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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 19, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Summary: David (Jonathan McClain) leaves his job in Manhattan to join his parents in their Florida retirement home.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Jennifer Armstrong
    Jan 18, 2011
    Despite some obvious jokes (Dad refers to Facebook as ''Facial Book''), the oldsters make competent work of the enterprise and display the knack for Betty White-esque ribaldry that's becoming this network's calling card.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jan 19, 2011
    After the introductions were out of the way and Segal got out his banjo and cigar--not a euphemism, and contractually guaranteed, perhaps--I grew relaxed enough to recognize that, yes, these people are professionals, and they do know their stuff.
  3. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jan 19, 2011
    Retired at 35 does have the good sense to create a story. If it ever relaxes enough to tell it, the show could become more than "lukewarm in Florida."
  4. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jan 18, 2011
    This show lurches along, all its sitcom puzzle pieces laid out without being assembled into even a Hollywood picture of life.
  5. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jan 19, 2011
    I can't see this comedy having long-term appeal, given the thinness of the premise and the boring character at its center.
  6. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jan 19, 2011
    Don't ask me what Retired at 35 has to offer. TV Land's new companion sitcom for "Hot in Cleveland" is a piece of brash nonsense that, with jokes featuring older people talking about "Facialbook" and "texturizing," seems like it was written to target people who died about 30 years ago.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jan 19, 2011
    Retired at 35 is all about hitting your mark, spewing out a tired line then waiting for the canned laughter to start. Some people like the comfort of familiarity, but others just feel the contempt. Ahem.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jun 16, 2011
    we thoroughly enjoyed "Retired at 35" the last season and sincerely hope that it will continue to be shown.
    It gave us a lot of laughs and
    found the cast to be excellent. Thank you, LWilliams Expand
  2. Feb 1, 2011
    A death row convict on life support would demand my attention more than this ill-fated sitcom. The characters are uninteresting....the plots are anemic.....and, just as in "Just Shoot Me", the "whoosieface-what'shisname" that I refuse to remember is horrible. What a shame to have an entertaining show like "Hot in Cleveland" lead into something that scores about as many points as, well, the Cleveland Browns. Expand