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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 1, 2007
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: It's a major culture clash in Wisconsin when Raja comes to town.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Sameer Asad Gardezi and his writing partners have created something very different in Aliens in America--and something very, very funny.
  2. Kalyan and Byrd are two likable, unaffected actors (or at least as unaffected as Aliens' heightened reality allows them to be; this show would be a mess in lesser hands).
  3. It is a classic fish-out-of-water comedy that shows a deft touch as it delves into adolescent anxieties and intercultural fears and misunderstandings. There are honest emotions and honestly earned laughs throughout the first half hour.
  4. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    80
    This narrated comedy-drama finely observes the particulars and peculiarities of teen life, both in the family its narrator is trying to outgrow and the high school pecking order he's hoping to rise in.
  5. The show is consistently clever and lively, well played and directed, its corners filled with nice throwaway lines and small visual jokes.
  6. Reviewed by: Todd R. Ramlow
    70
    While I expected the obvious jihadist jokes and Muslim stereotypes, the good news is that Aliens in America doesn’t just fall into such jingoistic scapegoating. Instead, it shows and complicates the process.
  7. 40
    Despite plenty of surface sparkle, there is something discomforting about the show, and not just because it borrows tone and form from other sitcoms with youthful heroes, especially Fox's "Malcolm in the Middle."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6