Rough Reviews for Showtime’s Episodes


I had high hopes for Episodes based on the initial trailer, but Alan Sepinwall’s review over at Hitfix doesn’t bode well for Showtime’s new comedy series: “When you’re attacking a big, fat target like the superficial, duplicitous nature of Hollywood, and being so relentless and bitter about it, you need to be much, much, much funnier than Episodes is. You need to be The Larry Sanders Show funny, or Extras season two funny. Episodes isn’t even as funny as Crane and Klarik’s last collaboration, the exceedingly mediocre short-lived CBS comedy The Class — and that’s even considering that the new show features Crane’s old Friends star Matt LeBlanc delivering a terrific performance as an exaggerated version of himself.”