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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 4, 2008
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

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  • Summary: The comings and goings of the wacky residents of The Captain, a famous Hollywood apartment building.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. Hip in tone but traditional in spirit, it's not at all hard to feel welcome at the Captain.
  2. If Welcome to the Captain can sustain its tone of tender quirkiness, it may find an appreciate audience stretching from those who loved "Arrested Development" to fans of "My Name Is Earl."
  3. 60
    Welcome to the Captain attempts a similarly shaggy, loose sitcom vibe, but isn't quite successful, though it's at least watchable.
  4. 50
    The characters are refreshingly non-hostile and converse in something other than brittle, cold sitcom-speak. But the serialized nature of the stories (subsequent episodes begin with the "previously on" feature usually seen on dramas) is no particular plus. And while the characters are sweet, they stop short of being lovable.
  5. Kranz does look like a writer, for what it's worth. But if he's really as good as they say, he'd have written something better than this.
  6. The Captain [is] a historic hotel now populated by every Hollywood stereotype ever dusted off for a sitcom pilot.
  7. Another single-camera comedy that fails to provide any laughs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 11 out of 19
  1. ChaseT.
    Mar 26, 2008
    10
    Personally I absolutely love this show. I cannot believe that it was canceled. I know it had low ratings, but they should have advertised it Personally I absolutely love this show. I cannot believe that it was canceled. I know it had low ratings, but they should have advertised it more. It was a hilarious show and I think CBS should bring it back. I bought a season pass on Itunes for it and I think if anything they should at least finish the first season. Collapse
  2. JaredH.
    Mar 10, 2008
    9
    The show is witty and sarcastic. The only problem with it is that it bypasses the simpleton humor found in most shows and goes to directly to The show is witty and sarcastic. The only problem with it is that it bypasses the simpleton humor found in most shows and goes to directly to situational and intellectual charm. The characters are likable, but need time to find a direction. Expand
  3. JeromyH.
    Feb 19, 2008
    8
    Fresh and different.
  4. KarenM.
    Feb 21, 2008
    3
    I was so looking forward to seeing Jeffrey Tambor again. But overall I have to say I agree--this was pretty darned bad. I didn't crack a I was so looking forward to seeing Jeffrey Tambor again. But overall I have to say I agree--this was pretty darned bad. I didn't crack a grin once the entire time. I'm just wondering how anyone could've read this script and thought it would make a good TV show. Just the script alone would make it apparent it was a snoozer. Too bad. Expand
  5. AlexanderJ.
    Feb 6, 2008
    2
    Dull. And remarkably un-funny for something claiming to be a comedy.
  6. EliG.
    Feb 5, 2008
    2
    This was one of the worst shows I have ever seen. I felt like I was watching my nephews put on a play in my living room.
  7. MicheleW.
    Feb 11, 2008
    0
    Kranz and Klein were dull. The plot was formulaic. The dialog was flat. Nothing about it seemed natural. I haven't been this bored by a Kranz and Klein were dull. The plot was formulaic. The dialog was flat. Nothing about it seemed natural. I haven't been this bored by a comedy in a long time. Expand

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