Napoleon Dynamite : Season 1

  • Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 15, 2012
Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Jan 13, 2012
    80
    The TV series picks up perfectly where the movie left off, adding spice along the way.
  2. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jan 13, 2012
    75
    The animated version of Napoleon Dynamite is almost as funny as a cartoon version as it was in the flesh.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 3, 2012
    75
    It's far funnier than Fox's two still relatively new animated series, Bob's Burgers and Allen Gregory. Mickey Mouse it's not, though.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Jan 16, 2012
    10
    We thought this was really great. It reminded me of early Simpsons-style humor with the Napoleon Dynamite characters. The Chuck E CheeseWe thought this was really great. It reminded me of early Simpsons-style humor with the Napoleon Dynamite characters. The Chuck E Cheese band in the first episode had us laughing out loud! I also love Seth Macfarlane (especially Family Guy), but I'm glad to see something a little different. Full Review »
  2. Jan 16, 2012
    10
    Loved it! I thought they kept the spirit of the nerd-who-thinks-he's great alive, and it was loaded with funny jokes. I wasn't sure how theyLoved it! I thought they kept the spirit of the nerd-who-thinks-he's great alive, and it was loaded with funny jokes. I wasn't sure how they were going to pull it off since the movie is really slow paced which is fine in film but not so great in animation. Overall I was happy to hear all the voices I loved in the movie again, and I could see how this could totally be a Fox show. I'd definitely watch. The second show was different than the first. Sweeter. I'm totally psyched to see it every week. I can already see the T-shirts: You Do You Die. Taking Care of Pizza, How Many Hawks Do You Own? We had a blast. Full Review »
  3. Jan 15, 2012
    0
    I don't know why this had to happen. Napoleon Dynamite was a very good movie, but this show just completely destroyed it. The comedy worked inI don't know why this had to happen. Napoleon Dynamite was a very good movie, but this show just completely destroyed it. The comedy worked in the movie, but now they are going for a more modern day animated show, and making it dumber. The take the characters of the film and put them in ridiculous situations that make the characters lose any humor or interesting traits. All in all, this is a **** show. Full Review »