The Village: Season 1 Reviews

April 29, 2020
Everybody has an almost mystical devotion to the place, and the collection of beautifully musical Welsh accents helped to lend the programme a hypnotic aura, as if the viewer were being gently absorbed into the village's mysterious ambience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2019
The Village has no interest in being a decent series; its only interest is in using emotional manipulation to gaslight its viewers into believing that The Village is trying to say something profound about the human condition. It is not.
March 28, 2019
Melodramatic, predictable series has mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 20, 2019
It's a low-key sort of fantasy, the idea of one-time strangers becoming a found family in an urban jungle. But fantasy stories have a way of feeding the soul.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 20, 2019
"The Village" represents another step in a brand built around community, connectedness and eyes brimming with tears.
March 19, 2019
It will have to take a little bit more than attempting to induce tears to be as impactful as the series that it is getting compared to.
March 19, 2019
The series is so artificially dolorous that it wouldn't surprise me to learn that The Village is actually an alien space vessel powered exclusively by the rending of hearts and jerking of tears.
March 19, 2019
The writers of "Village" make the mistake of confusing emotion with quality. It's not enough just to feel; you have to do something with those feelings, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 18, 2019
This Is Us is a notably well-acted and tonally consistent series. "The Village," by contrast, veers all over the map and does not boast actors capable of selling all of the lines they're given.
March 18, 2019
The Village feels like it's trying too hard -- as if the show was developed specifically to try replicating the warm fuzzies that its lead-in, "This is Us," regularly delivers.
March 15, 2019
It's the type of Village that welcomes you with open arms - and should score lots of points with viewers of every stripe.
March 14, 2019
Blatantly manipulative, "The Village" rarely earns the emotional responses it so assiduously attempts to wring out of viewers.
March 14, 2019
Treacly, by-the-numbers prime-time tear-jerker that even Brooklyn and a good cast can't elevate. And viewers won't mind in the least.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 13, 2019
Maybe The Village will be the last of the This Is Us clones for awhile. At least we hope it will be.