The Late Late Show With James Corden: Season 1 Reviews

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March 27, 2019
On his very first show, James Corden demonstrated not only what he could do well, but what he planned to do differently. He's an enticing edition to what already is a dizzying season of change in late-night TV.
March 27, 2019
Between all these introductions and moments of quasi-humility, Corden did a perfectly solid job. Last night's premiere went about as well as a premiere can go.
March 27, 2019
For now, I'm with Meryl Streep. I'm rooting for him. But it's no wonder that nobody knows who Corden is: He's still figuring that out himself.
March 27, 2019
One show isn't much of a test of what Corden's "Late Late" will be. But the premiere certainly suggests that fun is ahead.
March 27, 2019
It bodes very well for Corden, and for CBS, that he made these excursions into the absurd look like a lot of fun, both to be in and to watch.
March 27, 2019
More than anything, it felt like a touch of old-fashioned variety, in a good way.
March 27, 2019
Corden came off as charming and unexpectedly earnest for a late-night host - tearing up when thanking his parents in the audience, and again looking a tad misty-eyed during a silly little "thank you" ballad with which he closed the show.
March 27, 2019
Corden puts a gleeful new face to this established show, and his enthusiasm is infectious for those who watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2019
By the time Corden sang a wry little tune thanking us for watching, he seemed as comforting as a cup of tea and a biscuit.
March 27, 2019
Corden did a terrific job of showcasing all his talents, including singing a ballad at the end of this first night. He's well on his way to being a nightly crowd-pleaser whom you may be talking about the next day.
March 27, 2019
When a late-night TV show host is so overcome with emotion during his opening monologue that he cries, it is incredibly endearing. And certainly indicative of how much late-night has changed.
March 27, 2019
James Corden's first time hosting The Late Late Show went pretty well, all things considered.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
March 27, 2019
Like Fallon, Corden is willing to play alongside a major star without overshadowing or underplaying. He was game, and it was catchy.
March 27, 2019
Mr. Corden's first night was fine and it's to be expected that he will improve in the next weeks. But it only deepened one of the more enduring mysteries of late-night television.
March 27, 2019
Corden bears an odd resemblance to a golden retriever-friendly, approachable, and desperately eager to please.
March 27, 2019
He closed his first episode, in fact, with a serenade, seated behind a piano. It was funny enough, but also a little sincere and even sentimental, inviting viewers to stick with "The Late Late Show With Me-and You."
March 27, 2019
Corden has a kindly face, a lively manner and the laugh of a child... Just a lovely, lovely guy. Which raises the question: What the heck is going on with late-night television? When did everything get so darn nice?
March 27, 2019
Reggie Watts needs to be Reggie Watts. We got a taste of Watts last night, but "Late Late Show" appears to be holding him back a bit.
March 27, 2019
Corden is a talent worth watching for his sheer likability, musical and comedy talent, and genuine love of culture, pop and otherwise.
March 27, 2019
Judging from his first show, which isn't always the wisest thing to do, Corden seems to be from the school that feels it's better to close the day with a good glass of wine than tequila shots.
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