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
  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jul 9, 2013
    20
    Drunk History is a good-natured show with no inflated aspirations. But like a drunk in a game of darts, it doesn’t hit the target very often.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jul 9, 2013
    30
    When you have talent like Adam Scott (John Wilkes Booth), Bob Odenkirk (Nixon) and Jack Black (Elvis) on hand, why not let them improv their own material? They're wasted as puppets trapped in this sad, thin vaudeville.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jul 9, 2013
    20
    The whole exercise has a distinct homemovie feel to it--a small-ball mentality suited to short bursts on the Web, perhaps, but an utter waste of empty, dimwitted calories blown up and out for television.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 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 »