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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 1, 2005
  • Season #: 1
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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 57 Ratings

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  • Starring: Andre Miller (II), John Chester, Jim Lefter
  • Summary: Two men drive through America performing random acts of kindness for people they meet along the way.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Reality, Game Show, Arts
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Jennifer Wulff
    75
    The camera work is shaky, the music is gritty, and the endings aren't always happy. But the fact that you can almost smell the B.O. on some of the people piling into that truck makes it a raw, more real alternative to the usual sugary sweet. [21 Nov 2005, p.43]
  2. "Random 1" is not nearly as melodramatic [as "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"], but it doesn't manufacture its miracles. It offers small, random acts of kindness, and that is sometimes a much better deal.
  3. 60
    Ultimately, ''Random 1" is a portrait of the giving spirit in action, not a fantasy show about happy endings.
  4. 50
    The meandering pace of this show feels a little tedious... Still, "Random 1" does offer a more inspiring aftertaste than the saccharine "Scooby-Doo" endings of "Three Wishes."
  5. It's uplifting, but not hugely entertaining. After a while, I sort of think the show will feel tired; once you've seen one good deed done, you've seen them all.
  6. There's something a little bit annoying at the core of this reality travelogue that surrounds the means by which the ends are achieved.
  7. Reviewed by: Joey Rubin
    30
    Unfortunately, what could be an inspiring antidote to the never-ending stream of unreal "Reality TV" turns out to be a jumbled, mediocre program with little going for it except its intended goodwill.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 44
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 44
  3. Negative: 5 out of 44
  1. mikeb
    Nov 1, 2005
    10
    loved it - very entertaining -
  2. graphicschik
    Sep 18, 2006
    10
    Best "REAL" Show Ever!!!!! Why did A&E cancel this and leave stupid shows like "Dog the bounty hunter" instead???? Random 1 was and is the Best "REAL" Show Ever!!!!! Why did A&E cancel this and leave stupid shows like "Dog the bounty hunter" instead???? Random 1 was and is the best show I've seen in a long time....I was an A&E fan until you pulled Random 1. Expand
  3. MB
    Nov 2, 2005
    10
    Two chosen angels who give help to the over looked people of America. I love the show. It will have you reaching for the tissues every time. Two chosen angels who give help to the over looked people of America. I love the show. It will have you reaching for the tissues every time. Keep up the good work boys. WE love you! Expand
  4. LisaF
    Nov 24, 2005
    10
    Andre is adorable, I'd love to do a random act of kindness for him! When are you guys coming to Canada?
  5. scottm
    Jan 23, 2006
    10
    this show fills my heart with joy,every once and while you need a leg up.
  6. charc
    Nov 23, 2005
    9
    This is a good Reality show, especially for the Holidays! I would give the show a 10 if John would stop yelling at Andre!
  7. undisclosedundislosed
    Nov 6, 2005
    0
    well for much poeple this show is good but it was the most boring thing in the world like why is this show being so helpful. where are they well for much poeple this show is good but it was the most boring thing in the world like why is this show being so helpful. where are they getting all this money from like the leg for 20 000 dollars and find a good job just like that.i didnt see a point in this show and i think its not very interesting. Expand

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