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Carol's Second Act: Season 1 (2019)



Critic Consensus: While Carol's Second Act earns high marks for bringing Patricia Heaton front and center, awkward plotting and lackluster jokes hold it back from living up to its star's high standards.


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A woman embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor.


Patricia Heaton
as Carol Kenney
Kyle MacLachlan
as Dr. Frost
Ito Aghayere
as Dr. Maya Jacobs
Cedric Yarbrough
as Nurse Dennis
Ben Kolyke
as Coach Dean
Denisse Ojeda
as Intern Ned
Carol Mansell
as Mrs. Zahn
Alan Blumenfeld
as Mr. Tuverson
David Carrera
as Mr. Murphy
Mark Bloom
as Dr. Gilbert
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Critic Reviews for Carol's Second Act: Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

Literally nothing jells in this ham-handed first half-hour, and it may already be too late for full-blown emergency surgery. Still, Carol's Second Act could well get a decent tune-in due to [Patricia] Heaton's mere presence.

September 25, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Heaton nails the role because she's had so much practice at this, but "Carol's Second Act" does her - and the trope - one better, by ever-so-slightly inverting our Heaton expectations.

September 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's not awful, but it's not all that good, either.

November 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Seasoned intern wins fans in heartwarming comedy.

October 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even the natural charisma of Patricia Heaton can't save the groaner jokes that are thrown her way. Still, she more than gamely tries.

October 1, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Carol's Second Act could use more punchlines and less impassioned wisdom.

September 27, 2019 | Full Review…

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