Hollywood: Season 1

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In post-WWII Hollywood, a group with big screen ambitions try to make their dreams come true in this alternate-history Netflix... More

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Hollywood: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia now... More on Netflix.

Hollywood: Season 1 episodes

Episode 1.1

Hooray for Hollywood

While waiting for his big break, aspiring movie star Jack... More Castello accepts a job at a local service station that pumps more than just gas.

Episode 1.2

Hooray for Hollywood: Part 2

Jack gets a leg up on a screen test, Camille... More runs into typecasting trouble, Raymond pursues his directorial debut, and Archie bonds with a smitten Roy.

Episode 1.3


Henry's scheming at director George Cukor's star-studded party leads Jack... More to a revelation about his wife — and Roy into a private meeting with Dick.

Episode 1.4

(Screens) Tests

Avis receives bombshell news about the studio, the actors prepare... More to audition for "Peg," and Archie faces a devastating change to his screenplay.


Problems arise as "Meg" begins production. Ellen takes a chance... More with Dick. Henry offers to make a brewing scandal over Jack's past go away — for a price.



Problems arise as "Meg" begins production. Ellen takes a chance... More with Dick. Henry offers to make a brewing scandal over Jack's past go away — for a price.


A Hollywood Ending

As the Oscars approach, Ernie shares devastating news, Camille listens... More to sage advice from Hattie McDaniel, and Archie takes a stand on the red carpet.

Hollywood: Season 1 | Ratings & Reviews

"For everything it seems to get right, something about Hollywood seems all wrong."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"A show about Tinseltown that chose to confront and prod at these continuing, dispiriting realities rather than concoct its own vapid, hubristic fantasies would be worth 10 times this one."


"Hollywood manages to be simultaneously more cynical and lazy than anything Tinseltown turned out during that age."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"It's a pity that 'Hollywood' doesn't let us figure out the irony for ourselves, but instead underlines it with earnest speeches. However, all the signalling doesn't spoil what is essentially a glossy treat."

Financial TimesFinancial Times

"Those two halves never quite fuse together, leaving Hollywood stranded between its poles. It's intermittently engaging, but often curiously off-putting, an undone dish of conflicting tastes."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"It glided over my brain like a feather boa, beautiful, silly, dissolute."

The TimesThe Times

"It is a baffling Hindenburg of TV."


"Costumes by Sarah Evelyn and Lou Eyrich, coupled with Matthew Flood Ferguson's production design, allow us to slip into this world... Still, echoing the eponymous setting, there are serious flaws hidden beneath the glossy veneer."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"It's a noble thought and an audacious premise. It doesn't work here, not because of the fancifulness... but because of the story and character strains that "Hollywood" visibly goes through to steer to its conclusion."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"There's plenty of razzle-dazzle in "Hollywood" that keeps it humming along, even as it overpreaches. At an efficiently brisk seven episodes, it's nobody's idea of a dull time."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"The exact degree of ironic self-awareness here is hard to reckon, but "Hollywood," for all its exaggerations, feels sincere... Yet it's this very sincerity, even generosity - its best features, really - that keep the series from being lifelike."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"What results is a Franken-show that’d have done the old Universal monster movies proud, lurching and stumbling through its story’s convolutions with great purpose but little worth saying."


"Stylish, strongly acted and completely disingenuous about the arc of the moral universe."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"“Hollywood” is just happy to paint a picture of what could have been, rather than work to say anything new about what Hollywood could become."


"Purple, manipulative, shameless – the old-school Hollywood of Ryan Murphy’s dreams might hustle like the real thing, but it doesn’t much look like it."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Netflix series from the ‘Glee’ team pairs real players of 1940s Tinseltown with fictional ones, but the revisionist history falters midway through."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"I do believe movies can change the world, but it’s a complex process, never quite moving from point A to point B. Something about Hollywood’s grinning simplicity — its crushing certainty that good people make good art that earns good money and is good for society — left me cold."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"Hollywood’s message is clear, even if its messaging is muddled. The series is engrossing throughout and its optimism is undeniably winning."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Murphy has always been better at big ideas than small details, and the sentimentality of the piece, coupled with the potency of many of the performances, after a while becomes infectious, making Hollywood’s weak spots easy to forgive."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Leaning further in the direction of a Capra flick than the hyper-violent revenge fantasy of Quentin Tarantino’s revisionist Hollywood tale, Murphy’s miniseries is about using your power to raise up others, and taking chances to push for change from within."


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