Anger Management: Season 1 (2012)

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Season 1
Anger Management

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Anger Management is aggressively so-so, with thin characters and a few groan-worthy gags for every good one.

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Critic Ratings: 35

46%

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User Ratings: 33

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 28, 2012
2
Air date: Jun 28, 2012
3
Air date: Jul 5, 2012
4
Air date: Jul 5, 2012
5
Air date: Jul 19, 2012
6
Air date: Jul 26, 2012
7
Air date: Aug 2, 2012
8
Air date: Aug 9, 2012
9
Air date: Aug 16, 2012
10
Air date: Aug 23, 2012

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Tv Season Info

Charlie Goodson (Charlie Sheen) is a ballplayer-turned-therapist specializing in anger issues who also battles them himself. The first series finds him treating a group of regulars on a weekly basis, counseling prison inmates pro bono and of course dealing with some complicated relationships. Charlie's own therapist is his best friend Kate (Selma Blair), who's also his lover; his ex-wife Jennifer (Shawnee Smith) still plays a major role in his life; and their teenage daughter Sam (Daniela Bobadilla) has OCD issues.

Critic Reviews for Anger Management Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (23)

Charlie Sheen hasn't lost his chops. It helps that his new agreeable-enough comedy on FX, Anger Management, mirrors his previous one, Two and a Half Men.

Sep 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[The producers] have failed to uphold their usual high standards, having not mastered the calculus of delivering the boorishness for which Sheen loyalists thirst while simultaneously tinkering with themes of redemption.

Jun 28, 2012 | Full Review…
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If the series was actually a disaster, that might at least be captivating, but as is, "Anger Management" is just an average sitcom with a few good laugh lines here and there.

Jun 28, 2012 | Full Review…

Anger Management, [Charlie Sheen's] new sitcom, is kind of a mirror image of Sheen: scabrously, outrageously funny at times and monotonously one-note at others.

Jun 28, 2012 | Full Review…

Only committed Sheen fans will be enticed to stay beyond the initial curiosity tune-in.

Jun 28, 2012 | Full Review…

Not great comedy.

Jun 28, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

You know everything you need to know about this series. It's Charlie Sheen in a laugh-tracked three-camera sitcom, which is different for FX, but not really taking advantage of cable boundaries in the ways that Two and a Half Men couldn't.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not raunchy enough. It's not gritty enough. It's not Sheen enough.

Jun 28, 2012 | Rating: 6.4/10 | Full Review…

Acting in a lazy, stiff, laugh-track sitcom is Charlie Sheen doing something for himself and his corporate partners. That's all.

Jun 28, 2012 | Full Review…

Sheen, "Anger" showrunner Bruce Helford and FX have created a show so lazy in its ambitions I want to call Sheen up and remind him that he blasted "Two and a Half Men" for its easy setups and cheap punch lines.

Jun 28, 2012 | Full Review…

The fact that hype alone could make Anger Management a hit is enough to make the blood boil.

Jun 28, 2012 | Full Review…

The network has risked its own reputation for cutting-edge, genre-busting shows by churning out a sitcom whose main joke is how derivative, unfunny, and unconvincing it is.

Jun 28, 2012 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Anger Management: Season 1

  • Sep 13, 2017
    Predictably unfunny sitcom. Dirty jokes for the sake of being dirty. If you're a big Sheen fan you might find something here, but I found myself groaning throughout. Most jokes are structured around one character reacting to the ridiculousness of another character. Lazy, lazy writing.
  • Nov 04, 2014
    Anger Management does offer a few laughs here and there. (Sometimes you laugh because there's a laugh track to remind you that there's been a joke. Otherwise you woudn't.)You'd enjoy some parts of the show. It is not a complete failure but still, it is a disappointment for the fans of Charlie Sheen who would've expected more. In fact if it isn't for Charlie Sheen, it would have been Bye-Bye Birdie after first few episodes. Watch it if you're his hardcore fan.
  • Apr 12, 2014
    FX's Anger Management is a weaker version of Two and a Half Men, even if the two shows don't share too many similarities, the creators try to capture the same humor by making Charlie a man-slut and somewhat of a drunk, but it still has enough laughs and clever jokes to entertain.

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