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78% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 72% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Lifelong friends lift each other up as they juggle relationships, family and careers in the small Southern town of Serenity. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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Sweet Magnolias: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Adrian Horton Guardian I cannot in good faith describe this show as "good" (please see Klein's accent or most of the acting) but I also can't deny that it knows exactly what it's trying to be. Rated: 2/5 May 19, 2020 Full Review Sweet Magnolias: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Jonathon Wilson Ready Steady Cut It won't set the world alight, and it's aimed at a very specific audience, but you can't be mad at it for that. The question is whether or not its unashamed enthusiasm for cliche proves too saccharine for most viewers to stomach. Rated: 2.5/5 Jun 26, 2020 Full Review Sweet Magnolias: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Lynnette Nicholas Common Sense Media Sweet, endearing friendship drama has mild language. Rated: 4/5 Jun 1, 2020 Full Review Sweet Magnolias: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Steve Murray ArtsATL The show isn't my cuppa, but like its title, it's sweet and harmless enough... May 29, 2020 Full Review Sweet Magnolias: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Jackie K. Cooper jackiekcooper.com A fresh, appealing cast. A story of community , faith and family. What's not to like. Plus Heather Headley is outstanding. Rated: 8/10 May 26, 2020 Full Review Sweet Magnolias: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Natalia Trzenko La Nación (Argentina) Despite its tendency to lecture about life and its puritanical look on the adult world, Sweet Magnolias has an undeniable charm and a bingeable quality. [Full Review in Spanish] May 26, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Courtney T Fantastic. Finally a wholesome story that draws you in and leaves you wanting another season Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/21/23 Full Review Christina S This is definitely my fav show Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/14/23 Full Review Kat D I wanted to like this show, but...the scripts and acting are so over the top bad. Chris Klein is ridiculous - his acting, his accent, what director thought what he was putting out was acceptable? The premise of 3 girlfriends is sweet but it just doesn't gel here. The writing is simply awful. Every line is over the top sicky sweet and dramatic and spoken like the actors are reading it directly from the script while at the same time overacting it. I'm not sure why I kept watching but I got sucked in. If you are looking for a mindless way to pass the time, watch, but don't expect real acting or drama. Just be prepared to cringe. A lot. Rated 1/5 Stars • Rated 1 out of 5 stars 07/31/23 Full Review Marlo R Despite what others say about the drama and slowness, it's refreshing to see good people treating one another with kindness, compassion and full of generosity. Instead of watching bad mouth, lying, self centered characters that we see enough of in the real world, it's been uplifting to watch. And to watch men who are thoughtful and kind to their women and actually being there for one another as well. Be aware of what you see and hear…it will become of part of you. I like putting good things in. We could all use that. ☺️ Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/31/23 Full Review Deborah S I love the positivity and inspirational vibes I get from every episode. Some of the lessons the characters learned will stick with me, all in just the first season! Thank you for such a delightful show to enjoy on my evenings after work. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/29/23 Full Review Monica Ailea I love this show so much. I love the actresses from the getgo. I'm loving their characters and the way they portray each person. It's really a feel good show that I can relate to. I always look forward to watching it. It's a good, clean, fun watch after a crazy day. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Cast & Crew

JoAnna Garcia Swisher Maddie Townsend Brooke Elliott Dana Sue Sullivan Heather Headley Helen Decatur Chris Klein Bill Townsend Jamie Lynn Spears Noreen Fitzgibbons Justin Bruening Carl Maddox
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Episode 1 Aired May 19, 2020 Pour It Out Surrounded by prying eyes, Maddie tries to move on from Bill's fall from grace; Dana Sue deals with problems in her kitchen; Helen makes a life-changing purchase. Details Episode 2 Aired May 19, 2020 A United Front Maddie talks to Coach Cal about Tyler's struggles on and off the field; Helen strives to put a devastated family back together. Details Episode 3 Aired May 19, 2020 Give Drink to the Thirsty While delays beset the trio's renovation plans, Maddie makes a deal with Bill, Dana Sue stresses out and Kyle opens up to Noreen. Details Episode 4 Aired May 19, 2020 Lay It All Down The townspeople's tongues wag over Maddie's new friend, Dana Sue gets a health scare and Helen reacts to a legal threat. Details Episode 5 Aired May 19, 2020 Dance First, Think Later The spa's big opening is thrown into chaos by Mother Nature, a bungling contractor and Maddie's longtime rival; Tyler helps Annie out of a jam. Details Episode 6 Aired May 19, 2020 All Best Intentions Maddie worries about town gossips while with Cal; a humiliated Annie feels betrayed by Tyler; Bill surprises the kids with a special request. Details Episode 7 Aired May 19, 2020 Hold My Hand Maddie's coziness with Cal causes complications; Helen fights for a student during a mock trial; Noreen receives a visitor; Erik bonds with Isaac. Details Episode 8 Aired May 19, 2020 What Fools These Mortals Be Bill makes a series of bad decisions that impact those around him; Noreen goes to Kyle's play; Maddie takes a big step forward with Cal. Details Episode 9 Aired May 19, 2020 Where You Find Me Kyle's behavior is worrisome on the morning of the mock trial; Dana Sue connects with a handsome farmer. Details Episode 10 Aired May 19, 2020 Storms and Rainbows Maddie reaches a decision about Cal in the lead-up to prom; Dana Sue scrambles to secure her future; Helen calls an emergency margarita session. Details

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Season Info

Executive Producer
Sheryl J. Anderson, Dan Paulson, Sherryl Woods, Norman Buckley, Shelley Meals



Drama, Romance

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Release Date
May 19, 2020
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