• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 20, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. 38
    Lee may lack the essential sweetness, or pathos, to make Earl ever seem like more than a cute variation on those lovable, loquacious losers who tumble, beer can spurting, through Coen brothers movies. [3 Oct 2005, p.39]
  2. 20
    The show is charmless and patronizing, and as refreshing as dust.
  3. 10
    Amounts to a character study of a character not worth studying.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 176 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 104
  2. Negative: 12 out of 104
  1. Oct 5, 2011
    8
    Funny. NBC is starting to seem like a better network than ABC, CBS or even Fox. Along with the brilliant take on poverty and makeshift **** they create better characters than that goddamned Two and a Half Men. They're even more memorable than the kid in that show Full Review »
  2. Jun 13, 2011
    7
    Very original idea and great plots and jokes makes this a great show.
  3. Mar 12, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Very good show. Jason Lee is great and this is such a clever idea to make a show about a man who tries to right all his wrongs and the obstacles he must overcome is hilarious. Full Review »