FOX | Release Date: December 17, 1989
CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
87
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 16 Critic Reviews
Positive:
15
Mixed:
1
Negative:
0
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100
Boston GlobeEd SiegelJul 11, 2013
Season 2 Review: More than a cartoon, it's TV's most intelligent comedy. [11 Oct 1990]
100
USA TodayMatt RoushJul 11, 2013
Season 2 Review: The funniest family ever. [11 Oct 1990]
100
Los Angeles TimesHoward RosenbergMar 4, 2013
Season 1 Review: Easily the the best, cleverest and nuttiest arrival of the 1989-90 season is The Simpsons...It's very small-scale, but perfectly conceived and executed. What we have here from creator Matt Groening is a rare confluence -- delightful writing, pictures and voices fitting like a Matisse. [12 Jan 1990, p.F1]
90
Miami HeraldHal BoedekerJul 11, 2013
Season 2 Review: It is still fresh, quirky, wonderful. [11 Oct 1990]
90
Orlando SentinelGreg DawsonJul 11, 2013
Season 2 Review: The Simpsons hasn't lost an ounce of vinegar or chutzpah. [11 Oct 1990]
90
Washington PostTom ShalesJul 11, 2013
Season 2 Review: As full of wit and mischief as it was last year. [11 Oct 1990]
90
Seattle Post-IntelligencerJohn EngstromJul 11, 2013
Season 1 Review: "The Simpsons" is both a challenge and a delight. It's also that rarest of TV fauna, a cartoon show with levels of mirth for every brain and pair of eyes in the family. [12 Jan 1990]
90
USA TodayMatt RoushMar 4, 2013
Season 1 Review: A hilarious holiday package. [15 Dec 1989, p.3D]
80
Los Angeles TimesHoward RosenbergJul 11, 2013
Season 2 Review: This is that rare series about kids that is written by people you can envision actually having been kids. [11 Oct 1990]