Hot in Cleveland : Season 1

  • Network: TV LAND
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 16, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    Tartly written with good actresses in clearly defined roles, this sitcom hardly breaks new ground but unearths old gags in such unapologetic fashion that it proves reasonably good company.
  2. The show is unlikely to win Emmys but it is worth a few chuckles, spurred on by actresses in an age bracket not generally associated with leading roles on network sitcoms.
  3. If the premise is somewhat forced, it sets up a situation with enough comic potential to sustain Hot in Cleveland indefinitely.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    67
    Hot in Cleveland is a by-the-numbers sitcom with a couple of laughs, an inoffensive premise and four seasoned actresses who make the material much better than it is.
  5. 75
    The script paints the women too broadly while offering a few too many variations on the same youth-obsessed-culture themes. Still, darned if the women don't carry it off, at least well enough to bring you back for a second episode.
  6. TV Land's first original sitcom is the surprise of the summer, a sparkling, breezy comedy, in no small part due to the casting of this year's It Girl, 88-year-old Betty White as a cantankerous caretaker.
  7. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    75
    When you're hot, you're hot-which is why having Betty White in the cast has generated an unusual amount of buzz for this TV Land sitcom. But her costars-ace comic actresses Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli-are the ones who add sizzle to a not too promising vehicle.
  8. Like the women in it, the show is solid and professional and holds together well.
  9. 75
    There's a laugh-track that's loud enough for the dead to hear. And a lot of the jokes are straight out of the sitcom how-to handbook. But that doesn't mean that you won't laugh every twice in a while.
  10. This is not perhaps the most daring or avant-garde comedy on television, but there is nothing shameful about Hot in Cleveland. It's actually kind of fun.
  11. The sitcom is funny and fresh, and the actors appear to be having the time of their lives.
  12. Although the original remains the greatest (at least, based on the single Cleveland episode made available for review), the newer sitcom has charm, wit and actresses who could coax laughs reading the fine print of a credit card agreement.
  13. 80
    Hot in Cleveland is bright, funny and witty. And, yes, it's a purely traditional sitcom, filmed in front of a studio audience, which clearly appreciates the jokes.
  14. 75
    Hot in Cleveland is formulaic, but has tremendous good will on its side.
  15. 63
    There's something pleasing about the old-fashioned drawn-from-farce quality of Hot in Cleveland. It fits in perfectly on TV Land since it already feels like a relic, a show from an alternate reality where Seinfeld never happened, let alone the likes of single-camera mockumentary-style sitcoms like The Office and Arrested Development.
  16. Add Betty White, good as the wisecracking caretaker of a house Bertinelli leases, and you've got a 1980s sitcom transplanted to 2012, which I don't intend as a recommendation.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. brentl
    Jun 18, 2010
    10
    Wow just amazing show!
  2. Aug 29, 2010
    5
    Sitcoms like these deservedly died in the 80s, but after the decade of reality shows and cringecoms, I would categorise this show as comfortSitcoms like these deservedly died in the 80s, but after the decade of reality shows and cringecoms, I would categorise this show as comfort TV. If nothing else, Betty White gets the best snide lines and keeps the trio of Cleveland cougars under control. Full Review »
  3. TheresaP
    Jun 17, 2010
    0
    I was extremely disappointed. There was so much promotion for this show that I expected something good. I watched the show last night and saw I was extremely disappointed. There was so much promotion for this show that I expected something good. I watched the show last night and saw 4 seasoned actresses on a show that needs life support because in my eyes it is dying before it even gets started. This was no doubt the worst show I have seen in a long time. I feel sorry for the actresses. They are good actresses but this show was the pits. Completely and totally stupid show. Terry 12. Full Review »