The Masked Singer: Season 1 Reviews

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January 24, 2019
Bizarre singing contest is surprisingly fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2019
It's nice to watch celebrities make fools of themselves for the sake of entertainment, and it's nice to see judges be complimentary when they don't necessarily have to be because there is nothing at stake.
January 17, 2019
To be honest, the buildup is thrilling.
January 14, 2019
Even I, a person born before the Internet but not that long after Christ, thought it was cute, a welcome break from serious documentaries, heady dramas and troubling 60 Minutes segments like the one about birds eating plastic.
January 11, 2019
It's Five Guys for the eyeballs: tastes great, but let's not think about what it's doing to our bodies.
January 7, 2019
Like, sure, Top Chef and Project Runway at their best were genuinely thrilling explorations of the creative process, but they didn't have Terry Bradshaw dressed as a deer.
January 3, 2019
The premise may wear down if the producers don't change things up, but for now it has us watching and guessing.
January 3, 2019
In a broadcast landscape rife with reality-competition shows that recycle the same format... The Masked Singer feels less like a straightforward take on the genre-and more like a corner of Weird Twitter brought to life by some unholy Hollywood ritual.
January 3, 2019
The Masked Singer is a deeply stupid enterprise, and there is a decent chance I will watch it again.
January 3, 2019
From its loud and bright introduction and host Nick Cannon's energy, it's clear that "Singer" will always operate at a 10.
January 2, 2019
What "The Masked Singer" has going for it is an unabashed goofiness --... which, if history is any guide, might not wear especially well once the novelty wears off.
February 15, 2019
...you do need to care who the star is when it's revealed. Instead, that moment bursts the fantasy bubble...
January 29, 2019
This horrible show might be slightly more interesting if I actually cared anything about the celebrities under the masks.
January 11, 2019
While the central conceit is unique and the performances are fun, each episode is weighed down with endless padding.
January 4, 2019
What if we rebrand the dystopia as wacky? the show asks.
January 3, 2019
"The Masked Singer" is a reality competition much like "American Idol," minus whatever shred of self-respect that show has ... or ever had.
Top Critic
January 3, 2019
Like the worst and corniest decor you've ever affixed to your refrigerator, it's pretty terrible, but you can't deny that it's magnetic. And unlike a lot of performance shows, it's not vicious. It's easy.
January 3, 2019
It all started as an admirably bizarre reality series that revelled in its unabashed spectacle and lunacy. But it became, somehow, a bit of a bore.
January 3, 2019
A prohibitive favorite for worst new TV show of the year didn't take long to assume that position.
Full Review | Original Score: F
January 2, 2019
Little about this production seems self-aware enough to suggest its charming, interesting moments happened on purpose. Except for the costumes! The costumes, really, are good.
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