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  • Summary: Set in the 1970s Los Angeles, Bonnie Nolan (Alica Silverstone) struggles to raise her two her two daughters as a single mother with the help of her two best friends, Kathleen (Mena Suvari) and Diana (Jennifer Bartels).
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jun 7, 2018
    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
    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
    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: Daniel D'Addario
    Jun 1, 2018
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jun 6, 2018
    What's most instantly striking about American Woman, then, is how utterly lacking it is in a defined and distinctive voice.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 6, 2018
    American Woman's timing may be the only thing right here. All else is wan, muddled, tired and bland.
  7. Reviewed by: Allison Shoemaker
    Jun 6, 2018
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 13, 2018
    Loved it! Looking forward to seeing how the characters develop as the series continues.
  2. Jun 7, 2018
    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! Expand
  3. Jun 13, 2018
    Loved the first episode and based on the previews of the rest of the season, I cannot wait to see more!
  4. Ojm
    Jun 14, 2018
    Enjoyed the first episode. Alicia is excellent in her new role. Looking forward to seeing the characters develop during the season.
  5. Jun 15, 2018
    I am LOVING this!! It’s so fun and entertaining! Just what I need in the evening!!
  6. Nov 26, 2018
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Alicia Silverstone gives a great performance in this new drama show. I was hoping for a second season but it was sadly cancelled. Expand
  7. Jun 7, 2018
    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. Expand

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