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Mike & Molly: Season 1 (2010-2011)

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Critic Consensus: Mike & Molly is a conventional sitcom that's able to mine some big laughs, thanks to the immensely appealing central performers.

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Melissa McCarthy and comedian Billy Gardell are charming and real as the stars of this engaging sitcom, which tells the tale of a teacher and police officer trying hard to lose weight---and then falling in love. In the opener, Chicago teacher Molly Flynn meets Windy City officer Mike Biggs at an Overeaters Anonymous gathering and invites him to speak to her fourth-grade class. Rounding out the stellar cast is Mike's infectiously upbeat patrol partner, Carl (Reno Wilson), Molly's voluptuous sister, Victoria (Katy Mixon), and their slightly ditzy mom, Joyce (Swoosie Kurtz). And as in most cases, the course of true love does not always run smoothly, with getting-to-know-you dates, dealing with offbeat relatives (including Mike's overbearing and intrusive mother, Peggy (Rondi Reed)), meeting each other's friends, buying the perfect Christmas present and arranging the perfect Valentine's Day assignation. And of course, at some point there's the question of sex. Melissa McCarthy's pitch-perfect season-long performance earned her an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Cast

Billy Gardell
as Mike Biggs
Melissa McCarthy
as Molly Flynn
Katy Mixon
as Victoria Flynn
Reno Wilson
as Carl McMillan
Swoosie Kurtz
as Joyce Flynn
Cleo King
as Grandma
Eliza Coyle
as Waitress
Reginald VelJohnson
as Brother Heywood
Eric Christie
as Vendor #1
Hana Mae Lee
as Soo-Jin
Kathy Nagler
as Dispatcher
Regi Davis
as Vendor #2
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Critic Reviews for Mike & Molly: Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (16)

This is a show that is likely to transform through several episodes as more is revealed about the underlying reasons for Mike and Molly's weight. But the well delivered comedy is reason enough for the curious viewer to tune in right now.

October 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The weight humor is less directed at them and more shared with them, and they have nice, low-key chemistry. It's a very warm vision of both of them most of the time, and that's quite rare.

October 9, 2018 | Full Review…
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Laughing at 22 consecutive minutes of socially unredeemed fat jokes may leave you feeling as if you've just eaten a 36-inch anchovy-and-pineapple pizza: bloated and yucky.

September 20, 2010 | Full Review…

There's a real sweetness to the tentative romance brewing between Mike and Molly. It helps that both actors, able supporting players in the past are immensely likable and share good chemistry and timing.

September 20, 2010 | Full Review…

The new sitcom Mike & Molly won't change your life, but it will make 30 minutes of it happier and more fun.

September 20, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's much sweeter and funnier than it sounds.

September 20, 2010 | Full Review…

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