Friends From College: Season 1 Reviews

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July 20, 2020
We expect more from a great comedy ensemble cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 11, 2020
The show is more drama than comedy , and I ended up interested but usually pretty depressed from each of the episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2019
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.
November 2, 2018
Good intentions, solid plot buzzwords and a talented enough cast only further accentuate how flawed the show is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 9, 2018
Disconcerting and frustrating almost like a class reunion. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 14, 2018
It's not bad that this show got made, but it is proof of Netflix's seemingly endless capital and the willingness to throw a random assemblage of stars to the wall and see what sticks.
December 28, 2017
The result is a hit-or-miss comedy that tries to be both "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The Big Chill."
December 19, 2017
It was not secretly good, though it may have had some good-enough things about it. It was bad.
December 18, 2017
To my disappointment, the only thing I was impressed with was Billy Eichner's performance.
November 8, 2017
They're all so unpleasant and treat each other so poorly, it's hard to imagine they'd want to spend even a few minutes together.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 7, 2017
Few things are sadder in television than wasted talent, and Netflix's new show, Friends From College, squanders its lot of heavyweights.
August 30, 2017
The cast seem to think that if they manically throw all their energy at their characters it will help. It doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 29, 2017
It's as if the sitcom is nothing more than a string of skits lumped together, hoping some cohesion, somehow, will happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 14, 2017
Fine in small doses, grating at length, the show's real encouragement may be to put away childish things once and for all.
August 10, 2017
The show inadvertently proves that a clan of misanthropes can be just as boring as milquetoast besties, so long as the two groups are treated with equal abstraction.
July 24, 2017
Rather than celebrating the shared lives of these middle-aged misfits, Friends From College simply leaves you wondering why they ever became friends in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.1/10
July 24, 2017
The problem is that every consequence is predictable and the plot of the whole episode is often easy to predict after the first few minutes.
July 24, 2017
Friends From College is like the New Year's Eve of TV shows. Sparkly, fun on the outside and full of pretty people, but in reality disappointing and hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 24, 2017
It's a very strong ensemble, and the writing yields some amusing sequences... But the show doesn't have much narrative momentum, which makes the eight episodes at times feel slightly disconnected.
July 21, 2017
Too much of the action depends upon someone suddenly doing something out of character. That's not revelatory comic drama. That's just a cheat.
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