Little Britain USA : Season 1

  • Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2008
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 38
  2. Negative: 9 out of 38

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User Reviews

  1. DavidP.
    Oct 5, 2008
    5
    The firs show was ok. I didn't laugh for quite a lot of the show. The duo should stay in Britain and make fun of us, which is what you are good at.
  2. BrianM.
    Oct 17, 2008
    5
    This show tries hard to be outrageous and offensive with the thought that those traits are the same thing as being funny. Sadly there are fewer laughs than there are moments that make you cringe. I'm not offended by the show, just not amused. It tries too hard.
  3. ChrisM.
    Oct 7, 2008
    4
    Hit and miss so far. Some characters are funny (Mr. Doggy, the old married couple) but most are droll and unfunny (Fat Fighters, the inane receptionist, Bubbles Devere). I have no problem with any of the "gross out" humor, but most of those sketches are one-dimensional and kind of boring. Just because they show some fake wang and breasts doesn't make it funny. Also, if they got rid Hit and miss so far. Some characters are funny (Mr. Doggy, the old married couple) but most are droll and unfunny (Fat Fighters, the inane receptionist, Bubbles Devere). I have no problem with any of the "gross out" humor, but most of those sketches are one-dimensional and kind of boring. Just because they show some fake wang and breasts doesn't make it funny. Also, if they got rid of the laugh track, that would be a move in the right direction. Expand
  4. Oct 27, 2010
    4
    "Little Britain USA" is funny, but not as good as the original UK version. It seems that all the political correctness and censorship needed in the US has done much harm for the brand, and it also seems that if Americans see a good foreign show, they take it and "American-ize" it.
  5. Jul 11, 2014
    5
    Varies really hard, from unfunny af till very funny
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. 40
    Though there are exceptions and a few bits work, the skits that weren’t funny in one episode don’t become funny when they are repeated, with minor alterations, in the next.
  2. The material's solid, but it won't convince the newbies.
  3. It's not that Americans can't master the outlandish sketch comedy exemplified by Little Britain USA. It's just that, from Monty Python to Borat to Eddie Izzard, the British invariably do it so much better.