• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 14, 2011
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Feb 15, 2011
    88
    Mad Love [is] a relationship sitcom with real chemistry. [21 Feb 2011, p.41]
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Feb 14, 2011
    83
    Labine and Greer completely hijack the show, and almost threaten to turn Biggs (you'll remember him from "American Pie") and Chalke ("Scrubs." "Roseanne") into props. A well-made and skillfully executed sitcom. Oh--almost forgot--fun, too.
  3. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Feb 14, 2011
    80
    Chronicling the opposite relationships requires Mad Love to bounce from light romantic comedy to murderously hostile wisecracks and back again, which it accomplishes with considerable deftness. The show's quick wit is matched with a talented cast, particularly Labine.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Feb 14, 2011
    80
    It would be a stretch to call Mad Love subtle--one running gag is an elevator that stops a few inches short of the floor--but neither does it feel compelled to spell out every nuance, like how Larry and Connie really feel about each other.
  5. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Feb 14, 2011
    75
    I don't know what's mad about this love, but CBS's new rom-com, Mad Love at least has some laughs.
  6. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Mar 4, 2011
    70
    What this comedy has is the charm of its brash comic energy. That it's an energy located mostly in a single character, and not the main one either--officially, anyway-makes little difference.
  7. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Feb 14, 2011
    70
    Of the couples comedies to debut so far this midseason--NBC's "Perfect Couples" in January, Fox's "Traffic Light" last week--CBS's "Mad Love" (8:30 tonight, KDKA-TV) is probably the best. That's not to say it's a great show, but it is the least groan-inducing.
  8. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Feb 10, 2011
    70
    Despite feeling like the concept owes quite a bit to the British series Gavin & Stacey, and a nagging suspicion that the evolution of one couple completely smitten and the other ready to spit on each other will take a long time to come around to four friends and two happy couples, that's not a problem if the jokes are funny. So far, so good.
  9. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Feb 14, 2011
    67
    Mad doesn't stray far from "Mother's" formula
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Feb 15, 2011
    8
    If you can get through the first ten minutes, and I grant you it'll challenge your patience, the show suddenly blossoms into somethingIf you can get through the first ten minutes, and I grant you it'll challenge your patience, the show suddenly blossoms into something entirely funny. I'll watch it again. Full Review »
  2. Jan 9, 2013
    5
    This most usual sitcom, no creative, no fresh ideas, no differences from other tv comedies , am possible to look, but on tv have thousandThis most usual sitcom, no creative, no fresh ideas, no differences from other tv comedies , am possible to look, but on tv have thousand comedies better than sitcom. Full Review »
  3. Jul 19, 2012
    0
    Watched a couple of episodes and it was torture, a complete How I met Your Mother rip-off. The acting is so poor and the actors are so awkwardWatched a couple of episodes and it was torture, a complete How I met Your Mother rip-off. The acting is so poor and the actors are so awkward and lame that they aren't even remotely funny. When they talk they change subject and mood in seconds and they strive to make the viewers laugh at their pathetic jokes. Full Review »