• Network: TLC
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 8, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
User Score
2.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 17 out of 22

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Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Aug 7, 2013
    70
    The Honey Boo Boo clan often transcend the narrow condescension of the series’ producers--between-scene interludes include shots of humping dogs and the sound of a toilet flushing--with a deep familial affection and a rousing, Amelia Bedelia-esque esprit de corps.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jul 17, 2013
    58
    TLC’s editing, as expected, goes out of its way to make the family appear like idiots.... But the Thompsons don’t care what other people think. They’ve got each other. In that, they’re light-years better adjusted than just about any family on any other reality show.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jul 16, 2013
    30
    Despite the show’s underlying themes extolling a family that loves each other and self-acceptance (such as June referring to her ample frame as “voluptuous”), the series sets up its intrepid heroes to be laughed at, not with.