Home Improvement: Season 1 (1991 - 1992)



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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Air date: Sep 17, 1991
Air date: Sep 26, 1991
Air date: Oct 1, 1991
Air date: Oct 8, 1991
Air date: Oct 15, 1991
Air date: Oct 22, 1991
Air date: Oct 29, 1991
Air date: Nov 5, 1991
Air date: Nov 19, 1991
Air date: Nov 26, 1991
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Comedy about the host of a small do-it-yourself TV show, his independent wife and their trio of growing boys. The series is based on the stand-up comedy routines of star Tim Allen.

Critic Reviews for Home Improvement Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

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.

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It's your standard sitcom fluff - it goes down easy and keeps you entertained, but it's not must-see TV.

Sep 11, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 11, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Strong writing, relatable storylines, and a great cast make Home Improvement a winner for families.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

It doesn't help that four of Allen's one-liners -- delivered with an annoyingly smug leer -- are about "butt cracks. "

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…

There are some amusing gibes at power-tool macho, but dubious prospects for long-term fun.

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The playful yet complicated relationship between Tim and Jill, the most interesting sitcom marriage since-well, since Roseanne and Dan.

Nov 29, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

While it's easy to see how the show could become quickly tiresome, at first blush it's harmlessly amusing.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Allen's sitcom may well work, although by the second episode it already shows uneasy signs of cuteness bloat, right down to Tim ineptly trying to make a swivel-based cookbook holder for his wife...fairly routine sitcom fodder.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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