Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Apr 2, 2013
    60
    Goofy, moderately sweet and too rarely funny, it’s a natural thematic companion to “Modern Family,” if not an especially strong one.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Apr 1, 2013
    58
    How to Live is decently performed in light of the oft over-reaching material at hand.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Apr 4, 2013
    50
    How to Live With Your Parents is a fish-out-of-water story, naturally, and thus seems all-too-familiar. But the show is spiked with enough talent (hard to go too wrong with Chalke, Perkins and Garrett) that it could conceivably find an audience.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Apr 3, 2013
    50
    ABC’s midseason replacement How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) is dumb and crass. That would be fine if it were at all funny.
  5. Reviewed by: Daniel Goldberg
    Apr 3, 2013
    50
    The cast deserves praise for finding small moments of comedy in a glance or gesture even amid the show's frantically paced dialogue.
  6. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Apr 2, 2013
    50
    The quality of the material doesn’t measure up to the cast’s talent level.
  7. Reviewed by: Jessica Shaw
    Mar 29, 2013
    42
    A faint facsimile of funny starring poor Sarah Chalke, who really deserves better. [5 Apr 2013, p.62]
  8. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Apr 3, 2013
    40
    It is the sort of neither-here-nor-there sitcom that can make me feel faintly sad for the form, and by extension for the health of the nation, and yet it is no worse than so many others that come and go and sometimes, to my surprise, come and stay.
  9. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Apr 3, 2013
    40
    Between the cutesy on-screen captions and an anything-goes sensibility that flirts with child endangerment (just kidding, kind of), Parents ultimately just feels like it's trying too hard.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Apr 4, 2014
    10
    how to live with your parents for the rest of the your life . is the most hilarious and epic . grade A+how to live with your parents for the rest of the your life . is the most hilarious and epic . grade A+ ................................................................................................ Full Review »
  2. Jun 3, 2013
    9
    My whole family and I love this show. It is laugh out loud funny! Brad Garrett and Elizabeth Perkins are hilarious as the grandparents andMy whole family and I love this show. It is laugh out loud funny! Brad Garrett and Elizabeth Perkins are hilarious as the grandparents and Sarah Chalke holds her own as well. Full Review »
  3. May 30, 2013
    8
    A cast with phenomenal stage presence and comic talent carry this show farther than the premise deserves. This was never going to be aA cast with phenomenal stage presence and comic talent carry this show farther than the premise deserves. This was never going to be a Seinfeld or 30 Rock but I think it has been underappreciated. Full Review »