Allen Gregory : Season 1

  • Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 30, 2011
User Score
2.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 69
  2. Negative: 45 out of 69

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  1. Oct 31, 2011
    1
    This show needs to be terminated. Immediately. This show doesn't entertain you, it just makes you so mad at the main character that you want someone to punt him off the Empire State Building. That isn't entertainment, that is torture to a human mind. I don't care how different the producers wanted this show to be, but they need to get back to the drawing board. Hell, even the visualsThis show needs to be terminated. Immediately. This show doesn't entertain you, it just makes you so mad at the main character that you want someone to punt him off the Empire State Building. That isn't entertainment, that is torture to a human mind. I don't care how different the producers wanted this show to be, but they need to get back to the drawing board. Hell, even the visuals were lackluster. Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2011
    0
    It's like trying to watch eye floaters..... Allen Gregory is as likable as diarrhea..... I enjoy this show as much as as I like doing nutmeg..... I feel bad for my TV when it's on.....
  3. Nov 1, 2011
    2
    How such a talented cast can make such an unfunny show is completely amazing. The main character has the kernel of a good idea in there, but the writers decided to just make the show as bizarre as possible and hope that somehow the audience will think it's funny. It isn't. Basically an unfunny version of Rushmore. I won't be back for episode two.
  4. Oct 30, 2011
    1
    This Was Vey Bad... I Hated The Voices.. Had One Little Cheap Laugh.. Honestly I Can't See This Lasting More Than 2 Seasons.... I Thought Bob's Burgers Was Ok.... Right Now Bob's Bugers Looks Like God To Allen Gregory...
    Sorry To Say I Hated It... I Wont Even Watch It One More Time..
  5. Oct 31, 2011
    0
    This **** gave me cancer. Not even kidding. The main character is an arrogant **** with a creepy fetish for his 60-something year old principal. The degree of **** that Jeremy and Julie (2 of the main family, and literally the only likeable characters in the show) put up with makes the **** Meg Griffin puts up with look like child's play. I don't know who decided to green light this showThis **** gave me cancer. Not even kidding. The main character is an arrogant **** with a creepy fetish for his 60-something year old principal. The degree of **** that Jeremy and Julie (2 of the main family, and literally the only likeable characters in the show) put up with makes the **** Meg Griffin puts up with look like child's play. I don't know who decided to green light this show for production, but he needs to lose his job. Like, immediately. Expand
  6. Nov 6, 2011
    1
    What the heck is this???????? It's obviously not a comedy............................................................................ Really Bad
  7. Nov 5, 2011
    0
    Please Fox Bring Back Bob's Burgers and take this piece of trash out, thank you :). That is all I wanted to say I am just using up space to post this review. Seriously though take this down!!
  8. Oct 31, 2011
    1
    Allen Gregory was truly a horrible, horrible show. Not one chuckle the entire grueling 30 minutes. Allen and his father are obnoxious people, which makes you hope that bad things happen to them. I dont know how the writers and producers can come up with something like this, build up the hype for several months prior, and not realize what kind of pile of crap they're coming up with.Allen Gregory was truly a horrible, horrible show. Not one chuckle the entire grueling 30 minutes. Allen and his father are obnoxious people, which makes you hope that bad things happen to them. I dont know how the writers and producers can come up with something like this, build up the hype for several months prior, and not realize what kind of pile of crap they're coming up with. Hopefully it doesnt make it through the season... Expand
  9. Nov 15, 2011
    0
    Really? THIS is the crap that we get in place of good shows like Bob's Burgers? I am very disappointed with Fox in their choices of what to cancel and what to keep.
  10. Dec 8, 2011
    1
    There are reasons people say this show is horrible. One thing I can tell you is that, they are all true. You will hate every single character, who of which show no likable qualities whatsoever. You will not laugh.(This is supposed to be a comedy, God forbid!) There is no reason to watch this show except for witnessing it's abrupt end. P.S. Thank God, it only has 7 episodes.
