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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 24, 2014
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Starring: David Alan Grier, Sara Gilbert, Kristin Davis
  • Summary: Meredith Davis (Ari Graynor) poses as a teacher at her friend's step-daughter's school after convincing Principal Carl Gaines (David Alan Grier), but not everyone is so easily fooled in this comedy based on the 2011 film of the same name.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Patrick Gomez
    Apr 18, 2014
    The team behind Bad Teacher has successfully reconfigured the raunchy comedy into a heart warming sitcom starring Ari Graynor that is still bad in all the right ways. [28 Apr 2014]
  2. Reviewed by: Diane Garrett
    Apr 24, 2014
    Its kindly spirit and those performances [from Graynor, Hansen and Grier] help prevent Bad Teacher from falling into the increasingly raunchy trap of its network predecessor, “Two and a Half Men.”
  3. Reviewed by: Karen Valby
    Apr 24, 2014
    Meredith is a gold-digger, but when push comes to shove she chooses her students’ welfare over her ambition to become someone’s new wife. That is a pat resolution in a movie but not enough to sustain a series.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Apr 21, 2014
    The show has its funny moments, and the cast is pretty good, especially the younger actors.
  5. Reviewed by: Bruce Miller
    Apr 22, 2014
    It’s not about a “bad” teacher, just a slightly irreverent one.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Apr 23, 2014
    Bad Teacher relies on a one-joke premise that's funny enough in the premiere but seems like it will wear poorly over time.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Brennan
    Apr 22, 2014
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. Jul 20, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I really enjoyed this TV show!!!, it is so funny!, and at the end of each episode, always gives you a moral of a fable.

    Teach you that sometimes it is better be more flexible than a rigid person!, it is funny and fresh, I am expecting a second season!
  2. Apr 25, 2014
    Really awesome show!! Kept me laughing all the episode. In my opinion it is one of the best comedy series of the year. Can't wait to see more of it!!!
  3. Apr 27, 2014
    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 good storyline for tv. Collapse
  4. Apr 30, 2014
    very cliche. not a lot of nuance. pretty by the numbers. very, very predictable. don't know if the characters are compelling enough to garner another viewing. Expand
  5. Apr 25, 2014
    " the show ( bad teacher ) is sexy and so as hilary winston ". from producer Cameron Diaz and creator and star hilary winston made a show about a greetty gold digger who gets a job as a teacher just to find men . the show has bad topics . Making a show that has nothing to do with Diaz's classic { bad teacher } . all its about is a greetty woman looking for men . Grade D Expand
  6. Apr 25, 2014
    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 lofty audience. Not worth the electrons needed to keep the screen lit. Expand
  7. Jul 12, 2014
    One knows when a series is going to be bad when the trailers are terrible. The premise is not a bad one but it would much better if it was kept a "secret". The teacher could have been "seducing" male teachers for two reasons. One to help her actually teach her classes because she was not really qualified and the other for the male connection. The principal would be funnier if he was suspicious but too incompetent to actually get proof of how "bad" she was. Expand

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