Who Is America?: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Who Is America?

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Fleetingly funny and all too relevant, Who is America? proves Sacha Baron Cohen still has something to say -- though its nihilistic approach may not be the right way to say it.

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Critic Ratings: 67

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User Ratings: 206

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jul 15, 2018
2
Air date: Jul 22, 2018
3
Air date: Jul 29, 2018
4
Air date: Aug 5, 2018
5
Air date: Aug 12, 2018
6
Air date: Aug 19, 2018
7
Air date: Aug 26, 2018

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Critic Reviews for Who Is America? Season 1

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (34)

This show seems like maybe it was made less for TV - traditional TV and more for viral videos.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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None of these guys are being polite. And the structural genius of Who Is America? is that it pops that excuse by airing these compromising segments next to sketches that feature Cohen's more familiar courtesy-extraction gags.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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Where it works best in its nostalgic value, but where it might fall short is its overall longevity...fighting the absurd with more absurd can only go so far.

Aug 8, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

He's punching up, not down. He's finding powerful people in America-lobbyists, congressmen, talk-show hosts-and showing how easily they're swayed by charismatic buffoons with hyper-virile energy.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It seems slightly at odds with itself - a fitting metaphor for the current state of the country, perhaps, but unsatisfying as a piece of television.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A follow-up chat might make Who Is America? more worthwhile viewing, but for now, the show doesn't do enough to stand out among TV's mostly flimsy class of political satirists.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The show is not made for everyone, but if the mentality of the viewer matches the proposal of 'Who is America?', it's difficult not to laugh. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Doesn't feel as subversive at a time when politicians say appalling things all on their own.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, as inventive as Cohen's brand of comedy is - you have to marvel at his sheer gumption and the fact that he is still getting away with it - the show quickly starts to feel repetitive.

Sep 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I don't think this show is going to be for everybody honestly... Sasha Baron Cohen is a lot to take as a character, as an actor.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The lack of interesting, incisive characters means that it never manages to make a coherent statement on the political climate. Everyone loves Borat, Ali G and Bruno, but no-one's going to be talking about OMGWhizzBoyOMG! in ten years.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Who Is America sometimes feels like a scattershot riff on reality television that Cohen half-sketched out in 2005 and then forgot about until a few months ago.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Who Is America?: Season 1

  • Feb 01, 2020
    Actually so good, seen it at least 5 times now and I still find it hilarious.
  • Oct 29, 2019
    'Who is America?' proves that Sacha Baron Cohen's talent, spontaneity and gift for awkward entrapment are still as extraordinary as ever.
  • Oct 18, 2019
    Absoultely hilarious, Sacha Baron Cohen is a damn genius.
  • Jun 11, 2019
    Histerically hillarious!
  • May 01, 2019
    Absolutely hilarious!!! Would love to watch this with far left and far right people to see their reactions switch from one segment to the next.
  • Nov 16, 2018
    I have watched the entirety of "Who Is America?" at least a couple times and I am always looking to watch it again and again. Sacha Baron Cohen does an incredible job with this series delivering a scathing commentary and laugh out loud moments. This show is so outrageous and funny, yet also a terrifyingly real look at the condition of the country today. This show is a quick little watch with segments that are so jaw-dropping I find myself wanting to show the series to as many people as I can. It is one of the most unique television series out there and I definitely recommend it.
  • Nov 08, 2018
    Who is america is a little confusing. It feels like it should be an informative tv show with a point but has many portion dedicated to non sense half- sketches without one. Some of it is surprising, even if you keep in mind that all participants were put in a situation with cameras in their face. Most of it feel like it's just for shock value and as a busy parent, i have no time to waste watching things like one CHARACTER telling some guy how he practiced giving birth anally by sticking stuff up his butt. Make it political, sure, but don't just try to Borat your way out.
  • Nov 03, 2018
    A superb expose on the olympian, staggering hypocrisy and lunacy of conservatism! Genuflecting to the altar of political correctness and victimhood that she pretends to detest, Sarah Palin whined, moaned, and groused until ShowTime remitted the final episode. What a snowflake!
  • Oct 08, 2018
    Some of the most subversive and enlightening television I've ever seen. he highlights the rampant stupidity at all levels of society. how did these people ever agree to appear on television?
  • Oct 06, 2018
    Hilarious, and somewhat shocking, this show is awesome

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