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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 8, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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2.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

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  • Summary: The spinoff of Toddlers & Tiaras focuses on 6-year-old beauty queen Alana Thompson and her family.
  • Genre(s): Reality, Game Show
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Aug 7, 2012
    91
    You'll alternate between cooing at 6-year-old pageant queen Honey, gawking at her self-described "redneck" family and pet pig, laughing so hard you cry, and feeling deep shame for not turning it off.
  2. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Aug 9, 2012
    50
    As with many of these series, Honey Boo Boo wobbles along that strange line of being at once an exploitative mess, and not just an exploitative mess.
  3. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Aug 7, 2012
    50
    You'll blow a gasket if you watch this show with any trace of superiority or outrage. Instead, bafflement is a good resting spot; a guilty-pleasure glee works even better.
  4. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Aug 9, 2012
    50
    While I was creeped out by the way Honey Boo Boo was framing the family and presenting them to us, I couldn't help loving the Thompsons themselves.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Aug 7, 2012
    30
    Disturbingly condescending and almost irresistibly cheeky.
  6. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Aug 8, 2012
    30
    If you haven't yet put your affairs in order, this would be a propitious time to do so. The world as we know it is about to end. How do I know? Because Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
  7. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Aug 7, 2012
    25
    Seems to me she's [Alana's mother June is] desperate to stay in the spotlight. And all I can say to that is, "Honey, bye-bye."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 32
  2. Negative: 21 out of 32
  1. Jul 25, 2013
    10
    this show is absolutely amazing the family doesn't change to make people happy. yes they may not be the most polite family and are a little weird but they are themselves! not many people are like that any more alot of people now days care what people think they dress a certain way act a certain way eat, talk, anything that will make other people happy and we shouldnt be that way. we should do what needs to be done to make ourselves happy. i very much like this show because of the way they all act they dont give a crap what any of you think they really dont care what anybody thinks. here comes honey boo boo is a great show! Expand
  2. Aug 26, 2012
    10
    These people are awesome, super entertaining. Allana is a super smart, cheeky, sassy 6 year old and I love watching her. The family don't care what people think about them and it's completely refreshing, no matter what you do someone will criticise you so why care? You'd better redneckognise! Expand
  3. Jul 17, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I don't care if the Thompson's are from the south. They are very entertaining and funny. I love how they get along well and they always do everything as a whole. Expand
  4. Feb 10, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This show is an insult to the American public. I don't like most shows but this one is about the worst show on television because it portrays the lowest possible score for any intelligent show. This is not humorous but it is absolutely nauseating and disgusting. It will place this country on the bottom of any other civilized country in the world. Children who watch this will learn to act and live like lower forms of life, even animals have more manners than this family portrays. Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2013
    0
    jesus.. easy to understand. the mother is a FAT disgusting cow that most men wouldn't **** if they were paid.. congrats.... you are now the most back-ass country white trash family on the planet... Expand
  6. Aug 18, 2012
    0
    I am so disgusted, The mother June is the grossest thing I have ever seen on T.V they all should be ashamed of them self's. Honey Boo Boo is a cute girl but her disgusting ways and her nasty gross mother has got to go..... Expand
  7. Dec 28, 2013
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. such a horrible show because they are obese and why is TLC allowing these horrible obese people be on TV show I understand that they are rednecks however my father is an extreme redneck and doesn't do anything like that to be a true redneck you must read the official redneck hand book or you wont ever be a redneck watching obese people (P.S honey boo boo and her family aren't rednecks they are just obese TLC stands for The Learning Channel and does any one want their kids or any one in their family learning this if I could rate this show I would rate it 100,000,000,000 below zero NOT A LEARNING TV SHOW. Expand

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