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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 8, 2011
  • Season #: 1
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63

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  • Summary: The comedy about three friends at different stages of their romantic relationships is based on an Israeli comedy.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Feb 8, 2011
    91
    Traffic Light is winning and amusing without being loud and loutish.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Feb 3, 2011
    80
    It could be argued that Fox has pulled off something even more remarkable with the debut of the less-than-thrillingly titled Traffic Light, a romantic comedy whose concept was imported from Israel: because it is both funny and remarkably realistic.
  3. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Feb 8, 2011
    70
    Traffic Light, like that old Mustang you had in college, splutters more than a bit when you turn the key, but eventually it gets going. And once it does, the splendid refinishing of a classic makes the inevitable bumps much more easily endured.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Feb 8, 2011
    67
    A not-unpleasing comedy that takes time and commitment to grow on you. How long? I started to like it three or four episodes in. Seems like an awfully long time, no?
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Feb 8, 2011
    63
    At rare moments it brushes up against an actual, weighty relationship problem, like the discovery that your financially irresponsible girlfriend is deep in debt. But the show soon loses heart and rushes its way to some silly resolution, like a nervous hostess bustling over to soothe two arguing guests.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Feb 8, 2011
    50
    Traffic Light is the kind of sitcom that revs from zero to zero with laughter.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Feb 8, 2011
    40
    The opening night lesson of the new Fox sitcom Traffic Light is that no matter how marvelous hands-free telephone technology has become, it isn't yet advanced enough to carry its own sitcom.

See all 20 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Feb 9, 2011
    10
    this was amazing.
    whenyou hear the premise you think, oh god, another annoing sitcom.
    but the humor here is so wry and suble that it is
    really fun to watch.
    this show has the opportuniy to be very big
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  2. Feb 19, 2011
    9
    I was not sure after the pilot if I was going to spend anymore time with this show but the pace picks up in the second episode... well worth the watch. Expand
  3. Mar 1, 2011
    8
    When you look at comedies on TV, they are all the same, Some family or friends going through funny adventures, this is the latter. But i never expected this to be funny, ive heard everything, but a british playboy, a nerdy looking guy who has a hot girl, and a weird/douche father and his wife. I've never seen something like this, sometimes it's not funny, but still i enjoy it every week Expand
  4. Apr 19, 2011
    8
    I enjoy this show a lot. I was pretty skeptical at first because the whole "couples at varying points of their relationship" premise has been done to death, but this one is well written and acted, not always laugh out loud funny but usual clever and witty. When the belly laughs do come it seems like a great bonus. Aya Cash as the laid back but spunky Callie is the highlight here, but the rest of the cast is bright and engaging too, including the small group of recurring characters like Rob Hubel as a crude but hilarious boss. So far, so good. Keep it coming guys! Expand
  5. May 7, 2011
    8
    This show would have been so easy to ignore based on premise and title, but I'm very happy that I bothered to look it up. They're not looking to re-invent the wheel but they attack usual sitcom-ie subjects with much more subtlety which ends up being much more watchable. The single-camera aspect of it is also a big positive. I think that most of the character interactions in this show are far more along the lines of what most people would encounter in their everyday lives (only the British guy seems to be somewhat of a caricature). Of all of the mid-season network comedies (all of which I've watched), this is my favourite. Expand
  6. Feb 13, 2011
    6
    Meh, I'll give the second episode a shot to see if it gets any better but I'm on the fence on this one. The characters are OK (the best part actually), the writing was sub-par and the premise is a little boring. Expand
  7. Feb 20, 2011
    3
    Terrible, terrible show. Not funny, poorly written, and acted.


    Critics already say this show won't make it until the end of next
    month...will be canceled. Expand