Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television: Season 1 (2017)

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Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television

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Air date: Oct 25, 2017

Ryan and Mathers meet cute and totally solve their first murder together. Hijinks never ensue. -- (C) YOUTUBE

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Air date: Oct 25, 2017

Hansen frets about an upcoming audition for a film about Alexander Hamilton; Mathers and Hansen investigate a perplexing double-murder of two actors that could have been staged.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2017

Ryan finds himself being threatened with replacement by Joel McHale when the show's ratings start to tumble.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2017

Ryan and Mathers investigate a drug deal gone wrong, but don't get too far in Los Angeles traffic. While the case slows down, their friendship is on the fast track to carpool karaoke. -- (C) YOUTUBE

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Air date: Oct 25, 2017

When a famous food blogger is poisoned, it's up to Ryan and Mathers to figure out who served his last meal. -- (C) YOUTUBE

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Air date: Oct 25, 2017

Ryan channels his inner Michael Douglas when six people are killed in an escape room and a Hollywood director becomes the prime suspect. It's just like Basic Instinct. Without the sex. Or Sharon Stone. Or anything remotely related to Basic Instinct. -- (C) YOUTUBE

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Air date: Oct 25, 2017

Seven public domain princesses are murdered, and Ryan and Mathers need to solve the case before the killer strikes again. Kristen Bell guest stars in an unlikely role. -- (C) YOUTUBE

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Air date: Oct 25, 2017

A serial killer targets Ryan and everyone he knows. It's the second half of a two-part season (hopefully not series) finale - you're welcome. Btw, there's no such thing as a three-part episode. -- (C) YOUTUBE

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Critic Reviews for Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Season 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

For all of its self-deprecation (and platform deprecation), "Ryan Hansen Solves Crime on Television" is a sturdy little half-hour, with a procedural template that promises a neatly tied off case at the end of each episode.

Jan 30, 2019 | Full Review…

I don't think Wiley is giving a great performance as Hansen's sidekick, but it's so much fun to see the Orange Is the New Black and Handmaid's Tale veteran in this context that it hardly matters.

Jan 30, 2019 | Full Review…

"Solves Crimes" has potential, but its problem is hard-wired into its premise and its venue: You wish that someone more interesting to watch than Mr. Hansen were at the center of it.

Jan 30, 2019 | Full Review…

The reason to watch RHSCOT is for Ryan Hansen, who is funny, charming, and an exceedingly likable lead. But he gets a little buried in the show's manic desire to incorporate and satirize every conceivable genre in each half-hour episode.

Jan 30, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"Ryan Hansen Solves Crime on Television" is a strange mix, but who cares? It delivers the laughs.

Jan 30, 2019 | Full Review…

The police-procedural plot is really, it turns out, just a framework on which to hang jokes. And they're good ones, so that makes Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television lots of fun to watch.

Jan 30, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

By forcing it into a traditional half-hour format, YouTube Red overplays Ryan Hansen Solves Crime on Television's hand.

Jan 30, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

One episode turned into two, and four hours later, I'd finished the entire 8-episode first season and found myself sitting in a puddle of disappointment because the second season doesn't air until January 30th.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television: Season 1

  • Mar 05, 2019
    feel good show, fresh concept and good cast. however not all jokes are a bang
  • Feb 19, 2019
    This show is great. I love the comedy and the constant breaking of the fourth wall ties it together.
  • Feb 02, 2019
    Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television is Hilarious. Great beat, easy to dance to; I give it 4 and a half stars. Runs a constant cultural commentary on our me/ social media generation clash with a "solid" midwest values world. Midwest Gen Xer antagonizing antagonist foil comes full blast through Samira Wiley's character from Cleveland, Ohio of course. In season to Wood Harris brings his own flavor or Midwest reality. Wonderful use of affluent first world privilege, stereotypes represented by Ryan's Millennial Hollywood "I'm gonna be a star" character and environment. His rose colored glasses are always on high beam. It begs the question, is he that naive and oblivious or is it his way of coping. I had to go with oblivious but it wasn't an easy decision. I often laugh to tears. Diverse casting. One draw back; often the line between reality and the film lot gets more than blurred, not a good plot choice much of the time. The rotating black police chief is a funny and interesting commentary on our culture's acceptance of prejudice in Hollywood. I was disappointed the show didn't trust their viewers to figure it out and spilled the beans early on, this is smart fun show. Ryan has as good a sense of comedic timing as I've seen. Formulaic? Yeah but it still rocks.
  • Feb 01, 2019
    Great mix of quick laughs and satirical look at crime shows and streaming media. Lose yourself in the confusion of what is possibly the brain child of a 7 year old
  • Jan 03, 2019
    Funny in a different way.
  • Dec 17, 2018
    Absolutely a great show , very funny and the way the cast works of each other is amazing

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