Ugly Americans : Season 1

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User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 109 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 109
  2. Negative: 24 out of 109

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  1. Oct 9, 2014
    5
    The fact that they are zombies and other horror monsters doesn't make a bland boring and unoriginal character any less of those things.

    Good idea, poor execution.
  2. Feb 29, 2012
    5
    I think it's a decent show other than the fact that its kinda dry and it's pointless off color jokes are worn out, not to mention the animation, though the animation is different it's still looks kinda of half assed and looks stylistically similar to Adult Swim's "superjail!". Other than that a pretty much ok show no way near as good as "Drawn Together" or "South Park".
  3. LordCrapsALot
    Mar 20, 2010
    4
    Well being a huge fan of Superjail, Ugly Americans came as a kind of disappointment since its made by the same studio. The jokes were bland and the story barely interesting,from what I expected Ugly Americans won't probably last. I'll give the show 2 maybe 3 seasons till its scraped.
  4. RichardJ
    Mar 25, 2010
    6
    Strange but quirky and i think it will get better. The idea of aliens living on earth is similar to Men In Black. Living in London/UK, I love fresh comedies and interesting ideas which are not the norm, so this show worked, an animation wasn't bad (very Mike Judge) I gave it an 6 due to it's inventiveness, the reasons it lacks certain things, i.e. punchlines, pace is slow, and Strange but quirky and i think it will get better. The idea of aliens living on earth is similar to Men In Black. Living in London/UK, I love fresh comedies and interesting ideas which are not the norm, so this show worked, an animation wasn't bad (very Mike Judge) I gave it an 6 due to it's inventiveness, the reasons it lacks certain things, i.e. punchlines, pace is slow, and it doesn't have a great story built up yet. I still prefer Archer which is the best new animation show, and the old classics from adult swim such as Harvey Birdman, Sealab 2021 and Aqua Teen, but nevertheless this is a show which is watchable. Expand
  5. BobD
    Mar 30, 2010
    5
    I neither love nor hate this, hence my vote of 5. Yes, it occasionally -- but only occasionally -- has some interesting visuals but I don't find the characters particularly memorable, with the possible exception of the wizard. It all strikes me as a VERY watered-down version of the much better "Superjail!" on [adult swim] (made by the same folks), something which Comedy Central would I neither love nor hate this, hence my vote of 5. Yes, it occasionally -- but only occasionally -- has some interesting visuals but I don't find the characters particularly memorable, with the possible exception of the wizard. It all strikes me as a VERY watered-down version of the much better "Superjail!" on [adult swim] (made by the same folks), something which Comedy Central would likely be far too timid to air. Expand
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Aug 1, 2011
    75
    Ugly Americans can be gross and bizarre, but everything makes sense in the world that it has created.
  2. The premise is a neat riff on immigration and fitting in, but the jokes are a bit conventional for a show that looks so pleasantly odd.
  3. But if Ugly Americans comes with a message, it is at least equally determined to just be funny, and at that task, it frequently succeeds.