• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 23, 2000
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27

Critic Reviews

  1. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Nov 21, 2019
    37
    The feel is "Barney Miller," but the jokes and characters aren't. Gary David Goldberg, of "Family Ties" and "Spin City" fame, is behind this sitcom, so it's fair to hope for and expect very good things...In the case of this pilot, though, you don't get them. [23 March 2000]
  2. Washington Post
    Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Nov 21, 2019
    30
    The real pathos is supplied by the network that has the gall to recycle this rickety relic in the first place. [23 March 2000, p.C01]
  3. The Oregonian
    Reviewed by: Jim Hays
    Nov 21, 2019
    30
    It's aimless, stereotypical and runs out of juice pretty fast. [23 March 2000]
  4. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Nov 21, 2019
    30
    Daddio and Battery Park are wisps of shows, so slight and feeble that they're not ready for prime time. They're not ready for anything, really. Lumping them with Friends and Frasier only makes them look punier.
  5. Reviewed by: Barbara D. Phillips
    Nov 21, 2019
    30
    It's supposed to be funny. The evidence? An insistent laugh track and trace amounts of humor. Maybe this week's episode will clinch the case.
  6. Reviewed by: Allan Johnson
    Nov 21, 2019
    20
    The uninspiring comedy, slight and shockingly unfunny considering Goldberg's background, can only aspire to the levels of ABC's "Barney Miller."
  7. Reviewed by: Scott D. Pierce
    Nov 21, 2019
    20
    Quite frankly, it's just about the most unpleasant half hour as NBC has cooked up in quite some time. It's not just that it's not funny -- which it's not -- but Perkins' character in particular and the show in general are just plain unpleasant.