Benders: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1

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Critic Ratings: 8


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User Ratings: 13
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Air date: Oct 1, 2015
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Air date: Nov 5, 2015
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Air date: Nov 19, 2015

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Critic Reviews for Benders Season 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

Not feeling this ensemble comedy from some of the folks who made the great Rescue Me.

Sep 25, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Benders seems eager to recapture the spirit of films like that, but with four thinly sketched main characters and jokes that are unfunny at best and outmoded at worst, it can't.

Nov 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Genial but clichéd, this comedy is easygoing and watchable enough and its actors likeable, but it's straining to be better than it is.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Benders feels similar in its comedy style to all the Leary shows that have come before.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Despite the occasional funny line or absurd situation... the show feels completely disposable, like a hoped-for companion to The League that FX wouldn't even pick up for FXX.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…
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Benders attempts to stretch a familiar premise into some odd situations.

Oct 1, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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It can impart a sort of calming buzz.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Male-driven buddy comedies aren't in short supply, but after the cancellation of the Leary-produced Sirens and the upcoming ending of The League, there could be an appetite for this kind of loose repartee and an upside for the up-and-coming young stars.

Sep 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Benders: Season 1

  • Apr 19, 2018
    It made us laugh a lot! Great show! They should bring it back!!!!!
  • Apr 06, 2018
    Short, witty, male-driven humor that usually hits its mark. 10/10 would recommend watching it.
  • Aug 23, 2017
    A variety of personalities weigh in on the absurd activity that surrounds this close knit hockey team. Constantly finding themselves in scenarios that test the limits of their bond as well as the viewer. The social commentary is surface, and much of it just dives into relationships this keep a lot of the crass wit light and fun. Cheeky one liners come out of every episode making it very quotable. All around fun comedic escape to a world of friends like your friends, if you're all a group of rowdy hooligans. Similar to Always Sunny or The League, this series probably would have thrived as an FX series, not the typical type of humor for an IFC viewer.

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