Carol's Second Act: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Carol's Second Act

Critics Consensus

While Carol's Second Act earns high marks for bringing Patricia Heaton front and center, awkward plotting and lackluster jokes hold it back from living up to its star's high standards.

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Critic Ratings: 15

46%

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User Ratings: 56
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 26, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 3, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 10, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 17, 2019
5
Air date: Oct 24, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 7, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 14, 2019
8
Air date: Nov 21, 2019
9
Air date: Dec 5, 2019
10
Air date: Dec 12, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Carol's Second Act Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

Literally nothing jells in this ham-handed first half-hour, and it may already be too late for full-blown emergency surgery. Still, Carol's Second Act could well get a decent tune-in due to [Patricia] Heaton's mere presence.

Sep 25, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Heaton nails the role because she's had so much practice at this, but "Carol's Second Act" does her - and the trope - one better, by ever-so-slightly inverting our Heaton expectations.

Sep 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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The joke-telling isn't particularly sharp - a lot of punchlines revolve around slapstick mischief and the rookies' fear of killing their patients - but Heaton's veteran comic timing and Jalees' sardonic delivery keep the energy afloat

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a pretty decent act, and Heaton presents it with the same practiced, self-effacing charm. But the show around her isn't nearly as funny.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Even the natural charisma of Patricia Heaton can't save the groaner jokes that are thrown her way. Still, she more than gamely tries.

Oct 1, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Carol's Second Act could use more punchlines and less impassioned wisdom.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Comes down a little too hard on the ageism, plus illness is a difficult backdrop for comedy. Still the likability of Patricia Heaton shines through and should make this another long running sitcom for her.

Sep 25, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

[Patricia Heaton] shines among a bunch of promising comic actors.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

[Patricia Heaton] has earned enough goodwill to carry her fans past the rougher patches in a genial but otherwise ordinary workplace comedy.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not awful, but it's not all that good, either.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Seasoned intern wins fans in heartwarming comedy.

Oct 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Patricia Heaton's one of the few stars that can make a show better by sheer force of will.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Carol's Second Act: Season 1

  • 7h ago
    So disappointing, hard to believe Patricia Heston can't see how bad this all is. The concept had so much potential but instead its lame plots, joke setups and pathetic canned laughing.
  • Dec 06, 2019
    a real shame to see kyle maclachlan in his worst work since showgirls.
  • Nov 21, 2019
    So disappointing. Simply an unfunny, poorly written show. Even the typically wonderful Heaton cannot save this debacle.
  • Nov 08, 2019
    Without a doubt one of the worst sitcoms I have ever run across. The writing is stale and horrid. With the exception of Patricia the cast seems like they're reading their lines from cue cards without a trace of acting skills.
  • Nov 05, 2019
    Obvious pandering trash.
  • Nov 03, 2019
    Finally a show that's positive for older individuals. Like one reviewer said it comes down hard on ageism but at least they're showing her doing something positive and not sitting around waiting to die like so many people think we should be doing. Tired of the ageism crap. This show can stay.
  • Oct 26, 2019
    the show is stupid with no story line at all!! and the laughtract sucks after every sentence it gets turned on even when it is not funny!! a big bust for patricia heaton!
  • Oct 25, 2019
    Poorly acted and directed with dull stale scripts.
  • Oct 24, 2019
    Parece que tentaram fazer uma cópia do The Rookie só que como medica... o problema aqui é que o humor é muito forçado, e cliche.... você até consegue ver, mas é só pra passar tempo mesmo, ou por falta de outra coisa para ver!
  • Oct 18, 2019
    This is my favorite new network show! It's hilarious! WATCH THIS SHOW!!! 🤣😜😝❤️❤️💕

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