Hacks: Season 1

Hacks: Season 1

Hacks: Season 1

A legendary snarky comedian and a disgruntled 25-year-old writer enter a contentious, but potentially profitable, mentorship.

2021USAUniversal Television
Comedy

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
6 August 2021

There Is No Line

An entitled young writer and a waning comedy legend must put aside their differences to save their careers.

EPISODE 1.2
6 August 2021

Primm

Deborah tests Ava's limits.

EPISODE 1.3
6 August 2021

A Gig's A Gig

Ava gains insight into Deborah's past.

EPISODE 1.4
6 August 2021

D'Jewelry

At DJ's jewelry expo, Ava comes to better understand Deborah and DJ's complicated mother-daughter relationship. Deborah receives an unexpected piece of ammunition against Marty.

EPISODE 1.5
6 August 2021

Falling

Deborah blackmails Marty. Ava has a wild night to remember in Vegas that puts everything in perspective.

EPISODE 1.6
6 August 2021

New Eyes

While Deborah recovers from surgery, she and Ava have a unique bonding experience when Deborah dispels a major misperception about her past.

EPISODE 1.7
6 August 2021

Tunnel of Love

DJ's birthday party becomes a surprise dual function. Meanwhile, Deborah and Marty reconnect.

EPISODE 1.8
6 August 2021

1.69 Million

With a little encouragement from Ava, Deborah’s unpolished set sparks a career-defining moment.

Hacks: Season 1 / Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

(Hacks) makes a rich contribution to the buddy comedy tradition, never superficial or skin-deep and always very, very funny.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Hacks really sings when it puts its two leads together to annoy, insult, and occasionally learn from each other.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

(Smart's) starring role here allows her to finally showcase her wild versatility.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

It’s clear this series has legs, as a much-deserved showcase for Smart, as a thoughtful story about the evolution of comedy, and as an original series that’s very much its own thing.

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Vulture

Vulture

Every time Smart is onscreen, she makes you curious to hear what's going to come out of her mouth but even more curious to hear how she's going to say it.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

An instantly addictive, bitingly hilarious situation comedy...

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NPR

NPR

Hacks creates a world of characters and dialogue and situations you want to spend as much time with as possible.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Very funny, occasionally quite dark...

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Salon

Salon

In Hacks, Smart works all sides of the emotional spectrum, utterly plausible in her stand-up scenes and even better in the transitional moments between being onstage and the curtain coming down.

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Paste

Paste

With a strong cast and some stellar directorial choices, Hacks is a necessary addition to your summer watch list.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Starts off shakily but gets sturdier with each new half-hour.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Hacks is a tart, tightly done series, with barely a moment wasted. It has so many tiers of tension and comedy, and yet it's a comimg-of-age story.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Hacks is exceedingly watchable in all its sun-bleached glory if you take it on its own terms: Not so much a comedy but a wry drama.

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Vox

Vox

Hacks is rare in its ability to be genuinely funny and dramatic in equal measure.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Hacks opens up into something more than an indulgent inquiry into the state of comedy. It’s a look at the soul of the artist...

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Decider

Decider

A spectacular showcase for its leading ladies, and above all, a love letter to life in the comedy trenches.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Smart, the reigning Meryl Streep of tough broad types, excels at absolutely everything.

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Variety

Variety

In Deborah, Smart has a lead role worthy of her prodigious intellect and ferocious delivery.

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