Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1
Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris

Critics Consensus

Best Time Ever isn't.



Critic Ratings: 27


Audience Score

User Ratings: 65
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Air date: Sep 15, 2015
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Critic Reviews for Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (18)

Best Time Ever has been described as a variety show, but the reality was more comedy-game-prank show, with segments that felt like outtakes from Fallon or Kimmel, or possibly from Harris' failed Oscars gig.

Sep 16, 2015 | Full Review…

[Neil Patrick Harris is] hampered here by a format that might work better on daytime TV than at night, and better in the U.K. than here, and ... by a show that's almost willfully aggravating, he may have met his match with Best Time Ever.

Sep 16, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Yes, the title is ironic, but neither grown-ups nor children are going to have the best time ever.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…
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Best Time Ever COULD be a fun, energetic throwback to the balls-to-the-wall variety shows of old, if it would just slow down for ten seconds. Because every show is live, this could happen in the future.

Sep 24, 2015 | Full Review…

Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris...featured Harris singing, flipping on pogo sticks, zip-lining, and playing pranks so harmless they should be diminutized to prankies.

Sep 17, 2015 | Full Review…
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To his credit, Harris is aiming in an entirely different, and much more peculiar, direction.

Sep 16, 2015 | Full Review…

Will put network variety shows off the shelf for another decade.

Sep 22, 2015 | Full Review…

There really wasn't much variety to speak of in Best Time Ever after all, and precious little entertainment value. Maybe it will improve, but who'll be watching now that everything else is on?

Sep 22, 2015 | Full Review…

Variety shows shouldn't come back.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Fun, but seems like a summer show.

Sep 21, 2015 | Full Review…

If there's anyone who can revive the prime-time variety show, it's the charismatic and multitalented Harris.

Sep 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Credit NBC with trying to do something different but Best Time Ever doesn't beg for another viewing.

Sep 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris: Season 1

  • Apr 06, 2016
    Neil Patrick Harris is great, and one of my favorite actors! This variety show is like nothing else (even though it is techincally based off another show.) I loved watching it, and got some great laughs out of it! Even though not every episode was great, it was still kept afloat by NPH because he's just so great! I understand why the show wasn't renewed, (it cost a lot to make and was very tiring for NPH, and didn't get very good ratings) but I still thought it was a great season of 8 episodes, and would most definitely buy it on DVD!
  • Dec 18, 2015
    Loved this show. Hated to see it canceled.
  • Nov 05, 2015
    A great show with a great host It should be back for another season please.
  • Nov 04, 2015
    I know I'm not as famous as the "San Francisco Chronicle" or the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette", but I'll tell you this... The show's not only pure entertainment it's alive! And all thanks to the magic and charisma of Neil Patrick Harris. He gives everything to make sure we have the BEST TIME EVER!!! And I can proudly say he has succeeded. His hard work and dedication deserves not only a season 2 but plenty of them.
  • Nov 01, 2015
    NPH makes anything simply awesome
  • Oct 28, 2015
    The show is really exciting and fast paced. Also it is enjoyable for te entire family!
  • Oct 28, 2015
    My Family LOVES this show.
  • Oct 28, 2015
    I was hoping for more of skit/Carol Burnett show type variety hour. This one is just like many of the boring British variety shows. Very disappointed.
  • Oct 21, 2015
    If only the Pilot would have been more entertaining. It was ok, but not gripping.
  • Oct 06, 2015
    Spastic, jittery, over the top with prizes and very boring.

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