Avenue 5: Season 1

Avenue 5: Season 1

Avenue 5: Season 1

Sci-fi comedy created by Armando Iannucci (Veep, Alan Partridge, The Death of Stalin). The Avenue 5, a passenger liner designed for space tourism, is thrown wildly off-course by a mishap that threatens to stretch its journey from weeks to years. Avenue 5’s captain (Hugh Laurie) finds himself trying to maintain order among the passengers, while finding a way home before they run out of supplies. Helping to maintain morale is the ship’s Head of Customer Relations (Silicon Valley’s Zach Woods), but complicating matters is a potential passenger revolt on one side, and the ship’s spoiled billionaire owner (Josh Gad) on the other.

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Variety

Variety

press

This works, for the most part... If Avenue 5 wants to get more mileage out of its premise, it'll have to find some newer gears within it for its excellent cast and intriguing characters to play with beyond pure frustration.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The biggest surprise is a disappointing one: that Veep creator Armando Ianucci's first TV series since he left behind Selina Meyer is kind of an unwieldy mess.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What we're left with is a not terribly funny workplace comedy, with the saving grace of some accomplished and likable performers.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

In most respects, and like most Iannucci projects, "Avenue 5" has little to no heart; sentiment is not the point. There are few characters to root for... But most characters simply prove good bad company while they go about their self-serving.. business.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

The setup is interesting, and there's certainly plenty of material for creator Armando Iannucci to play with moving forward. Unfortunately, the premiere is fractured, spending so much time setting up its plot and introducing its massive ensemble.

Independent

Independent

press

At the risk of sounding like another of Iannucci's immortals, Alan Gordon Partridge, Avenue 5 is not just good - it's galactically good.

5.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It mines comedy gold from the awful and the absurd, often mixing the two like some crazed alchemist cackling away in a medieval tower.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

The show generates a good deal of screwball energy with these constant scrambles to its own verbal surface, which variously evokes Airplane! and Pirandello.

The Times

The Times

press

I'm amazed someone as talented as [Armando] Iannucci had a hand in any of this.

Variety

Variety

press

This works, for the most part... If Avenue 5 wants to get more mileage out of its premise, it'll have to find some newer gears within it for its excellent cast and intriguing characters to play with beyond pure frustration.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The biggest surprise is a disappointing one: that Veep creator Armando Ianucci's first TV series since he left behind Selina Meyer is kind of an unwieldy mess.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What we're left with is a not terribly funny workplace comedy, with the saving grace of some accomplished and likable performers.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

In most respects, and like most Iannucci projects, "Avenue 5" has little to no heart; sentiment is not the point. There are few characters to root for... But most characters simply prove good bad company while they go about their self-serving.. business.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

The setup is interesting, and there's certainly plenty of material for creator Armando Iannucci to play with moving forward. Unfortunately, the premiere is fractured, spending so much time setting up its plot and introducing its massive ensemble.

Independent

Independent

press

At the risk of sounding like another of Iannucci's immortals, Alan Gordon Partridge, Avenue 5 is not just good - it's galactically good.

5.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It mines comedy gold from the awful and the absurd, often mixing the two like some crazed alchemist cackling away in a medieval tower.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

The show generates a good deal of screwball energy with these constant scrambles to its own verbal surface, which variously evokes Airplane! and Pirandello.

The Times

The Times

press

I'm amazed someone as talented as [Armando] Iannucci had a hand in any of this.

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