  11. Dec 31, 2011
    1
    I think there was one good laugh in the first episode (that's why it's getting 1 point). Second episode, I stopped it at 10 mins in. Decided that that was the end of it. The quality of the animation is great and I like the style but it's simply not funny. If you find the idea of a 7 yr old getting all hot and bothered about a fat 60 year old dykey looking woman, then yeah maybe this isI think there was one good laugh in the first episode (that's why it's getting 1 point). Second episode, I stopped it at 10 mins in. Decided that that was the end of it. The quality of the animation is great and I like the style but it's simply not funny. If you find the idea of a 7 yr old getting all hot and bothered about a fat 60 year old dykey looking woman, then yeah maybe this is funny for you. Also, 7 yr olds acting like they're in high school has to be funny to you as well. Go watch Archer instead. That's actually funny. Expand
  12. Apr 9, 2012
    0
    One of the most horrible cartoons ever, I believe that FOX intent copy other horrible cartoon (Ugly Americans) and the results are same, the two cartoons are atrocious, horrible and boring. Ok, the drawings of Gregory can be better, but the caroon is boring, and stupid.
  13. Dec 23, 2012
    2
    The whole thing is a horrible mixture of extreme obnoxious behavior. The main character isn't likable. Not even funny, and story lines are AWFUL. Whatever look the show was going for, it missed completely. Except if it was supposed to be bad. Well, they succeeded. The only reason it gets a 2 is because 1) Believe it or not, it is not "THE" worst. 2) It doesn't deserve a 0, (poor) effortThe whole thing is a horrible mixture of extreme obnoxious behavior. The main character isn't likable. Not even funny, and story lines are AWFUL. Whatever look the show was going for, it missed completely. Except if it was supposed to be bad. Well, they succeeded. The only reason it gets a 2 is because 1) Believe it or not, it is not "THE" worst. 2) It doesn't deserve a 0, (poor) effort was put into it. 3) I laughed once. Just once. Comedy is supposed to be funny. What the hell is this???? Expand
  14. May 6, 2015
    0
    WHAT THE **** IS THIS ****
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  15. Aug 20, 2015
    0
    I just had to stop to see why people thought this show as so terrible. Turns out they were right about all of it. This is one of the most laugh-free time wasters you'll ever see, and one of the most uncomfortable. Almost all of the characters are absolutely horrible, and Allen Gregory himself along with his father are some of the worst characters ever to be allowed on TV. They are entirelyI just had to stop to see why people thought this show as so terrible. Turns out they were right about all of it. This is one of the most laugh-free time wasters you'll ever see, and one of the most uncomfortable. Almost all of the characters are absolutely horrible, and Allen Gregory himself along with his father are some of the worst characters ever to be allowed on TV. They are entirely self-obsessed and have zero understanding of right and wrong, imposing their will on all others no matter what gets in their way, with everyone slave to their stupidity and ignorance no matter what. It's situations are revolting and it has absolutely none of the sophistication of clever tongue-in-cheek satire of The Simpsons or South Park. Instead it seems to rely solely on shock value and on being as aggressively mean-spirited as possible. All of it without any point whatsoever, and you feel terrible for characters like Jeremy and Julie who must endure the abuses at the hands of the father/son duo from Hell every waking moment of their lives. This show crosses every line but there's no point to any of it, and it just isn't at all that funny for those reasons and so many more. I think I recall at most five or six points in these seven episodes where I chuckled a little, the rest of the time I just sat there in quiet disbelief. Thankfully there were only seven episodes made; any more than that of the sick twisted things this show chucks out would've simply been too much. Has to be seen to be believed. Just to understand its utter failure at anything resembling "comedy". Expand
Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Nov 1, 2011
    10
    Allen Gregory is not funny--not even a little bit--and it is not remotely entertaining.
  2. Reviewed by: Marisa LaScala
    Oct 31, 2011
    50
    The writers need to differentiate how Allen Gregory relates to Jeremy from how he relates to Julie. If the show had Allen Gregory treat Jeremy and Julie differently, there'd be more opportunity for a wider variety of jokes, including some that don't involve yelling.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Lechevallier
    Oct 31, 2011
    25
    For what it's worth, Hill's performance as Allen Gregory's titular character is the only noteworthy aspect of an otherwise shoddy show.