Drunk History : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2, 3
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 8, 2013
    40
    More often than not, watching Drunk History is like being the only sober person at a party where none of the people present are your friends.
  2. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jul 9, 2013
    60
    The wit of the historical re-creations, along with the excellence of the many guest actors in them (including, this season, Connie Britton, Kristen Wiig, Aubrey Plaza, Owen Wilson, and Jack McBrayer) helps to overcome the repetitiveness and slightness of the formula.
  3. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jul 8, 2013
    40
    There’s a chuckle here and a chuckle there, but it’s impossible to escape the feeling that you’ve just been forwarded a stale Internet meme from your dad.
  4. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Jul 9, 2013
    60
    How funny you find all this basically depends on how funny you find drunk people. And not fake-movie drunk people, but realistically drunk people: a little confused, no longer so good with words, and very sleepy.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Aug 14, 2013
    9
    Oh man...this show is spectacular. The first few episodes are a little off if you were a fan of the series. By the 4th episode, it reallyOh man...this show is spectacular. The first few episodes are a little off if you were a fan of the series. By the 4th episode, it really takes off with Winona Ryder, Jason Ritter (in a star turn), Bob Oedenkirk and Nick Offerman. And the storytellers keep getting more and more bizarre.

    This has to be picked up for a second season but, knowing Comedy Central nowadays, it probably won't.

    When you see an internet "thing" become a TV show, you prepare yourself for the worst. But this stays true to the original concept and builds on it to make for a well-rounded show that can only get more entertaining as it figures out what it is and what it could possibly grow into.
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  2. Mar 13, 2015
    5
    It has it's moments but gets old pretty quickly. Some of the people that get wasted ruin the humor with certain acts that narrows the appealIt has it's moments but gets old pretty quickly. Some of the people that get wasted ruin the humor with certain acts that narrows the appeal to a smaller audience of people that enjoy seeing drunk people doing their thing. Not exactly educational as some facts are twisted by their confused state. Full Review »
  3. Jul 31, 2014
    7
    This is a creative concept for a show and everything is funny except the fake drunk acting. These guys are professional actors, they should beThis is a creative concept for a show and everything is funny except the fake drunk acting. These guys are professional actors, they should be more believable and maybe even really get drunk. They make getting drunk look so painful and pitiful. Except for the American Music episode. When Eric REALLY drinks the other guys giggle like little school girls who havent gotten really drunk IN A LONG TIME! Full Review »