• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 18, 2008
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Ari Karpel
    91
    MG is wonderfully absurd and the supporting cast is satisfyingly straight-faced. [21 Mar 2008, p.53]
  2. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    80
    ABC's latest single-camera comedy is utterly relatable. Even better, it's filled with the same warm yet witty, always smart and eccentric vibe as previous misfit-student faves "Square Pegs," "Popular" and "Malcolm in the Middle."
  3. Guided by an ambient lunacy, the show resists forced restlessness, settling in and fleshing out its characters’ idiosyncrasies instead.
  4. 75
    A sophomoric comedy about high school (and really aren't all high school comedies, er, sophomoric?) that supplies as many laughs as a whoopie cushion in a lecture hall.
  5. 70
    This new comedy, which stars the wildly talented Judy Greer, is terrific.
  6. Yet silly and unsurprising as it seems, Miss Guided has something going for it that many predictable sitcoms do not: a uniformly talented cast.
  7. 70
    It's a light half-hour of adults acting like teens, and teens acting like teens, that won't trick you into thinking or rethinking much of anything important.
  8. For viewers willing to give themselves over to whimsy and let go of any expectation that they're watching characters who resemble real-life human beings, this comedy has its minor charms.
  9. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    60
    Stylish comedy boasts A-grade cast.... But the show overdoes the gimmicks, and the scheduling is misguided.
  10. The comedy's broad, the characters broader--Chris Parnell plays a control freak of a vice principal, Brooke Burns the former homecoming queen from Becky's year who's just joined the faculty--but there are moments when you can see it turning into something watchable.
  11. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    60
    Miss/Guided is silly but sweet and would be more embraceable if it would drop the misguided (sorry) gimmick of having everyone deliver jokes right into the camera.
  12. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    60
    The comedy has all the ingredients, and Greer is perfectly cast... The problem so far is the writing. The jokes in the pilot were broader and more obviously than I'd have hoped, but the big isssue is that the writers need to find the right balance for Becky.
  13. The pilot of Miss Guided suffers a bit from being too cute with a device where the actors talk into the camera for narration and expository purposes.
  14. The various parts don't quite hold together, and there are too many rough patches to make Miss Guided an unqualified success. It could get better, although it has just a handful of episodes in which to make that happen.
  15. 50
    The trouble for Becky and her show is that she really knows nothing, which vitiates what could have been an interesting concept.
  16. There's nothing annoying about it, but there's also nothing memorable.
  17. 50
    It's easy to root for the very watchable Greer, both as the underdog and as a charming actress who deserves a better script.
  18. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    Beyond Greer's latter-day Mary Tyler Moore shtick, there's not a note or character that doesn't feel warmed over.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. CarolineB.
    Apr 23, 2008
    10
    I wasn't too sure about this show but then i found myself running to my Tivo at the end of the day to make sure it had been recorded. I I wasn't too sure about this show but then i found myself running to my Tivo at the end of the day to make sure it had been recorded. I love all the celeb cameos and relating to the main character. I really hope it returns because i miss it already. Full Review »
  2. JOHNM.
    Apr 9, 2008
    9
    Great and much needed comedy for ABC. Very funny -great casting especially Judy Greer and Chris Parnell. Very good. suggest they move show to Great and much needed comedy for ABC. Very funny -great casting especially Judy Greer and Chris Parnell. Very good. suggest they move show to any night but Monday or Thursday as CBS has Monday locked up for sitcom fans and NBC does the same on Thursdays. Full Review »
  3. SamS.
    Mar 31, 2008
    8
    Silly and funny and really brings back memories of high school. Everyone in high school was either an outcast, or felt like an outcast, or Silly and funny and really brings back memories of high school. Everyone in high school was either an outcast, or felt like an outcast, or knew someone who was an outcast. The best part is that Greer keeps smiling despite anything embarassing that happens to her. (Remember the column, "Was My Face Red" from Young Miss magazine?) It's good to have a friend who is always upbeat, no matter what, especially for those of us who are perpetual complainers. Full Review »