Critic Consensus: Bordertown's controversy-rich premise is an idea disappointingly ill-served by its execution, which repeatedly mistakes crass, desperate gags for topical humor.
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Satire administered with a Wiffle ball bat. A dull thud, where there should be a sting.
The show is satirizing smug, middle-class white folks who resent any threat to their status quo, but the only viewpoints presented... are those of smug, middle-class white folks and smug, middle-class liberals who resent the white folks' resentment.
The timing couldn't be much better for Bordertown's belated debut, even if it's pretty much Family Guy all over again in terms of the corpulent protagonist, out-of-body pop culture references and some really abhorrent jokes.
At a tight 11 episodes, it's well worth taking a trip to scenic Lappeenranta and getting to know Kari Sorjonen.
An equal-opportunity offender that energetically rips into multiples side of the immigration debate, with enough of an absurdist streak to balance out its snark.
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