What/If: Part 1 (2019)


Critic Consensus: A deliriously delicious performance from Renée Zellweger can't save What/If from its own mediocrity, but boy is she fun to watch.


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Air date: May 24, 2019
Air date: May 24, 2019
Air date: May 24, 2019
Air date: May 24, 2019
Air date: May 24, 2019
Air date: May 24, 2019
Air date: May 24, 2019
Air date: May 24, 2019
Air date: May 24, 2019
Air date: May 24, 2019

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Desperate to secure funding for her med tech startup, an idealistic scientist and her husband strike an outrageous deal with a mysterious investor.

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Critic Reviews for What/If Part 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (12)

Mike Kelley's anthology thriller is an addictive, tongue-in-cheek homage to '90s neo-noir, packed with preposterous melodrama and juicy twists.

May 28, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It's not a good show, but it's entertaining in a very specific way. Zellweger has sunk her teeth so deeply into this notion of Welcome To Rich Prowling Cougartown that she's practically licking up bowls of milk.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…
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When Zellweger's not on screen, What/If is a mostly empty, broad strokes neo-noir soap, frothy and forgettable. When she appears, it's still all of those things-- but dear lord, please pass the popcorn.

May 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The 10-part drama is also very addictive and you may well find yourself devouring episodes as if polishing off an extra large plate of chips even though you're already stuffed.

May 23, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A show in which Renée Zellweger is biting off chunks of scenery, shredding them with her dainty white teeth, and digesting them on camera while everyone else sits limply in her shadow.

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

What/If is a series that can't really be judged on whether it's "good" or "bad" (but if we must: it's definitely the latter). It's preposterous but compulsive; I can't quite say I've enjoyed watching the episodes but I'm dying to see how it ends.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…
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...if you find yourself in need of some mindless escapism, embrace your inner garbage raccoon and dive into What/If

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

An intense performance from Zellweger in a soap opera that doesn't go big. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jun 11, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Mild sex and violence in fun, dark, soapy Zellweger drama.

Jun 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I doubt the series is that smart or consciously knowing. Sometimes, as Sigmund Freud said, a cigar is just a cigar -- and sometimes trash TV is just trash TV

May 30, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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