• Network: ABC Family
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 28, 2010
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 88
    Huge, a new series about overweight teens at a weight-loss camp, starts tonight, and I couldn't be happier if I'd just discovered calorie-free potato chips.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    83
    Huge looks and feels like a show that knows what it's talking about.
  3. Huge imparts lessons while avoiding the tenor of an instructional, and in many ways it feels like a hybrid of two distinct eras of adolescent television, one marked by a heartfelt languor and the other by a media-fluent sarcasm.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    80
    Huge is one big circle of adolescent longing, and Holz-man and Dooley manage to find the pathos in the situation without condescending or going for cheap laughs at their characters' expense.
  5. Huge is the latest addition to ABC Family's collection of shows targeted to tween and teen girls. Based on the two episodes I've seen so far, it's also one of the best, full of believable characters.
  6. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    80
    The clever, engaging script and Blonsky's performance--plus the refreshing idea of a teen drama not entirely populated by assembly-line pinups--promise a summer diversion with a little more than usual dramatic meat on its bones.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    80
    This appealing and emotionally engaging series about life in a weight-loss summer camp comes with high expectations
  8. 75
    This is a carefully assembled, emotionally attuned drama about obese teens stuck in a summer weight-loss camp.
  9. It's not a perfect show--a romance blooms too early and easily between Amber and a counselor, the soundtrack is more present than it needs to be and some moments tip from poignant to overwrought. But the richness of the characters and the story make it easy to overlook the flaws.
  10. We're going to need a few episodes, though, to see whether the awkwardness will disappear, or if the show wants it to.
  11. Huge gets the details right, but the bigger picture can seem forced, with coincidence and pat resolutions.
  12. It seems like a typical, sometimes plodding teen soap.
  13. 40
    If you can tolerate one more word on the beaten-senseless subject of weight loss, then, and you don't mind hearing generic cliches yet again, you could conceivably become a Huge fan before the summer is over.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Dec 31, 2013
    0
    Boring, and doesn't send a good message to overweight kids... I fail to see how people watch this for fun, especially as the main character is notably annoying and unlikable. Full Review »
  2. Aug 24, 2010
    10
    I find this show poignant yet very strange. All the characters are so emotionally stilted yet the writers fail to flesh out the characters leaving the audience to figure out why. Hopefully we'll get more details as the series goes on. Full Review »