• Network:
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 11, 2006
Twenty Good Years Image
Metascore
29

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics What's this?

User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: Two aging, oddly-coupled friends (John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor) decide they have 20 good years left to live, and decide to make the most of it.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 26
  2. Negative: 17 out of 26
  1. The pilot for "Twenty Good Years" has some genuinely funny moments even as it makes no apparent effort to reinvent the form.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    Even if the material is a trifle slight, pairing of John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor brightens matters, serving up smiles if not outright guffaws.
  3. A perfectly serviceable but utterly forgettable sitcom.
  4. It is a male version of “The Golden Girls,” but with weaker writing, and older viewers are not saps.
  5. What's particularly appalling is the way Lithgow is allowed to go way, way over the top in his performance.
  6. There's nothing inherently wrong with the premise... But what's been done with it, on the evidence of the pilot, is weak, and slightly embarrassing to watch.

See all 26 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. RhondaB
    Nov 26, 2006
    10
    Excellent show - love it. I was enjoying it more w/ each episode.
  2. bradleys
    Nov 2, 2006
    10
    I enjoy watching the show very much. Jeffrey & John are brilliant!
  3. nilm
    Dec 31, 2006
    9
    Very differend and funny tv show. Must see.
  4. JoeP
    Oct 31, 2006
    4
    stupid, very few funny moments.
  5. MarkS
    Oct 18, 2006
    2
    A terrible shame that this show is so bad because both of the stars are excellent and are very well cast. They put in the best they can, but A terrible shame that this show is so bad because both of the stars are excellent and are very well cast. They put in the best they can, but the material itself is so unbelievably weak that it doesn't even matter. In the hands of a better writing staff and perhaps with a better premise this show could be fabulous, but at present I could barely tolerate a full episode. Quite tragic as I'd actually been looking forward to it. Collapse
  6. elwoodd
    Oct 11, 2006
    1
    overacted overshouted overlaughtracked underwritten
  7. C.Cotton
    Oct 11, 2006
    0
    Huh... why did NBC even put this show on the schedule?

See all 30 User Reviews