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Big Lake: Season 1 (2010)



Critic Consensus: Big Lake falls flat, overreaching in its effort to be unique and amusingly odd.


Tv Season Info

In this comedy's only season, disgraced Wall Street whiz kid Josh (Chris Gethard) slinks back to his parents' house in Big Lake, Pa., vowing to recoup his father's squandered retirement fund. After reuniting with childhood pal Glenn (Horatio Sanz) and a favorite teacher from high school (Chris Parnell), Josh attempts acts of redemption such as working at his father's restaurant, and persuading his family to attend group therapy.


Chris Gethard
as Josh Franklin
Chris Parnell
as Chris Henkel
Deborah Rush
as Linda Franklin
James Rebhorn
as Carl Franklin
Dylan Blue
as Jeremy Franklin
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Critic Reviews for Big Lake: Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (10)

The show's writing, although not particularly innovative, is good, and the talented cast makes the most of it.

August 17, 2010 | Full Review…

It's just a flat traditional sitcom built around lazy, repetitive jokes and audience cackles. It's just bad.

August 17, 2010 | Full Review…

It just plays like strung-together sketch comedy, working much harder for fewer rewards than if it added a little depth to the characters.

August 17, 2010 | Full Review…

It's this discordant gimmick - uncomfortable humor set in the cozy confines of the mainstream American sitcom - that makes Big Lake worth checking out.

August 17, 2010 | Full Review…

Big Lake is so bad that you're left wondering what went wrong - and whom to blame.

August 17, 2010 | Full Review…

The only truly inventive character in this subversive scenario is Josh's kid brother (Dylan Blue), whose adorably wholesome and lisping persona is a front for a scheming, gun-toting, pill-peddling villain.

August 17, 2010 | Full Review…

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