The Mayor: Season 1 Reviews

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October 10, 2018
With a talented cast, solid writing and an optimistic view, this series should flourish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 25, 2017
The pilot doesn't encourage viewers to return for episode two.
October 25, 2017
The Mayor is a sweet show, one that takes an on-the-nose concept-someone runs for public office in order to be famous, but then actually wins-and imbues it with so much heart and humor.
October 21, 2017
The premise is strong. The cast is good. If only it were funnier. Because the first episode isn't as funny as it should be.
October 16, 2017
Producers Jeremy Bronson (Speechless) and Hamilton alum Daveed Diggs have done the impossible: created an entirely un-cynical political parody.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 12, 2017
It's practically begging to be the heir to the Modern Family throne: earnest, family-friendly, smart. (Sleep with one eye open, The Goldbergs.) It's even more sincere than Speechless, and almost as political as black-ish.
October 5, 2017
The premise of The Mayor is certainly interesting, but what I've seen so far doesn't necessarily make me excited about where the show will go once Courtney has to actually start governing.
October 5, 2017
The Mayor has enough that I'll be watching it carefully.
October 5, 2017
"The Mayor," which premieres Tuesday, is one of the shows in this new lineup that has inspired hope - and the pilot doesn't disappoint.
October 4, 2017
The tone of this rushed effort ... makes it seem a hybrid between the forced punchlines of network sitcoms and the black-centric jokes of much better shows like Atlanta and Insecure, which work because they have space to breathe
October 4, 2017
This is a peppy, charming comedy whose good vibes and earnest message could not be coming at a better time. The Mayor is thoughtful without being preachy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2017
Hidden behind humor, a new side of Rose is revealed.
October 4, 2017
The Mayor bites off a little more than it can chew. But it also proves that it not only knows where it's going -- as it teases Courtney's real passion for his town and the support system that'll help him in his new job -- but where its strengths lie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2017
The Mayor is a fresh, relevant, and funny new show. And it's a silver lining in our new America. If Trump can do it, someone better can do it, too.
October 4, 2017
There's nothing really bad about The Mayor and nothing, save for its (sort of) ripped-from-the-headlines narrative, that sets it apart from your average run-of-the-mill sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 4, 2017
This 30-minute comedy is just what we need during these political times. It's light, fun, and it brings out the best in people. If this was a real campaign, The Mayor would definitely have my vote.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 4, 2017
The Mayor can be preachy and predictable, but is also spirited and reasonably amusing in this opening scene-setter.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 4, 2017
All in all, it's one of the more promising debuts of the fall TV season. But it's also an expression of faith in a system, and a political future, that badly needs the hope.
October 3, 2017
A feel-good show about a political upstart... That's just one of several reasons to embrace The Mayor, among the new season's very few truly original comedies. Another reason to celebrate: the star-is-born arrival of Brandon Micheal Hall.
October 3, 2017
The show has helped create a novel showcase for Hall's talent.
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