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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as Carol Kenney
as Dr. Frost
as Dr. Maya Jacobs
as Nurse Dennis
as Coach Dean
as Intern Ned
as Nurse Karen
as Mrs. Zahn
as Mr. Tuverson
as Mr. Murphy
as Dr. Gilbert
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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.
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.
Even the natural charisma of Patricia Heaton can't save the groaner jokes that are thrown her way. Still, she more than gamely tries.
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