Raising Hope : Season 1

  • Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 21, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. Fox's best comedies are always off-center. Raising Hope forgets to stay there.
  2. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    60
    There are at least the slivers of promise that the show could get better. Neff is amiably charming, Dillahunt and Plimpton give their characters a realism that belies the pilot's often-contemptuous jokes, and maybe 20% of the first episode shows a sweet-heartedness that rises above the easy white-trash humor.
  3. 60
    I'm slightly more taken with Fox's sweeter absurdedy, Raising Hope, though I still mourn the original title: "Keep Hope Alive."
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 137 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. Sep 22, 2010
    9
    Genuinely endearing in its mixture of well-meaning innocence (the young father), absurdist incompetence (his at least mentally not much olderGenuinely endearing in its mixture of well-meaning innocence (the young father), absurdist incompetence (his at least mentally not much older parents) and baby cuteness (well, the baby), this show came something as a surprise. It felt like there is a whole lot more Arrested Development in this show than Running Wilde hasn't been able to deliver. Looking forward to the next installment. Full Review »
  2. Feb 27, 2011
    8
    Really cute. All the actors do a great job. Each dysfunctional character is entertaining. That is one cute baby and I only hope she doesn'tReally cute. All the actors do a great job. Each dysfunctional character is entertaining. That is one cute baby and I only hope she doesn't become a screwed up child star. They are a good family that can't help but do semi-bad things and are low-life in a sweet way. I think it is pleasant, funny and sometimes laugh out loud. Full Review »
  3. Oct 17, 2010
    10
    Raising Hope basically defines smart and hilarious. The best new show of the season, and better than most returning shows. If you do not likeRaising Hope basically defines smart and hilarious. The best new show of the season, and better than most returning shows. If you do not like Raising Hope, than you should see a doctor, because not only is it hilarious, it has a wonderful concept and near-perfect acting. I'm looking forward to this show being the new Malcolm In The Middle. Full Review »