Salem Rogers: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1
Salem Rogers

Critics Consensus

Even with its barrage of cliched insults, there is enough genuine shock value and funny chemistry between Dratch and Bibb to make Salem Rogers entertaining.



Critic Ratings: 12


Audience Score

User Ratings: 9
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Air date: Jan 15, 2015

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Critic Reviews for Salem Rogers Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

The writing proves to be somewhat clunky when it comes to establishing character and premise, but by stacking the deck with some pretty serious comedic talent, "Salem" inspires legitimate interest in more.

Feb 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Salem Rogers: Model of the Year 1998, is... coked out of its mind, and centers on a female character who, in the tradition of Bad Teacher and Young Adult, is intentionally hellacious as well as frequently intoxicated.

Jan 31, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Salem Rogers is crass and unrefined at the moment, but in it shines glimmers of comedic gold.

Jan 21, 2015 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Salem Rogers definitely has the potential to grow and develop into something unique. It's definitely got a good hook, and the talent to back it up.

Jan 20, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The pilot walks a bumpy road, but Salem Rogers is so continuously charming in its biting humor, and Leslie Bibb is so remarkable, that it's easy to forgive a dull joke here and there for the sheer obnoxious hilarity of it all.

Jan 16, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

I'd certainly watch again to see more of the quirky chemistry between Bibb and Dratch.

Feb 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Full of insult humor and acting out, it plays a little like a Ryan Murphy comedy, except -- I can't believe I'm saying this -- Ryan Murphy would have made this more sophisticated.

Jan 16, 2015 | Full Review…

Leslie Bibb has been playing the stuck-up bitch for years, without getting to have any fun with it. In Salem Rogers, she plays the hot-mess bitch and she gets to have a ball.

Jan 15, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Many of Salem's lines have that Los Angeles anti-comedy quality... insulting every conceivable minority group in creation while offering white viewers the psychic cushion of knowing that nobody involved with the show "really" believes that stuff.

Feb 1, 2015 | Full Review…

I can't deny I laughed a lot throughout Salem Rogers, thanks to Bibb's all-in turn as the all-wrong titular terror.

Feb 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Salem Rogers: Season 1

  • Feb 11, 2015
    Directed by Mark Waters of Mean Girls fame, this Amazon Original pilot episode has all the hallmarks that I imagine that film had (haven’t seen it) – all attitude and legs and mockery of the beautiful by the beautiful as we the audience laugh at the beautiful whilst simultaneously desiring the beautiful and so satisfy both sides of our nature. Is that Mean Girls? Like I say, haven’t seen it. The comedy isn’t to this reviewer’s tastes. The shock-value on offer here will come across a little soft to anyone raised on a diet of Chris Morris or Julia Davis. At one point there’s a skinny security guard Salem clashes with who she refers to angrily as “stringbean” and when she does attack minorities it’s done so tactfully, more silly than shocking. There really isn’t much to get truly offended by other than the unrelenting vanity and self-harming ambition of Salem, and Leslie Bibb plays it well enough. For an exceptionally pretty person she’s quite funny and quite funny is as much as an exceptionally pretty person can really hope for. Meow! Maybe this show is having more of an influence on me than I’m admitting? Full review at ponderflix on wordpress
  • Feb 05, 2015
    more snarky than amusing, not worth your time

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