Chozen : Season 1

  • Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 13, 2014
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Jan 13, 2014
    70
    Like Kenny Powers on that divisive HBO comedy, Chozen is an abrasive, egotistical, violent maniac at times. The writers hit some very funny lines every once in awhile but the show needs more time to click as a weekly series.
  2. Reviewed by: Jon Caramanica
    Jan 13, 2014
    70
    An oddball, sometimes clever and sometimes eyebrow-raising new animated comedy series.
  3. Reviewed by: Keith Staskiewicz
    Jan 7, 2014
    58
    The pilot is less than the sum of its creative parts. [17 Jan 2014, p.61]
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jan 13, 2014
    50
    If you even suspect you won't hate it, it's worth a look.
  5. Reviewed by: Brandon Nowalk
    Jan 13, 2014
    42
    Despite a handful of cutting moments, Chozen isn’t very funny in its first five episodes--though as the man says, it gets better. Part of that is the inundation. If everything is outrageous, it doesn’t take long to adjust until nothing is.
  6. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jan 13, 2014
    40
    Chozen shows he’s still got the goods, and his prison years have given him rich material. Among other things, he declares rap needs to be more inclusive, which lays a serious message under the gags. Second, everything gets a lot cruder, an understandable decision that could downshift the show from unique to routine.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 9, 2014
    40
    There are a few amusing lines in the multiple episodes previewed.... Yet while the series ostensibly appears compatible with its lead-in “Archer,” there’s an art to being aggressively obnoxious, and other than pushing the boundaries of young-male-oriented animation, the similarity pretty well ends there.
  8. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Jan 13, 2014
    38
    Chozen will get more compelling once it focuses on that feud over loutish buffoonery and references to prison sex--which aren't that funny even the first five times they're made. For now, though, it simply mines the gay rapper premise for cheap laughs.
  9. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jan 13, 2014
    30
    Archer crosses just about any line you care to draw concerning sex, drugs and violent imagery. But where “Archer” sort of stylishly crosses it, Chozen clumsily trips and falls.
  10. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 13, 2014
    0
    Brain-dead male teens without any social skills or purpose in their lives might find this a highly entertaining diversion from their violent video games.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Jan 28, 2014
    10
    this show is not for people who get offended at violence, language and all things sexual. but i like the show, its about a gay guy who is setthis show is not for people who get offended at violence, language and all things sexual. but i like the show, its about a gay guy who is set up by a once team member who is now gunning for his old friends spot in the charts......is he gay yes, is it offensive o hell ya but i think thats the stereotype they are trying to play and the main character isnt all bad in his own weird way he cares for his sister (though its not obvious) and the fact hes gay kinda makes it better in my opinion. and the music is good cant beat that if anything else Full Review »
  2. Jan 20, 2014
    7
    I actually kind of liked chosen. I think that it could do without some of the constant gay jokes and have that not be a factor in theI actually kind of liked chosen. I think that it could do without some of the constant gay jokes and have that not be a factor in the character Chozen, but other than that, I actually kind of enjoy Chozen. Full Review »
  3. Jan 15, 2014
    9
    Show hits its target demographic perfectly, but it's easy to see how polarizing this show will be. It definitely has a love it or hate it kindShow hits its target demographic perfectly, but it's easy to see how polarizing this show will be. It definitely has a love it or hate it kind of vibe to it. In my opinion, if you like rap, enjoyed Eastbound and Down, or just enjoy crass and abrasive comedy this show is for you. South Park and Drawn Together would be good comparisons to this. Full Review »