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Another Period - (S02E04)

Comedy . History

Before others claimed their fame, there was one American family that stood for all that was spoiled, shameless and stupid. Meet the Bellacourts - Newport, RI's first family of the Gilded Age. They are The Original Ballers. They have tons of money, live in a big-ass mansion and employ a whole team of Fonzworth Bentleys. However, the Bellacourts' servants have to do a lot more than hold umbrellas. The original out of touch reality family is coming to Comedy Central in Another Period, a turn-of-the-century historical and satirical scripted series that follows the insanely ridiculous and debaucherous life of the Bellacourts, who have more servants than relatives and whose days are filled with money, sex, drugs and more money. Another Period centers on the Bellacourt sisters, Lillian and Beatrice, who only care about being rich and becoming super famous (which is a lot harder in 1902).

Episode Title: Trial
Airs: 2016-07-06 at 22:00
  • Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

    Leggero and Lindhome are excellent as the sisters, but they’ve also filled the halls of Bellacourt Manor with a cast so tight that it’s hard for any one actor to stand out.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    The show's essentially a sketch idea expanded to series length, and as a result is uneven. But when it hits, it's as hysterical as all those people screaming and breaking things in the clips from upcoming episodes.

    Hitfix Full Review
  • Hillary Busis

    While Another Period sometimes leans too heavily on "It's 1902!" gags, it's buoyed by an absurdist sensibility, genuinely surprising jokes, and a strong cast. [26 Jun 2015, p.54]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    The humor is quick and smart, often poking fun at the conventions of period dramas and the perceived privilege of the wealthy.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    Sharply conceived satire can sometimes accomplish what outrage and disgust cannot, sending some of this junk back in the direction from whence it flows.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Whitney Matheson

    Laughs come from all angles here, though particularly memorable gags crank up the raunchiness (one scene shows the Bellacourts engaging in boring “procreation sex”) and absurdity.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Tirdad Derakhshani

    Wild, crude, and silly, at turns inspired and plain stupid.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Vicki Hyman

    Another Period also skewers gender politics (and classism and the cult of celebrity), but the jokes are not particularly charged, aiming for--and granted, usually reaching--bawdiness, not brilliance.

    Newark Star-Ledger Full Review
  • Gail Pennington

    Another Period won't be to everyone's taste, but at least it knows it's a spoof and gleefully embraces the genre.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Ellen Gray

    Another Period is too intent on lampooning every period convention ever to wait even a millisecond for a laugh, resulting in a show that's more frantic than funny.

    Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    It’s an excellent comedy idea in theory, linking those two TV exercises in wealth-porn and decadent excess. Alas, Another Period isn’t funny enough to sustain its premise.

    Yahoo TV Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    There are amusing moments, but the conceit ultimately seems better suited to a “Saturday Night Live” sketch than another series. Period.

    Variety Full Review

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