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Family Tree: Season 1 (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Family Tree starts slow, but eventually this mockumentary adds heart to the slapstick.

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Newly single and unemployed Tom Chadwick (Chris O'Dowd) sets out to discover his lineage after inheriting a chest of curios from a deceased relative. The improvisational series is filled with the eccentric characters common to the films of Christopher Guest, who created the show with Jim Piddock, and appears in the cast along with Ed Begley Jr., Michael McKean and Bob Balaban.

Cast

Chris O'Dowd
as Tom Chadwick
Nina Conti
as Bea Chadwick
Amy Seimetz
as Bea Chadwick
Jim Piddock
as Mr. Pfister
Michael McKean
as Keith, Keith Chadwick
Ed Begley Jr.
as Al, Al Chadwick
Carrie Aizley
as Kitty Chadwick
Graham Greene
as Running Bull
Don Lake
as Harvey Krupp
Christopher Fairbank
as Neville St. Aubrey
Saginaw Grant
as White Feather
Guy Siner
as Mitch
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Critic Reviews for Family Tree: Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (21)

Far from frivolous, Family Tree actually does its best work -- and has the most fun -- mucking about in the spongy space between our imagined best selves and our worst instincts.

September 16, 2013 | Full Review…

The rumpled O'Dowd has morphed into an unlikely dreamboat with his charming turns in Bridesmaids and The Sapphires, so if he's on a single-camera, mockumentary journey co-created by Guest, we're there.

May 12, 2013 | Full Review…

This series won't change the world, or even the world of TV comedy, but it is an intriguing diversion.

May 10, 2013 | Full Review…

Compared to more aggressive American sitcoms, Family Tree putters along, but winningly.

May 12, 2013 | Full Review…

The show provides some chuckles along the way, but many viewers may lose patience.

May 10, 2013 | Full Review…

Family Tree shows [HBO] also knows how to go small and subtle.

May 10, 2013 | Full Review…

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