Brutally Normal: Season 1 Reviews

Sep 19, 2019
"Brutally Normal" is kind of cute, kind of smart, kind of funny--and might even turn into kind of a hit.
Sep 19, 2019
Some of "Brutally Normal" is brutal. But some of it's brutally funny too.
Sep 19, 2019
The flights of surrealism are alternately clever and gratuitous, but at certain moments the writers show a commendable tendency to stress irony over high jinks.
Sep 19, 2019
Brutally Normal is more of the same.
Sep 19, 2019
It's no surprise to see someone doing a formulaic half-hour comedy knockoff of the WB's successful hourlong teen dramedies. And perhaps it's no surprise that it's the WB doing it
Sep 19, 2019
"Brutally Normal" offers a kind of stylized dichotomy that makes it stand out from the pack.
Sep 19, 2019
As sweet as "Freaks and Geeks" but without that critical fave's lesson-teaching undertones, "Normal" succeeds as both a rimshot sitcom and a snapshot of suburbia.
Sep 19, 2019
Brutally Normal's bunch gets into the usual comical scrapes involving bullies and crushes and money-raising schemes, but the real subject of the show is the dynamics of friendship and the hormonal distentions of adolescence.
Sep 19, 2019
Despite a strong core cast, the show quickly divests you of any hope that it will be extraordinary, as the cliched characters and situations pile up
Sep 19, 2019
"Brutally Normal" tries to rise above the norm - and it's not an awful show - but there's nothing special about it either.
Sep 19, 2019
"Brutally Normal" may not be revolutionary television but it is smart and way above normal for a WB comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4