Almost Family: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Almost Family

Critics Consensus

An appealing cast can't make up for Almost Family's appalling premise.

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Critic Ratings: 17

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User Ratings: 77
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Episodes

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Air date: Oct 2, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 9, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 16, 2019
4
Air date: Nov 13, 2019
5
Air date: Nov 20, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 27, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 28, 2019
8
Air date: Dec 11, 2019
9
Air date: Jan 1, 2020
10
Air date: Jan 8, 2020
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Critic Reviews for Almost Family Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

Almost Family has a lot of blind spots, but believability shouldn't be one of them.

Oct 3, 2019 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
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So "Almost Family" made Hutton's Bechley an almost-loveable rogue, and his offspring almost-unbothered by the almost crime he perpetrated against them and countless others. No "almost" about that. It's flat-out creepy.

Oct 1, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
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Standout performances and what looks to be a sure-fire, durable premise give Fox's Almost Family the key ingredients of a potentially long-running, soapy serial drama.

Oct 2, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The problem with "Almost" isn't that it's about a serious crime - there is plenty of good and great television made about criminal activity - but that its world is wildly out of balance.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…
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Eh...the story isn't done well overall.

Oct 3, 2019 | Rating: 2.1/5 | Full Review…

Unsettling family drama is profoundly ill-conceived.

Oct 22, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Almost Family has some good moments, but isn't good enough to overcome its dumbest plot devices.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

I would be all for a show about three adult women learning they're sisters, but Almost Family leans heavily on a gimmicky premise it doesn't need, one that ultimately tanks it.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a very weird hodgepodge of characters and motivations, made doubly awkward for being set against the backdrop of an investigation into Leon for fraud and sexual assault... Yet, despite all the weirdness, [it] is strangely not that interesting.

Oct 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It's impossible to watch this drama about a fertility doctor... without being reminded of real-life cases, and the impact of such fraudulent, unethical conduct.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The story and the characters are interesting enough, but whether or not it can sustain its momentum for an entire season is unclear. And I hate to say it, but where the story might be going is entirely predictable.

Oct 3, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5.0 | Full Review…

The series format suggests they might find a whole lot more sibs along the way.

Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Almost Family: Season 1

  • Feb 08, 2020
    The show is great and the cast is spectacular. I think it is such a shame that the network refuses to give fans the weekly fix they deserve and keeps screwing with the scheduling - their losing viewers because of it!
  • Feb 04, 2020
    This is a very very very very very good show !!! It's a must see !! The stories are great, the acting is great, everything is great about It !
  • Feb 02, 2020
    Wasn't able to watch when the season started, but have binged since seeing the 1st episode. It wasn't what I expected. Please don't cancel this show.
  • Jan 28, 2020
    I really enjoy it, I'm mad that it's going to be cancelled, I looked forward to this show on Wednesdays
  • Jan 28, 2020
    I really love this show! I think the actors and actresses that they have chosen are amazing and I love what they have brought to the characters. I really enjoy watching the main three characters try to figure out who they are and where they fit in the world. I think that their storylines are very real and relatable. Yes, I understand the whole consent thing and that's why not everyone can get on board with this show, but I'm glad that this show is getting people talking about how important consent is in every situation. I think this show is about way more than Leon Bechley. I do hope though that we get to see Dr. Bechley's character grow and change and hopefully understand consent better. I really enjoyed the Aussie version of this show, but these actors and writers have done an amazing job and have made it more their own. I really hope that they don't get rid of this show, as I very much want to see who these characters become and where their storylines go. As long as they keep making episodes, I'll keep watching them!(:
  • Jan 27, 2020
    I really liked the cast. I don't know why there have been bad reviews. Emily Osment has the best character.
  • Jan 25, 2020
    I am so loving the show it really hits on alot of current problems that people have very relatable really shows how lies can blow up in ones face and keeping secrets is not always a good thing so looking forward to seeing more thank you for such a inspiring show to help people tell there truth
  • Jan 18, 2020
    Love this show! Usually every episode I laugh and cry. This story definitely hits home.
  • Jan 17, 2020
    This show is so good and the acting is great! I know people are hesitating because of the medical/sexual abuse case that kicks off the show and starts everything but the show is NOT about that character or about garnering sympathy for that character. The show is about the three main women/sisters. Yes, you do see a couple good moments for that character when he is being good as a father but the show does not excuse his actions nor does his family. (His own daughter basically turns him in) A person can have some good parts to them yet be a bad person or done bad things and vice versa. This show is about three sisters coping in their own way with what their father has done (i.e. one dealing with still loving him yet so angry at what he did/his lies etc), and just all three of them living their own life as each of them is finding themself yet still joining together and being there for each other as sisters. It gives you a look at what we do not always get to see - how the family etc deal with what their father has done, how it affects them and all the emotions and ups + downs people go through as they explore themselves and personal growth. It has really relatable moments for everyone and the acting is sooooo good. This show is really not getting the promoting and chance that it deserves. Give it a chance!!
  • Jan 12, 2020
    Intriguing and engaging. I hope they keep this show. Best of the season!

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