Dr. Ken: Season 1 (2015 - 2016)


Season 1
Dr. Ken

Critics Consensus

Somebody please get Dr. Ken a doctor; seeking any signs of life. Or humor.



Critic Ratings: 43


Audience Score

User Ratings: 128
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Air date: Oct 2, 2015
Air date: Oct 9, 2015
Air date: Oct 16, 2015
Air date: Oct 23, 2015
Air date: Oct 30, 2015
Air date: Nov 6, 2015
Air date: Nov 13, 2015
Air date: Nov 20, 2015
Air date: Dec 4, 2015
Air date: Dec 11, 2015
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Doctor turned actor/comedian Ken Jeong plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor, as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. Luckily, his therapist wife Allison is just the right partner to keep things sane. -- (C) ABC

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Critic Reviews for Dr. Ken Season 1

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (22)

That Dr. Ken should be so unexciting seems both a shame and somewhat ironic given the kudos being heaped on ABC for the diversity of its fall lineup.

Oct 2, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Dr. Ken will make you sick.

Oct 1, 2015 | Rating: F | Full Review…
Top Critic

Dr. Ken, starring The Hangover and Community's Ken Jeong, is just a hard skip. A hard, hard skip. Just, don't. Okay? Don't.

Sep 22, 2015 | Full Review…

...Jeong winds up working way too hard to prop up predictable storylines with middling humor.

Sep 22, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

ABC's Dr. Ken, starring The Hangover breakout Ken Jeong, is so painful to watch it should come with a prescription for Vicodin. Or a lobotomy

Sep 21, 2015 | Full Review…

This may be the most likable character Jeong's ever played, but he's too milquetoast and rote - he puts a GPS tracker on his daughter's phone and hijinks ensue! - to garner much enthusiasm.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: D | Full Review…

The show is largely unremarkable. Its only ambition appears to be cramming as many tropes as it can into 20-odd minutes in each episode: the clueless dad who keeps messing up, his sensible and long-suffering wife and their precocious, wise-cracking kids.

Jul 13, 2016 | Full Review…

For an actor who knows how to make the most out of small parts, Jeong manages to thoroughly squander his chance at a starring role.

Oct 1, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

So-so sitcom styles itself after star's exaggerated comedy.

Sep 29, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"I know that there are some disturbing and repetitive shows out there," a cardboard cutout of a side character mentions in Dr. Ken's inexorably humorless pilot. Oh, you have no idea.

Sep 28, 2015 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dr. Ken: Season 1

  • Dec 06, 2018
    I quite liked this show.
  • Apr 04, 2017
    A truly original guy! I like his dry humor and mimics. I suspect that COMMUNITY has damaged his character by locking him in the "evil & stupid but funny asian" stereotype. Sad really. He deserves MUCH more!
  • Mar 24, 2017
    Ken Jeong's jokes and golden funny acting can't make up for empty balloon screenplays that don't match the solid story structures of ABC's other Asian-American sitcom Fresh Off the Boat.
  • Jun 03, 2016
    Love it but understand if you don't give it a fair shot why it's reviews are low. Watch several episodes before judging and do yourself a favor. Family casting is perfect from the get go but the work casting needs time to grow on you if you let it. The humor is meant to be embarrassing for Dr Ken and when you realize that you get to appreciate the witty behind it and can relate more than you first thought.
  • May 28, 2016
    This show is hilarious
  • Jan 08, 2016
    Very funny must understand the humor to enjoy it
  • Jan 08, 2016
    I kind of like this show. It's not as dreadful as critics lead people to believe. This isn't the best show ever developed, but it's not the worse either. The premise is fun and I like the characters.
  • Dec 11, 2015
    I love this new series. Hopefully it will stay around. The story lines are a little predictible, but all in all a good family based show.
  • Dec 04, 2015
    Another terrible Friday night show. Dave Foley, who was once on one of the funniest shows on television (NewsRadio), deserves better.
  • Dec 04, 2015
    Cliche' ridden, poorly written, unfunny

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