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Hollywood: Season 1 (2020)



Critic Consensus: With its heart on its sleeve and style to spare, Hollywood is anything but subtle -- if only its good intentions were paired with a less convoluted story.


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In post-World War II Hollywood, an ambitious group of aspiring actors and filmmakers will do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true.


Holland Taylor
as Ellen Kincaid
Jake Picking
as Rock Hudson
Jim Parsons
as Henry Willson
Maude Apatow
as Henrietta
Darren Criss
as Raymond
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Critic Reviews for Hollywood: Season 1

All Critics (122) | Top Critics (32)

All its good intentions add up to a show as interested in moving Hollywood forward as it is patting itself on the back for the progress that's already been made.

April 29, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It just feels like [Murphy] got caught up in his own vision here, seduced by the lights of Hollywood into creating something with no consistent tone or vision.

April 30, 2020 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Rather than look back in anger, as Murphy did brilliantly in his "American Crime Story" seasons on O.J. Simpson and on Andrew Cunanan, he chooses to use "Hollywood" to deliver a sense of denial... Ultimately, it's not healing so much as disturbing.

April 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Murphy and co-creator Ian Brennan's desire to have "the good guys" win in this fictionalized Hollywood is so at odds with what really happened that it goes beyond fantasy and fairy tale into fever dream.

April 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The acting is so hammy you could grill it and serve it with an egg-white omelette; the writing is a conveyor belt of cliché at least as long as Mulholland Drive.

May 6, 2020 | Full Review…

When you factor in that the art Hollywood is talking about includes Hollywood itself, the self-congratulation verges on the obscene.

May 6, 2020 | Full Review…
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