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Kidding: Season 1 (2018)




Critic Consensus: Fans of Jim Carrey's slapstick may be disappointed, but other viewers may find a surprisingly poignant examination of life and grief in Kidding.


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Jeff Piccirillo (Jim Carrey) is the face of a longtime children's TV show called "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time." However, behind his jovial Mr. Pickles mask, Jeff struggles with the death of his son Phil (Cole Allen), his separation from his wife Jill (Judy Greer), and his conflict with his father Seb (Frank Langella), with whom he works as the producer of his TV show. Rounding up the first-season cast of "Kidding" are Catherine Keener as Jeff's sister Didi, Juliet Morris as Didi's daughter Maddy, Bernard White as Didi's husband Scott, and Justin Kirk as Jill's new boyfriend. Cole Allen also stars as Will, Jeff's other son and Phil's twin. Guest stars include Tara Lipinski and Conan O'Brien as themselves.


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It's tough to tell if this is going to add up to a coherent story, but I'm really hopeful that Jim Carrey and Michel Gondry will create a series that's worth spending so much time with these characters' pain.

November 22, 2019 | Full Review…
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A marvelous character study and Showtime's best series in years.

September 12, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm going to keep watching this show, with its wizardly director and mythopoeic lead actor, because I'm confident that at some point it will drastically illuminate the nature of existence-yours and mine.

September 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Bold, provocative and at its core heartbreakingly endearing, it borrows from the original mold -- and then breaks it.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Langella, in particular, is remarkable as a man who is unfeeling and perfectly comfortable with it. If and when Jeff becomes more credible, and not just a fairy tale persona, the entire ensemble will be solid as a rock.

September 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Kidding is weird. It's tough to know what to make of it. This is not a complaint.

September 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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