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America's most award-winning magazine comes to life in this new docu-series. Produced by Oscar & Emmy winner Alex Gibney, the pilot features a doc from Oscar winner Jonathan Demme based on Rachel Aviv's article "A Very Valuable Reputation," writer Ariel Levy interviewing artist Marina Abramovic, a sketch from Simon Rich and Alan Cumming, poetry read by Andrew Garfield, and cartoons by Emily Flake.

Episode Title: Pilot
Airs: 2015-01-15 at 00:01
  • Noel Murray

    At its best--which it is more often than not--The New Yorker Presents is a continuation of that legacy, not just an extension of the brand.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Ned Ehrbar

    The show’s half-hour format does a lot to recommend itself to viewers and not seem too daunting an investment of both time and brain-space. It all feels inherently easily digestible, and the hopscotching through topics keeps things fun and effervescent.

    The Wrap Full Review
  • Rob Lowman

    Watching the series is a bit like skipping through the magazine--a little of this, a little of that, always interesting.

    Los Angeles Daily News Full Review
  • Eric Renner Brown

    Should you care about avant-garde artist Marina Abramovic, ambient B-roll of an NYC barbershop, and sketch comedy featuring Paul Giamatti as french writer Honore de Balzac, you're in luck. Otherwise, prepare for an uneven watch that's often skippable as the unread issues piling up on your coffee table. [19/26 Feb 2016, p.109]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • David Sims

    The result is a mixed bag, but one that--like the magazine--offers the opportunity to pick and choose as you go.

    The Atlantic Full Review
  • Tim Goodman

    It’s not exactly groundbreaking for television, which has done these kinds of unscripted explorations for years, but it’s a nice little add-on if you’re already a Prime subscriber and someone who readily views Amazon’s TV offerings.... When the series moves outside to bring to life in HD the many stories readers have become familiar with through the years, the results are more mixed.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    Simply put, there’s just not much sense of urgency in, or compelling need for, The New Yorker Presents, which will offer two new installments each Tuesday.... Even those who enjoy leafing through a hard copy of its pages might find themselves feeling a trifle bored trying to wade through the video version.

    Variety Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    I watched two episodes and with the exception of one riveting segment on security failures pre-9/11, I was bored out of my gourd.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review