The Premise: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
The Premise

Critics Consensus

A mixed bag of good intentions that ultimately falls flat, The Premise's attempts to grapple with complex social issues aren't funny enough to work as satire, but lack the dramatic heft necessary to be satisfying melodrama.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 7

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Air date: Sep 16, 2021

A savvy young lawyer and her mentor strategize on how to use a sex tape to save an innocent man.

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Air date: Sep 16, 2021

A grieving father starts a new job as the PR director at the National Gun Lobby, where his coworkers start to question the man's motives.

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Air date: Sep 23, 2021

A manager and a school principal urgently try to walk back a popstar's promise to have sex with his high school's valedictorian.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2021

A young woman forgets her happy life and loving partner for the approval of an anonymous commenter.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2021

A wealthy man gives his former school bully a chance at redemption through an opportunity to pitch a very specific product.

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Audience Reviews for The Premise: Season 1

  • 9h ago
    To be fair this is for the first episode only. Went off the rails real quick. Desperately panders for cheap laughs.
  • 2d ago
    "Social Justice Sex Tape" was conceptually brilliant-- not too well executed. Recovered towards the end, however. Just some character development and pacing issues that easily could've been fixed. Also, it seemed like the irreverent dialogue of the police's defense lawyer, as well as the judge, was meant to be funny. It wasn't. Other aspects of the show were funny though. "Moment of Silence" was genuinely thought-provoking. It was so interesting to watch the character's focus come into focus as the episode went on. Want more like this one. Excellent ending too.
  • 2d ago
    Big fan of the shortened movie with only one story. I expect to see more of that in the future. Great cast and production values, a beginning middle and end in thirty minutes…and the best intro ever before episode one.
  • 3d ago
    The show is definitely worth watching... Novak should 'shoot' the episode about Critics!
  • 3d ago
    Absolutely must watch premier episode. BJ Novak holds nothing back with spot on social commentary in the first 2 shows.

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