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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 13, 1996
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9
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  • Starring: Patricia Heaton, Peter Boyle, Ray Romano
  • Summary: Everybody Loves Raymond revolves around Ray Barone, a successful sportswriter living on Long Island with his wife, Debra, daughter, Ally, and twin sons, Geoffrey and Michael. That's the good news.

    The bad news? Ray's meddling parents, Frank and Marie, live directly across the street and
    embrace the motto "Su casa es mi casa," infiltrating their son's home to an extent unparalleled in television history. Frank's favorite expression, "Holy Crap," is shouted at regular intervals, and Marie's "cooking advice" is less than appreciated by Debra. Brother Robert, a divorced policeman, is constantly moving in and out of his parents' house, and loves to drop over and resent Ray's successful career and happy family life. Ray and Debra just wish someone would knock once in a while. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 12, 2013
    While Everybody doesn't yet have top-notch writing, Romano manages to communicate something distinctive: He plays a beleaguered family man, but one who's happy about it. Not a dope and not a weasel, he's a fellow accepting his responsibilities. Ain't that unusual?
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Feran
    Jul 15, 2013
    Might be the fall's funniest and most satisfying show. ... Smartly written and well cast, it sparkles with characters, situations and dialogue that owe more to real life than TV contrivances. [12 Sep 1996]
  3. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jul 15, 2013
    Few new sitcoms this fall provide more pleasure. Or more identifiable humor. [13 Sep 1996]
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jun 26, 2013
    The badinage with his wife plays nice and easy, like Home Improvement, while that with his parents and brother across the street has more of a Seinfeldian silliness.
  5. Reviewed by: Trevor Cole
    Jul 15, 2013
    Romano has an easy-to-like style, a knowing wit delivered without Seinfeld's sharp ironic edges. This could be a sleeper hit. [14 Sep 1996]
  6. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Jul 15, 2013
    Love, maybe not. But there's much to like, starting with Romano himself.
  7. Reviewed by: Lon Grahnke
    Jul 15, 2013
    Bland ... Romano can be slightly amusing during his stand-up act, but his CBS sitcom is wallowing in wimpiness. [12 Sep 1996]

See all 13 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. May 7, 2012
    Its hard to find good comedy these games and in this generation. Everyone Loves Raymond is easily one of the best sitcom series I have ever seen. A strong point of this show is that it's basic reality stuff that happens. Its pretty much about everyday life/situations that happen everyday. Some of the episodes are "what if" moments and are always ended in hilarious results. I love the series and it won many awards along with their actors. A MUST watch series Expand
  2. Jan 27, 2012
    Love it, so funny. It may start of a bit slow but when the families are angry with each other or the plot starts to unfold I stop playing Skyrim just to watch it. Expand
  3. Jan 16, 2013
    I hate this **** guy..his voice is so annoying and the show blows. So sad people find this amusing. How does this kind of crap last? Are people that easily amused? Expand
  4. May 28, 2013
    Complete crap show. Every episode is the same. Raymond does something "typical guy" and gets in trouble with his wife. ZERO. And now I'm typing to get to 150 characters. Sucks. Sucks. Sucks. Expand