Critic Consensus: Home Improvement benefits from the rambunctious chemistry between Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson, but the series' sense of humor isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.
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as Tim Taylor
as Jill Taylor
as Al Borland
as Brad Taylor
as Wilson Wilson
as Randy Taylor
as Mark Taylor
as Tim's Former Roommate
Home Improvement isn't groundbreaking TV or even the most original new show of the year, but it's the most perfectly realized: an idea whose time has come combined with sharp writing and once-in-a-blue-moon cast chemistry.
It's your standard sitcom fluff - it goes down easy and keeps you entertained, but it's not must-see TV.
A relaxed and likable show...Allen is one of the fall's freshest finds. But all the best punch lines in the hilarious pilot came right out of his "Men Are Pigs" stand-up routine. With the writers out on their own, the humor seems to be thinning out.
Bottom line is that this is one hilarious half hour. Probably a half dozen laugh-out-loud side-busters and a couple dozen chucklers. Even the obvious jokes are so well-timed they get a laugh.
Strong writing, relatable storylines, and a great cast make Home Improvement a winner for families.
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