Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell : Season 1

  • Network: FX , FXX
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 9, 2012
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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2.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 10 out of 15

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  1. Sep 20, 2012
    7
    Bell is definitely still figuring it out - he looks awkward on camera, has a tendency to laugh at his own jokes, and his interviews (while getting better) are SUPER stilted. Still, the commentary is well written (the problem in my mind is the delivery, not the material) and he has some very funny bits - I especially like the on-the-streets segments. For example, quizzing New Yorkers on whoBell is definitely still figuring it out - he looks awkward on camera, has a tendency to laugh at his own jokes, and his interviews (while getting better) are SUPER stilted. Still, the commentary is well written (the problem in my mind is the delivery, not the material) and he has some very funny bits - I especially like the on-the-streets segments. For example, quizzing New Yorkers on who they will gay marry when Obama forces the marriage equality act through? Hilarious. It's not great yet, but it has potential. Expand
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Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Aug 13, 2012
    70
    The premiere felt a little tense; the host is still learning how to relate to the camera, how to occupy television. Nevertheless, he proves a friendly presence.
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Aug 13, 2012
    75
    Bell is likely to smooth over the minor bumps in coming shows, but make no mistake: Totally Biased isn't likely to look much like "The Colbert Report" or "The Daily Show."
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Aug 9, 2012
    67
    Will a cheerfully biased newcomer with a few amusing, well-crafted one-liners be enough to get FX on the boards in late night? To paraphrase Yoda, difficult to say--always in motion is the future--but Rock may want to light a fire under this act sooner than later.