Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 1 (1996 - 1997)

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Season 1
Everybody Loves Raymond

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There's plenty to Love in this witty riff on the push and pull of family, from Ray Romano's self-deprecating comedy to the sterling roster of supporting players.

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Critic Ratings: 16

67%

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User Ratings: 13

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 13, 1996
2
Air date: Sep 20, 1996
3
Air date: Sep 27, 1996
4
Air date: Oct 4, 1996
5
Air date: Oct 11, 1996
6
Air date: Oct 18, 1996
7
Air date: Oct 28, 1996
8
Air date: Nov 1, 1996
9
Air date: Nov 8, 1996
10
Air date: Nov 22, 1996
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Tv Season Info

Series 1 of the sitcom about a Long Island sportswriter and his intrusive parents, who live (in)conveniently across the street from him, his wife and their three children.

Critic Reviews for Everybody Loves Raymond Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (9)

The setup sounds slight, but wonderful acting and writing invigorate the situations.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

The cast, especially Boyle, Roberts and Garrett, are so good with this material and so adroitly translate their characters' dark natures into laughs that much of the snappily written initial episode works.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Nimble writing, and the realistic interplay between the skeptical, laconic Romano and Patricia Heaton as his narrow-eyed wife have produced a series that has been sharp episode after episode this season.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

While Everybody doesn't yet have top-notch writing, Romano manages to communicate something distinctive: He plays a beleaguered family man, but one who's happy about it.

Apr 6, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Robert is a great big lovable blob of humanity, which is not quite an apt description of the show itself. Not great, not big, not lovable, maybe a blob -- but at least it ranks among the less annoying of the season's new sitcoms.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Everybody Loves Raymond reinvigorates the domestic sitcom genre, and is one of the season's better new series.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Likable new comedy starring comedian Ray Romano as a sportswriter whose parents live next door... Comedian Brad Garret (who some may remember as the crazy auto mechanic on "Seinfeld") is noteworthy as Ray's slow-moving, idiosyncratic brother.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

The badinage with his wife plays nice and easy, like Home Improvement, while that with his parents and brother across the street has more of a Seinfeldian silliness.

Apr 6, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Romano and Heaton would be enough to put any show on a solid footing, but they also are blessed with as solid a supporting cast as will be found among the many new series this fall.

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The result is funny, if not hilarious, reminiscent in some ways of Tim Allen's Home Improvement.

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The cast is stellar and plotlines shed light on universal human insecurities, such as doubting that your spouse still finds you attractive as you grow older.

Sep 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Everybody Loves Raymond isn't just the last gasp of a dying TV genre or a bitter swan song for the traditional family sitcom. No, it's a legitimately great TV show - and one of the most psychologically astute programs ever made.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 1

  • Oct 14, 2019
    best sit com ever made so rewatchable and funny this show made my childhood.

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