The Unicorn: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
The Unicorn

Critics Consensus

Warm and funny, The Unicorn finds humor in unexpected places and shows off a whole new side of the talented Walton Goggins.



Critic Ratings: 18


Audience Score

User Ratings: 27
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Air date: Sep 26, 2019
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Critic Reviews for The Unicorn Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9)

[Walton] Goggins fares fairly well in this very tamped-down mode, even if a number of his previous characters clearly would want to choke Wade Felton to death.

Sep 30, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Just the type of series that'll make parents happy they don't have to drive to the theater for their dinner-and-a-show date night.

Sep 27, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Of course, we shouldn't be surprised that Walton Goggins can anchor a family sitcom. He's a great actor, that's what great actors do.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Goggins is good in this sitcom, surrounded by a solid cast that works hard to sand the edges. He does too. When he pulls out a frozen parm, the last of the dinners he got after the death of his spouse, he starts to tear up.

Sep 25, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Star Walton Goggins fits well and is surrounded by talented actors loaded with potential. The premise is nice and easy to sell. Yet, it hasn't found its X-factor.

Oct 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's funny, but it's also warm without being overly sentimental. It feels wrong to be watching a sitcom on CBS, but I am all in on The Unicorn.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Walton is very forthright and earnest. That's not the same thing as funny. Not at all the same thing, as you'll realize well before the first commercial wakes you up.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

What makes this show so effecitve it how it balances comedy with the delicate nature of the subject.

Sep 27, 2019 | Rating: 4.8/5.0 | Full Review…

Wade is a good guy, his kids aren't precocious wise-asses, and his friends are caring and hilarious. Sometimes the key to a good sitcom is just that simple.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Goggins is fine, though it doesn't seem to be his métier (he's better at broader things, like Baby Billy in HBO's The Righteous Gemstones).

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

As overseen by creators Bill Martin, Mike Schiff, and Grady Cooper, it's the most neutered possible version of a story that's otherwise ripe with potential to challenge, move, and confound the audience.

Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Though his friends spend much of the episode telling Wade (and the audience) what his appeal is, it's when he's quietly doing his thing, like taking his daughters out for waffles, that we actually see it.

Sep 27, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Unicorn: Season 1

  • Oct 04, 2019
    iwasnt sure if i could buy this guy in a comedy after all the creepy roles ive seen him in but i should have figured as good of an actor he is he could do a great job.this is a really different show and thats a good thing
  • Sep 28, 2019
    Watched episode 1, and it was "ok" but nothing new, nothing different, just another sometimes funny family sitcom. I removed from my DVR as I don't have any need to see more of this. There is so much other content that is more creative and innovative out. Sad, because I really like Walton Goggins.
  • Sep 27, 2019
    Fantastic new comedy.
  • Sep 27, 2019
    Got part way through the recorded show, then deleted it.
  • Sep 27, 2019
    A+ This is real life!
  • Sep 27, 2019
    Funny and balanced, with a great cast.
  • Sep 26, 2019
    Caught the preview on CBS All Access and absolutely loved it. Walton Goggins is fantastic in everything he does, and the supporting cast gels nicely. Looking forward to seeing more of this one!

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