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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as Nick Dalton
as Billy Morton
as John Bianchi
as Clyde Hill
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.
For viewers looking for a solid hour long drama, it is one more thing not to watch.
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.
I had very little interest in going back for a second episode, despite the attractive pre-mod stylings.
Subtract its clunky dialogue, ludicrous plot devices and empowerment nonsense, and you're left with its heightened sense of pulchritude.
Audience Reviews for The Playboy Club: Season 1
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