Underemployed : Season 1

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 15, 2012
    80
    Underemployed is one of the most enjoyably upbeat twentysomething scripted dramas to hit prime time in ages.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Oct 16, 2012
    80
    These young Chicagoans are seriously, but amusingly, Underemployed--the title of a disarmingly scruffy new MTV hour-long dramedy from Six Feet Under's Craig Wright that nails the confusion (sometimes sexual) and disappointment (usually economic) of a generation raised to expect more than today's society is offering.
  3. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Oct 16, 2012
    70
    The plotting of the pilot is a bit too pat at times, but two subsequent episodes bolster the argument that Underemployed deserves a shot at going full-time.
  4. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Oct 15, 2012
    63
    It remains to be seen if Underemployed will have time to spread its dramatic wings and shake off its ham-fisted preachiness--but it's off to a promising, if predictable, start.
  5. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Oct 15, 2012
    63
    Despite the familiarities, the cheerfulness of this group helps the show overcome its predictability and other faults.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 10, 2013
    10
    This show grew up so much since episode 1. I've just watched episode 11 and I found the plot really catchy. It's simply close to reality andThis show grew up so much since episode 1. I've just watched episode 11 and I found the plot really catchy. It's simply close to reality and it's worth watching. The stories of these 5 friends are just getting better each new episode and for common newbies in real world... I found it helpful, if you get it. Daphne's story line couldn't get any better and what it goes for Miles, who's now sort of hooked up with the messed up girl with no control on spending matters(Daphne)... Well, they turned out to be a great couple in the end. Right, I had some doubts because of the friendship background history they had. Sophia is taking risks, getting more wild and out of her shell... basically she is starting to live, and this couldn't have been more right for her writer career. Lou and Raviva are dealing with so much at the same time... They are such a catch to keep up with. And by the way Raviva's songs are a cool add to this show that has all the ingredients to work out. I just hope MTV doesn't cancel it. Full Review »
  2. Sep 3, 2013
    10
    I really like this first season!
    The 5 actors are really well and the story of this 5 guys seems so real!
    Some parts are pretty foregone
    I really like this first season!
    The 5 actors are really well and the story of this 5 guys seems so real!
    Some parts are pretty foregone but, anyway, the story is really good.
    The bond beetwen the 5 friends is really fantastic and I hope that a new season will be made!
    Anyway, good job!
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