My Name Is Earl : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 20, 2005
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 208 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 208

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  1. StuieM.
    Jul 18, 2009
    5
    Its not the worst thing on TV but it really isn't that good. After the first season or two it gets really repetitive and far fetched. The fact that Randy is slow and Earl is almost as stupid says a lot. The only good part about this show is Crab Man. His character is actually decent.
  2. DanN
    Oct 5, 2005
    4
    It is just so depressing that this lackluster series has received so much enthusiastic critical acclaim, given just how much it has appropriated from the truly genuis and at-its-time-fiercely-original "Raising Arizona". Greg Garcia has not just borrowed characters, situations, haircuts, and set decorations- he's even aping shots and cribbing, with far less flair, camera moves. Ethan It is just so depressing that this lackluster series has received so much enthusiastic critical acclaim, given just how much it has appropriated from the truly genuis and at-its-time-fiercely-original "Raising Arizona". Greg Garcia has not just borrowed characters, situations, haircuts, and set decorations- he's even aping shots and cribbing, with far less flair, camera moves. Ethan and Joel Coen deserve co-creator credits and certainly their share of dough, given the degree to which they've been ripped off. Expand
  3. LindaR
    Nov 6, 2005
    5
    Use Eddie Steeples. Then I 'll give it a 10. He's all I watch the show for and he's hardly ever on. They are missing a big chance not showcasing him.
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. 60
    My Name Is Earl is not a stupid sitcom - that is what makes its sexist and homophobic jokes so maddening.
  2. 90
    The NBC sitcom is so unpretentious and original, it will probably win you over on its own sweet merits.
  3. 88
    The casting is for awesome, flat-out too-good-for-TV acting.