June 2019 Mr. Bean Atkinson, as confessed, has been preparing for this role since the very beginning. What started as a time-filling sketch, it is quite an elevation considering what this character; more than the series, has achieved. Rowan Atkinson, the actor and more or less the creator of this global phenomenon, has previously worked in similar arenas in stages, miming, what basically could be considered as a stand up, his appearances have always been about the performance more than the content. And with a physical language that bars no boundaries, this global outreach actually comes with a never-ending clause. Primarily, to Atkinson. Since he could always claim his throne and the blames could easily be passed upon. But filtering or criticizing themselves, the creators have only shot definite amount of these sketchy scenes, in order to maintain the quality. And so pure the material is, that even after decades later, it hasn't gotten rusty yet. And it presumably never will. Since none of these scenarios seem effortful or tedious to the audience, the depicted gags are actually a part of a common man's routine in his day-to-day life. And looking at those activities with an eye of an anarchistic 9 year old boy, Atkinson has managed to embed his name among pioneers like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. But even something sensational as such, comes with few flaws. Lopping off the editing and execution of this series, the shift of these chapters into one typical sitcom can easily be seen. Running out of ideas and occasionally compromising to the commercial aspect of the fame (Christmas episode), the series loses the subtlety for a brief period. When the neck starts going towards the noose rather than the other way around, that is when Mr. Bean grows simpleton, in a sense that it relies upon nothing but the performer and its inspiringly absurd performance.
  • Jan 29, 2019
    A classic, funny series.

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