Welcome to the Family : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2013
Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Oct 2, 2013
    60
    While Family has predictable moments, it has the potential to provide some pleasant surprises.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 2, 2013
    50
    Not great, not terrible, Welcome to the Family is another occasionally amusing but not really funny family comedy.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Oct 3, 2013
    60
    The sharp performances of the combative in-laws-to-be help sell the overdone situation.
  4. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Oct 1, 2013
    40
    O’Malley and Chavira and McCormack elevated the material they were given. And they were good. At the same time, there wasn’t enough else in Welcome to the Family to make me want to watch any more of it.
  5. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Oct 24, 2013
    50
    Welcome to the family is nicely cast.... [But it] needs to punch up the writing. [28 Oct 2013, p.47]
  6. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Oct 3, 2013
    50
    There's nothing terrible about the pilot of NBC's Welcome to the Family, but nothing that explains how it attracted Mike O'Malley, Mary McCormack , Ricardo A. Chavira and Justina Machado.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Oct 3, 2013
    58
    Welcome to the Family is a passable half-hour that fends for itself without a laugh track and manages to deliver a few un-goosed grins.
  8. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 3, 2013
    50
    The men are neanderthals, the women are the sitcom cliche peacemakers.
  9. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Oct 3, 2013
    40
    This is the kind of exaggerated, cliched humor more common to CBS, laugh-track sitcoms despite the best efforts of a talented cast. They’re just wasted here like so many drivers of the star vehicles this season.
  10. Reviewed by: Erik Adams
    Oct 2, 2013
    58
    There are moments in the pilot where a smarter, more closely observed Welcome To The Family peeks through.... The most unfortunate victim of Welcome To The Family’s pacing is the pilot’s sense of humor.
  11. Reviewed by: Keith Staskiewicz
    Oct 18, 2013
    50
    There are a few chuckleworthy lines, but overall the show is aiming straight down the middle, and that's exactly where it ends up. [25 Oct/1 Nov 2013, p.94]
User Score
3.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Oct 11, 2013
    2
    You can certainly identify when its trying to be funny but its just not. It has typical sitcom situations but they just don't pull the jokesYou can certainly identify when its trying to be funny but its just not. It has typical sitcom situations but they just don't pull the jokes off. Everything happens is pretty much how you would expect it to. Full Review »
  2. Oct 10, 2013
    1
    A show about two families thrown together because of something their kids did. Everyone gets along except the dads. So basically the show isA show about two families thrown together because of something their kids did. Everyone gets along except the dads. So basically the show is about the ongoing tension between the dads and how every one else gets along.

    Take away any of the possibilities for comedy, and you have a good synopsis of this show.
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