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Brian "Monty" Montgomery
Sean Moody Sr.
Sean Moody Jr.
It's not always an optimum blend of merriment and miscreants. Still, The Moodys earns its candy cane stripes as a Christmas mini-series with bite.
None of it feels as memorable as the original, but writer-directors Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher know what they're doing, and Frei in particular is a terrific find.
The series outright acknowledges that Dan is peak "Nice Guy," and with every shitty action he makes, one begs for the series to subvert rom-com expectations with this character. But it never does.
If the presentation feels like a bit of an experiment, the content -- adapted from an Australian show -- is too familiar to be much more than ho-ho-hum.
"The Moodys" is a well-crafted, consistently amusing, occasionally touching confection, as warm and welcoming as a cup of hot chocolate after a friendly family snowball fight in the backyard.
It's striking how many of the storylines are either predictable messes or rushed messes that only work if the cast sells them hard enough.
The Moodys embrace you warmly with a rough approach ... you can't wait to visit during the holidays and always ... and wonder why you don't get together more often.
The nicest surprise is Denis Leary's low-key and slow-burn performance as family man Sean Sr., for once not the most broken person in any given room.
Laugh out loud funny and has a heart as big as its dramatic family moments.
A six-episode, three-night event for the Christmas holiday is so insane that it could only work on a broadcast network that has no corporate master to answer to at this moment.
Audience Reviews for The Moodys: Season 1
Aug 03, 2020Quirky take on family reunions. Very witty.
Jan 03, 2020I love the Moodys for a few reasons, the characters are realistic and well thought out. The show gives a vibe like it feels like it could be happening to a real family down the street which makes it easier to connect with. You'll find yourself rooting for unexpected family members and constantly wanting to know more!
Dec 25, 2019Enjoyed it! Funny! Loved Leary in the patriarchal role. Reminded me of his very funny, The Ref character, but with his own family. Terrific cast. Hope they have more of these.
Dec 23, 2019I like this show a lot. Laugh out loud funny!
Dec 19, 2019Loved this show. Definitely wish there were more episodes.
Dec 15, 2019I wanted to like this show, but it was incredibly formulaic. And the kids weren't funny, they were just awful.
Dec 13, 2019I was hoping for more from this series. Dennis Leary as the lead actor implied something edgier, although I will say, this show was edgier than most of the trite, hackneyed Xmas shows that are on this time of year. Then again, the ending really veered toward trite and hackneyed. The plot lines and character developments were both confusing. And just what message were we supposed to take about wrecking your cousin's relationship with his girlfriend because you want her yourself? That seemed to be going in a solid direction, but it didn't seem to end up there.
Dec 11, 2019I loved it! Denis Leary shines as does the rest of the cast. I want more! Totally disappointed that this wasn't a lead in to a whole season.
Dec 11, 2019A fun family holiday series. It has all of the family drama you would expect and all of the sibling fun that you show up for.
Dec 09, 2019The Moodys fails as black comedy or anything amusing or compelling to watch. The flash forward at the start of the pilot has mom shooting up the home WITH THE FAMILY STANDING THERE and the throwing the gun to the floor. So much for liberal, gun-controlling Hollywood. If they find this funny, even darkly under any circumstances, in these times of mass shootings, I feel sorry for the misguided souls who presented this mess. The rest of the episode is uneven at best and mostly sad in it's feeble attempts at familial humor found in the father's breast cancer diagnosis and the daughter's cheating on her husband. The saddest is the cookie cutter characters Jay Baruchel and Francois Arnaud portray as typical emasculated males dependent on their parents home or approval. The usually great Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins should be ashamed of their association with this dreary and unfunny clap trap. My advice is stay as far away from The Moody's as possible this holiday season.