What We Do in the Shadows: Season 1 (2019)

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Season 1
What We Do in the Shadows

Critics Consensus

Delightfully absurd and ridiculously fun, What We Do in the Shadows expands on the film's vampiric lore and finds fresh perspective in its charming, off-kilter cast to create a mockumentary series worth sinking your teeth into.

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Critic Ratings: 69

94%

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User Ratings: 509
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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 27, 2019
2
Air date: Apr 3, 2019
3
Air date: Apr 10, 2019
4
Air date: Apr 17, 2019
5
Air date: Apr 24, 2019
6
Air date: May 1, 2019
7
Air date: May 8, 2019
8
Air date: May 15, 2019
9
Air date: May 22, 2019
10
Air date: May 29, 2019

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Cast

Matt Berry
as Laszlo
Kayvan Novak
as Nandor
Harvey Guillen
as Guillermo
Mark Proksch
as Colin Robinson

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Critic Reviews for What We Do in the Shadows Season 1

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (20)

Mark Proksch gives the standout characterization of the year as Colin Robertson...

Dec 17, 2019 | Full Review…

It seems to me that What We Do in the Shadows has more up its sleeve than just re-creating the vibe of the original.

Mar 27, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The four leads are great, the jokes crisp and fast and funny, and the visual effects are employed just as effectively as in the movie, folded seamlessly into the handheld-camera aesthetic so they seem all the more uncanny.

Mar 27, 2019 | Full Review…
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Top Critic

It fits perfectly into FX's off-kilter sense of humor, and actually gets a little funnier with each episode.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

So yes, these vampires still suck -- but in a unique series that otherwise just tickles.

Mar 26, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

I've seen the first batch of episodes of this series. And they're all so clever and genuinely amusing.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…
NPR
Top Critic

Instead of tortured, pouting True Blood-style vampires, this lot are like the dork-undead that Nosferatu might have met on holiday, and then regretted exchanging numbers with.

Jun 3, 2019 | Full Review…

What We Do in the Shadows subtly taps into the notion of its vampire characters as immigrants.

Aug 18, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Everything in this series works perfectly. [Full review in Spanish]

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Nadja is the perfect foil for Laszlo's pomposity, but also shines when she gets to lead her own storylines.

Jul 29, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

This intelligent comedy will end up being among the best of the year by its own merit alone. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 16, 2019 | Full Review…

A great series that already aims to position itself as one of the comedy revelations of the season. As fun as it is wonderful. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for What We Do in the Shadows: Season 1

  • Feb 09, 2020
    Snarky. Funny. I love the whole "fish out of water" storyline as these ridiculous vampires try to cope with present day life and work within the larger worldwide vampire community. Nandor, Lazlo and Nadja crack me up as they make their plan to take over Staten Island. All of them are complete campy narcissists but somehow lovable. Their relationships with each other as they get on each other's nerves but also have to work together is hilarious. Guillermo is my favorite character as he tries his utmost best to please Nandor in hopes of becoming a vampire. Nandor is so mean to him but also very much dependent on him. The energy vampire Colin is someone we've all known in our life at some point and wanted to strangle. He takes such pleasure in being a relentless pain to those around him. I wish FX would do more than 10 episodes per season. It's not enough.
  • Jan 12, 2020
    best new comedy since parks and rec
  • Jan 04, 2020
    Such a great show! I binge watched it in a weekend and can't wait for season 2. Extremely clever and enjoyable.
  • Dec 06, 2019
    Awesome!!!! Have watched the same first season on Hulu about a hundred times!!!, Can't wait for season 2!!!
  • Dec 03, 2019
    This is the funniest show I've seen in years, or perhaps, ever! Every episode forces me to pause the vid while I laugh for extended periods out loud. There is nothing even close to "What We Do in the Shadows". Brilliant.
  • Nov 04, 2019
    My God, I love this show! I was surprised by how funny it is, and how many amazing cameos there are. I don't want to say too much, cause it could ruin the impact of the comedy. I'll just say that they are genius at using what they have to make a much bigger world.
  • Nov 03, 2019
    Absolutely hilarious from start to finish, can't wait for season 2!
  • Nov 02, 2019
    Ridiculous in the best way possible and funny as hell, although halfway through the episodes start to feel a little bit like fillers.
  • Nov 02, 2019
    The funniest TV show I have seen in a long time. It is clever and fresh and am looking forward to season 2. Matt Berry is at his best. As funny, if not funnier than he was in IT crowd. Natasia Demetriou and Kayvan Novak shine and give some of the funniest performances I've seen in a while.
  • Oct 28, 2019
    After watching the full first season a third time, I just cannot get enough. It is funnier than the movie and the actors are a joy.

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