Weird City: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Weird City

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A delightfully off-kilter combination of satire and science fiction, Weird City lives up to its name and then some -- even when it retreads familiar genre ground.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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User Ratings: 80

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Air date: Feb 13, 2019

Burt and Stu navigate the futuristic dating scene and learn that love comes from unlikely sources.

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The down and out Tawny begins his membership at ShapeCult gym in an effort to gain approval, which he has been searching for after losing his job and being booted out of his addiction support group.

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After earning a scholarship to attend school Above-the-Line, Rayna learns about college dating, where young people resort to sexting rather than true intimacy.

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Jathryn and Liquia's dreams of the ideal Smart House turn sour when the home betrays them, putting their relationship and their lives in danger.

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A band of Above-the-Liners kidnap a poor Below-the-Line boy in their outlandish sponsorship plot.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2019

Glail and Charlotta experience identity crisis when they discover they are not criminals after all, but actors in a popular television show.

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Critic Reviews for Weird City Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (5)

Very funny, but it puts story and characters above commentary all the way through.

Feb 13, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Weird City's writing is sharp and self-aware enough to at least give it a shot.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Stunt casting, when deployed not out of self-indulgence but to support an artistic vision, is cool. Unsubtle as hell, in the case of Weird City-like a mallet to the id, honestly-but cool.

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Like most anthology series, "Weird City" is hit and miss, but it's point of view is so distinctive and zany - and well, weird - that it's worth checking out.

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

From the show's kooky wardrobe to its strange, fantastical take on dystopian science fiction, Weird City is basically what would happen if Black Mirror had a baby with Back to the Future Part II.

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The most bizarre choice here, though, was to start the series with a story that, particularly given later twists, feels very reminiscent of Black Mirror episode Hang the DJ, a comparison it inevitably can't live up to.

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

It's a perfect device for injecting class conflict into what's basically a satirical science fiction fantasy. Of course, like all anthologies, some episodes are better than others.

Feb 21, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In an era where satire can feel dull, Weird City feels like a breath of air. It's a little on the nose. But it's also fully aware that it's on the nose between the Blade Runner references and the meta-textual references.

Feb 21, 2019 | Full Review…

I wish this show wasn't behind a paywall, because I feel like so many people would love to watch this show.

Feb 20, 2019 | Full Review…

If Black Mirror is a dark warning sign not to forget our humanity, Weird City is a bright, flashing neon light that pokes fun at us while also reminding us we're probably doomed.

Feb 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I don't begrudge Charlie Sanders's YouTube Premium series Weird City for taking a big swing, even if the series mostly misses.

Feb 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Has the same targets as the acclaimed Netflix show - our obsession with technology and how it invades our lives and often corrupts our intentions. But it plays these anxieties for laughs.

Feb 19, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Weird City: Season 1

  • Apr 21, 2019
    Utterly Brilliant and exceptional hope there is going to be a Season 2
  • Mar 02, 2019
    fun. surprisingly entertaining
  • Feb 19, 2019
    I recently saw the first 2 episodes. I felt the same creep level as I do with Black Mirror. Creepy BUT entertaining! Appeals to the scifi nut in me. Good characters, acted well, and a strong underlying social message.
  • Feb 18, 2019
    weiirdddd but in a good way
  • Feb 17, 2019
    Yeah, first episode was a bit weird... a little bit of an SJW vibe.
  • Feb 17, 2019
    Funny and pretty well written at times.
  • Feb 16, 2019
    Great Satire. Better off Ted meets Black Mirror. Just enjoy and go with it.
  • Feb 15, 2019
    I've seen too many reviews, where people completely miss the point of the show. It isn't supposed to be outstanding Award-winning acting with a complex storyline and script. It's a fantastic in your face hyper-satirical take on where we're going in society and they do it in an outstanding manner. I would love for more people to see this and really embrace it for what it is, a show to make you look around and really see what were doing and where it may lead.
  • Feb 14, 2019
    A weird anthology elevated by the talent of its cast. Episode 1 is perhaps the greatest premiere and introduction one could hope for, while episode 5 cemented its place for me as the favourite. What a joyful ride.
  • Feb 14, 2019
    First episode had me hooked and I am excited to see more!

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