The Bear: Season 1 Reviews

Jul 2, 2022
The Bear is not bad, and, frequently, it's very good. The performances are uniformly excellent...
Jun 28, 2022
A steady course of drama, dark comedy, disappointment and redemption.
Jun 28, 2022
"Bear" is nerve-wracking and a delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jun 24, 2022
A darkly funny, frenetic and intense gem...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jun 23, 2022
If “System” is any indication of where The Bear is going, it’s going to be a fast, gritty, and thrilling ride, and I can’t wait to see what happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jun 23, 2022
From the performances to the directing, to the steady pacing of the episodes, there’s a thoughtfulness to The Bear that keeps it from sinking into the pit of self-pity that keeps tempting everyone who walks through the kitchen door.
Jun 23, 2022
There are tonal flaws here and there, particularly when the script pushes us too hard to view Carmy’s mission as heroic... [But] all in all, The Bear is [chef’s kiss].
Jun 23, 2022
The story, soundtrack, casting, and locations all come together to create what could be a new Chicago classic TV show.
Jun 23, 2022
These eight episodes may leave you breathless and a little dizzy. But when it’s over, prepare to say, “Thank you, chef.”
Jun 23, 2022
At a time when it can feel like so much is rigged and all is lost, it can feel profound to see TV and film remind us there’s a different story that’s also true. We’re all we’ve got.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jun 23, 2022
Once you’re acclimated, The Bear becomes something of a marvel, a show with its own rhythm and with characters you generally want to be around, even as they’re losing it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jun 22, 2022
You will have to go far to find another show so invested in and adept at portraying ordinary human speech and behavior, and even then you might not find one.
Jun 22, 2022
Brilliantly photographed by Andrew Wehde, The Bear was created by Christopher Storer and has the winning menu item of people doing things well.
Jun 20, 2022
It's a show that knows exactly what it's doing, and does it exceedingly well. Watch it, and thank me. Not necessarily in that order.
Jun 17, 2022
Buoyed by an honest, magnetic performance from Ayo Edebiri (and a strong turn from White), the new series finds verisimilitude in its detailed workspace and quiet moments of serenity in its mismatched colleagues.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jun 17, 2022
I mostly bought into the intensity and delirium of the journey without always being sure if it was a trip I was enjoying.