Friends From College: Season 1 Reviews

December 19, 2017
It was not secretly good, though it may have had some good-enough things about it. It was bad.
July 24, 2017
It resonated with me enough to make me keep watching[,] and to even connect to some of it, while also wondering how much better this series might have been if the volume on its characters and situations had been turned down just a little lower.
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.
July 19, 2017
It's a show with a chronic case of the "you had to be theres," and about as much fun to be around.
July 18, 2017
The cast's collective and individual familiarity does not save Friends from College from being confusing at best, and irritating in large measure.
July 18, 2017
The show's biggest crime is that it overestimates its audience's tolerance for watching people screw up.
July 17, 2017
Old jokes are rehashed, old grudges dredged up, old songs played on the stereo, and since it'd take so much effort to fully catch an outsider up, the effort isn't made.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 17, 2017
It's not an uninteresting twist on the old-friends-reunite formula, but by the end of the first episode it's crowded out a lot of those actual old friends in favor of infidelity dramedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C