• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 12, 2005
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 24
  2. Negative: 13 out of 24
  1. "Freddie" isn't groundbreaking, but it's watchable, and the characters are very likable.
  2. It's an amiable show whose main purpose is to give Prinze a place to be amiable in, and it does that well enough, when it isn't straining for laughs or wandering too far from the path of probability.
  3. [A] bland sitcom. [14 Oct 2005, p.142]
  4. 50
    The new premiere isn't horrible, and it shows some promise.
  5. 50
    This guy has a great personality. Building a likable sitcom around him ought to be a no-brainer. So why haven't they done it?
  6. 50
    The big problem is Prinze himself, an actor whose work has shown much charm but not much range. Here, even the charm is missing as he dwells on every joke and gesture.
  7. 50
    [A] bland, formulaic family comedy.
  8. 50
    Freddie is a series of collisions -- between generations, sexes, ethnicities and perhaps most of all between youthful Latin macho and imperious Latin matriarchy in the struggle to rule the house.
  9. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    50
    Cynical, randy, derivative and as wearily familiar as a cup of cheap joe, "Freddie" is also expertly cast, acted, written and directed.
  10. A fairly pedestrian comedy that needs all the studio-generated laughter it can muster.
  11. The best aspect of "Freddie" is that it makes an earnest attempt to depict a loving, supportive Latino family. You want to spend time with them, but only if the writers put as much sizzle into the scripts as Freddie does in his beloved recipes.
  12. 38
    Maybe Prinze should just clear the soundstage of all these people, stand there alone and start over. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
  13. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    30
    Its humor is simple and, at times, degrading.
  14. It appears Freddie Prinze Jr. studied at the Matt LeBlanc School of Acting given his mumbling performance and nice-guy-cum-neanderthal portrayal of Freddie Moreno.
  15. It's ABC's idea of good, clean fun. Sad that it's the best idea the network could have.
  16. 20
    ''Freddie" tries to distinguish itself with Puerto Rican dash, and it has been even more ruthlessly built to appeal to TV's most coveted audience, young women, by exploiting Prinze's pinup appeal. Maybe ABC should think about adding a third element to help the show attract viewers: It's called good writing.
  17. 10
    The fall's worst new comedy.
  18. 10
    A transparent, if lame, vehicle for Freddie Prinze Jr.
  19. 10
    Never amusing, "Freddie" is relentlessly unreal and monotonously sophomoric.
  20. 10
    The characters aren't dimensional, or very involving, and Freddie has a drab sort of haplessness that makes him seem at best a chump, at worst a chimp.
  21. Terrible writing, painful acting, forced comic situations.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 30
  2. Negative: 8 out of 30
  1. Jessica
    Aug 16, 2007
    7
    I miss this show. I thought the 2 of them were great together.
  2. eliza
    Mar 29, 2007
    9
    I loved this show and I looked forward to watching it with my 12 year old son at the time. The show was very funny show and the cast was I loved this show and I looked forward to watching it with my 12 year old son at the time. The show was very funny show and the cast was great. I would also like to see it for a second season. Full Review »
  3. LetíciaB
    Mar 25, 2007
    10
    Is very funny... i love! :)