The Late Late Show With James Corden: Season 1 Reviews

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
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.
Top Critic
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."