The Birthday Boys : Season 1

  • Network: IFC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 18, 2013
Season #: 1, 2
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21

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  1. Nov 28, 2013
    5
    It's not a bad show and some of the skits are good but it's lacking a much needed spark. It reminds me a lot of when The Kids in the Hall went off the air and they tried to replace it with The Vacant Lot. It simply doesn't bear the comparison to Portlandia that Odenkirk implied during the trailers. The group seems too large and the editing seems to fall flat.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 70
    The more frequently Birthday Boys returns to seemingly unfunny or barely funny bits, the funnier they eventually become--another Python borrowing, and a good one.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 18, 2013
    80
    The two episodes I've seen are very good--engagingly twisted, more invested in ideas than jokes, often funny, usually admirable.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 18, 2013
    70
    The Birthday Boys is a consistently funny show for viewers who are regular consumers of pop culture and recognize the elements from TV and film that are being spoofed.