Wings : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 19, 1990
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

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Critic Reviews

  1. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Rick Kogan
    Aug 1, 2013
    80
    Written with a pen dipped in the clever-caustic "Cheers" well, it's high-spirited and clever. Most viewers will want to book future flights. [19 Apr 1990, p.21]
  2. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Aug 5, 2013
    70
    This slick new sitcom, from three former producer/writers of Cheers, might be accused of gliding along too smoothly, as opposed to soaring. But what a pleasant journey it promises to be. [19 Apr 1990, p.3D]
  3. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Ed Siegel
    Aug 5, 2013
    67
    The writing is as snappy as it is on "Cheers," but not nearly as seamless. For every good joke there's a dud, often two duds, and that's not good enough. Worse, a formula is beginning to emerge that could become as tiresome as the formulas for less sophisticated comedies. [16 Apr 1990, p.27]
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 7, 2013
    67
    There's just not much chemistry between Daly and Weber; if anything, it's all too easy to see why Weber's character gets on Daly's nerves. But given the talent involved, it's reasonable to hope this problem will be worked out.
  5. Newsday
    Reviewed by: Andy Edelstein
    Aug 1, 2013
    60
    The writing is occasionally sharp and observational, but the first episode relied too often on smarmy, anatomically based humor. [19 Apr 1990, p.9]
  6. Washington Post
    Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Aug 5, 2013
    50
    More of a let-down than a pick-me-up. [19 Apr 1990, p.E9]
  7. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Aug 1, 2013
    50
    If Wings wants a long run, it would do well to lay off the plane crash jokes and the sexist bits. It has the cast and concept to go places. [19 Apr 1990, p.F1]
  8. San Diego Union-Tribune
    Reviewed by: Robert P. Laurence
    Aug 5, 2013
    40
    So far there's little else to recommend Wings. [15 Apr 1990, p.TV-8]
  9. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Aug 1, 2013
    40
    The bickering of the brothers -- who spend most of the half hour trying run down an anticipated inheritance from their deceased father -- quickly flattens into a tedious monotone. Loosen your seat belts. [19 Apr 1990, p.F10]

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