High Society: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

High Society: Season 1 (1995-1996)




Critic Consensus: High Society wants to be the American answer to Absolutely Fabulous, but the poorly written sitcom is not nearly as funny as its British counterpart.


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`AbFab'-like escapism (minus that show's high style) about Manhattan novelist Ellie Walker and her publisher---and drinking buddy---Dorothy Emerson, whose son Brendan is, infuriatingly, too much a Republican for Ellie's tastes. Not so much, however, that Ellie doesn't also have the hots for him. The theme song, Chaka Khan's take on `The Lady Is a Tramp,' sets the scene.


Jean Smart
as Ellie Walker
Mary McDonnell
as Dott Emerson
Luigi Amodeo
as Stephano
Dan O'Donahue
as Brendan Emerson
Jayne Meadows
as Alice Morgan
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Critic Reviews for High Society: Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7)

Here's a sitcom that succeeds -- sort of -- despite its many gross excesses.

August 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The unfortunate thing about High Society is that so much talent is squandered on humor that went out with Arthur.

August 14, 2019 | Full Review…

At times, it's a little too big and a little too crude. But there are some real laughs in High Society. And laughs make up for a lot of failings.

August 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The material almost demands this level of theatricality. But grandeur of this sort usually seems affected on the small screen.

August 14, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

High Society is blatantly another thinned out homage to/ripoff of the British import cult hit, Absolutely Fabulous.

August 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Intermittently funny and promising, the season's first replacement series wants to be outrageous and sophisticated but is too timid to say anything rude.

August 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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