Friends From College: Season 1 (2017)



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


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Air date: Jul 14, 2017
Air date: Jul 14, 2017
Air date: Jul 14, 2017
Air date: Jul 14, 2017
Air date: Jul 14, 2017
Air date: Jul 14, 2017
Air date: Jul 14, 2017
Air date: Jul 14, 2017

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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 (63) | Top Critics (23)

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

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…
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Keegan-Michael Key? Cobie Smulders? Billy Eichner? What's not to like? Mostly this.

Jul 12, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

The overwhelming mark against Friends From College is it's asking you to spend time with a group of hopeless people, and finding humour in their shortcomings says a little something about us.

Jul 19, 2017 | Full Review…
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For all its good intentions, Friends from College never rises above undergraduate puerility.

Jul 17, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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…
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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…

Friends from College is almost like a piece of experimental television, testing the audience on how it reacts to an array of unlikable characters and situations that don't culminate in big laughs.

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Friends from College is just emotional enough to see certain characters in a different light, and it's just funny enough to almost let their questionable behavior slide.

Aug 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Friends From College: Season 1

Im at season 1 episode 3. Was trying to give it a chance, waiting for it to get better, but so far no luck. The problem with the show is that it is too cliched, too copycat like, too trying too hard. The characters are one dimensional and the story drags. It's like there is no hook to keep watching. No motivation whatsoever except that on some occasions, it's ok funny. I think the writers thought ti was super clever, the way they wrote the script but that just shows how clueless they are about the general public. It's almost like they think we're dumb enough to want to watch a show that's not going anywhere. Total waste of my time. I will now stop watching. Gave it enough chances.

Hysterical! Favorite new show!

How are we supposed to relate-to and like the protagonists when the people that we focus most on seem more like heartless villains? Honestly, if it wasn't for Ethan and Samantha, this show could actually be good.


Love this show. Awkward comedy with side notes that are excellent points. Especially their take on young adult novels.

Loved loved loved it. I am highly disappointed that Season 3 has been cancelled. WHY??

Super funny show! Loved it!

Love this show - unique, smart, funny, relatable, interesting characters. So sad it got cancelled! Hope it gets picked up by another network for Season 3.

This is underrated, not sure what the critics are thinking. This is relatable and very funny. An ensemble cast, 'real' characters with intertwined stories, rather like Cold Feet (but younger and American). Netflix didn't market this properly, bummed it was cancelled, hope it finds a new network as I just binged watched two series in one day! Great to see Fred Savage in this.

Netflix needs to bring this show back

If you are looking for a show to binge watch that different from every other Netflix show this is the one. It's not perfect, but really funny and you don't have to be glued to the TV to know what is going on in the show.

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