My Name Is Earl : Season 1

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

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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 198 Ratings

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  • Summary: This unconventional comedy centers on Earl (Chasing Amy's Jason Lee), a redneck, drunk, no-good thief, who wins the lottery, loses his ticket, and is hit by a car. While recovering, he is inspired by a Carson Daly appearance on his hospital televison to change his life for the better, and heThis unconventional comedy centers on Earl (Chasing Amy's Jason Lee), a redneck, drunk, no-good thief, who wins the lottery, loses his ticket, and is hit by a car. While recovering, he is inspired by a Carson Daly appearance on his hospital televison to change his life for the better, and he sets out to correct each wrong (all 259 of them) that he has done in his lifetime. Collapse
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. 100
    Brimming with cockeyed echoes of everything from "Raising Arizona" to "King of the Hill," NBC's best new comedy since "Seinfeld" is that rare chucklehead treat: it's both wildly irreverent and blessed with a cheerful, endearingly upbeat nature.
  2. 100
    Jason Lee excels as scruffy Earl -- he's a Jed Clampett for the new millennium.
  3. 90
    The NBC sitcom is so unpretentious and original, it will probably win you over on its own sweet merits.
  4. The premise is gimmicky, but based on the promising first two episodes, Lee's infinite list of wrongdoings should provide many seasons' worth of amiable comedy.
  5. Cute and smart, "Earl's" pilot pulled a coup unheard of in recent network comedy memory, juggling un-P.C. humor with a winning sweetness.
  6. 70
    "My Name Is Earl" is cheeky, inventive and often bewitching.
  7. 10
    Amounts to a character study of a character not worth studying.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 104
  2. Negative: 12 out of 104
  1. mynameischarlie
    Oct 8, 2005
    10
    i love this show. jason lee rockes
  2. 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.
  3. ScottE
    Oct 19, 2005
    10
    TV executives take note: I'm a 29 year old male. I understand you're trying to figure out what I watch so your advertisers can TV executives take note: I'm a 29 year old male. I understand you're trying to figure out what I watch so your advertisers can reach me. "My Name is Earl" is what I watch. Nothing else. Expand
  4. ByronM
    Nov 27, 2005
    10
    Best show of 2005!
  5. RobertF
    Feb 25, 2007
    10
    fresh non-reality entertainment
  6. 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 Expand
  7. StephenZ
    Oct 23, 2005
    0
    Not funny at all.

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