Future Man: Season 1 Reviews

November 30, 2017
The fact that I've grown to like these characters enough that I wouldn't mind spending a few more hours with them.
November 21, 2017
Sometimes, I can laugh just looking at Eliza Coupe's face. The former star of "Happy Endings," originally from New Hampshire, seems to have wryness and absurdity built into her physiognomy.
November 20, 2017
There's a level to which the show is progressive - and truly funny! - but that self-awareness only extends to whichever meme is being lampooned in that moment. Otherwise, the jokes now feel woefully mistimed.
November 15, 2017
Despite the game energy of its cast, Future Man is mostly routine homage, with very little substance shoring up its derivative foundations.
November 15, 2017
The central joke -- that the initially hapless Josh is not at all what the future was hoping to find -- is a good one, and it keeps paying off.
November 14, 2017
If you're one to be won over by knowingly nostalgic nods livened up by vulgarities and violence - not to mention the always addictive presence of Coupe - this Hulu series is likely a fine, fun distraction for the present.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 14, 2017
There's no reason to shrug off something this thoughtless from comedians who are supposed to be smart.
November 14, 2017
It's slightly appalling how often Future Man straight-up rips off the best-known moments from beloved earlier works in the guise of paying homage, then shrugs off its own lack of imagination by copping to the fact that the show is a pastiche.
November 13, 2017
Future Man may not be sophisticated comedy, but its unabashed cleverness and fun are hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 13, 2017
The storyline -- sending Josh and his deadly new pals back in time to save the future -- is so steeped in sci-fi homages and clichs that there's precious little here about which to get truly excited.
November 13, 2017
Everything feels meticulously, lovingly plotted by the show's creators, but as it's happening it leads to numerous surprises and big laughs. Future Man is what happens when giddy, geeky and inspired storytelling is allowed to go full throttle.
November 13, 2017
Too much of this is standard-issue Rogen/Goldberg, with violence, raw language and plotting that's occasionally so lazy it hardly rises to the level of plot: more like a fast dash through chase scenes, fight scenes and comic relief scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 13, 2017
It all comes together as a light and giddy comedy that lovingly pokes fun at an often self-serious genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2017
[Future Man] is a fine addition to the sci-fi-meets-comedy universe.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 8, 2017
As storytellers, Rogen and Goldberg are not subtle, but they're committed to the broad needs of each project and Future Man embraces its childish spirit.
November 8, 2017
Emboldened to look ahead, I'm predicting a good time for all.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 25, 2017
It's a dumb, profane and predictable show that works because it never once aims for greatness. Everyone here just wants the viewer to enjoy the ride.