The Premise: Season 1

The Premise: Season 1

The Premise: Season 1

Using weighty issues as a starting point, this anthology series tells separate stories focusing on the world we live in today. Features appearances from Daniel Dae Kim (Stowaway), Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), O'Shea Jackson Jr (Ingrid Goes West), Lucas Hedges (Lady Bird), Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) and the great Edward Asner.

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EPISODE 1.1

Social Justice Sex Tape

A savvy young lawyer and her mentor strategize on how to use a sex tape to save an innocent man.

EPISODE 1.2

Moment of Silence

A grieving father starts a new job as the PR director at the National Gun Lobby.

EPISODE 1.3

The Ballad of Jesse Wheeler

A popstar promises to have sex with his high school's valedictorian.

EPISODE 1.4

The Commenter

A young woman forgets her happy life and loving partner for the approval of an anonymous commenter.

EPISODE 1.5

Butt Plug

A wealthy man gives his former school bully a chance at redemption through an opportunity to pitch a very specific product.

The Premise: Season 1 / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Most episodes are undone by phoniness and a lack of follow-through.

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Paste

Paste

The ultimate worthiness of The Premise taking up your time is going to be based on your individual patience level for uneven storytelling.

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Variety

Variety

Most of the episodes feature lengthy, clumsy bits of dialogue or monologue that feel ripped from the daily concerns - and the ranty, discursive way of talking at, not to, one's followers - of social media.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The Premise would do better to simply commit to its white-centric myopia rather than occasionally and clumsily gesturing toward peripheral people of color.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

At times, it's god-awful, and at others genuinely good.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The premises within The Premise yield stories crafted with care and played-out with sincere commitment - even when it's all in the service of snide irony.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The Premise is the rare type of anthology that's far more hit than miss...

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Some of the episodes are fully realised and sharp, others less so.

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Decider

Decider

All of these premises sound interesting and potentially hilarious; we’re just hoping that there is a bit more consistency within each episode.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Problematic but has promise...

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