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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 1, 2013
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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75

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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

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  • Summary: 20-year-old Josh (Josh Thomas) is dumped by his girlfriend, explores his sexuality and deals with demands from his family in this Australian comedy.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Aug 2, 2013
    88
    Please Like Me, unlike the much-praised millennial comedy "Girls," feels unpretentious and natural with fully-realized characters rooted in reality.
  2. Reviewed by: Billy Nilles
    Aug 2, 2013
    80
    It's not only the charm of the characters that raises "Please Like Me" above the lazy comparison. The series is also funny.
  3. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Aug 2, 2013
    75
    The humor is subtle, almost deadpan, but brilliant at every turn. Some moments become excruciating to watch, only because we've formed an immediate affection for Josh and hate seeing him screw things up for himself.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Aug 2, 2013
    70
    The pilot episode is more amusing than hilarious, but it's often delicately funny thanks to Mr. Thomas' odd duck character and his reactions to those around him. When Geoffrey (Wade Briggs) hits on him, he's flummoxed.
  5. Reviewed by: Emily Nussbaum
    Sep 13, 2013
    70
    Much of the show’s appeal lies in the cast’s shaggy, naturalistic chemistry, which papers over the occasional imperfect plot turn.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. 423
    Aug 15, 2013
    10
    Its an incredibly warm and quirky show. There's a ton of dark humor and awkward situations but every episode ends on a high note. This show quickly becomes an obsession can't wait for season 2. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2014
    9
    This show offers one of the best portrayals of gay characters on TV without sticking to stereotypes that are not true. It combines both funny and emotional elements and keeps you entertained. Expand
  3. Aug 6, 2014
    8
    All the characters are well thought out and quirky in their own way, and Josh is perhaps the most realistic depiction of a gay character currently on TV. I love the kind of humor this show has, and the show really delivers when it comes to hilarious awkward situations. Expand
  4. Aug 3, 2013
    1
    Politically correct, self-indulgent, and saccharine, this snore-fest is more enamored with itself than it is with entertaining the audience. The lead comedian is a third rate wannabe in Australia whose only notoriety comes from trading on his sexuality rather than any actual talent. Expand