• 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 182 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 104
  2. Negative: 12 out of 104
  1. Mr.Furley
    Dec 15, 2009
    10
    Very funny show. Love all the guest stars and zany plots. Incomparable. Ralph is one of my favorite characters.
  2. 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 ****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 »
  3. Jun 13, 2011
    7
    Very original idea and great plots and jokes makes this a great show.