• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 25, 2010
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. 80
    Wootton dips as far into darkness as even Baron Cohen, but instead of merely relying on cursing and butt thongs to create comic gold, Wootton crafts a well-thought-out narrative and puts a few props in place before he meets his real-life characters.
  2. While Wootton's alter egos--a criminally inept (emphasis on criminal) psychic, a struggling actor, and a scruffy documentarian wannabe, all new to Los Angeles--have hilarious moments, they don't show any layers beyond idiocy.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    70
    While he doesn’t often inspire the helpless laughter that “Borat” or “Da Ali G Show” provoke, his quieter, more slowly building situations can have their own devastating payoffs.
  4. 70
    A week between each episode is highly recommended. But in small doses, his shamelessness, persistence, and humor are remarkable.
  5. Wootton is a quick-minded, thematically consistent improviser who thoroughly knows his characters, and obviously something of a daredevil: You can get hurt doing this stuff, or arrested. But as in Baron Cohen's comedies, the cleverness of the star is too much the point.
  6. Showtime's new comedy series la la land can be torture to watch, whether you end up choking with laughter or cringing at the sight of well-meaning folks being made fools of.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    While Wootton's irreverent antics are sporadically funny enough to win him a cult following, the memorable moments ultimately prove too few and far between.
  8. Reviewed by: Daynah Burnett
    20
    Fittingly--and disappointingly--his fame-hungry characters don’t raise questions concerning politics or inhabit any realm of social interest; they are as vapid as their environment.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. RogerF
    Feb 1, 2010
    10
    Best comedy show I've seen for years!