• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 19, 2011
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Mar 17, 2011
    88
    Reubens is getting a bit old for this, but Pee-wee's innocence, infantilism and camp haven't dated--there's a rebel in the ridiculousness. [21 Mar 2011, p.46]
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 20, 2011
    7
    Although the show becomes a bit tiresome with a 90 minute running time, Reubens' childlike joy is infectious and it is worth watching for fansAlthough the show becomes a bit tiresome with a 90 minute running time, Reubens' childlike joy is infectious and it is worth watching for fans of the series. Full Review »
  2. Mar 25, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The show is a slight upgrade from the original LA stageshow(and HBO special), with Phil Hartman's Captain Carl character written out. This is definitely a Pee Wee love fest, with a feel of Rocky Horror. And enough winks to 2011 to keep you listening carefully. You know the jokes, you know when to participate and you still love the Luckiest Boy in the World. Turn off your cynicism for a while, bring out your inner child and slide on down to Puppet Town. Full Review »