Bordertown: Season 1 (2016)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Bordertown's controversy-rich premise is an idea disappointingly ill-served by its execution, which repeatedly mistakes crass, desperate gags for topical humor.



Critic Ratings: 18

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0


Air date: Jan 3, 2016
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Air date: Feb 14, 2016
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Air date: Apr 10, 2016
Air date: Apr 17, 2016
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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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Critic Reviews for Bordertown Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (10)

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

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

Don't worry: The terrific, boundary-busting comedy is an equal-opportunity barb tosser, taking aim at anyone who reduces serious issues to sound bites.

Jan 4, 2016 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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.

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

Bud and Ernesto are each so one-dimensional that they seem caricatures not of the immigration issues but of a liberal, and very limited view, of the immigration issue.

Jan 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Let's get right to it: "Bordertown" is funny.

Jan 11, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 4, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Immigration satire is irreverent but relies on stereotypes.

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

To be expected, it's a show full of jokes that would make you uncomfortable to laugh at in front of certain people, but at least the jokes are worth laughing at. For the most part.

Jan 4, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Bordertown is looney enough, but its tunes hit a sour note of derivative desperation.

Jan 4, 2016 | 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.

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

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

Sep 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Bordertown is a good example of how insipid and smug certain kinds of television can be when it tries to address contemporary issues.

Jan 4, 2016 | Full Review…

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