One Mississippi: Season 1 (2015 - 2016)


Season 1
One Mississippi

Critics Consensus

One Mississippi proves an honest vehicle for its moving dramatic narrative, observational comedy, and the genuine acting skills of its lead, Tig Notaro.



Critic Ratings: 45


Audience Score

User Ratings: 165
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Air date: Sep 9, 2016
Air date: Sep 9, 2016
Air date: Sep 9, 2016
Air date: Sep 9, 2016
Air date: Sep 9, 2016
Air date: Sep 9, 2016

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In this dark comedy based on the life of Tig Nataro, a young woman returns to her hometown following the death of her mother and struggles to find her bearings while battling her own health issues.


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Critic Reviews for One Mississippi Season 1

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (26)

Mississippi... may not trend right away, but it's an example of how popular fare can inspire you to go off the main thoroughfare and discover some delightful, often neglected, treasures.

Sep 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Despite the famously particular dialogue style in which Cody works, the pilot feels very much like Notaro's stand-up: dry as a bone, often touching, hilarious in unexpected moments, specific and absurd.

Sep 6, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

One Mississippi is hardly a comedy, and it's not really about trauma. It's about recovery, and you'll come away from it feeling healed.

Sep 12, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

All of these memories, painful and enriching, give the series a density equivalent to many dramas. Yet One Mississippi never sinks too far into the muddy river water thanks to its buoyant bits of comedy.

Sep 9, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Like Notaro's stand-up, One Mississippi leads with the tragedy-but it's the way it guides viewers through that tragedy that makes it memorable.

Sep 9, 2016 | Full Review…

One Mississippi... is off-center enough to make it a good fit with other Amazon comedies.

Sep 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Comedy is tragedy plus time. [Tig Notaro's] latest project, Amazon's "One Mississippi," finds comedy during one of the darkest periods of Notaro's life.

Nov 3, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Anyone who has been exposed to Notaro's stand-up will recognize her wry, deadpan delivery, and it works well here.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

It stands toe-to-toe with Amazon's Transparent in terms of artistry and sheer emotional beauty and is different from most "sad-coms" in that it's about actual grief and not modern existential crisis.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

[Tig] Notaro's loneliness gives way here to some of the most tantalizingly specific family drama I've ever seen on television.

Aug 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for One Mississippi: Season 1

  • Dec 12, 2017
    The first season of Tig Notaro's semi-autopbiographical dark comedy is largely successful, and mostly regarding how it so deftly balances its joy and misery. Drawing from Notaro's own experience (which has been a driving force in her deadpan standup), One Mississippi brings up dark subject matter for sure, from child molestation to cancer. Still, it's fully endearing, with Notaro always being an immense pleasure to watch, even at her most droll, and the tone of the show works wonders with her demeanor. Some of the humorous dream sequences feel a bit out of place (the show is strongest when it feels most natural), and the writing isn't as inventive as some other post-Louie comedies, but it's a very efficient first season that succeeds at being sublimely personal.
  • Feb 16, 2017
    Even though Tig Notaro breaks every darn rule in "The Handbook for Creating Comedy TV" with her Amazon series "One Missippippi," I am shamelessly in love with it. I normally avoid shows that are potentially depressing. And if there was ever a series that promised bleakness, “One Mississippi” is it. Like Asiz Ansari’s “Master of None,” and Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “One Mississippi” is semi-autobiographical. But unlike "Curb" and "Master," the pain of Tig's main character is all too real, resulting in the laughs not being as important here as with most comedies. Some examples: 1. Tig's character is a lesbian who perpetually chooses the worst partner. 2. She is a cancer survivor who endured a double mastectomy and then decided against reconstructive surgery. 3. She is also a victim of a serious ailment known as c. diff. colitis which forces her to constantly be on the lookout for the nearest toilet. 4. Her mother dies unexpectedly in an accidental fall at home. 5. Her stepfather is a fastidious pain-in-the-rear who quickly loses all patience when things don’t go perfectly his way. 6. Her adult brother is a teddy bear of a boy-man who still lives at home in a room that he never finishes remodeling. He is also a weekend Civil War reenactor whose ragtag unit proudly dresses in Union uniforms, even though they all live in Mississippi. 7. The show gradually reveals that the Tig character was sexually molested as a youth for an extended period by a family member who did not live in the home. Does the above sound like a downer? You bet. But after seeing Tig Notaro for the first time on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight” show, I fell hard for her standup style. On the strength of that one TV appearance, I gave her series a whirl. I am glad I did. Yes, the situations may seem depressing at first, but “One Mississippi” manages to honestly deal with life’s cruel inequities while taking the attitude that this only life we have is well worth living to the fullest, despite the fact that while many of us live in endless sunshine, others – for no good reason – have all manner of hardship rain down on us. While there are not many fall-down-laughing moments in “One Mississippi” there are many scenes where out of nowhere the story giddily launches into a fantastic absurdist jag before jerking us back to reality. I’ve never before seen the likes of "One Mississippi," so I am happy there will be at least one more season. The series deserves it. Tig deserves it. And her loyal audience deserves it.
  • Nov 29, 2016
    It's everything--brave and funny and sad and weird. I could watch it for twenty seasons, that's how in love with these characters I am.
  • Sep 24, 2016
    Beautifully written and thoughtfully executed.
  • Sep 15, 2016
    A relief to watch an honest show with real emotion and humor. The six episode season set up the show well, wrapped up nicely, yet left me wanting more. Looking forward to more seasons.
  • Sep 14, 2016
    One Mississippi is dark, honest, poignantly humorous and warm. It is thoroughly well done at every level, the concept, composition, acting, filming and editing and the 25 minute lenght is perfect. At first, for some, it may seem darkly unsettling but the story is knit together has offers a revealing and reinforcing life message in the final 5 minutes. Give it a chance; watch the full first episode and you begin to care about all the characters inspite of or because of the mismash way each interacts. Wish season 2 was already here.
  • Sep 12, 2016
    One Mississippi is one of the most brutally honest and realistic shows amazon has done focusing on change and acceptance and is completely anchored by it's lead performance of Tig Notaro who if you haven't heard of before you will after this who gives maybe one of the most nuanced and subtle performances of the year that may be partially based on her real life. It also contains a fantastic story that while not exactly original finds a way to stand out and shines through dream sequences and flashbacks that never feel too gimmicky and is benefited from it's much shorter length of episodes than most that ends up being one of the best things you'll likely see this fall season and this year in general. Grade for the Season: A
  • Nov 18, 2015
    Horrible on every level. The main point of a comedy, dark or no is to make the audience laugh, and this not only failed to do so, it instead made me depressed. One of the worst shows, comedy or otherwise I have ever seen.

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