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Bordertown: Season 1 (2016)



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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Animated misadventures of two culturally and ethnically different families who live next door to each other in a southwest desert community near the U.S.-Mexican border.


Hank Azaria
as Bud Buchwald
Alex Borstein
as Janice Buckwald/Becky Buckwald
Judah Friedlander
as Sanford Buckwald
Missi Pyle
as Gert Buckwald
Nicholas Gonzalez
as Ernesto Gonzalez/J.C.
Stephanie Escajeda
as Maria Gonzalez
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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9)

Satire administered with a Wiffle ball bat. A dull thud, where there should be a sting.

January 4, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

January 4, 2016 | Full Review…
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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.

January 4, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

At a tight 11 episodes, it's well worth taking a trip to scenic Lappeenranta and getting to know Kari Sorjonen.

September 7, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

January 14, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Immigration satire is irreverent but relies on stereotypes.

January 6, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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