Do Not Disturb : Season 1

  • Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 10, 2008

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 14 out of 16

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Critic Reviews

  1. While there's nothing particularly wrong with Do Not Disturb, neither is there anything so inspired as to make you leap to your feet, crying, "Yes! This is what television needs! More workplace comedies! More hotels!"
  2. It should be funny, which the new Fox workplace comedy Do Not Disturb is not.
  3. 37
    The result is a show that tries to be adult and titillating but just comes across as juvenile and badly paced, as if the cast were waiting for laughs they must realize won't be arriving.
  4. 30
    Do Not Disturb is apparently trying for an upstairs/downstairs feel, but it comes across more as above-the-waist/below-the-waist.
  5. Nash is a force of nature, O'Connell a genial actor in search of something more interesting to do than leering. Together, they might want to think of checking out of Do Not Disturb.
  6. 30
    Instead of opting for the trite title, Higginbotham should have looked harder for something more novel. He could have found one suitable title right there in his own dialogue: We're thinking, of course, of "Don't Let This Happen to You."
  7. Its characters annoy more than entertain, its boutique hotel setting is uninspired and its comedy just isn't funny. An early checkout from the fall season is all but guaranteed.
  8. 25
    This series is a disturbingly unfunny bit of fluff that nonetheless manages to hit you over the head with its heavy, leaden jokes.
  9. 20
    Do Not Disturb is a sitcom that bombards you with a whole mess of loud, stupid, obvious, politically incorrect material, hoping it will make you forget about the pervasive pointlessness.
  10. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Broad isn't automatically bad, of course, but broad and woefully unfunny are a pretty deadly combination.
  11. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Why, then, this debacle, with bad jokes, listless lines and a parade of cliches? Beats me.
  12. 10
    A program so bad that it's not only unpleasant to watch, but it makes you fear for the future of network television.
  13. This is a show that could bury the [sitcom] genre altogether.
  14. 0
    It is both bad and offensive in its depiction of some of the workers at a small hotel.
  15. A disapointing and largely laughless comedy set in an upscale New York City hotel.... Do Not Disturb? Try, Do Not Watch.
  16. A series so bad that it's daring you to watch. Don't.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. KarenL.
    Sep 16, 2008
    I watched the show last week because I thought that a friend of my son was in the cast. I later found out from my son that he was dropped I watched the show last week because I thought that a friend of my son was in the cast. I later found out from my son that he was dropped from the cast. How lucky for Brando Eaton that he wasn't a part of this flop. It has to be one of the worst sitcoms I have ever experienced. The great man in the sky must have been watching out for Brando! Full Review »
  2. ConnieR.
    Sep 15, 2008
    Great show! The actors & the casting are great and I know it'll be a hit!
  3. TravisS.
    Sep 11, 2008
    Niecy was hilarious and really makes the show. I can see it really growing into it's own.