Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' Reviews

December 19, 2019
Mostly fun to watch, if at certain moments stressful, as a few of today's actors occasionally struggled with the live format and the precise rhythm of old-school, multicamera comedy dialogue.
December 19, 2019
A good effort that couldn't match the earlier venture's magic. But at least the show did go on. You never know what will happen with live TV.
December 19, 2019
Plopping contemporary stars into old scripts and trusting it'll move us feels like a cop-out. As the broadcast itself bore out, people in 2019 have a lot else on their minds.
December 19, 2019
Hopefully, [Norman] Lear, [Jimmy] Kimmel and company will not stage a third Live in Front of a Studio Audience. Once was a novelty, twice was pushing it. Three strikes, you're out.