The Last Tycoon: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
The Last Tycoon

Critics Consensus

This old-fashioned tour through F. Scott Fitzgerald's vision of Hollywood has lush production values and an attractive varnish of glamorous pedigree, but lacks a storytelling hook or a compelling character to latch onto - resulting in an inert bauble that is pleasing to look at but elusive to feel.

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Critic Ratings: 41

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User Ratings: 168
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 17, 2016
2
Air date: Jul 27, 2017
3
Air date: Jul 27, 2017
4
Air date: Jul 27, 2017
5
Air date: Jul 27, 2017
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Air date: Jul 27, 2017
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Air date: Jul 27, 2017
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Air date: Jul 27, 2017
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Air date: Jul 27, 2017

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Cast

Kelsey Grammer
as Pat Brady
Jessica De Gouw
as Minna Davis
Lily Collins
as Cecilia Brady
Matt Bomer
as Monroe Stahr

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Critic Reviews for The Last Tycoon Season 1

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (19)

The melodrama is largely focused on the people inside and on an industry that's always been in love with itself. It's not a perfect show, but it's a pretty perfect binge-watch, if that's how you choose to do it.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The Last Tycoon is in the vein of Hollywood's current trend of turning the cameras on itself... this latest effort is just glossy and showy, like the unreality of Hollywood itself, lacking much of a heart or soul. Worse than that, it's predictable.

Jul 31, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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The Last Tycoon is so sumptuous that it's easy to overlook how pedestrian the story often is. That's not immediately apparent because what's onscreen is stunning.

Jul 27, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The show looks beautiful enough and has been so well-cast that those qualities can sometimes be enough when you're looking for a streaming option on a hot summer weekend.

Jul 26, 2017 | Full Review…

A diverting series that uses history the way revelers at a Gatsby-themed party today use a strand of fake pearls... It's a missed opportunity. One that, after a gorgeous 10 hours, you may not remember.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The result is a glossy look at the time period that, despite leaning on some familiar emotional and story territory, still makes for an engaging, enjoyable viewing experience.

Jul 31, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The series acutely feels like an idea that would have made for a good movie, instead of being stretched to a breaking point to make it work for TV.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There's a lot of pedigree here, but none of it jumps off the screen.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Part of the problem is that [Matt] Bomer's performance doesn't suggest the emotional or artistic depths of Monroe. In a role that calls for a Don Draper, he is too often like a less-pouty Pete Campbell.

Dec 27, 2017 | Full Review…

The Last Tycoon is a 1930s Hollywood drama based on the last, unfinished novel by F Scott Fitzgerald. This script should have stayed in the drawer, too.

Dec 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The Last Tycoon has all the glamorous trappings of old Hollywood: Amazon clearly threw lots of money at the screen, with sumptuous costumes by Mad Men designer Janie Bryant. But the joy is missing.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

While the period details are exquisite throughout "The Last Tycoon," the conflict doesn't jump off the screen quite like the costumes.

Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Last Tycoon: Season 1

  • Nov 05, 2019
    Amazing show...too bad they canceled it.. :( I hope that it will be a second season somewhere......
  • Aug 03, 2019
    Top quality in every way. Acting, Writing, Directing. I enjoyed it very much. It's was sad to learn that such a rare ensemble of talent and movie magic will not continue.
  • Apr 10, 2019
    once you got into it, it was an excellent show. Classic period piece, beautifully filmed, great cast. Too bad it was canceled
  • Nov 29, 2018
    This was a really good show! So surprised that it was cancelled. But, still worth binge watching the show!
  • Nov 18, 2018
    Bring season 2!!! Beautiful show with a great cast. I’m shocked this was cancelled.
  • Jun 22, 2018
    This is an Awesome show. I need more!
  • Jun 15, 2018
    I really enjoyed watching the first season, loved every moment of it!!! I was so disappoint when I just found out the show was cancelled, this sucks, Amazon should reconsider
  • Jan 31, 2018
    I loved this and am so bummed that it was canceled after just one season. I truly hope this is picked up by another network as the performances in this series were brilliantly played. Kelsey Grammar commands the screen with every movement and breath he makes. Matt Bomer, Lily Collins, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Dominique McElligott were EXCELLENT as well and each could not have played a better role. The amount of vulnerability was believable and captured my attention from the very first episode. It was as if this series were made and tailored specifically for them. Their set, costume, hair and makeup design did a magnificent job at matching the era.Totally bummed yet again that this series was canceled.
  • Jan 14, 2018
    Wasn’t sure to begin with but got drawn in by the characters the interStats story line. Suggest watching it as a bing session. Matt Bomer nailed Monroe and brought you into the story emotionally. Each episode just got better and better. I think it’s got great potential for some great story lines. 5
  • Oct 15, 2017
    Captures Fitzgerald's era, writing, melancholy, romanticism and pre-WWar II - and Hollywood's darkness which Fitzgerald was well aware of. Very textured production values - will be deeply appreciated.

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