• Network: TV LAND
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 19, 2011
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 19, 2011
    30
    If "Hot in Cleveland" demonstrated there's life in comfort-food comedy beyond the major networks, Retired reminds us that while it's possible to triumph in TV with reheated concepts, poor execution remains the surest way to get unceremoniously put out to pasture.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jan 19, 2011
    60
    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."
  3. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jan 19, 2011
    30
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jan 19, 2011
    30
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jan 19, 2011
    40
    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: Ed Bark
    Jan 20, 2011
    58
    It has its moments and is well-appointed with seasoned actors who know how to hit their marks. So if you like Hot In Cleveland, then by all means stick around.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 19, 2011
    50
    TV Land tries to build on its surprise sitcom hit "Hot in Cleveland" with Retired at 35, a spectacularly unfunny show that reflects a parent's worst nightmare: A grown child moves home for no good reason and shows no sign of budging.
  8. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jan 19, 2011
    70
    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.
  9. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jan 18, 2011
    50
    This show lurches along, all its sitcom puzzle pieces laid out without being assembled into even a Hollywood picture of life.
  10. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jan 19, 2011
    30
    Retired at 35 will send you to the liquor cabinet, hoping to kill a few memory cells. It starts with the writing, which is bland and cliched, even by old-school-sitcom standards.
  11. Reviewed by: Jennifer Armstrong
    Jan 18, 2011
    75
    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.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Feb 1, 2011
    0
    A death row convict on life support would demand my attention more than this ill-fated sitcom. The characters are uninteresting....the plotsA 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. Full Review »
  2. Jun 16, 2011
    10
    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
    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
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