GCB : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 4, 2012
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Mar 2, 2012
    80
    GCB offers surprisingly clever dialogue and winning comedic performances.
  2. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Mar 2, 2012
    80
    Clever with its gaudiness, the new soap opera proceeds as if that invitation is gilt-edged, tackily engraved, and sealed inside an oversized envelope with a kiss of frosted-pink lipstick.
  3. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Mar 2, 2012
    80
    It's one that's sharply plotted, fast-paced, with impressive performances.
  4. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Mar 2, 2012
    70
    Truthfully, a little bit of this fun farce may go a long way.
  5. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Mar 2, 2012
    70
    Mostly, despite a title that sounds like a roofie, this is good harmless fun.
  6. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Mar 1, 2012
    70
    For people looking for the next Housewives, GCB could be the perfect replacement.
  7. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Mar 2, 2012
    63
    It isn't consistently funny--and it definitely isn't as daring or groundbreaking as advertised.
  8. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Mar 1, 2012
    63
    The show pushes so hard to be wacky and fun, you end up feeling more bruised than entertained.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Mar 5, 2012
    10
    I totally loved this show because it's tacky, over-the-top and just plain fun. Because I'm a Canadian, I guess I have a larger than life viewI totally loved this show because it's tacky, over-the-top and just plain fun. Because I'm a Canadian, I guess I have a larger than life view of Texas and GCB just confirms it. Sure the show is full of stereotypes, but at least they're fun stereotypes and there's lots of room for genuine character development. It's not like a reality show ( Keeping Up with the Kardashians comes to mind) where you keep hoping the characters will blossoms and they just continue to flatline. This show is cleverly written and well acted. I particularly liked Leslie Bibb, Annie Potts and Kristin Chenoweth in their respective roles. Keep it up girls...I'm definitely tuning in next week. Full Review »
  2. Mar 5, 2012
    9
    Loving Kristin Chenoweth in this. its fabulous witty and I cant wait for the story lines to develop. Stellar A******************** Also willLoving Kristin Chenoweth in this. its fabulous witty and I cant wait for the story lines to develop. Stellar A******************** Also will take over from Desperate Housewives as it is finishing. Full Review »
  3. Jun 12, 2012
    7
    "GCB" showed such promise. There were some brilliant moments, and this is one of the few shows that I shall miss, but remember with great"GCB" showed such promise. There were some brilliant moments, and this is one of the few shows that I shall miss, but remember with great fondness. The first few eps were great ... and after that, it felt like the show changed its focus and writing style, and became "safer." Maybe too many prudish-yet-powerful toes were being trodden on? Oh well... Full Review »