Making History: Season 1 (2017)

Season 1
Making History

Critics Consensus

A high concept gone silly, Making History makes the grade with contemporary humor for historical themes and a funny, cartoonish execution of a serialized plot.



Critic Ratings: 25

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User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Apr 5, 2017
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In Season 1 of "Making History," Dan (Adam Pally), a janitor, finds himself in 1775 and accidentally alters the course of history when he begins a relationship with Paul Revere's (Brett Gelman) daughter, Deborah (Leighton Meester). With the American Revolution in jeopardy, Dan takes it upon himself to ensure events unfold exactly as he remembers them. Enlisting Chris (Yassir Lester), a history professor from the college where he works, and revealing his true identity and the extent of his meddling to Deborah, Dan tries to get the universe back on track. As the trio jump through time meeting historical heroes and villains such as Sam Adams (Neil Casey), John Hancock (John Gemberling) and Al Capone (Tim Robinson), they must tread carefully or risk changing their realities forever.

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Critic Reviews for Making History Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (17)

Crazy comedy for our crazy-making times.

Feb 28, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fox's Making History is 50% cool show, 50% missed opportunity. It's not comedy for the ages, but it tries hard.

Mar 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Every once in a while broadcast television manages to cough up a sly fluffball of a sitcom, something that looks thoroughly silly but also manages to bring some sting when it wants. "Making History" is just such a sly fluffball.

Mar 6, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Making History doesn't get everything right. But the series' principal trio commit themselves fully, with Meester particularly fresh and appealing as a transplanted colonial having the time of her life as a newly liberated woman.

Mar 6, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A joyful, self-aware comedy that falls squarely under the "don't worry if it makes sense" approach to time travel stories.

Mar 6, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The pilot, written by series creator Julius Sharpe (Family Guy), has its intermittently amusing moments, but episode two, where the trio foments the American Revolution using 2016-era NRA tactics, proves stronger.

Mar 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Fox's new series is a comedic look at how silly and unglamorous time travel can be.

Mar 2, 2017 | Full Review…

The high-concept premise and serialized storytelling actually remind me of NBC's The Good Place, which steadily improved over the course of its freshman season to become one of TV's boldest comedies.

Mar 1, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Making History may get a D in real history but is passably funny in a hit-or-miss cartoonish way.

Mar 7, 2017 | Full Review…

The show is fresh and amiable throughout, and Pally, Meester and Lester make for excellent time-traveling companions.

Mar 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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