Everybody Loves Raymond : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 13, 1996
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  • 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
    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.
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  • 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
    83
    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
    80
    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: Steve Johnson
    Jul 15, 2013
    80
    Low key in concept, in style of humor and in star power, it's that rarity: a comedy that manages to be very, very funny without making parents watching with their children very, very uncomfortable. It's not necessarily a kids' show; it just gets its laughs honestly, without being crass. [13 Sep 1996]
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jun 26, 2013
    75
    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: Matt Roush
    Jul 15, 2013
    75
    So little of Raymond is actually new, yet almost all of it feels absolutely fresh. It reminds you how long it has been since we've seen a non-gimmicky, neither cutesy nor smutty, multigenerational family sitcom anchored by strong personalities with distinctly rib-tickling identities. [13 Sep 1996]
  6. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Jul 15, 2013
    70
    Love, maybe not. But there's much to like, starting with Romano himself.
  7. Reviewed by: Lon Grahnke
    Jul 15, 2013
    50
    Bland ... Romano can be slightly amusing during his stand-up act, but his CBS sitcom is wallowing in wimpiness. [12 Sep 1996]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. May 7, 2012
    10
    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 everIts 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
    9
    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 playingLove 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
    0
    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? AreI 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
    0
    Complete crap show.

    Every episode is the same. Raymond does something "typical guy" and gets in trouble with his wife. ZERO. And now
    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.
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