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      Season 1 – Kidding

      2018 Comedy Drama TRAILER for Kidding: Season 1 Teaser - Nothing You Really Love List
      77% 78 Reviews Tomatometer 88% 500+ Ratings Audience Score "Kidding" follows Jeff Pickles, a man who is iconic in children's television. Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, is a pillar of kindness and wisdom to the impressionable minds of America's youth and to the parents who grew up with him. When Mr. Pickles' family begins to implode, his life starts to take a downward spiral. He must put the fables and puppets aside to get through this newest crisis in life. As the slow leak of sanity advances faster than he can cope with it, the cruel world breaks his heart. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Jan 28 Buy Now

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      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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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 9, 2018 Green Means Go Jeff Pickles thinks it's time to talk about death on his show; his producer feels that Mr. Pickles the persona and Jeff Pickles the person should remain separate; Deirdre punishes Maddy for not eating her veggies. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 16, 2018 Pusillanimous Jeff makes a rash decision that could affect the ability of the show to continue; Seb strategizes how to rebuild Jeff's image; Deirdre tries to learn more about what's happening while Maddy is at her piano lesson. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 23, 2018 Every Pain Needs a Name Jeff tries to fix his heartbreak; Deirdre deals with her daughter's developing medical condition; Seb outlines the future of "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time" without Jeff; Jeff tries to get Will off pot by giving him a hobby. Details Episode 4 Aired Sep 30, 2018 Bye, Mom Jeff deals with a one-night stand; Jill learns that Jeff has been sending money to someone behind her back and confronts him. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 7, 2018 The New You Jeff decides to step out of his comfort zone; Seb tries to get Jeff on board with new changes for "Puppet Time," as well as his ice-skating show "Pickles on Ice," starring Tara Lipinski. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 14, 2018 The Cookie Will tries to honor his brother in a unique way; Jeff decides to make some changes to Pickles on Ice; Deirdre lets her anger out on Maddy; Jeff tries to convince Vivian to continue with her treatment. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 21, 2018 Kintsugi Jeff starts to speak more honestly on "Puppet Time" as Seb panics that Jeff will soon have to appear on live television; Deirdre and Scott meet Mr. Pickles-San, a visitor from Japan; the Pickles have Thanksgiving as a family. Details Episode 8 Aired Oct 28, 2018 Philliam Jeff meets the son of his pen pal, an inmate on death row, and decides to help him. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 4, 2018 Lt. Pickles Jeff wonders if he's having a breakdown or a breakthrough; Will gets into trouble at school; Scott confronts Deirdre about her feelings for Mr. Pickles-San; Seb makes a last-minute change to Pickles on Ice while Jeff is away. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 11, 2018 Some Day Everyone in Jeff's life deals with the results of the speech Jeff made on national television. Details Next
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      Previous Eric Deggans NPR 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. Nov 23, 2019 Full Review Harry Waksberg New York Magazine/Vulture I really loved this! For one thing, it's a sign of genuine growth that Jeff finally realizes that kids need someone to hear them, not someone to tell them what to do - a lesson he learned from Will repeating it more or less constantly all season. 4/5 Dec 12, 2018 Full Review Hugo Rifkind Times (UK) Carrey's sadness drenches everything, but weirdness and hilarity spike through. Dec 3, 2018 Full Review Valerie Ettenhofer Film School Rejects Isolate any episode of Kidding's first season and it immediately becomes clear that this is not in fact 'Mr. Rogers has a breakdown,' but instead something bolder and bigger and wonderfully, inescapably weirder. Apr 19, 2021 Full Review John Tones Espinof It has already delivered some surprises and a perfect Carrey, emotional but eccentric, serene but hallucinated, perfect for an unpredictable character. [Full Review in Spanish] 4/5 Jul 11, 2019 Full Review Dominic Patten Deadline Hollywood Daily There is a lot that is not very funny about the decidedly bleak Showtime series Kidding from Jim Carrey and Michel Gondry, and that's both good and bad... However,... [it] is still worth watching if you can grind through. Dec 19, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Natanel Except for what they've done to Tara Lipinski (which traumatized me and now I can't even think of her name without seeing it again and again in my traumatized mind), Jim Carrey SURPRISED ME. I consider myself as a HUGE fan of Jim Carrey, He almost always made me laugh, but I never thought that Jim Carrey can make me feel other things which are not fun. I never thought that Jim Carrey can touch my feelings, make me feel anger, make me feel sad, make me feel like Jeff Pickles is... Me. If Jeff Pickles was real, I don't think I would left my kids to watch him. But I still can understand why does the people in the show do trust him: Jeff Pickles is an honest man who wants to deliver the "adults life" that he experienced to his child viewers, Because just like them - He himself is a child who will never grow up, even if his body will. He needs his own Jeff Pickles which he'll never have - because his own Jeff Pickles (Jill, his ex-wife) just left him, his pickle-father is too d**n busy with his own collapsed life and his sister can't hold him anymore because she can't even hold herself. Jeff must go through all the steps alone, Way too late into the adults life, and deal with feels that can not live in a cartoonish-child world. Season 2, Ep. 5, Jim and Judy - thanks for making me cry... JIM I LOVE YOU AND HATE YOU AT THE SAME TIME, This is the BEST of Jim Carrey, and f*ck the critics. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Never Really Explores The Multiple Themes It Attempts To Unpack. There Is So Much Going On The Drifting From One Montage To Another Just Create A Mash Of Ideas. Nothing More, Nothing Less. Nothing Ventured. Nothing Gained. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of my favorite TV shows. I wish they would continue it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This is just sooo good. I'm only at episode 6 season 1 but I must say I haven't seen such good not only television but on-screen storytelling in ages. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review raphael g Really good show! how can people have cancelled it :-( Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I think it's one of the best things Jim Carrey have done since Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind. He is just a good Guy Who got broke by real life cruelty Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Dave Holstein, Michel Gondry, Michael Aguilar, Roberto Benabib, Raffi Adlan, Jim Carrey, Jason Bateman, James Garavente
      Network
      Showtime
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 9, 2018
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