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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15

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Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 16, 2012
    50
    There is a story to be made from this, about aspiration and achievement and what goes on in the gap between them, but that is not a story that television, or any other form of American mass culture, particularly likes to tell. Underemployed flirts with it but more often settles for flattering its audience, reflecting not only its hopes but also its resentments.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Oct 16, 2012
    60
    While it tries to stay in the hip genre of new-school dramedy, it often tilts toward traditional soap and sitcom.
  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.