Bad Teacher : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 24, 2014
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Apr 24, 2014
    37
    Unfortunately, it takes Bad Teacher less than 30 minutes to feel as exhausted and repetitive as Men does after 11 years.
  2. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Apr 24, 2014
    30
    Bad Teacher has its moments, with dialogue that's sometimes sharper than the situations. It isn't nearly funny enough, though, to make me want to spend another period--much less the rest of the school year--watching Graynor vamp her way through American history.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Apr 24, 2014
    30
    Graynor is so obviously vulgar a man-eater that there's no charm to her bawdy smarm. The stereotypes surrounding her (David Alan Grier as the gullible soft-touch principal, Sara Gilbert as a desperately nerdy teacher and Kristin Davis as her prim nemesis) are little help.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Apr 23, 2014
    25
    As expected, the transition from big screen to small doesn't exactly work. What this Bad Teacher really needed to do was outsmart the source material--make this version more clever, or sharper, or funnier, or (above all) make it for adults.
  5. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Apr 24, 2014
    20
    Bad Teacher is a comedy--barely--that reinforces an unfortunate message that teaching is a career wasteland.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Brennan
    Apr 22, 2014
    12
    Leached of the original's tart sense of humor, the series quickly settles into lowest-common-denominator boilerplate, an unintended critique of the declining sitcom formula.
User Score
4.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. Apr 25, 2014
    1
    Wretched acting, no plot, and not funny. Might be funny for the 9-year-old boy crowd but the juvenile humor is below even that loftyWretched acting, no plot, and not funny. Might be funny for the 9-year-old boy crowd but the juvenile humor is below even that lofty audience. Not worth the electrons needed to keep the screen lit. Full Review »
  2. Apr 27, 2014
    10
    A hilarious show I laughed the entire time. It's a good transition from Cameron diaz's movie to this tv version. A good cast and a goodA hilarious show I laughed the entire time. It's a good transition from Cameron diaz's movie to this tv version. A good cast and a good storyline for tv. Full Review »
  3. Apr 25, 2014
    1
    This series should have been entitled "Bad Show," and the pilot portends no improvement. I didn't note a single redeeming feature. The premiseThis series should have been entitled "Bad Show," and the pilot portends no improvement. I didn't note a single redeeming feature. The premise and the script are abysmally juvenile, the cast unremarkable. I see no season 2 in its future. Full Review »