Melissa & Joey : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Although the show is reminiscent of the kid-friendly TGIF lineup, some of the jokes are for the PG-13 crowd.
  2. Reviewed by: Tanner Stransky
    83
    Because this is on ABC Family, it comes with a big helping of cheesy jokes, but Hart and Lawrence share a buoyant, delightful chemistry.
  3. Old-chestnut premise notwithstanding, the show wants to be modern, and the humor occasionally pushes further than one might expect from a family comedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    75
    The "Melissa & Joey" pilot is no great shakes. But Melissa and Joey could be.
  5. 50
    Despite the backstory, the humor is conventionally jolly. [30 Aug 2010, p.38]
  6. It's far from unwatchable, and there's potential in its leads, if they're left to their own devices. It's also possible that this middle-of-the-road sitcom will hit nostalgic buttons in former "Sabrina" and "Blossom" fans.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    30
    It's not only the trash that's stinking on Melissa & Joey.
  8. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    Melissa & Joey, by contrast, represents a decided lurch back toward the bland old days, grasping at "TGIF's" ostensible niche while offering precious little for which to be thankful.
  9. 40
    The network has brought back Hart and Lawrence, who are both 34 (whoa!), in a sitcom called Melissa & Joey, premiering Tuesday night, which isn't half-bad. You could do worse--say, "Hot in Cleveland."
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Sep 6, 2014
    4
    Melissa & Joey fails to provide any real laughs. It feels less like a mainstream sitcom, and more like something the Disney channel would airMelissa & Joey fails to provide any real laughs. It feels less like a mainstream sitcom, and more like something the Disney channel would air with it's lame storylines and even lamer jokes, however, at the heart of Melissa & Joey we find an obvious chemistry between the cast which provides great potential to create a funny, natural feeling sitcom - if only the creators would realise this. Full Review »
  2. Aug 7, 2013
    4
    The show has its moments, but its comedic material is so heavily overused that it never gains independence as an original comedy, depositingThe show has its moments, but its comedic material is so heavily overused that it never gains independence as an original comedy, depositing fewer laughs than it should. Full Review »
  3. Nov 5, 2010
    0
    i have to say this reminds my a lot of the new are we there yet series(also another horrible show). This show is just so predictable its sadi have to say this reminds my a lot of the new are we there yet series(also another horrible show). This show is just so predictable its sad and the jokes were never funny. I would not even watch this show if they paid me to. I hope this series is canceled soon so something better came come along. Full Review »