Bordertown: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Bordertown: Season 1 Reviews

September 7, 2017
At a tight 11 episodes, it's well worth taking a trip to scenic Lappeenranta and getting to know Kari Sorjonen.
January 14, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 11, 2016
Let's get right to it: "Bordertown" is funny.
January 6, 2016
Immigration satire is irreverent but relies on stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 4, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 4, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 30, 2015
Bordertown, at least initially, lands on the right side of the fence.
January 4, 2016
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.
Top Critic
January 4, 2016
Satire administered with a Wiffle ball bat. A dull thud, where there should be a sting.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 4, 2016
Bordertown is a good example of how insipid and smug certain kinds of television can be when it tries to address contemporary issues.
January 4, 2016
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 4, 2016
Bordertown is looney enough, but its tunes hit a sour note of derivative desperation.
January 3, 2016
Azaria, usually remarkably versatile, has done the character no favors by choosing a voice I'd describe as Simpsons Fanboy Imitates Comic Book Guy. Worst. Vocal Decision. Ever.
January 3, 2016
With Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane serving as an executive producer, you know what you are in for -- rude and crude jokes.
December 30, 2015
Oh, it is so excruciatingly bad in exactly all the ways you would imagine.
December 30, 2015
Hentemann, who executive produces with Seth MacFarlane, cuts too wide a swath along the way -- despite having a sizable target, Bordertown sprays its pot shots all over the place.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 29, 2015
A crass and excruciatingly unfunny comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5