Spinning Out: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Spinning Out

Critics Consensus

Though at times more melodramatic than meaningful, Spinning Out's campy, guilty-pleasure exterior hides a surprisingly thoughtful exploration of living with a mental illness.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 285
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Episodes

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Tv Season Info

A figure skating Olympic hopeful struggles to balance love, family and fragile mental health as her dream of winning takes a dizzying hold.

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Critic Reviews for Spinning Out Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

Perhaps the greatest fault of Spinning Out isn't the fact that it doesn't follow through with its most tantalizing story threads; it's that it doesn't take advantage of its featured sport.

Jan 14, 2020 | Full Review…

[Kaya Scodelario] is exceptionally sympathetic as a young woman who grew up poor in a rich ski town with a stage mom who is equal parts her biggest champion and the literal voice of doubt in her ear.

Jan 13, 2020 | Full Review…

It's an adult drama delivered as teen soap opera. All that money, talent and effort amounts to a banal, saccharine exercise in fake gravitas.

Jan 7, 2020 | Full Review…

The series has all the right ingredients for an addictive watch... But as the season plods towards its uneven finale, Spinning Out instead does exactly what its title promises instead of sticking the landing.

Jan 2, 2020 | Full Review…

The first guilty-pleasure show of the year. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jan 3, 2020 | Full Review…

The script is closer to a simple and grating melodrama, and the story is more or less predictable. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jan 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Spinning Out is a good enough option to put on if you don't know what else to watch and want to see what January Jones is up to lately. You probably won't regret it, but also, you probably won't remember much about this show.

Jan 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Overall, the race, sexuality, and socioeconomic status of characters on Spinning Out are not presented in clunky, awkward, or outdated ways. Whereas other drama series have hit cringe-worthy snags or tokenized, Spinning Out leaves viewers at ease.

Jan 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Self-harm, toxic competition in compelling skating series.

Jan 9, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[T]he story is engaging, even if it feels a little melodramatic at times.

Jan 9, 2020 | Full Review…

The key here is to manage your expectations and accept that not everything has to be prestige television to be enjoyable. Because there is definitely an audience who will find happiness in Spinning Out's over-the-top theatrics.

Jan 2, 2020 | Rating: 50/100 | Full Review…

Spinning Out is a refreshing drama that tackles mental illness honestly while still keeping its audience engaged with the world of figure skating.

Jan 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Spinning Out: Season 1

  • 5h ago
    Soap at night. Hitting someone in the head with a baseball bat doesn't help anything.
  • 1d ago
    So good! Love this show. The drama is so good, and it's really bringing awareness to bipolar disorder. The storyline is good as well. The actors were casted perfectly. Hope they keep making many more seasons!
  • 2d ago
    The show is amazing and the ending was the best I wish that they made the last Episode longer but it was a pretty good show
  • 2d ago
    This show is amazing. Love the actors and can't wait for a season 2
  • 3d ago
    As a lover of figure skating I was floored to see this pop up on netflix. Sure, I could pick apart tiny details about the skating world but it does pretty well and I ended up loving it! Here's hoping for season 2.
  • 4d ago
    I'm a sucker for anything involving skating (especially the fabulous Johnny Weir!!!), and this didn't disappoint. January Jones is great as the has-been bi-polar mom living vicariously through her daughters.
  • 5d ago
    Nice series that deals not only with the tough world of competitive figure skating, but also mental health, family and love. I loved it.
  • 6d ago
    Very interesting series about figure skating
  • Jan 17, 2020
    I loved the first season of Spinning Out. The characters are so complex, it really makes you route for them to succeed and overcome their challenges. I can't wait to see what happens in season two.
  • Jan 17, 2020
    If it wasn't for Kaya Scodelario, I wouldn't have watched more than a few episodes. The story is not convincing and the dialogue, more often than not, is seriously cringe-worthy.

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