Man Seeking Woman: Season 1 Reviews

January 15, 2015
Man Seeking Woman too often reminds one of that guy at the bar who is better at the joke set-up than the punchline because it takes SO long to get to it.
January 15, 2015
Man Seeking Woman has the potential to grow, but it'll get there either by broadening its scope or sympathizing more with its characters.
January 15, 2015
Some if not a majority of Man Seeking Woman is forced and juvenile. And the closing Hitler-Maggie scene in Episode 1 might well repulse those viewers who have stuck around for that long.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 15, 2015
The issue is mostly that the absurdist scenarios just fall flat, visually.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 15, 2015
As exhausting as I found some aspects of the show, the series' imagination largely won me over. It made me curious about future episodes, about FXX's willingness to air very niche shows, about the rise of whimsy-comedy on cable.
January 15, 2015
The big problem for this new FX relationship comedy is that its premise is too good. It's so inspired that long after the premise should have receded and let the relationship part take over the show, the premise still commands most of our attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 15, 2015
What makes Man Seeking Woman so promising is that it's such a strong showcase for Baruchel.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 15, 2015
Using flights of fancy or daydreams to express a character's emotional state is not a particularly new idea, but what sets this series apart is its commitment to the concept.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 14, 2015
Man Seeking Women is hilarious because it's both sweet and crude.
January 14, 2015
It makes you feel as if the real world is only marginally more sensible than this one. It does its job: It draws you in.
January 14, 2015
If you haven't figured this out yet, Man Seeking Woman is plenty weird. But it's also wild, wily, and, depending on your taste for high-risk jokes that don't always fly, wonderful.
January 13, 2015
Man Seeking Woman is better sampled than summarized. At 32, Baruchel is a smidge too old for the part, but his sincerity and sense of timing fit the job perfectly.
January 13, 2015
The sheer acid-trip-style quirkiness coupled with Baruchel's perpetual confusion make this a worthy addition to the FXX lineup.
Top Critic
January 13, 2015
Amusing, strange, dark, Kafkaesque. Yup, I like it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 13, 2015
Man Seeking Woman may just be enough to seed a bigger audience for FXX, especially a younger audience, suicidal pigeons notwithstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2015
Man Seeking Woman is a wonderfully absurdist and often ridiculously silly take on one man's attempt both to find a woman after getting dumped and to understand any woman.