Weird City: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
Weird City

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 23

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Feb 13, 2019
Air date: Feb 13, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Weird City Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (5)

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

Feb 13, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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…

Weird City's writing is sharp and self-aware enough to at least give it a shot.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Yet, even at a sprightly average of 25 minutes, most Weird City episodes feel like sketch ideas that have been stretched out a little too far.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The costume design is amazing. O'Brien's shirt collars deserve their own Emmy. Can we get someone on that?

Feb 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | 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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