• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2008
Season #: 1, 2, 3
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. 30
    The animated comedy, which premieres on HBO tomorrow at 11 after Little Britain USA, is unnecessarily slow and slack.
  2. 30
    The animation is rudimentary and the jokes aren’t much better.
  3. I didn't find much of it funny, but on a kind of purely analytical level I can see how the jokes are supposed to work, and might well work on some.
  4. 40
    This is sporadically funny, but Tim is too slight -- the back-to-back episodes are only 10 to 12 minutes long -- and relies way too much on the supposed shock value of cartoon characters uttering four-letter words to be consistently entertaining.
  5. 75
    The Life & Times of Tim, their new, offbeat, animated series, is one that works like crazy--and no, it doesn't hurt to be crazy to love this show.
  6. The jokes that do hit on "Life and Times of Tim" suggest that Dildarian might be onto something really good if given time to fix the slow spots.
  7. Sophomoric and crude, The Life & Times of Tim may be a viable alternative for fans of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
  8. 10
    The Life & Times of Tim isn't even as well written as that show, and it's far more amateurish and deeply, alarmingly stupid to boot.
  9. The Life & Times of Tim--is flat-out brilliant and easily one of the funniest newcomers to television.
  10. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    80
    The show gets under the skin, somehow, with its loose Web-clip vibe and looser philosophy of life.
  11. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    70
    The opening episodes are uneven but show a lot of potential.
  12. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    40
    The animation is primitive, and so is the straining-to-be-hip writing in this deadpan sitcom.
  13. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    Tim's world is so consistently outlandish as to be difficult to resist, especially since Dildarian plays the whole thing with the understatement of Bob Newhart's old phone routines.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 4, 2011
    10
    Very very funny.Dry,subtle and smart humour.Probably one of the funniest animated shows currently on tv.A must for any comedy fan.TheVery very funny.Dry,subtle and smart humour.Probably one of the funniest animated shows currently on tv.A must for any comedy fan.The voice-over acting is amazing. Full Review »
  2. WillM.
    Oct 23, 2008
    10
    This is some really good stuff.
  3. Jan 9, 2012
    10
    best cartoon in the world!!!!! hands down. stan is my favorite character he is always pissed off and yells at easy target tim often. thebest cartoon in the world!!!!! hands down. stan is my favorite character he is always pissed off and yells at easy target tim often. the swearing and adult humor is what makes this cartoon so great. Full Review »