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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 9, 2008
  • Season #: 1
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37

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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

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  • Summary: Two friends experience odd side effects from the different products they test.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
  1. There are people in this world who find flatulence mightily entertaining, and they should be happy here.
  2. 70
    The two-zany formula still works for movie after movie, and the occasional TV show. Case in point: Tonight's Testees, airing on the risk-happy FX network; the comedy doesn't push boundaries so much as trounce and trash them.
  3. I don't know that there's a long-running series here--even the pilot runs out of steam before the end--but I did laugh several times.
  4. 30
    A show so strange and vile and stupid that I really wish I could strongly recommend it.
  5. All of this might be vaguely defensible if “Testees” were trying to satirize the abuses of Big Pharma, or the limited opportunities for dumb white men, or really if it were trying to satirize anything at all. But it just sits there, inert, like a patient on a gurney.
  6. 20
    Testees probably shouldn't be considered part of the fall season, but let's be fair--it's as lousy as anything the broadcast nets have come up with.
  7. There's no need to go any further. Testees makes "Kath & Kim" look smart and savvy, a nearly impossible feat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Oct 18, 2010
    10
    Witty comedy with plenty of slap stick sprinkled on top. I can only hope that this show is brought back. This show is exactly what I hope to watch after a long day. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    10
    In a time dominated by ridiculous shows such as Two and a Half Men that only by the grace of God has somehow managed to find a place at the top of the most watched television shows, I am left in disbelief that a little slapstick humour like that of Testees has been met with so much displeasure, I hope that this show is given another chance because, at the end of the day, life can get you down and as silly as this show is, it makes you laugh, and that, after all, is all a comedy sets out to do. In that respect, Testees ticks all the right boxes. Expand
  3. Aug 8, 2012
    10
    What a huge difference between what users are saying about the show and how the critics rated it... Obviously there are a lot of fans. Count me as one... very well written and acted show. Shame FX couldn't have given it another season to catch on. Expand
  4. Apr 17, 2013
    9
    This show was clever, very clever, it made the sort of cringing humor that I normally despise, work... And boy they made it work well! Every episode took the show to new levels of depravity and stupidity and I loved it. Jelly bean omlettes was a classic. I still and cringe when I think about it. Steve Markle deserved an Oscar for doing that one scene. Superb. Expand

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