Friends From College: Season 1 (2017)

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Even a cast of talented comedic actors can't keep Friends from College from being anything but underwhelming.

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Critic Ratings: 68

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User Ratings: 894

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Episodes

Air date: Jul 14, 2017

Lisa and Ethan move to New York, reconnect with old college friends and learn that some secrets are harder to keep than others. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Lisa's new career gets off to a dubious start. Meanwhile, Marianne prepares for a play and Ethan proves himself a less-than-stellar petsitter. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Jul 14, 2017

Facing a brutal deadline, Ethan brainstorms ideas for his Y.A. novel. Meanwhile, Sam, Lisa and Marianne meet some admirers out on the town. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Air date: Jul 14, 2017

Ethan and Lisa run the gauntlet to ensure their IVF is a success. Max and Felix celebrate a special occasion. Sam opens up. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Ethan organizes a wine-tasting trip for his wife and friends, but his perfectly planned excursion hits a few bumps in the road. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Tensions flare, suspicions grow and mics drop at a lavish wedding reception, where Ethan takes his new persona out for a spin. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Lisa makes a big decision, Ethan and Sam reminisce about old times, Nick plays a prank, and Max makes an awkward confession. -- (C) NETFLIX

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The gang gets together to celebrate Sam's 40th birthday, where Lisa suffers a crisis of conscience and Nick's announcement catches everyone off guard. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Series 1 of the comedy followingthe lives of a group ofuniversity friends in their 40s.

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Critic Reviews for Friends From College Season 1

All Critics (68) | Top Critics (25)

It was not secretly good, though it may have had some good-enough things about it. It was bad.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Keegan-Michael Key? Cobie Smulders? Billy Eichner? What's not to like? Mostly this.

Jul 12, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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The show's biggest crime is that it overestimates its audience's tolerance for watching people screw up.

Jul 17, 2017 | Full Review…

The cast dynamic of Friends From College doesn't support Eichner's most common on-screen characteristics or the diminished versions demanded here.

Jul 14, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's something so disheartening about seeing talented people caught in a show that doesn't make the most of their talents

Jul 12, 2017 | Full Review…

It's not a realistic world, but the way Friends from College casually digs into the social perfectionism of so-called successful people feels about right.

Jul 30, 2019 | Full Review…

In the end, it's honest, heartfelt, and very funny work.

Nov 10, 2020 | Full Review…

We expect more from a great comedy ensemble cast.

Jul 20, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Karamo [Brown] provides the emotional trigger for the first season's two most profound moments, which is saying a lot because the new Queer Eye is definitely a three-hanky weeper throughout.

Jan 30, 2020 | Full Review…

The show is more drama than comedy , and I ended up interested but usually pretty depressed from each of the episodes.

Jan 10, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Briefly had the appeal of allowing me to see what Fred Savage from the Wonder Years looks like a million years on, but was otherwise trudging and worthy and had irritating characters.

Apr 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Good intentions, solid plot buzzwords and a talented enough cast only further accentuate how flawed the show is.

Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Friends From College: Season 1

  • Nov 18, 2020
    Stumbled upon this, on Netflix - went to RT to check the critics rating, which were so low I didn't watch it and forgot about Friends from College. Fast Forward several months. Stumbled on it again and watched it. It's been worthwhile. The show ranges from hilarious to very good to kinda tedious to a straight up bummer. At its best it's smart, well-written, funny, well-acted, and has a good warm vibe of old friends who know each other well and their relationships. The negatives are the plots can be a bit trite and some of the comedy bypasses black humor and goes straight to as funny as a 3-day-old bruise----e.g., accidentally killing one of the friend's pets and lying about it, to failed in vitro fertilization and slapstick pratfalls with everyone screaming at each other to a road trip where everyone seems to have a hard time being convincing acting drunk--and instead overacting. But generally it has a good vibe. and some good laughs. Some entire episodes are hits and some are mixed or missed. The highlights are pretty high and I've overall enjoyed watching Friends from College.
  • Nov 18, 2020
    I have never wrote a review before but, I felt it was necessary to write one about this show after seeing so many negative reviews. I thought this show absolutely wonderful. The cast was brilliant and had great chemistry, it had insanely funny parts, and genuinely made you care about the characters. I am really confused by the negative reviews. I can't say enough good things about this show. I HIGHLY recommend!!
  • Oct 01, 2020
    Such a wonderful, honest and heartwarming show with awesome actors/actresses. I'm truly sad there won't be a season 3.
  • Jul 16, 2020
    Refreshingly good and a genre of comedy that I've missed. The acting is fantastic as well. The topics are challenging and complex but leave me wanting more. A must watch in my opinion.
  • Jul 03, 2020
    It's a solid show that has some truly funny moments, mostly involving Fred Savage.
  • Jun 22, 2020
    Witty, funny and unexpected. Season 1 of this show was superior to most of the crap being churned out on American TV. Yet to watch Season 2, but I am surprised it was cancelled.
  • Jun 05, 2020
    So good. Can't believe this only got 2 seasons.
  • May 06, 2020
    Excellent, hilarious, plus all the feels.
  • May 02, 2020
    Literally the best comedy drama I've seen for years.
  • Mar 17, 2020
    One of most funniest, thought-provoking and amazing series that graced Netflix's page. There are moments so funny that you rewind them again to laugh till tears. The acting,the direction..is just amaze. Disappointed that they cancelled it. While the premise wasn't perfect, people getting hurt about it, saying that affairs aren't meant to supported etc need to understand that it's a series that was created for the sole purpose of entertainment. Thank you. Much better than comedies that are "realistic".

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