Life in Pieces: Season 1 Reviews

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September 29, 2015
This is one of the few broadcast-network sitcoms this season I can imagine checking in on regularly.
September 22, 2015
While hardly as ambitious an undertaking, there's a hint of Louie in there, where the main story is added to in isolated, well-realized touches rather than conforming to one standard narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 22, 2015
The shifts in tone aside, Life in Pieces was a pretty solid comedy built around a deep roster of talent that wasn't afraid to go for the joke, but still managed to come off more mature than most of the network's other comedy options.
September 21, 2015
This is one of my favorites so far.
September 21, 2015
Life in Pieces, a wacky single-camera intergenerational family comedy, is the staid network's attempt to mimic critical darling and ratings bonanza Modern Family, with edgy (for CBS, mind you) laughs and a squishy heartwarming beat at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 21, 2015
It's a finish more sitcommy than the show seems to call for, but one not weak enough to upset the balance of funny and heartfelt that made me want to see a bit more, even if it was just for the pleasure of this company.
September 21, 2015
Life in Pieces just needs to hone the show around its ensemble until it becomes worthy of its stars.
September 21, 2015
I'm still rather iffy on Life In Pieces, but I'm willing to give it a chance and see where the next few episodes take us.
September 21, 2015
CBS' "Life in Pieces" puts a strong cast through an obvious variation on "Modern Family." Yet the cast is a draw, and James Brolin stands out as the loopy patriarch.
September 21, 2015
The show has novelty on its side, but it also has a talented ensemble that's under (by a guesstimate) half of the time crunch of the average sitcom cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 21, 2015
The premiere did what it could in setting up this weird, dramatic, and ridiculous family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2015
It provided enough chuckles, and we like every one of these actors so much, it will get a second look.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 18, 2015
It's an excellent cast who bring their own strengths to the roles.
September 18, 2015
Over time, the format could pose a challenge, but I'm betting not: In a world where attention spans are short in general and often nonexistent when it comes to watching a TV show, the device works, and the pieces fit very well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 18, 2015
While the jokes and characters are pretty standard, the onscreen talent and premise show great potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 18, 2015
A stellar cast graces this offbeat, multigenerational comedy that unfolds in four separate short stories told from the point of view of various family members... It's like Modern Family, but not as funny.
September 18, 2015
With its sharp writing and a uniformly fine cast, this show about lives in pieces is impressively, entertainingly whole.
September 17, 2015
The show has an exceptional ensemble cast and it's engagingly funny.
September 17, 2015
Life in Pieces offers some very good reasons to walk on the wild side and let the laughs come without any in-show inducements.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 16, 2015
Life in Pieces is a good swerve from CBS's allegiance to the Chuck Lorre-style multi-camera sitcom, and the cast is a sturdy gang of seasoned pros (it's particularly pleasing to see Wiest in a comedy).
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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