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Growing Up Fisher: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: J.K. Simmons is as charming as ever, but Growing Up Fisher fails to surmount its plodding premise.


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A family with a blind patriarch deals with a divorce in this comedy.


Critic Reviews for Growing Up Fisher: Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (20)

[J.K] Simmons isn't the only reason to watch. The improbable but supposedly truth-based premise supports some funny, fresh plotlines.

February 18, 2014 | Full Review…

This isn't a show about the sightless, although Simmons (who is not blind) is terrific at conveying the limits and hurdles. The story is more concerned with the particular challenges of parenting through divorce than with blindness.

March 4, 2014 | Full Review…

For the most part, Growing Up Fisher is so soggy and lumpen, so intentionally inoffensive that it barely registers at all.

February 27, 2014 | Full Review…

The writers try to imbue the narration with a sense of heartfelt nostalgia that came so naturally to a show like The Wonder Years, but the contemporary setting and banal plotlines works against it.

February 24, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Growing Up Fisher manages to walk the tightrope thanks to a sentimental script by DJ Nash and a strong performance by the always reliable J.K. Simmons.

February 21, 2014 | Full Review…

Elfman's Joyce, however, is an all too typical blend of aging TV mom striving to be young, cool and alluring again.

February 20, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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