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Grandfathered: Season 1 Reviews

September 30, 2015
Watching Stamos toss out punchline after punchline is a genuine delight, because watching anyone do something they're great at is a delight. He's an actor built for exactly this kind of material, and so he makes it sing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 29, 2015
With Daniel Chun (The Office, Hello Ladies and Happy Endings) penning a quick-witted script, Grandfathered subverts every hokey cliche that it nearly crashes into by maintaining a savvy self-awareness.
September 29, 2015
The set up is as old as time (or at least as old as Three Men and a Baby) but the humor has a fresh and current edge to it.
September 29, 2015
Still, if there's nothing particularly unconventional about Grandfathered, it carries off its conventions with considerable skill.
September 29, 2015
Though the pilot hits some of the expected beats - don't muss my pants, baby with dirty hands - it doesn't revel in the comedy of discomfiture common to such stories. It doesn't artificially harden Jimmy's heart just to melt it.
September 29, 2015
Stamos has a grand time playing the suave, self-absorbed Jimmy.
September 29, 2015
It all makes for a nice enough start to a comedy that already appears to have a pretty happy ending in the bank after just the first episode.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 29, 2015
With an unctuous protagonist on a path to redemption, Grandfathered's most redeeming quality is its supporting cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 29, 2015
Despite being a sitcom, [Grandfathered ] plays things relatively straight and ends up burning up what little comic fuel it has almost immediately.
September 29, 2015
The pilot, the only episode made available to critics, unfolds with by-the-numbers predictability: Jimmy is good at being a dad for a few days but can't handle the commitment. Then he learns a life lesson. I'm not sure how far one can take this story.
September 29, 2015
Stamos' half-hour goes on to indulge such other TV trends as black lesbian confidantes, "BuzzFeed listicle" Web checks and the single camera's incessant progression of "witty" repartee jumping to quick-cut "gags" jumping to "awww" sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 28, 2015
Grandfathered is as winningly cast as The Grinder.
September 28, 2015
The cast is perfect in every way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 28, 2015
Grandfathered is one of those shows that are on the line between worth watching and not worth watching. This time, we prefer to see the house as half full.
September 25, 2015
After one episode of Grandfathered, it's easy to feel like you've seen the first three seasons, especially if Jimmy is going to constantly be presented choices between bedding desirable women and looking after the moppet who has fallen into his lap.
September 22, 2015
Grandfathered simply has better staying power and much more genuine heart.
September 22, 2015
Grandfathered feels as slick, predictable and manipulative as possible.
September 21, 2015
The emotional beats are a bit predictable, but the comedic sensibility is refreshingly off the wall.
September 21, 2015
Stamos is . . . Stamos so yeah, we're in for a while anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 18, 2015
Stamos himself is charming as ever, and he's well-matched by two thrillingly strong women: Kelly Jenrette as his long-suffering assistant and the great Paget Brewster as a never-forgotten ex.
September 17, 2015
Hammy John Stamos stars in this comedy as an aging Lothario who's in for a rude awakening... Can this successful restaurateur transform himself from self-involved bachelor to selfless family man?
September 16, 2015
It'll take a few zany diaper changes (you knew there had to be some) before we'll know if there's a stronger show here. If not, then Grandfathered is just a more flashy version of Raising Hope.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 15, 2015
Stamos stars on Grandfathered, a mostly tired sitcom about Jimmy Martino, a restaurateur and aging bachelor who meets Gerald, the grown son (Josh Peck) he never knew he had... Jimmy has to baby-sit: uh-oh.
September 9, 2015
"Awws" are more frequent than laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 9, 2015
Stamos has learned a trick or two since Full House and he's more willing to both ham and sleaze it up.