• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2010
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 10 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    It's just a little novelty, much like the plastic body fluids its characters are selling.
  2. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    50
    Though American tastes are mocked here, too, laughing at your own group doesn't necessarily excuse laughing at others.
  3. The humor is crude and risque and often at the expense of Indian culture. I could have lived without the defecation jokes. To be fair, the writers don't give America a pass.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    42
    One day it might evolve into a sharp, irreverent satire about consumerism and prejudice that isn't demeaning and doesn't punt to cheap jokes about Indian names, Indian accents, and Indian food. Call us when it gets there.
  5. Not offensive. Just not particularly fresh or compelling. Long-term, "Outsourced" may want to become an Indian cousin of "Community," with diverse off-center people whose eccentricities fuel jokes. That's fine. The question may be whether, in carefully omitting most things that could offend, the show has enough left to endure.
  6. Call me culturally insensitive, but I wasn't nearly as offended by the stereotyping in Outsourced--which is based on a movie of the same name that I've never seen--as I was by the fact that most of the resulting jokes were so lame.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 96 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 96
  2. Negative: 11 out of 96
  1. Mar 24, 2011
    10
    I can't get enough of this show. Seriously, I can't get enough of this show. To reiterate, I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS SHOW. Everyone in myI can't get enough of this show. Seriously, I can't get enough of this show. To reiterate, I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS SHOW. Everyone in my office talk about it. My roommates all watch it. EVERYONE EVERYWHERE watches it. To the pro critics that gave this show poor reviews: I'm sorry that the ending of Lost was disappointing and Heroes sucks now, but you don't need to take it out by giving bogus poor reviews to an AWESOME show. To the amateur "user critics" that give this show poor reviews: I bet my TiVo that you don't even own a television.

    I LOVE THIS SHOW.
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  2. Oct 21, 2010
    9
    With all the mediocre critic reviews, I wasn't expecting a lot from Outsourced. For a first season, it's blown me away with its character andWith all the mediocre critic reviews, I wasn't expecting a lot from Outsourced. For a first season, it's blown me away with its character and laughs. Ignore the reviews that say it's being racist because almost all Indian jokes are actually poking fun at the ignorance of the non-Indian characters and elevating different ideas in Indian culture. I'd like to see Rappaport and the girl who plays Asha to step up their game because the supporting cast is really carrying the show at the moment. If you like the Office, you'll love Outsourced. Full Review »
  3. Oct 2, 2010
    10
    The best part of this show is how it reveals how oversensitive some critics are to racism. This show is not racist, nor borderline racist. ItThe best part of this show is how it reveals how oversensitive some critics are to racism. This show is not racist, nor borderline racist. It makes fun of stereotypes, sure, but stereotypical portrayal of cultures does not make a show racist. Full Review »