Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jun 7, 2018
    80
    Pointing out that there’s nothing particularly original or groundbreaking here, notwithstanding its real-life roots, is not to deny the series' pleasures, from its performances to its production design--and what, after all, is less original than real life?
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Andor Brodeur
    Jun 5, 2018
    80
    In the midst of #MeToo, this glimpse into the primordial pool of powerful creeps and the women who had to paddle through it feels worthwhile.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 7, 2018
    58
    Suvari and Bartels are competent, but don’t have a lot to do in the early episodes. The scripts hit every beat you might expect. “American Woman” makes “Sex and the City” look timeless.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    May 31, 2018
    48
    Imagine a Don Draper-less, bland, unsurprising sequel to “Mad Men” and “American Woman” comes pretty close. All the plot twists are telegraphed.
  5. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 12, 2018
    40
    As generic as its title, this glossy wallow in female buddy-comedy cliches is about as authentic as the fibers in her louse of a husban's hilariously loud jackets. [11 - 24 Jun 2018, p.13]
  6. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jun 6, 2018
    40
    What's most instantly striking about American Woman, then, is how utterly lacking it is in a defined and distinctive voice.
  7. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Jun 1, 2018
    40
    Silverstone, charming and bubbly as ever, seems miscast as a trophy wife, a disconnect that ends up serving the show; her eventual freedom seems as though it were meant to be. But who is she? So consumed with positioning her in a fleeting historical moment, American Woman doesn’t bother finding out.
  8. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 6, 2018
    38
    American Woman's timing may be the only thing right here. All else is wan, muddled, tired and bland.
  9. Reviewed by: Tim Surette
    Jun 8, 2018
    35
    American Woman means well but just can't figure out what show it's trying to be, which makes it a good fit for the equally identity-free Paramount Network.
  10. Reviewed by: Allison Shoemaker
    Jun 6, 2018
    30
    A sadly thin, tonally inconsistent series that’s unsuccessful as a comedy, off-putting as a drama, middling as a period piece and far too shallow to be anything resembling social commentary.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Jun 7, 2018
    0
    I was looking forward to checking out this show. The 70s were, from what I hear, rich with sex and drugs and that seems like an interestingI was looking forward to checking out this show. The 70s were, from what I hear, rich with sex and drugs and that seems like an interesting and exciting backdrop for pretty much anything. Except with this show, the world's most vanilla housewife give us a glimpse into her poor little rich girl life. Alicia Silverstone plays this character like a pill popper on a manic spree, all crazy smiles and over-pronounced diction. But the character isn't nearly that interesting. (Ironically, the character who's constantly popping diet pills is as calm and laid back as the best stoner, making me wonder if the writers of this flop even tried to tell a passable story). Overall, the show is boring, the characters unlikeable and unbelievable, and the storyline completely forgettable. There's way too much great content across networks and OTT for me to go back for a second viewing of American Woman. This show is a wildly missed opportunity to tell any number of truly interesting stories. Full Review »
  2. Jun 7, 2018
    10
    This is a visually dynamic glimpse of Hollywood in the 70's. This show combines the gorgeous stylization of Madmen, along with the frivolityThis is a visually dynamic glimpse of Hollywood in the 70's. This show combines the gorgeous stylization of Madmen, along with the frivolity and fun of Sex in the City. Alicia Silverstone is utterly charming as Bonnie Nolan, a woman that makes the unconventional decision to leave her husband and raiser her two daughters as a single mom. It's not overly complex or heavy, rather it portrays the difficulties facing women, all the while taking you along for a joyride filled with fun! Full Review »
  3. Jun 15, 2018
    10
    I am LOVING this!! It’s so fun and entertaining! Just what I need in the evening!!