What is Wonderfalls?

  • A monkey bookend tells Jaye to lick a lightswitch.
  • A cardboard cut-out talks to Jaye while she waits to be interrogated by the N.F.P.D.
  • A stuffed bass tells Jaye to destoy her high school nemesis at their reunion.
  • A cow creamer really wants Jaye to get someone home.
  • Jaye and her therapist's monkey bookend try to prevent a murder!
  • Jay remembers her father's pink lawn flamingoes telling her to get off her ass and help.

Critics review Wonderfalls

Jaye feels like a real person, someone firmly rooted in the unambitious mid-20s, doubts and fears about growing up sublimated underneath a thick coat of sarcasm. [...] I’ve greatly enjoyed all four of the episodes that I’ve watched to date, impressed by the performances and the wordplay and the unique twists.
AV CLUB (5/31/13-8/30/13), Les Chappell
Ironic and romantic, WONDERFALLS is a true original. Surrender to its charms.
TV GUIDE (3/13/04-3/19/04), Matt Roush
The reason to watch WONDERFALLS is Dhavernas. With a star like this, a series doesn't really need a gimmick.
PEOPLE (3/22/04), Terry Kelleher
A-” ...a revelation — a blessing, even... Each of the four episodes I’ve seen is better than the one preceding it.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY (3/19/04), Ken Tucker
WONDERFALLS is such an unexpected treat.
USA TODAY (3/12/04), Robert Bianco
WONDERFALLS is so well done, so fresh and unpredictable, and so little in thrall to conventional virtues as to make the weary reviewer prostrate with joy... everything clicks here.
LOS ANGELES TIMES (3/12/04), Robert Lloyd
Beautifully shot and written with wit... Dhavernas is delightful.
NEW YORK TIMES (3/12/04), Virginia Hefferman
The best pilot of the 2003-2004 season... Dhavernas is a find, a marvelously understated comic actress and her supporting cast is impeccable.
NEWSDAY (3/12/04), Noel Holston
The series looks and feels like nothing else on television... it all remains, almost magically, in balance, a delicate roadside-attraction wonderland where mysteries of the cosmos, lowbrow popular culture, family dysfunction, longing and, mostly, humor can coexist.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE (3/12/04), Steve Johnson
Unquestionably the best new drama series of the 2003-04 season... this is your time to love TV.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE (3/12/04), Tim Goodman
WONDERFALLS is wonderful... a prime example of risktaking originality, a brassy blast of fresh air any way you look at it.
WASHINGTON POST (3/12/04), Tom Shales
Executive producers Todd Holland, Tim Minear and Bryan Fuller have created a show unlike any other on television.
BOSTON HERALD (3/12/04), Amy Amatangelo
WONDERFALLS is the best new drama in ages... Caroline Dhavernas is impeccable.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL (3/12/04), John Doyle
The writing is deliriously clever, the plots strangely Zen and uplifting, and Dhavernas is beyond winning as the loser-stamped Jaye. A fun, wild free fall.
US WEEKLY, John Griffiths
Get together with some friends, order in some Chinese, watch Wonderfalls... You’ll be happier for it.
POPGURLS (3/12/04), Allyson A Popgurl
Wonderfalls is the best show of the lot... she [Caroline Dhavernas] brings a realism to a fantastical story that makes it all the better.
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC (4/1/04), Bill Goodykoontz
Like a tourist trap, Wonderfalls will grab you.
THE MIAMI HERALD (3/11/04), Glenn Garvin
Bright, funny and engagingly offbeat, it deserves a chance to be seen and enjoyed on its own.
THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE (3/12/04), Robert Laurence
The key is Dhavernas... she’s the glum glue that holds it all together.
THE TORONTO SUN (3/11/04), Bill Brioux
In the wonderful Wonderfalls, the fresh and instantly addictive comedy-fantasy series on Fox is...something greater.
ZAP2IT.COM, John Crook
In the big picture, Wonderfalls represents the changing face of entertainment television like few other programs before it.
THE VANCOUVER SUN
Wonderfalls is uniquely witty and offbeat and at times very endearing and touching...
DVD TALK (1/23/05), das Monkey
The people have spoken — and they chose Wonderfalls.
NEW YORK POST (2/1/05), Maxine Shen
Wonderfalls is perfect miniseries on DVD
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH (2/1/05), Gail Pennington
A brilliant show that you will almost surely not regret watching.
BLOGCRITICS.ORG (2/1/05), Joel Caris
The show is delightful, edgy and has a marvelous cast.
AKRON BEACON JOURNAL (2/1/05), R.D. Heldenfels
The show is a little something like the CBS show “Joan of Arcadia,” except that it’s funny, irreverent and smart.
BUFFALO NEWS (2/4/05), Jean Westmoore
Wonderfalls is in the spirit of Arrested Development, Dead Like Me and similarly smart, funny-dramatic shows.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL (2/4/05), Warren Clements