• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 22, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 4 out of 20

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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

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  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
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  1. 70
    It's a welcome addition to nonfiction television and a loyal friend to the radio show.
  2. 100
    It's really kind of a glorious little miracle, a half-hour series of little pictures of simple, complex and unfamous Americans breathing everyday lives, with a twist of kookiness, while they search for the Meaning of Everything and The Big Picture.
  3. “This American Life” on TV achieves the same contemplative mood as the radio show. And it has a striking spareness of imagery, much as “Life” on radio has a spareness of sound.