• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 7, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 9 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    70
    A show that is so achingly familiar - in content, tone, stars, everything - that it's actually funny.
  2. You won't be quoting lines from it over Friday morning coffee, but it is, if not good, then good enough.
  3. Sometimes what should be dark comedy is just plain depressing. [8 Sep 2006, p.156]
  4. 50
    The first episode is OK. Predictable. Standard. But Garrett's funny, and he and Fisher work great together.
  5. "'Til Death" plays like a tired reworking of "Married ... With Children," but without the children.
  6. 50
    The entertainment value in this otherwise rudimentary sitcom lies in watching Garrett aim for front-and-center Gleason-ness.
  7. It’s pretty easy to loathe this stuff if you like your comedy more ragged, drug-addled and confrontational. But there’s an easygoing red-state pleasantness to it too, a celebration of timeless and consoling suburban inertia.
  8. The harsh reality is that it will be lucky to get the time it needs to figure out how to become the show it was meant to be.
  9. 40
    'Til Death takes predictable, mean-spirited turns, and Garrett acts with off-putting self-satisfaction. His Eddie is no charmer like his bumbling Robert Barone.
  10. 40
    At least [it] has possibilities and a good excuse for a giggle now and then.
  11. "'Til Death" seems a pretty thin concept.
  12. It's not a great sitcom, not even really a good one, and the strain of trying to sell such mediocre material will no doubt get to Garrett in a few weeks, but it's still vastly better than its companion show.
  13. 40
    There are occasional funny moments amid the raging comic mediocrity.
  14. 37
    The main structural problem for the show is that neither the couples nor the contrast makes any sense.... Still, this being a comedy, the more troubling problem is that no one is funny, starting with Garrett.
  15. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    Put it this way: Any comedy that milks multiple jokes from a character being named "Woodcock" is pretty much running on fumes.
  16. Without the "Raymond" writing team behind him, Garrett's not so much unleashed as he is uninteresting.
  17. 25
    "'Til Death's" Garrett, the man who made Jackie Gleason look like a disgusting manic-depressive jerk in that awful CBS movie, seems to be bringing the same unpleasant character to his first leading-man role in a sitcom.
  18. 20
    "Arrested Development" this ain't.
  19. Almost as soon as the sitcom begins you can feel where every joke is going to end.
  20. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    10
    It's a lame premise burdened with even lamer jokes.
  21. The pilot plot... follows a well-worn path of sitcoms traceable back to when cavemen acted them out with large dinosaur bones as props.
  22. This is probably the worst sitcom of the fall.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 40
  2. Negative: 14 out of 40
  1. Diego
    Mar 13, 2009
    1
    You would think this show would be off the air by now. It gives in to literally every sitcom convention from the good looking wife married to You would think this show would be off the air by now. It gives in to literally every sitcom convention from the good looking wife married to goofy looking husband to the stealing jokes from all other sitcoms. Simply horrendous. Full Review »
  2. NatalieS
    Sep 10, 2006
    5
    I would've given lower, but I guess my 'loyalty' to Brad Garrett is keeping me from doing so. That being said, I'm I would've given lower, but I guess my 'loyalty' to Brad Garrett is keeping me from doing so. That being said, I'm incredibly disappointed in this show. I always do expect alot out of majorly hyped up shows, but this one could not have turned out worse. Brad and Joely are lovely actors to watch and have perfect comic timing but in this sitcom, they are merely laughable, (and not in a good way whatsoever) no thanks to a corny script. These fine actors deserve MUCH better than this. Full Review »
  3. Mar 1, 2014
    4
    I saw one episode of the show, and it was an incredibly weird experience. The jokes, the relationship between the main couple, theI saw one episode of the show, and it was an incredibly weird experience. The jokes, the relationship between the main couple, the characterization--it's like watching familiar actors parodying Debra and Raymond on Everybody Loves Raymond! Full Review »