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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 27, 2016
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

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  • Summary: Adventure reporter Jack (Joel McHale) is given a desk job with several 20-somethings in the new digital department for the outdoors magazine he works for by his boss/magazine founder (Stephen Fry).
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 26, 2016
    75
    McHale, as he proved on “Community,” has great timing, and he’s aided by his office colleagues, especially the delightfully deadpan Ko and Fry, who combines sweet and weird. With its office-as-asylum atmosphere, Great Indoors echoes “NewsRadio,” not a bad influence.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Oct 26, 2016
    70
    Jack is no Jeff, and this series, an old-school set-up-punch-line comedy, is no “Community.” That said, there are plenty of good laughs, and the show is an equal-opportunity roaster.
  3. Reviewed by: Erik Adams
    Oct 21, 2016
    67
    When its cast is interacting as characters, and not boogeymen born on the op-ed page, The Great Indoors is worth subscribing to.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Oct 24, 2016
    50
    There some modest laughs wrung out of this generational clash.
  5. 40
    A shallow and essentially flat show. ... The show's lone saving grace is Stephen Fry as Roland.
  6. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Oct 21, 2016
    40
    McHale's gift with sarcasm makes some of the stale punchlines work and he's always willing to look like a fool as long as he simultaneously looks good doing it.
  7. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Oct 27, 2016
    20
    The problem is that the show and its humor are relics of an increasingly unsuccessful formula for TV comedy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Nov 12, 2016
    10
    Why i the only one who like this ?? Because is not good behavior politic oriented. This sums up WHYyou guys are seeing a lot of bad reviews onWhy i the only one who like this ?? Because is not good behavior politic oriented. This sums up WHYyou guys are seeing a lot of bad reviews on this. It's a critic on the politic correctness of our society, and made me laugh high and hard. soooo *U*K THIS NEW SOCIETY OF HILARY BABYS.... I know this can't last but i will enjoy until the end. Expand
  2. Apr 17, 2017
    9
    I look forward to this show every week. Always been a huge Stephen Fry fan but these writers haven't really worked out how to write for himI look forward to this show every week. Always been a huge Stephen Fry fan but these writers haven't really worked out how to write for him yet- it's actually the young cast that make this show great- can't wait to see them get better and better. Not enough funny women on tv these days - Christine Ko, Susannah Fielding and Deborah Baker are hilarious. Cannot work out why this show hasn't been renewed yet???! Expand
  3. Apr 13, 2017
    8
    I've been recording and watching this show since episode 1.

    The first couple of episodes were cringe-worthy, but I saw the actors
    I've been recording and watching this show since episode 1.

    The first couple of episodes were cringe-worthy, but I saw the actors portraying their characters quite well. So I decided to stick with it for a few more episodes.

    I have to admit, this one was a sleeper. The cast grew into their characters and the show developed an aspect.

    I like it. I look forward to watching the show each week.

    The characters are most excellently cast in the roles they play. The whole scenario of the show is quite current, and quite entertaining in its viewport.

    Yeah, this one is one of the good comedies to premier this season. Keep it comi'
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  4. Oct 28, 2016
    8
    Actually really enjoyed this. Might be aimed at non-millennials (ah, really?). Set DVR, look forward to further episodes, Plus McHale withActually really enjoyed this. Might be aimed at non-millennials (ah, really?). Set DVR, look forward to further episodes, Plus McHale with beard.
    This mocks every stereotype of millennials and Gen-Xs. Watch Stephen Fry carefully though. He is the Yoda of the show and there is much to be learned from 3 scotches before lunch. Plus bears.
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  5. Dec 30, 2016
    8
    I discovered this show largely because of Millennial over reaction to it on social media. It is funny in a Cheers style - Gen X ers willI discovered this show largely because of Millennial over reaction to it on social media. It is funny in a Cheers style - Gen X ers will remember that show- mocking the millennial generation especially, their excessive sensitivity and PC behavior. Everything is exaggerated for laughs but after the social medium mini tantrum, maybe not much of an exaggeration .. Expand
  6. Oct 28, 2016
    2
    HA! Aren't millenials so silly?! With their twitters and their buzzfeeds and their instagrams? Ha! They're so entitled, inexperienced, andHA! Aren't millenials so silly?! With their twitters and their buzzfeeds and their instagrams? Ha! They're so entitled, inexperienced, and sensitive! *Canned laughter* Pure comedy! Expand
  7. Oct 29, 2016
    2
    I will have to say I hate pretty much all shows that have a laughter track over the top of the show. It generally means the jokes are weak andI will have to say I hate pretty much all shows that have a laughter track over the top of the show. It generally means the jokes are weak and you need to be told when to laugh! I did not laugh! Expand

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