• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: May 20, 2014
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
23

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Hillary Busis
    May 21, 2014
    67
    If you enjoy watching women snipe at each other no matter the context, then it likely won't matter; if you were hoping for something less conventional, it's tough not to be disappointed. [30 May/6 Jun 2014, p.113]
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    May 20, 2014
    42
    Every one of these things needs a she-devil or two. It’s a necessary ingredient along with all the usual, clunkier nonsense.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    May 20, 2014
    40
    Granted, the women--mostly in their early 20s, and seemingly chosen to reflect every bad stereotype harbored about their demo--do their part to inspire viewers to root for those aiming to deceive them.
  4. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    May 19, 2014
    40
    I Wanna Marry ‘Harry isn’t new, exactly. Like the Volkswagen Beetle, platform shoes and the British royal family, this sham Cinderella story is an updated classic.
  5. Reviewed by: Jason Lynch
    May 20, 2014
    30
    If you wanna watch Harry, you’ll only get an uninspired retread of a once-revelatory idea.
  6. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    May 20, 2014
    30
    At this point, though, when mockery seems the only reason left to watch most dating shows, it's hard to imagine a fake "Harry" exciting much controversy.
  7. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    May 22, 2014
    25
    The premiere hour is abysmal, and the women's cluelessness is profound.[2 Jun 2014, p.49]
  8. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    May 20, 2014
    25
    A cruel and stupid show built around one Matt Hicks, who vaguely resembles Britain's Prince Harry.
  9. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    May 21, 2014
    0
    A practical joke in the form of a reality show.
  10. Reviewed by: Emily Yahr
    May 21, 2014
    0
    It’s hard to put into words the level of stupidity that I Wanna Marry Harry reaches.
  11. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    May 20, 2014
    0
    The sexist typecasting--the “naughty” one, the self-described “bitch,” the “fairy tale” references--is more or less typical of many dating shows, but with the added, gross dimension of money. What Harry doesn’t have that the original Joe Millionaire did, at least so far, is any real sense of shame.
  12. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    May 20, 2014
    0
    A show predicated on the uncomfortable, but not entirely insupportable, supposition that audiences totally will watch something icky, sordid, and morally wanting, so long as a minimal effort is made to make it look like a love story.
  13. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    May 20, 2014
    0
    Instead of just creating the horror show that is 12 women competing for a man, it chooses also to play them for fools.
User Score
3.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. May 23, 2014
    10
    This show is absolutely brilliant, there is no show that is better. Breaking Bad, Dexter, Arrested Development move over, this show is the best and those others are filth in comparison. The reason this show is so good, is THAT ISN'T EVEN HARRY LOL. Full Review »
  2. May 26, 2014
    10
    Absolutely the best show of our times. I cried when it turned out that Harry wasn't Harry, but a serial killer, a drug dealer, a pedophilic cannibal and a zombie. This show deserves the IRA's award for "The Most Gingerly Child Murder of the Year". Full Review »
  3. Jun 7, 2014
    3
    This is an embarrassment to the US, to England, to the whole freaking world and the Homo Sapien species! How dirty has our genetic pool become? How stupid are we? How the hell did Fox expect anyone to tale this seriously? This is just really stupid. All the girls are the stupidest, most oblivious, most stereotypical people ever. The sl*ts and b*tches only want Harry's fame and money. Or to get on TV. Or to see which one of them can make this guy "excited" first. And guess what? It's not even Prince Harry! How do these people not know their being fooled? Surely one of them must have a cell phone or acess to the internet and read the bad reviews for this show. Or find out Prince Harry is back in England, having no idea what's going on.

    One even said "Prince Harry, Harry Potter, I don't care." These girls are desperate, very desperate. The guy being the Prince Harry imposter must've paid Fox to do this. Bribery is the only way this show could've got on air. The only thing those girls are good for is that for "Prince Harry" and other male viewers, the girls are nice eye candy. Seriously.
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