• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 28, 2012
Season #: 1, 2
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 34
  2. Negative: 17 out of 34

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  1. Jul 5, 2012
    0
    I watched this show, the first episode, and wow. I ended up fast forwarding through a few of his jokes. They are slow, not funny, and the whole show feels just, boring. Not what it is suppose to do and keep me entertained. I have nothing against Brand, he has been funny at times, but he just doesn't do stand up in a show setting very well.
  2. Jul 19, 2012
    3
    The thing with Russel Brand is he is very witty, intelligent for today's standards I suppose, and seems to work well with observational humor, and the show consists of him rambling about anything so there aren't any set jokes or formulaic opportunites. But he goes about it in such a pretentious & contrived way it's very hard to laugh at his jokes even if they are funny simply because he isThe thing with Russel Brand is he is very witty, intelligent for today's standards I suppose, and seems to work well with observational humor, and the show consists of him rambling about anything so there aren't any set jokes or formulaic opportunites. But he goes about it in such a pretentious & contrived way it's very hard to laugh at his jokes even if they are funny simply because he is very hard to genuinely like as a comedian. Similar to Jay Leno, this man is trying so hard to be loved, but his likability always seems like a gimmic no matter how sincere it comes off to be. The show is essentially a way for viewers to explore what's in Russel Brand's head, and frankly I'm not interested in exploring Russel Brand's views on the world, let alone Russel Brand himself. I watched 3 episodes and never laughed, I really tried, but I couldn't do it. This is the only substandard show on FX. Expand
  3. Mar 14, 2013
    3
    I wanted, really wanted to like this show. Even with subtitles, I had a hard time following him. It was uncomfortable at times especially when he uses the audience for his own amusement. He does have a great mind but needs to think at least a couple seconds before he speaks, (I know of whence I speak). The idea of riffing on current events is a great one but he goes off in so manyI wanted, really wanted to like this show. Even with subtitles, I had a hard time following him. It was uncomfortable at times especially when he uses the audience for his own amusement. He does have a great mind but needs to think at least a couple seconds before he speaks, (I know of whence I speak). The idea of riffing on current events is a great one but he goes off in so many directions, his narrative or point (if you can find one) is just not funny. FX-come on, rein him in or just not renew. I tried I really did. Collapse
Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    Jun 29, 2012
    50
    Some of it was compelling and some of it tedious.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 29, 2012
    40
    The result is not all that funny but more interesting than what most stand-up TV programs deliver.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew Wallenstein
    Jun 29, 2012
    40
    Brand X works when Brand doesn't force himself to play with the trappings of the show and he just sticks to the monologue.