American Inventor : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 16, 2006
Season #: 1, 2
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 8 out of 20

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  1. PaulH
    Apr 2, 2006
    5
    Pays way to much attention on the judges for every episode and skips a ton of good inventions
  2. Keith
    Mar 27, 2006
    5
    There are genuine inventors with great ideas, and then you have your oddball personalities that are an embarrassment to themselves and America. Perhaps the producers tried to make this too honest of a reality show. It makes Americans seem so desperate and foolish - but maybe that's the idea that Fox wants perpetrated into the average living room. And I agree with the earlier comment There are genuine inventors with great ideas, and then you have your oddball personalities that are an embarrassment to themselves and America. Perhaps the producers tried to make this too honest of a reality show. It makes Americans seem so desperate and foolish - but maybe that's the idea that Fox wants perpetrated into the average living room. And I agree with the earlier comment - what happens in round 2 when the ideas are shown for the second time? If this is where the depth of character is revealed, why not promote this concept better. I really don't know what to expect, but the first three episodes were mildly entertaining. Thank goodness for DVR because I would definitely not stay tuned to this show through commercials. I have no need to watch it live because this isn't something my peers are dying to discuss the next day. Expand
  3. robd
    Jul 25, 2007
    6
    wrap dispenser..mom had one just like it in the 70's tea...need I say anything...bike hanger...buy a hook for a couple of bucks...bra looks like a good sell even if not picked.racer may be a flop.... I'm voting for the angle even with fake tree looks like a great idea too me!!!!
Metascore
29

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 10 out of 15
  1. How un-innovative is this series about innovation? Let me count the ways.
  2. 40
    The results suggest that everyone involved looked at American Idol too closely. And this time around, everyone is startlingly off-key.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    20
    At almost every level, "American Inventor" is over-produced.