The 1/2 Hour News Hour : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2
User Score
2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 378 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 378

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  1. TimM.
    Feb 16, 2007
    6
    No, it's not great. But why in the world would TV critics - the most liberal group of writers in the industry - like right wing humor?? The fact that TV critics would fawn over The Daily Show and hate guys like P.J. O'Rourke is predictable. I was amused by the Coulter stuff, but the moment you put her on TV, the left jumps out of its skin. Bottom Line: Reviewing right wing fare No, it's not great. But why in the world would TV critics - the most liberal group of writers in the industry - like right wing humor?? The fact that TV critics would fawn over The Daily Show and hate guys like P.J. O'Rourke is predictable. I was amused by the Coulter stuff, but the moment you put her on TV, the left jumps out of its skin. Bottom Line: Reviewing right wing fare is Mission: Impossible for the Critical left. Expand
  2. DumontR
    Mar 2, 2007
    5
    Haven't seen it yet, but with alll these low ratings it must be good
  3. JackW.
    Jul 8, 2007
    5
    How do you judge comedy? Some people laugh at Monty Python, some people don't. Some people wet themselves when they see somebody get hit in the crotch, some don't. I didn't laugh once whilst watching this. In fact I was cringing most of the time. But I think you have to take it in context. Compared to something like "Family Guy" this isn't funny. But compared to Anne How do you judge comedy? Some people laugh at Monty Python, some people don't. Some people wet themselves when they see somebody get hit in the crotch, some don't. I didn't laugh once whilst watching this. In fact I was cringing most of the time. But I think you have to take it in context. Compared to something like "Family Guy" this isn't funny. But compared to Anne Coulter calling Edwards a faggot, I guess a Marion Berry joke looks kind of witty, even if half the TV audience will need to check wikipedia (or conservapedia) to understand the reference. Expand
  4. alh
    Feb 18, 2007
    6
    What's funny is watching all the KommieLib media critics pan this show. It's as automatic and reflexive as their love or hate of any other issue/politician/celebrity. Liberal/Democrat/AnybodyButFox - good ....... Conservative/Republican/Fox baaaaad. The show's not great, but it will (probably get better). If not, it deserves to go. We don't want it stinking up the What's funny is watching all the KommieLib media critics pan this show. It's as automatic and reflexive as their love or hate of any other issue/politician/celebrity. Liberal/Democrat/AnybodyButFox - good ....... Conservative/Republican/Fox baaaaad. The show's not great, but it will (probably get better). If not, it deserves to go. We don't want it stinking up the place. Big Al Expand
  5. MikeM
    Feb 22, 2007
    4
    The only reason people are giving this show a 10 is for their political stance on the issues...not because of the quality of the humor. The reason why it's so mediocre is because the outlandish characterizations of the left are actually said on real news shows by talking heads like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter. It's just awkward to think the people who write this show think The only reason people are giving this show a 10 is for their political stance on the issues...not because of the quality of the humor. The reason why it's so mediocre is because the outlandish characterizations of the left are actually said on real news shows by talking heads like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter. It's just awkward to think the people who write this show think they are writing comedy, when they are really writing a mockumentary of the rediculousness that is Fox News. Expand
  6. JonW
    Feb 22, 2007
    5
    I'm an independent
Metascore
13

Overwhelming dislike - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 10 out of 11
  1. A look at the first episode suggests that, just as A.M. radio is the unassailable province of the right, TV might better be left to the left.
  2. "Weekend Update" on its worst night isn't this bad.
  3. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    0
    You couldn't skewer a cube of tofu with material this dull.