Detroiters: Season 1 Reviews

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August 8, 2018
In the end, this is a comedy by natives for natives and residents near and far. It's that undeniable sense of pride and ownership that will make you "stand up and tell 'em you're from Detroit" between bouts of laughter and smiles.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 8, 2017
Richardson and Robinson's laid back approach to rolling out comedy - and especially the former's addictively amiable nature - makes for consistent chuckles that can develop into hearty guffaws.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 8, 2017
There is no ridiculous moment whose boundaries can't be pushed that much further, into even more ridiculous territory.
February 7, 2017
Richardson and Robinson make for likable leads and Detroiters is savvy and funny in many ways, but what really made it work for me was the admirable affection that comes from its love for Detroit.
February 7, 2017
Indeed, it is steeped in contemporary, busted-up Detroit. But it amounts to a so-so comedy.
February 6, 2017
Detroiters stars Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson are both improv vets, and real-life best friends; that might be why their new Comedy Central series leverages their characters' affection for each other to such excellent effect.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 13, 2019
This silly but enjoyable comedy is a love letter -- or get-well-soon card -- to the battered city of Detroit.
November 1, 2018
Detroiters shines as a silly, brazen piece of comedic storytelling that places its characters front and center.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 24, 2017
If Detroiters' formula is easily mappable-Atlanta x Mad Men Dumb and Dumber, all to the square root of Detroit-that doesn't make the show's world feel any less complete.
February 24, 2017
This entertaining workplace comedy features lots of funny moments thanks to some good timing and solid editing. The jokes have a bit of edge, but not enough to take away from the lighthearted nature of the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2017
Robinson and Richardson are funny guys (or they ought to be based on their backgrounds), but in this case, we're not buying what they do, and we're not entirely sure why they did it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 7, 2017
A rare new sitcom with as much heart and soul as jokes and wackiness, Detroiters is a welcome surprise.
February 7, 2017
Detroiters goes for the most stupid option. It's an approach that works for the most part, with the ridiculousness adding up to create a show that's lovably chaotic.
February 7, 2017
There's a little something for everybody in this anti-Mad Men show, where friendship trumps business, the clients couldn't be smaller, and the setting is proudly unglamorous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 6, 2017
Through a combination of good-natured goofiness, hyper-repetition, and a wide array of genuinely funny performances, Detroiters endears itself to the viewer quickly and steadfastly.
February 6, 2017
Detroiters might get a little too weird for its own good sometimes, but Tim and Sam's commitment never strays. Let these two madmen entertain you for a while and accept this show as your favorite comedy of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 6, 2017
The mood is whimsical; oddballs abound.
February 6, 2017
A likable idiocy that works nicely, as might be expected, given the show's pedigree - its executive producers include Jason Sudeikis and Lorne Michaels.
February 6, 2017
As is fitting for a show named after a place, Detroiters is a state of mind - a nice place to visit and stay awhile, to enjoy the world in a completely different headspace.
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