The Cosmopolitans: Season One (2014)

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Critic Consensus: In spite of its thinly sketched characters, The Cosmopolitans' study of young, entitled American socialites living abroad is given an endearing comedic touch by Whit Stillman.

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Air date: Aug 28, 2014

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Critic Reviews for The Cosmopolitans Season One

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Stillman's sheltered, often pompous young men and women are all talk and very little action, but that's the point.

Sep 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Watch only if you're drawn to the prospect of spending a half-hour watching five people go to a party and then get kicked out of it.

Sep 2, 2014 | Full Review…
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As with [Whitman's] first trio of films, the comedy of The Cosmopolitans comes from the obliviousness of its main characters to the humor and the privilege of their situation.

Aug 28, 2014 | Full Review…
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It's like being inside a Woody Allen movie without Allen's character to point out what self-absorbed schmucks these people are.

Aug 28, 2014 | Full Review…
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The Cosmopolitans is for a very specific kind of viewer, one that prefers inconsequential rhetoric to focused, structured storytelling.

Sep 4, 2014 | Rating: 5.5/10 | Full Review…

As in Girls, the characters may seem annoying, but they are just belying their funny discourse. I'd love to see how this develops.

Sep 4, 2014 | Full Review…

There's wry banter and a fantastic sense of place. I like Stillman's work enough (and am glad to see Brody in a regular series again) that I'll watch more if Amazon orders this to series.

Sep 2, 2014 | Full Review…

I didn't find myself laughing out loud much during this, though I did find myself continually smiling throughout its run, so that's better than my reaction to some network pilots.

Aug 29, 2014 | Full Review…

The series occasionally risks stuffy preciousness ("I couldn't just plunge into some decadent affair"), but is grounded by such melancholy and self-loathing that it never feels less than human.

Sep 17, 2014 | Full Review…

The humor is sly and so slight you'll barely know its there, but the universe is one that will leave you wanting more.

Sep 17, 2014 | Full Review…
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