The Duchess: Season 1

The Duchess: Season 1

The Duchess: Season 1

Created by and starring Katherine Ryan, this Netflix comedy follows a single mom juggling her career and time with her tween daughter — all the while pondering getting pregnant with her ex.

2020Netflix
Comedy

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
11 September 2020

Episode 1

To celebrate her daughter Olive's birthday, Katherine visits a fertility clinic to discuss the odds of giving her a sibling with help from a sperm donor.

EPISODE 1.2
11 September 2020

Episode 2

Shep accepts Katherine's proposal — with oddly specific conditions. Jane and Katherine force the girls to hang out. Evan comes over to spend the night.

EPISODE 1.3
11 September 2020

Episode 3

Katherine meets Shep for a failed transaction, then meets Evan's "nice and normal" parents. Bev and Katherine speak at a feminist convention.

EPISODE 1.4
11 September 2020

Episode 4

After Katherine strikes out with an adoption agent, Olive and Millie get suspended. Shep shocks everyone with big news. Bev spies Evan at a pub.

EPISODE 1.5
11 September 2020

Episode 5

Katherine renews her quest to get pregnant with help from a surprising source. Praise be! But is it too good to be true? Elsewhere, Olive's growing up.

EPISODE 1.6
11 September 2020

Episode 6

Secrets swirl around Shep's big day ... and savvy Jane has it all figured out. With so much at stake, can Katherine control the chaos?

The Duchess: Season 1 / Reviews

Salon

Salon

There's some inspired crude in here, to be sure, but you have to bust through a lot of gravelly stupidity to get to it.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There's a lot to like in The Duchess, not least the furious flow of jokes and unapologetic tone of it all (and of Katherine in particular)... [but] Katherine herself too often steps across the line from bitch to simple sociopath.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

There are fleeting glimpses of a War of the Roses-style divorce farce or a sweet mother-and-daughter comedy, albeit one with a less dysfunctional dynamic. Instead what we're left is a loud, mildly amusing mess.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

At its worst, The Duchess is a disastrous Catastrophe copycat. At its best, it's a deranged mother-daughter love story. But nothing can erase the stink lines radiating off this alleyway dumpster.

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Variety

Variety

A tasteless misfire... It's furthermore painful to watch stupid behavior, and stupid writing, treated by its creator as subversively intelligent.

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