Twenties: Season 1 Reviews

March 27, 2020
From creator Lena Waithe comes this light yet smart, easy-to-binge comedy about three black women in their, yes, 20s trying to carve out careers in Hollywood.
March 12, 2020
Twenties is definitely light on character development, but Gibbs shines as Hattie and the perspective the show presents is unique.
March 11, 2020
Twenties feels like it's cutting corners.
March 6, 2020
Twenties' is most enjoyable when it allows itself to be unapologetically silly, and one way it maintains its own sense of quirky identity is by peppering Old Hollywood references (black-and-white movies, Sinatra-style big band tunes) into the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2020
It's a series that clearly wants to set itself apart with its visual style and rhythm, and, for the most part, it succeeds in that regard.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 6, 2020
While the dialogue sometimes veers into cliché, Twenties is sharpest when its characters work through issues rooted in Waithe's own path to Hollywood power.
March 6, 2020
Twenties never comes down hard one way or the other about what makes for good black art, but revels in showing people having the debate...
March 5, 2020
Twenties is a hot mess in all the best ways.
March 4, 2020
Gibbs' easygoing chemistry with each of her co-stars - including recurring player Kim Whitley, who plays Hattie's lonely mom - mean that the central trio make for believable besties from their very first scene together.
March 4, 2020
For the moment, Waithe's Twenties is fine, it gets by, but here's hoping it exceeds that to become the Black excellence Waithe believes she can deliver-and that her viewers deserve.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 4, 2020
Gibbs and Brown possess an unmistakable chemistry that makes Twenties eminently watchable, if only because it appears to be on track to answer a question that thus far, no other show has: What happens when the #MeToo bogeyman is a black woman?
March 3, 2020
Twenties is a solid coming-of-age comedy that makes a concerted effort to develop its own rhythm and visual style to set it apart.
March 3, 2020
The show's a bit thin on the comedy end of things, often going for more of a hangout vibe than trying to sling jokes. Fortunately, there's strong enough chemistry among the three leads to make that approach work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
March 2, 2020
Newcomer Gibbs is good, but it's a shame Waithe doesn't appear in her own story - a sharply written, often amusing one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4