How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life): Season 1 (2013)

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Critic Consensus: With its uneven writing and shopworn premise, How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) strands its talented cast in rote characterizations.

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Episodes

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Air date: Apr 3, 2013
2
Air date: Apr 10, 2013
3
Air date: Apr 17, 2013
4
Air date: Apr 24, 2013
5
Air date: May 1, 2013
6
Air date: May 8, 2013
7
Air date: May 15, 2013
8
Air date: May 22, 2013
9
Air date: May 29, 2013
10
Air date: Jun 5, 2013
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Times are tough and getting tougher for single mom Polly Green-Tatham (Sarah Chalke), who sees little recourse but to move in with her mother Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and stepfather Max (Brad Garrett) after splitting from her husband Julian (Jon Dore). The sitcom, which mines humor from the real-life trend that began after the 2008 economic collapse of grown children returning to the nest, follows Polly as she rebuilds her life while also dealing with her folks, raising her daughter Natalie (Rachel Eggleston) and coping with her ex. During the season, she re-enters the dating scene; takes on a second job; plays matchmaker for Julian; and, following a fight with Elaine and Max, moves into Julian's apartment while he's staying with a girlfriend.

Critic Reviews for How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (12)

How to Live offers a good cast in a loopy, uneven sitcom that probably won't click with a wide audience.

Apr 3, 2013 | Full Review…

The outrageousness becomes cartoonish and the conciliatory moments so forced and predictable they lose their healing power.

Apr 3, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Viewers will enjoy the visit but won't be inspired to schedule a return engagement.

Apr 2, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Funny? Surprisingly, yeah, for the most part.

Apr 2, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

There is always the possibility of improvement, although the one-dimensional and stale premise of the show doesn't leave much room to move.

Apr 2, 2013 | Full Review…

It tends to labor for laughs in a manner befitting its laborious title.

Apr 1, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

I'm more than a little under the weather today, but even at full health, I doubt I'd have the enthusiasm to write a full review of ABC's How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).

Apr 3, 2013 | Full Review…

How to Live is chock full of over-the-top in archetypes and terrible writing, which I would even say if the writers didn't shoehorn in the world "slut" every other scene.

Apr 4, 2013 | Full Review…

The jokes (such as they are) fall flat.

Apr 3, 2013 | Full Review…

That's the biggest problem with this show: It's got a worthy premise that's larded up with unfunny, over-the-top characterizations.

Apr 3, 2013 | Full Review…

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