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How to Be a Gentleman: Season 1 (2011-2012)



Critic Consensus: Well-acted and occasionally funny, How to Be a Gentlemansuffers from a stale premise and a lack of sharply-drawn characters.


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In this odd-couple comedy, a reserved etiquette columnist (David Hornsby) turns to a rough-and-tumble trainer and gym owner (Kevin Dillon) who bullied him in high school to help him adopt a new style. Meanwhile, things aren't helped by Andrew's dominating sister Janet (Mary Lynn Rajskub), who picks on Andrew and her husband, Mike (Rhys Darby). Hornsby created the series, adapting from a non-fiction book by John Bridges.


David Hornsby
as Andrew Carlson
Kevin Dillon
as Bert Lansing
Demetrius Grosse
as Off. Simms
Kelsey Gunn
as Claudette
Lisa Banes
as Madeline
Sheila Shah
as Hot Bartender
Tom Ohmer
as Grunting Man
Sarah Domin
as Attractive Woman
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Critic Reviews for How to Be a Gentleman: Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (15)

The question is whether the half-hour is merely humorless or actually offensive.

September 29, 2011 | Full Review…

CBS's new Thursday night sitcom needs to start fighting fast.

September 29, 2011 | Full Review…

There's just not that much there at all.

September 29, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

How He Met His Id. Ouch.

September 29, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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The cast is an embarrassment of potential, but Dillon is wearing as a Drama-like dude; the cultural-obsession-with-youth trope is old; and the learning-to-be-a-man stuff is pat. It's very meh.

September 29, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

A comedy with a solid core group of characters and a chance to go the distance.

September 29, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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