Crumbs : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 12, 2006

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 9 out of 25

Critic Reviews

  1. Feels like an indie feature idea crammed into a sitcom.
  2. "Crumbs" is hideously overscored.... That's unfortunate, because the sappy swells detract from the series' wicked dialogue, and scenes oozing with the brand of dark, twisted humor only family can inflict upon one another.
  3. 50
    Since the show stars all these great TV actors... the show sustains some laughs that it wouldn't otherwise be able to wring out of bad material.
  4. "Crumbs" elicits laughs from time to time, but given the subject matter, I still think this particular story would have been better told as a comedic drama than as the occasionally dramatic comedy that it is.
  5. Next Thursday's outing is much better [than the pilot], suggesting the series could generate some laughs over the long haul.
  6. 50
    To the extent Crumbs works at all, it works because of Curtin.
  7. 40
    To its credit, Crumbs tries to go deeper in depicting conflicted characters. That, unfortunately, doesn't make this series any funnier.
  8. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Credit the veteran cast with making the series barely tolerable, but for the most part "Crumbs" is pretty crummy, the sitcom deconstructed to its most primordial form.
  9. 40
    Though it's admirable that ABC took a chance on a family that does not revolve around a dumb, doughy dad and sassy kids, the tragedy at the core of the Crumb clan ensures that the comedy doesn't quite get off the ground.
  10. Still, if it's not funny, why give "Crumbs" any attention at all? Because it's an unusual experiment: not only is the show set among a fraction of the American gentry that few would consider relatable, but it also exhibits more gravitas than any sitcom in television history.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. MarkC.
    Mar 13, 2006
    Excellent show - the promos made it look corny so I was surprised I liked it so much. Something tells me it is too smart for network TV however.
  2. amandaf
    Mar 3, 2006
    touching-smart, funny as hell
  3. DerrickM
    Feb 8, 2006
    Saw it for the first time last night. 02/07/06 The show is great!!!