• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Sep 26, 2011
    100
    A genuinely funny and immediately likable sitcom.
  2. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 12, 2011
    91
    I love the suburban satire, which is old territory made fresh again. [Jane] Levy, from "Shameless," is tart and sympathetic, and [Cheryl] Hines is a revelation as a rabidly superficial mom.
  3. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Sep 27, 2011
    83
    There's enough sincerity lurking convincingly beneath the snark, and Levy is so good in both aggressive and vulnerable modes, that I have faith the show will find a way to humanize Tessa's new environment while still bringing the laughs.
  4. Reviewed by: Henry Goldblatt
    Sep 26, 2011
    83
    Not quite an Easy A, but certainly an easy B+.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 110 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Oct 19, 2011
    9
    I really do like this. It's a nice concept and it's carried out very well. Jane Levy is great and Cheryl Hines is always fantastic. A great show for those interested. Full Review »
  2. Sep 28, 2011
    10
    Pretty hilarious so far. What I consider a fresh story, father (George) and daughter (Tessa) pack up and move to suburbia after dad finds condoms in daughters night stand. It's Mean Girls-esque in the way that Tessa is a fairly normal city girl surrounded by plastic people. Only instead of a couple girls it's pretty much the entire town. Good lines, good characters and hopefully a good future. Full Review »
  3. Oct 5, 2011
    8
    Quickly becoming the best new comedy on ABC's fall lineup. Shows like this don't last long, hopefully this one gets a chance to grow. Funny, clever, and tongue-in-cheek. Full Review »