• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 13, 1992
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Marvin Kitman
    Jun 10, 2013
    100
    'Flying Blind' is the one gem that stands out in the Fox lineup. The first show takes off like a jet. And the second show is even better. If it's against your religion to watch Fox, this one is worth straying for. [10 Sep 1992]
  2. The script crackles with fast, literate humour and deft satire of both yuppie careerists and pretentious, bohemian avant-garde types. Very adult and much more clever than the plot synopsis suggests. [5 Sep 1992]
  3. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 10, 2013
    83
    The show may never again attain the sustained comic brilliance of last week's pilot. But this is a rarity for Fox: a sophisticated and clever sitcom.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 10, 2013
    83
    Even if it soon crashes and burns, this pilot for Flying Blind is easily one of the best debut shows of the year.
  5. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jun 10, 2013
    80
    The show seems weightless in the good sense, breezy and airborne, with a brisk and flippant style that's instantly attractive. [12 Sep 1992]
  6. 80
    Cleverly written by executive producer Richard Rosenstock, 'Flying Blind' displays an extraordinary amount of on-screen energy - verbal, physical and sexual - and isn't afraid to throw in an occasional obscure intellectual reference as well. [6 Sep 1992]
  7. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Jun 10, 2013
    80
    It's not only the episode's sharp writing but also its eroticism and its balance between the naivete and predictability of Neil and the spontaneity and instability of Alicia that give 'Flying Blind' its uniqueness. What a nice beginning.
  8. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 10, 2013
    75
    Too often, the writing stretches for cheap shock -- gags about phallic-shaped food and not wearing undies -- when the shock of Neil's culture clash already makes perfectly audacious comedy. [11 Sep 1992]
  9. Reviewed by: Ed Siegel
    Jun 10, 2013
    63
    This is the sleeper series of the year. It's a witty knockoff of 'Something Wild' with Tea Leoni a terrific variation of Melanie Griffith's psychotically sexy free spirit luring a straitlaced young man into a life without boundaries. Unfortunately, the young man is Corey Parker, who's about as funny as gefilte fish. [19 Sep 1992]
  10. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jun 10, 2013
    50
    Flying Blind tries to transplant the wackiness of old screwball comedies into series TV. The leads have chemistry, but Alicia's way-out, avant-garde world can be a drag. [12 Sep 1992]
  11. Reviewed by: Tony Scott
    Jun 10, 2013
    50
    An uneven opening stanza for new series 'Flying Blind,' written by exec producer Richard Rosenstock, shows that the show has possibilities, that Corey Parker has the stuff and that there are a few solid laughs still to be caught in eccentric characters. But not necessarily characters intro'd in the pilot. [11 Sep 1992]
  12. Reviewed by: Greg Dawson
    Jun 10, 2013
    40
    A comedy that reeks of potential. And sometimes it just reeks. [13 Sep 1992]
  13. Reviewed by: Ginny Holbert
    Jun 10, 2013
    30
    A shallow, pretentious, unfunny new sitcom. ... Although there are some witty lines, 'Flying Blind' is trying so hard to be hip it forgets to be funny. [11 Sep 1992]
  14. Reviewed by: Ann Hodges
    Jun 10, 2013
    30
    Its makers must be blind to do a hype-the-hip-young-crowd sitcom about instant sex in this age of AIDS. [11 Sep 1992]

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