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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 18, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 48 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ted (Jay Harrington) continues to try and thwart Veridian Dynamics from harming people with its newest ideas to change the world for the "better."
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
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  1. 100
    It's hilarious and even funnier this year than last.
  2. It means there's finally something good (and funny) on Tuesday nights.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    91
    The first two episodes contain strong subplots about staff downsizing and rolled-back pensions, indicators that Ted is doing a better job of folding real-life resonances into its silliness.
  4. It's even funnier than I remember.
  5. The droll office comedy Better Off Ted could have quickly turned into a one-joke bore. Instead, it sails into its second season tonight as one of the best sitcoms on television.
  6. Not only is it funnier than its lead-in, it’s improved on its impressive (and sadly truncated) first season on ABC.
  7. The show remains a chilly affair, which will probably limit its acceptance but for viewers who appreciate satire, particularly of a modern workplace, it's difficult to imagine a show on the subject that's funnier than Ted.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 29, 2011
    10
    This show cuts clean with a razor sharp dark and satirical humor that's like a diamond bladed scalpel being used to slit someone's throat a humor most Americans don't find funny but, this show has done just that for Americans made this dark humor so funny that it makes you feel like it's impaling you with a shiv. Collapse
  2. Feb 27, 2011
    8
    Much better than the first season, still a brilliant set of jokes, fast paced, and definitely a shame it was cancelled. The drawback still comes down to character development though, theres not alot that changes in the office in the two years, except a kiss you wait two seasons for. Expand

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