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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 28, 2018
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Daily Show correspondent is the latest alumni to host his own weekly comedy series.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Oct 29, 2018
    83
    Patriot Act, an appealing comedy-talk show hybrid from longtime collaborators Hasan Minhaj and Prashanth Venkataramanujam, isn’t going to singlehandedly swing things Netflix’s way, but it is the streamer’s best offering yet in the genre. ... The result is an engrossing mix of deep dives, personal asides, and current events, all delivered with Minhaj’s winning aplomb.
  2. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Oct 29, 2018
    80
    The result is bracing, funny, informative, and occasionally, like Last Week Tonight, a little dry. But it’s homework that you wanna do, even if you never forget that it’s ultimately an assignment. I don’t consider that description a knock on the show.
  3. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Oct 30, 2018
    80
    In the second episode, he refers to his show jokingly as “a woke TED Talk” and that gets it pretty right, except this woke TED Talk is not only informative and incisive, but funny.
  4. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Oct 29, 2018
    70
    He never sits behind a desk, as he often did as a correspondent on “The Daily Show.” Instead, he stands and gestures, cajoles and emphasizes, straight to camera. This doesn’t always work. ... But it is different, and in an otherwise crowded field, that matters. As for content and format, Patriot Act has thus far made a couple smart and pointed choices. ... Neither of Patriot Act’s first two episodes are necessarily tied to the events of the week that preceded them, but they still feel timely.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Oct 28, 2018
    10
    I got to see the live taping and the audience loved it! He had really good stage presence and kept us engaged the whole time. I think he has aI got to see the live taping and the audience loved it! He had really good stage presence and kept us engaged the whole time. I think he has a cool perspective and style of delivery that resonates well with young people. I just hope the field isn't too crowded already and he can stand out. Not focusing daily headlines and Trump tweets definitely helps!
  2. Nov 4, 2018
    10
    The show is funny, informative and engaging. Looking forward to the next episodes.
  3. Nov 7, 2018
    9
    Possibly the best political comedy show since the departure of Jon Stewart. Where these shows tend to fall into traps of smugness, anger orPossibly the best political comedy show since the departure of Jon Stewart. Where these shows tend to fall into traps of smugness, anger or condescension, Minhaj manages to ooze empathy and warmth, while still hitting the hard points.
    The format isn't miles away from Last Week Tonight, focusing on a single topic. Hasan has less production value than his HBO counterpart, with little graphics and no desk, so the show has the air of a stand-up routine. Love it. Excited to see more.
  4. Oct 31, 2018
    9
    Very nice show. Appealing and covering topics more in depth. Hasan makes sure the topic is brought up in a very understandable way
  5. DBE
    Nov 3, 2018
    9
    I stumbled upon this while surfing Netflix. Some of the criticisms is it’s another political commentary, but actually I found it refreshingI stumbled upon this while surfing Netflix. Some of the criticisms is it’s another political commentary, but actually I found it refreshing and an interesting perspective from a brown Indian/Muslim. I like the style, the pics, news clips and self reflection from his Muslim/Indian point of view. It is not overly over the top, but right down to the details of the situation. Loved the booty wipe skit!
  6. Nov 8, 2018
    1
    Aside of some interesting insights, Hasan Minhaj is a racist Indian/Asian with superiority complex spewing hate about white people.
  7. Oct 28, 2018
    1
    Yet another actor to throw a hat into the already overcrowded political talk show arena. No depth to the show or any ounce of politicalYet another actor to throw a hat into the already overcrowded political talk show arena. No depth to the show or any ounce of political insight gleamed here. Just awful and not funny to anyone other than his family or friends.

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