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The Playboy Club: Season 1 (2011)



Critic Consensus: Despite a sharp period look, The Playboy Club is weighted down by stock characters, ludicrous plotting, and overheated attempts at social commentary.


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Season 1 follows the lives of the Playboy Bunnies and the high-powered patrons of the legendary Playboy Club. Maureen (Amber Heard), a new Bunny recruit and innocent of the ways of the world, gets caught up with a mob murder, while the other Bunnies are dealing with their own problems. Meanwhile, top attorney and club key-holder Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian) is looking to further his career with an endorsement from Mayor Daley.


Eddie Cibrian
as Nick Dalton
David Krumholtz
as Billy Morton
Amber Heard
as Maureen
Laura Benanti
as Carol-Lynne
Troy Garity
as John Bianchi
Randy Steinmeyer
as Clyde Hill
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Critic Reviews for The Playboy Club: Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (19)

It's best if we never mention Mad Men again when discussing The Playboy Club. It's reductive and demeaning. Because, honestly, The Playboy Club is perfectly capable of being a terrible show all on its own.

September 16, 2013 | Full Review…

For viewers looking for a solid hour long drama, it is one more thing not to watch.

September 19, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The sobering truth is that sometimes when you mix too many colors, you don't get a brighter rainbow. You get dark gray. Or, in this case, a supersize soap opera.

September 19, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I had very little interest in going back for a second episode, despite the attractive pre-mod stylings.

September 19, 2011 | Full Review…

Subtract its clunky dialogue, ludicrous plot devices and empowerment nonsense, and you're left with its heightened sense of pulchritude.

September 19, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

A competently made soap with some good actors and nicely staged musical numbers.

September 19, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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