Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    The show exhibits some welcome bite.
  2. It's not surprising television writers would find television funny. It's gratifying they can make it funny for us, too.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    40
    Improv techniques aside, I'd just settle for a funny script.
  4. 20
    This disappointing new series operates by one rule alone: When all else fails, refer to genitalia.
  5. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    40
    In its zeal to zing local TV news, "Dog" loses any flavor of authenticity, which is absolutely essential for effective satire.
  6. 25
    The whole thing's about as enjoyable as getting stuck in a stalled subway car full of mimes.
  7. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    70
    It's highly entertaining.
  8. 60
    There's no question that "Dog Bites Man"... scales heights of hilarity, more than one might have a right to expect. But there's a problem: Virtually all the characters are detestable in one way or another, and partly as a result, the show never seems grounded.
  9. Neither as incisive as The Office, nor as over-the-top loony as Reno 911!, Dog ends up being too much bark and not quite enough bite. [9 Jun 2006, p.132]
  10. 60
    It works the cringe comedy formula reasonably well.
  11. Yes, this is more cover-your-eyes, cringe comedy -- the kind of funny that's hard to watch because it only works when innocent passersby, people like you, are manipulated and humiliated on camera.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 6 out of 32
  1. JoeBob
    Mar 24, 2007
    10
    superb display of raw emotion and talent! Kudos boys (and girl)!
  2. PatrickN
    Jan 30, 2007
    9
    This is a very funny show, and demonstrates that off-color humor is better when it hasn't been "dumbed down". The cast is first-rate, This is a very funny show, and demonstrates that off-color humor is better when it hasn't been "dumbed down". The cast is first-rate, and although not all scenes hit their mark, the ones that do will have you rolling on the floor Full Review »
  3. AaronL
    Jan 16, 2007
    9
    Very, very funny show. About as witty as other documentary-style comedies like Waiting for Guffman and Curb Your Enthusiasm, just with more Very, very funny show. About as witty as other documentary-style comedies like Waiting for Guffman and Curb Your Enthusiasm, just with more emphasis on toilet humor, a la Ali G. The creators need some time to flush out the characters and pacing a bit more. But Comedy Central should give them that chance. This show has tremendous potential - don't let it go! Full Review »