On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
On Becoming a God in Central Florida

Critics Consensus

Though it loses a bit of narrative steam, On Becoming a God in Central Florida proves a clever and absurd satire that will make you want to buy whatever Kirsten Dunst is selling.



Critic Ratings: 38


Audience Score

User Ratings: 63
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Air date: Aug 25, 2019
Air date: Aug 25, 2019
Air date: Sep 1, 2019
Air date: Sep 8, 2019
Air date: Sep 15, 2019
Air date: Sep 22, 2019
Air date: Sep 29, 2019
Air date: Oct 6, 2019
Air date: Oct 13, 2019
Air date: Oct 20, 2019

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Critic Reviews for On Becoming a God in Central Florida Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (20)

The pitch-black comedy about desperation, anxiety, and self-delusion is not afraid to be deeply weird.

Sep 16, 2019 | Full Review…

On Becoming A God's sense of humor is sharp and peculiar, easily cutting through the plot's bleaker moments without actually distracting from them.

Aug 21, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A clever, compelling, and thorough evisceration of American capitalism...

Aug 21, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Going broader and broader in this case doesn't feel like a natural progression; it honestly feels like an expansion of an idea that's more like a movie in order to make it into a series.

Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Loopy, winding, and heavily atmospheric, this tropical noir finds just the right balance between social critique and Lynchian dreaminess.

Aug 23, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Kirsten] Dunst is the saving grace throughout a rollicking Season One that keeps delivering whenever she's on screen. It may well turn out to be the TV performance of the year.

Aug 23, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

All of the pieces are now in place for what promises to be an explosive ending to the season.

Sep 24, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Ted Levine...is the pyramid schemer, NYPD Blue's Sharon Lawrence is his wife, and Mary Steenburgen is a snooty rich woman.

Sep 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The dark comedy of the Kirsten Dunst-led On Becoming a God in Central Florida works so well because it takes no reservations in presenting a fully saturated, unapologetic dive into absurdism.

Aug 29, 2019 | Full Review…

[It] keeps excitingly close to the fire, despite being a period piece. But most of the cultural commentary evaporates over the course of the season, as FAM becomes an otherworldly rabbit hole for the show's surreal digressions and unlikely plot twists.

Aug 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Dunst pours her heart into [the role], turning Krystal into a sparkling, striving hustler.

Aug 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Superb dark comedy about pyramid scheme has cursing.

Aug 28, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Season 1

  • 12h ago
    Kirsten Dunst is brilliant in this show that is not quite like anything you've seen. Beth Ditto is also a stand out. It's flying under the radar but hopefully it will get some awards love
  • 19h ago
    Kristen Dunst is amazing in this show! I really like the themes and plot explored in this series and the performance of all the actors.
  • 2d ago
    I wanted to love this show for its satire of the ridiculous world of MLM, but its portrayal of the world outside MLM is so full of unrealistic nonsense that it ruins the suspension of disbelief and makes the wacky world of MLM seem somehow reasonable by comparison.
  • Oct 12, 2019
    Love this actress since Fargo , she rocks this show with some seriously credible " Florida man" vibes
  • Oct 08, 2019
    Thought this could turn into something good in the first few episodes, then it just got cheesy and weird. Not many characters to root for.
  • Oct 02, 2019
    Loved Alexander Skarsgård but thought Dunst a bit tired.
  • Sep 30, 2019
    Smart, funny and very very strange. Kristen Dunst's best performance to date.
  • Sep 28, 2019
    Frighteningly funny satire filled with surprising twists and a terrific cast.
  • Sep 19, 2019
    Well written, funny. Keeps me wanting to see what happens next.
  • Sep 15, 2019
    Takes an episode to get into this but it's funny and different. Kristen Dunst is terrific.

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