Making History: Season 1 Reviews

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March 7, 2017
Making History may get a D in real history but is passably funny in a hit-or-miss cartoonish way.
March 6, 2017
Making History hits up the distant past with a stellar cast that brings big laughs and smart commentary...but it unfortunately achieves those highs in between larger chunks of extremely dumb comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2017
Making History ,,, treats time travel with about as much seriousness as "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"; it's a messy, feather-light romp that establishes early on that, among other things, the past smelled pretty bad.
March 6, 2017
I am an easy mark for this kind of stuff, I will admit, and I found myself happy watching Making History without feeling the need to make a case for its brilliance, depth or strength of satire.
March 6, 2017
This sitcom is absurd, but it makes me laugh.
March 6, 2017
Fox's Making History is 50% cool show, 50% missed opportunity. It's not comedy for the ages, but it tries hard.
March 6, 2017
It's wasted opportunities galore here.
March 6, 2017
This lighthearted series features lots of funny moments thanks to the combo of contemporary humor with historic events and iconic real-life characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2017
As with most installments in the time travel genre, there are certain things we have to accept here if we want to have as much fun watching as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 6, 2017
Fox's Making History at least has the decency to be a spoof.
March 6, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 6, 2017
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.
March 6, 2017
A joyful, self-aware comedy that falls squarely under the "don't worry if it makes sense" approach to time travel stories.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 3, 2017
Making History feels like the more expansive concept, with the latitude to drop its central trio into a variety of settings. That's especially true if it can continue wryly using the past to effectively comment on the present.
March 3, 2017
This is the comedic tone Making History tends to strike: light, silly, and steeped in references to movies, TV shows, and music from the '80s and '90s.
March 3, 2017
Making History won't make America great again, but it makes it a little funnier.
March 3, 2017
Fox's Making History doesn't quite live up to its bold title, but the enthusiastic leads and the progressively stronger episodes make it a blast from the past, present, infinity and beyond.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 3, 2017
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.
March 3, 2017
The show is fresh and amiable throughout, and Pally, Meester and Lester make for excellent time-traveling companions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2017
A likable but largely forgettable comedy.
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