Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 1 Reviews

April 6, 2020
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.
April 6, 2020
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.
April 6, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 6, 2020
Everybody Loves Raymond reinvigorates the domestic sitcom genre, and is one of the season's better new series.
April 6, 2020
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.
April 6, 2020
The setup sounds slight, but wonderful acting and writing invigorate the situations.
September 11, 2018
Michael Lembeck's unhurried direction lacks distinction. Production has a washed-out look with functional, Ikea-style furniture underscoring the attempt to squeeze every last laugh out of the average American living room.
September 11, 2018
The network would be wise not only to renew it but to leave it where it is. With his winning mix of heart and humor, Romano seems the natural heir to Cos' sitcom-dad throne.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 3, 2018
So much for lovability.