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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2015
Season #: 1, 2
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

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  • Summary: The sitcom focuses on Dr. Ken (Ken Jeong), a physician with poor communications skills as he tries to help his patients, his therapist wife (Suzy Nakamura), and their two children.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 15 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Sep 16, 2015
    42
    The whole show runs medium-medium, with humor plainer than Dr. Ken’s khakis.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 30, 2015
    40
    On the down side, everything about it is equally generic, and one could argue that ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” is much richer because it makes the show specific to the Asian-American experience without sacrificing those universal qualities. Either way, the series feels about as bland as the decor in a hospital waiting room.
  3. Reviewed by: Deborah Day
    Oct 2, 2015
    40
    The show’s other players gently orbit Jeong’s bright star and are sometimes scorched by his flares of humor in an otherwise formulaic sitcom with its canned laughter and bright, uniformly lit set.
  4. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Sep 21, 2015
    30
    It’s a staid, old-fashioned family comedy through and through. It’s by far the worst of the bunch--it’s just dreadfully unfunny.
  5. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Oct 1, 2015
    30
    A family comedy has to have heart and humor, and Dr. Ken has neither.
  6. Reviewed by: Mitchel Broussard
    Sep 28, 2015
    20
    "I know that there are some disturbing and repetitive shows out there," a cardboard cutout of a side character mentions in Dr. Ken's inexorably humorless pilot. Oh, you have no idea.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Sep 15, 2015
    0
    The show is deadly and Jeong, who did nice work in “Community” and those “Hangover” movies, is wooden and completely lacking in credibility. There isn’t a funny line in the entire first episode.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 16 out of 21
  1. Nov 6, 2015
    10
    haters will be haters it seems cause asian are hitting the limelight there will be haters .. this show got my dying of laughter ! . me and myhaters will be haters it seems cause asian are hitting the limelight there will be haters .. this show got my dying of laughter ! . me and my friends and family try not to laugh at a gathering watching this show we try to be negative about it but we all just started cracking up cause its true reality what goes on in life ! it made my depress day be a happy day ! i brag to everyone and they all said the same this show will fly over 10 years just like friends dying of laughter.. this show will make me live a happy life can't wait for more episode to come ( when i was at a gathering of over 1000 people there i was the only one who haven't seen the show yet ! but right when someone pulled it up for me and others to view we was on the floor dying of laughter ... give it a chance people stop hating you know its stupid funny !, reality funny how life is now ! great job Chang your show saves lives which i heard from others who said they wait another day can't wait til see the next episode of Dr Ken and i agree i'm addicted to the Dr.Ken show too. Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2015
    7
    At best there were a couple mildly amusing moments here. Going in, neither a fan nor detractor of Ken Jeong but his character in Dr. KenAt best there were a couple mildly amusing moments here. Going in, neither a fan nor detractor of Ken Jeong but his character in Dr. Ken wasn't as annoying as I thought it might be. There is definitely more lame and unoriginal humor than clever and fresh but this is NOT the worst new series to debut this new Fall season and NOT the worst sitcom currently on network television. The bar has been pretty low for Friday sitcoms for several seasons and while Dr. Ken doesn't move the bar up, it hasn't moved it down, either. A show to fold laundry to while waiting for Shark Tank to begin. Expand
  3. Oct 4, 2015
    5
    I wanted so badly to love this show. He was great as Chang. But he's still trying to be Chang. Chang was never a main character but comicI wanted so badly to love this show. He was great as Chang. But he's still trying to be Chang. Chang was never a main character but comic relief at best. You can't have a show around just Chang. Maybe he was trying to be Don Rickles or Dick Van Dyke, but even they had more empathy and more story in their show. There were some amusing jokes, but most all cliches and sarcasm. His character was just bitter and nasty, not funny. Maybe it'll get better. I don't know, but something has to change. I had such hopes for a show like this. Oh well. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2015
    1
    I watched the first episode and this is realy bad. Stupid jokes and bad plot. Dont watch this,I watched the first episode and this is realy bad. Stupid jokes and bad plot. Dont watch this, please.......................................................... Expand
  5. Oct 14, 2015
    0
    Worst sitcom I have EVER seen. It is so bad, it's embarrassing and makes me cringe. I have not been able to watch an entire episode becauseWorst sitcom I have EVER seen. It is so bad, it's embarrassing and makes me cringe. I have not been able to watch an entire episode because it is just too awful to stomach. I feel really sorry for Ken Jeong! He can certainly do better than this un-funny show. Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2015
    0
    This is actually the worst sitcom i've ever seen. Bad, really really bad plot, weak characters, and so on... Overall awful and awkward. Im notThis is actually the worst sitcom i've ever seen. Bad, really really bad plot, weak characters, and so on... Overall awful and awkward. Im not gonna ever watch this. Its a waste of my time. Expand
  7. Oct 3, 2015
    0
    Not funny at all. Acting is bad, story line is bad and everything else is bad. I watched the first episode and didn't even giggle once. INot funny at all. Acting is bad, story line is bad and everything else is bad. I watched the first episode and didn't even giggle once. I thought the show would be good but is horrible. Expand

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