• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 1, 2006
  • Season #: 1

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 8 out of 26
  1. This "Free Ride," I suspect, will be over very soon.
  2. 30
    Harmless and intermittently amusing, winning points by letting its actors indulge in improvisation, "Free Ride" is nevertheless about as unpromising as its lead character's aimless career goals.
  3. "Free Ride," though improvised, feels like every other Fox comedy that has come and gone: It has generic young stars stuck in a stale boy-pines-for-girl story line.
  4. "Free Ride" is crude, mean-spirited, and not nearly as fresh and innovative as the producers think it is.
  5. 25
    Tonight's premiere episode doesn't have a single laugh in it.
  6. This is a series that shimmers with potential -- until Dove shows up. Someone at the network must have thought "Free Ride" was too irreverently weird and creatively nuanced, so they made Dove as annoyingly cartoonish as possible.
  7. 10
    This kind of comedy only stands a dim ghost of a chance if it has a lot of gratuitous nudity and substance abuse, along with the words ''National Lampoon'' in the title.
  8. Everything's so shrill and flat, it's hard to tell when the writing stops and the improvisation begins.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 47
  2. Negative: 20 out of 47
  1. JulesB.
    Sep 16, 2007
    This was a funny show. I wish you would bring it back. Parents who have kids going off to college or graduating from college and coming home again LOVED this SHOW!! I hope it goes to DVD. Nate, his parents and Nate's best friend were hilarious!!!! Full Review »
  2. sucksddean
    Feb 6, 2007
    awful. the lead actor kid, josh?? whatever his name is - i cannot stand him.
  3. dennismennis
    Feb 6, 2007
    family members should not be able to vote! the show was cancelled because it was awful. if people tuned in and gave it ratings then the network would have kept it-let it go mothers, fathers, grandmas, granpas- your actor relitives took part in a crappy show and most of them are bad actors!! Full Review »