• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 13, 2006
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. A winning, extremely funny new sitcom.
  2. 88
    This bright, funny, appealing old-school comedy is an ideal vehicle for Louis-Dreyfus.
  3. 75
    This one should break the "Seinfeld" curse. It smells like a winner and only gets funnier each week.
  4. 75
    Has some genuinely funny moments despite its laugh track and conventional sitcom framework.
  5. 50
    "Old Christine" could morph into a fresh and funny staple, as long as it's tinkered with correctly.
  6. Louis-Dreyfus herself tries hard - sometimes too hard - and deserves better.
  7. 80
    Louis-Dreyfus reaffirms her talents for playing exasperation and physical awkwardness. Christine stumbles repeatedly, but Louis-Dreyfus soars.
  8. 80
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus has finally slain the Seinfeld curse.
  9. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    One of the best conventional half-hours to come along in a while.
  10. 80
    Smart, sassy and delightful.
  11. It is smartly written, particularly well-cast and a worthy vehicle for Louis-Dreyfus and her high-energy comedy.
  12. Without bringing anything radically new to the annals of sitcomedy, Louis-Dreyfus makes Christine feel fresh and real.
  13. 70
    If the writers can keep avoiding pitfalls, this surprisingly pleasing show just may signify the end of the ''Seinfeld" curse.
  14. 60
    Though the writing here is inconsistent, [Louis-Dreyfus] just might stay around with this one, which gives her some chances to show off.
  15. Those Elaine moments are the real allure of this series -- a chance to see Ms. Louis-Dreyfus once again portray an insensitive, aggressive neurotic trapped in the body of a petite, attractive woman.
  16. 60
    A sitcom doesn’t have to break new ground to be good, but it does have to make you feel that it isn’t just going through the motions. "Christine" satisfies on that score to some extent, but you just want more from it.
  17. 60
    Old Christine is more fun than Watching Ellie. The question that remains is whether it will be funny enough for viewers to finally leave Elaine behind.
  18. 40
    Despite some promising moments in the first few episodes, the show seems destined for the same fate as Ellie.
  19. 10
    With the debut of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' show tonight, [Seinfeld] has now spawned five relentlessly unfunny and compulsively unwatchable sitcoms.
  20. Worst of all is the writing's low-bar comedy; it's so weak that the laugh track doesn't just sound forced, it sounds as if the audience has a gun to its head.
  21. Generally funny, sharply observant and smart in its use of the star and a good supporting cast.
  22. The writing in "Old Christine" is occasionally funny in a low-key way, but too often the show is a bore.
  23. While this could be funny, over the first three episodes the show is as confused as the star seems to be about her character's perfect hair (the style is different in nearly every scene).
  24. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Frustratingly old-fashioned. [24 Mar 2006, p.58]
  25. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    So far, so good.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 81
  2. Negative: 16 out of 81
  1. AliceA.
    Oct 22, 2007
    What happened to this show??? Bring it back it's so funny.
  2. May 5, 2012
    Started to watch this. Heard the laugh track. Turned it off. I cannot abide watching a comedy and hearing other people laugh at everyStarted to watch this. Heard the laugh track. Turned it off. I cannot abide watching a comedy and hearing other people laugh at every punch-line - whether it be funny or not. This could be a good show but I guess I'll never know. Full Review »
  3. MichaelV.
    Feb 5, 2008
    Just a hilarious show to watch and I never try to miss it =D!