A.P. Bio: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
A.P. Bio

Critics Consensus

A.P. Bio has some genuine laughs, but audiences have already seen plenty of authority figures behaving badly -- and have a right to expect more from this promising premise and talented cast.



Critic Ratings: 31


Audience Score

User Ratings: 237
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Air date: Feb 1, 2018
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Season 1 follows a failed philosophy scholar who becomes an AP biology teacher with no intention of teaching science to his honour-roll students.

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Critic Reviews for A.P. Bio Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (15)

A.P. Bio is an innately watchable sitcom, but ... O'Brien has an eye toward longevity as he builds intriguing details into Jack's life, meant for later exploration, and utilizes a strong supporting cast who play people with their own bits of bad in them.

Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…
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In spite of impressive pedigree and cast, along with a few laughs, A.P. Bio ultimately earns a gentlemanly C.

Jan 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Ultimately this is a star vehicle for Howerton, with a sidecar for Oswalt.

Jan 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Seeing [Glenn] Howerton in the more conventionally structured "A.P. Bio" is a pleasure, just as it's a treat to see Kaitlin Olson, another "Philadelphia" cast member, on her Fox sitcom, "The Mick."

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Howerton makes the most of his central ribald rogue role while Oswalt seemingly was built to be a bumbler.

Feb 2, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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AP Bio is a show that has shades of Always Sunny and Community in its early episodes, establishing a setting and characters that might come around to pay off comedy dividends in the near future.

Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Howerton's apathetic nature towards the world around him shows shades of Denis, but it stands on its own.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In this era where everyone is told they need a degree this show is a funny jab at the very look and nature of the academic creature.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Most of it is silly and well beyond believability, even for a sitcom, but what matters most is that A.P. Bio is funny.

Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Like any good guidance counselor, I want to encourage A.P. Bio. No, it isn't living up to its potential yet, but I'm convinced that if it just applies itself to its work, it could be something really good.

Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A.P. Bio: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    Takes a few episodes to settle in. Very talented cast but the humor isn't laugh out loud, which can be a turnoff for some viewers.
  • Jul 07, 2019
    This is one of the best comedy series since It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Glenn Howarton character is similar to Dennis Reynolds from Sunny - but that doesn't bother me. The other characters were cast wonderfully and it's a quite refreshing show!
  • Jun 23, 2019
    Yeah, I don't think so. The series gets too much wrong for me to even considering this series. I'm going to list them: 1. You can't teach an AP course if your not certified in that content area. (Even in CA). No one cares if he has a Harvard degree in Philosophy. 2. You have to pass a state test in AP Bio to get the college credit even if the teacher gave you an A for sitting on your ass. Students might want to get their credit and they'd report this guy because that's what these kids would do. 3. Getting arrested for public urination and disorderly might get you suspended from the job (even a temporary one) . 4.) Show tries desperately to be edgy 5.) Main character is a smug ass leaving me not caring a bit whether he gets laid or not. I tried, I really tried to give a crap about this show - but I can't. The suckage is too high. If Lorne Michaels didn't have a relationship with NBC, I doubt this show would have seen daylight. Only think that would make this show better is if it was performed with hand puppets.
  • Apr 24, 2019
    Great show, gets better as characters develop.
  • Apr 07, 2019
    Comedy was all I can say
  • Apr 01, 2019
    I was dubious about this series so threw it on in the background while doing other stuff. Within two episodes I had to stop and just lock on this. An absolutely excellent show.
  • Mar 31, 2019
    This show is strongly written, full of talented actors, and is seriously hilarious. It's been years since I've binge-watched 17 episodes of a new show in three days. In my opinion, A.P. Bio will earn itself a spot among the classics of television. A+
  • Mar 29, 2019
    I loved Mike Obrien�������s Writing on SNL and Im a big It�������s Always Sunny fan, but I�������m disappointed by this show! Unfortunately Glenn Howerton�������s character comes across as...abusive (...?) in his interactions with the students rather than the apathetic/charming, Jeff from �������Community�������, type of relationship I think they were aiming for. I made it through 5 episodes, hoping it would hit its stride, and it just didn�������t. Such a bummer!
  • Mar 09, 2019
    Give it a few episodes to gel and youll begin to see the comedic rythym
  • Feb 09, 2019
    how this totally inconclusive “comedy” series is still on air is a real mistery to me. or meibe not. if the executive producers weren’t lorne michaels and his pupil seth meyers, this huge absurd paradox couldn’t pass even the first pitch to the most wrecked tv network. casting is awful. it’s not funny. it’s just a pile of nonsense thrown on a screen. the writers are living the most shortage of mediocre ideas since trump was given the presidency. is pure crap. and when I say that’s not funny I mean not Seinfeld funny. I mean something like an outsider in a negative perspective. the poor patton osvalt try to save himself from this quicksand black hole of the total opposite recipe for a merely quite decent tv product, I mean a C- decent. but he’s condemned to drawing. like almost all characters, with the only exception of the young and talented Aparna Brielle, which is the only character that is, to me, believable. for all the rest, included the blond secretary of the poor vice principal, mr. oswalt, who’s too a D- comedian, anyway. I’m not in the demographic that meibe, meibe, could be the potential audience of this garbage, but having resources to build a tv product, is not enough. there’s always something more that has to meets the eye. it is mandatory. otherwise, on the horizon, there will be always, always, the failure.

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