• Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 1, 2007
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27

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  1. StevenDudley
    Oct 2, 2007
    10
    Excellent.
  2. Sammy
    Oct 2, 2007
    5
    I'm a little surprised at the metascore of 77; I had no idea religious and racial intolerance were considered to be funny. I was ashamed of the family's instant dislike towards Raja, not to mention the students' ignorance and cruelty. Sure, the family's attitude towards Raja changes, but I think the intolerance thing will be prevalent in subsequent episodes, just from I'm a little surprised at the metascore of 77; I had no idea religious and racial intolerance were considered to be funny. I was ashamed of the family's instant dislike towards Raja, not to mention the students' ignorance and cruelty. Sure, the family's attitude towards Raja changes, but I think the intolerance thing will be prevalent in subsequent episodes, just from different sources. And like I said, it's not something that I find humorous. This show makes me ashamed to be American. I'm not giving this show lower than a five because all the actors did very fine jobs, and the actress playing the mother is just gorgeous! But I'm very disappointed regarding the conceit of the show. Collapse
  3. helloyou
    Oct 2, 2007
    3
    I'm suprise at the score as well. The show wasn't very funny at all, and most of the comedy was geared towards an ignorant white family being racist. It was pretty hilarious how every single joke dealt with race or the sister's big rack. From the father making the Indian boy clean his house like a slave, to the mom wanting to kick him out of the house, and then...to top it I'm suprise at the score as well. The show wasn't very funny at all, and most of the comedy was geared towards an ignorant white family being racist. It was pretty hilarious how every single joke dealt with race or the sister's big rack. From the father making the Indian boy clean his house like a slave, to the mom wanting to kick him out of the house, and then...to top it off...at the end they throw in a black guy to make fun of as well. All around a pretty bad show. Expand
  4. Depal
    Oct 3, 2007
    9
    Very entertaining. The characters are very well portrayed, especially the role of Raja. It's definitely worth watching!
  5. ShekharK.
    Oct 2, 2007
    9
    A very entertaining comedy, indeed !
  6. Schuyler
    Oct 2, 2007
    9
    I thought it was very clever and funny. It addresses some of the racism issues that we are facing today. I thought it was very good.
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. The Aliens pilot has some of the funniest writing on TV this fall.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).