Mr. Sunshine: Season 1 (2011)


Critic Consensus: Thanks to the willing slapstick antics of a solid ensemble cast, Mr. Sunshine has potential -- although for what, it's difficult to tell.


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Air date: Feb 9, 2011
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Ben Donovan (Matthew Perry), manager of a San Diego basketball arena, begins to reevaluate his life after his 40th birthday in the lone season of the comedy "Mr. Sunshine." Ben, while successful at his job, has trouble interacting with people, including his unpredictable boss Crystal (Allison Janney), Crystal's clueless son Roman (Nate Torrence), his sometimes girlfriend Alice ( Andrea Anders ) and unstable secretary Heather (Portia Doubleday).

Critic Reviews for Mr. Sunshine Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (15)

The pilot is leaden, dull, flat, tone deaf.

Feb 9, 2011 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a quintessential "so what?'' sitcom that practically begs you to damn it with extremely faint praise, mincing your words down to the blandest of neutrality.

Feb 9, 2011 | Full Review…

It just doesn't feel like it's setting up a story we're really going to care about.

Feb 9, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Decidedly dreary for openers, Mr. Sunshine succeeds in making Cougar Town look like a lion of the prime-time jungle.

Feb 9, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Mr. Sunshine looks promising, with former Friend Matthew Perry playing straight man in a swirl of kooks who deliver consistent laughs.

Feb 9, 2011 | Full Review…

I wish there was more that felt new about Matthew Perry's tepid comeback vehicle, Mr. Sunshine, which exists under a hazy cloud cover of mixed signals

Feb 9, 2011 | Full Review…

Something tells me Mr. Sunshine would have been better going full bore in one direction -- toward serious cynicism or toward mild wackiness -- without trying to jam those things together in one awkward package.

Feb 9, 2011 | Full Review…

Given a little patience - and, OK, maybe a little more wine - Mr. Sunshine might just find its way into the light.

Feb 9, 2011 | Full Review…

Mr. Sunshine is a show with a lot of likable performers, a solid creative pedigree, occasional laughs and a whole lot of room for improvement.

Feb 9, 2011 | Full Review…

The premiere has a premise that's full of possibility but a delivery that never arrives.

Feb 9, 2011 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

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