One Big Happy: Season 1 Reviews

March 12, 2020
One Big Happy's flailing, half-hearted attempts at presenting its "magic" are stiff at best - and at its worst, resoundingly shrill and weightless.
June 26, 2018
One Big Happy aired what was probably its final episode on Tuesday night, and it was really, truly wonderful.
March 18, 2015
Although Ellen DeGeneres is an executive producer of the show, her influence is undetectable.
March 18, 2015
Cuthbert, Zano and Brook make these predictable pratfalls work because they're in on the joke and along for the ride.
March 18, 2015
Despite direction that seems to consist of "storm to other side of the room" and "make funny faces," Cuthbert and Zano manage to sell the lifelong friendship, but they aren't allowed to do much with it beyond a lot of adolescent bickering.
March 18, 2015
One Big Happy isn't fresh or funny enough to transcend its message.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 18, 2015
Obvious, dumb and mostly unfunny, One Big Happy is an embarrassment for all involved.
March 18, 2015
Best friends procreate, strained laughs ensue in stale show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 18, 2015
Four episodes in (the most I could take), it was impossible to imagine these three co-parenting a puppy, much less a child.
March 18, 2015
One Big Happy barely makes it out of its opening scene before marking itself for NBC's big spring cleaning set to gear up in a few weeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
March 17, 2015
You may be tempted to think Three's Company, but why spoil the memory of a better, classic broad comedy? One Big Happy is not remotely in that league.
March 17, 2015
Basically every punchline involving Cuthbert's character revolves around her being a lesbian and having lesbian footwear and clothes and interests. If there's any additional room for Cuthbert-generated punchlines, they involve her OCD or neatness.
March 17, 2015
You might as well be scrolling through a series of tweets - a couple of them might be cute or funny but most are lame or obvious.
March 17, 2015
One Big Happy is a loud, frantic sitcom so eager to please, you may want to avert your eyes.
March 17, 2015
Elisha Cuthbert... has learned a lot about comedy from being in Happy Endings. But she can't save this thing from producer Ellen DeGeneres. The rest of its cast has a dud Nick Zano and Kelly Brook, whose main job is to shake her chest.
March 17, 2015
One Big Happy fails to generate anything but groans, which is a shame since the talent involved is on point.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
March 17, 2015
It seems to be counting heavily on the notion that it's a groundbreaking comedy. It isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2015
The problem is Prudence. From the moment she opens her mouth it's like stubbing your toe while pouring hot coffee all over your lap. Grating is not the right word to describe her, because there has to be something even worse than grating.
March 17, 2015
What isn't a surprise is that many others involved in the series are veterans of 2 Broke Girls, quite possibly the most offensive network sitcom in TV history.
March 17, 2015
There's even less here than meets the eye.