The Goode Family : Season 1

Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17

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Critic Reviews

  1. Goode really does feel too much like the flip side of "King of the Hill." The humor comes from the opposite point of view but it's still a too-similar-to-stand-on-its-own comedy.
  2. ABC chimes in with its new animated sitcom The Goode Family--then pulls just enough punches so tonight's premiere episode feels like satire lite.
  3. The Goode Family is both smart and not very funny.
  4. The best bits of the series are those that let the characters deliver the punch lines, not become one, and there aren't quite enough to go around.
  5. 50
    The result, ironically enough, is a show that makes fun of all things PC and ends up being too PC to blister.
  6. While the jokes may be funnier than "King" has been in a long time, the new show also feels more uneven and strained.
  7. Unfortunately, The Goode Family isn't distinct enough or, ultimately, funny enough in the few episodes ABC screened to really worry about a future.
  8. The show feels aggressively off-kilter with the current mood, as if it had been incubated in the early to mid-’90s, when it was possible to find global-warming skeptics among even the reasonable and informed.
  9. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    40
    The ideas in The Goode Family are promising, and the era of green consciousness and Hope and Change would seem to provide a target-rich environment. The problem is that the family seems missing from this family comedy: the satire is so pointed and obvious that it gets in the way of developing the Goodes as people--when it doesn't sabotage the characters altogether.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. RobertB
    Jun 6, 2009
    9
    Very funny. reminds me of my own family.
  2. RobertS
    Jun 4, 2009
    10
    Even funnier than King of the Hill at some points... hillarious show.
  3. DanH
    May 30, 2009
    9
    Great entertainment. Relevant and familiar, yet fresh. We all know people like the Goode Family, but it's taken a long time to reach TV. Great entertainment. Relevant and familiar, yet fresh. We all know people like the Goode Family, but it's taken a long time to reach TV. You like to laugh at them and their quirks, but you're still rooting for them in the end. Full Review »