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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 27, 2019
What We Do in the Shadows (2019) Image
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Nandor's familiar Guillermo (Harvey Guillén) have been living together in Staten Island for hundreds of years when they are reminded by their leader about what they are supposed to do: take over the NewNandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Nandor's familiar Guillermo (Harvey Guillén) have been living together in Staten Island for hundreds of years when they are reminded by their leader about what they are supposed to do: take over the New World in this comedy based on the 2014 film of the same name. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Fantasy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Dave Nemetz
    Mar 9, 2019
    91
    Shadows‘ early episodes are chock full of quotable one-liners and majestically silly moments. ... I ended up watching the series premiere three times… and still found myself laughing the third time through.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Mar 8, 2019
    90
    Funny and inventive. ... The real achievement might be in how surprisingly fresh the conceit feels episode after episode, which is no easy feat.
  3. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Mar 14, 2019
    90
    Shadows' succulent mashup of the macabre and mundane remains wonderfully fresh. [18-31 Mar 2019, p.12]
  4. Reviewed by: Haleigh Foutch
    Mar 9, 2019
    80
    What We Do in the Shadows has all the right pieces to become another mockumentary great. It nails the tone of the film, mining incredible comedy from the meeting of the supernatural and the banal, delivering one quotable one-liner after the next, and genuinely surprising with its darker gags.
  5. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Mar 8, 2019
    75
    There’s a lot to admire in the opening episodes, and the potential within each only drives more excitement for the next.
  6. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Mar 8, 2019
    70
    This show’s laughs are closer to chuckles than guffaws — it’s well-observed but its ambitions feel more minor than much else in this era of the relentless big swing.

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