• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 15, 2012
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 49
  2. Negative: 18 out of 49

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  1. Jan 29, 2012
    6
    Napoleon Dynamite dose right by having the original cast reunite and they pick up were the film left off. The one big thing it dose wrong how ever is carry non of the charm/appeal the movie had an instead try to be like every other animated tv show. It more reminds me of the 90's animated series were weird and zanny things just happen to be weird and zanny. The problem is this styleNapoleon Dynamite dose right by having the original cast reunite and they pick up were the film left off. The one big thing it dose wrong how ever is carry non of the charm/appeal the movie had an instead try to be like every other animated tv show. It more reminds me of the 90's animated series were weird and zanny things just happen to be weird and zanny. The problem is this style has been done to death and dose nothing new other series has not done. Even as a stand alone show it's pretty weak. The one saving grace and what gives hope is the cast. Hopefully the writers will snap back to it and go to make what made the movie so great. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2012
    4
    lame re-visiting of old jokes. this can't last, it really has nowhere to go and they are going to run out of jokes fast. it's better than watching infomercials or american idol though.
  3. Mar 11, 2012
    5
    They took a good movie, and basically ruined it in this animated spin-off. They basically took the same stuff from the movie and turned it up a notch in a really not good way. If you loved the movie then it is a maybe for you, but if you didn't then do not watch this show.
  4. Jun 5, 2012
    5
    The show acted as if the movie never happened, the show lasted as long as it should have. I appreciated the show, but i never really cared much for it. There's nothing special or new about it, just another family guy-style cartoon that never made it bigtime.
  5. Feb 15, 2014
    6
    Napoleon Dynamite only needed the movie for it to become a cult classic, but the show only over kills it . For people the comedy may have only appeared once, but the series may have just gotten people sick of it.
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
  1. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jan 17, 2012
    30
    While animation liberates Napoleon and his world from the usual physical restrictions, it somehow lessens the overall appeal of the character and setting.
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Jan 17, 2012
    40
    If you were reduced to hysterical laughter by the concept of herbal breast-enlargement cream in the film, you will likely be so again by the superpower-conveying acne medicine in the TV show. If not, well, welcome to Normal Town.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jan 17, 2012
    30
    Other than re-living some of Napoleon's favorite catchphrases from the 2004 movie, there's not much enjoyment to be gleaned from this obvious, unfunny episode.