The Masked Singer: Season 1 Reviews

February 15, 2019
...you do need to care who the star is when it's revealed. Instead, that moment bursts the fantasy bubble...
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 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.
January 3, 2019
The Masked Singer is a deeply stupid enterprise, and there is a decent chance I will watch it again.
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
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 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
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.
January 2, 2019
So far, the American version is too preoccupied with selling the enormity of the the unmaskings that it doesn't bother to make sure the rest of the show is particularly interesting at all.
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.