Playing House: Season 1 (2014)


Season 1
Playing House

Critics Consensus

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are a comedy duo worth watching, and their chemistry helps to make Playing House reasonably enjoyable and perceptive.



Critic Ratings: 18


Audience Score

User Ratings: 60
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Air date: Apr 29, 2014
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Critic Reviews for Playing House Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (10)

USA is promoting the show as an "original comedy"; let's see if they can put more truth in that advertising.

May 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Playing House is essentially a tweaked remake of Best Friends Forever, a sitcom that washed out of NBC two years ago.

Apr 30, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Parham and St. Clair seem to have created Playing House largely because they enjoy working together. The enjoyment is contagious.

Apr 29, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Gilmore Girls gone gonzo-er.

Apr 28, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is a show that depends strongly on its leading ladies being likeable, and yet it spends almost the entirety of its second episode painting them as shallow and insensitive, completely undermining that goodwill built up in its first half-hour.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Two besties and a baby comedy is saucy, but sweet.

May 13, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Expectations couldn't be lower for this unrequested reunion, which is why it comes as such a nice surprise that Playing House, while hardly anything new, provides a much happier showcase for these gals' effortlessly snarky chemistry.

Apr 30, 2014 | Full Review…

Playing House isn't notable because it has two female leads, or because it's part of a trend, or will soon have a baby in the mix. Playing House is notable because it's smart and it's funny. Period.

Apr 30, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…

There's a sweetness to Playing House that eases the raunchier aspects.

Apr 30, 2014 | Full Review…

For those who think the beginning and end of funny female comedy teams begin and end with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, let me introduce you to Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham.

Apr 29, 2014 | Full Review…

The humor gets low at times, but the characters themselves do not; which is not to say that they keep their dignity.

May 1, 2014 | Full Review…

Obviously, the birthing process in TV can be difficult. But at this point, Playing House looks more like a rental than the kind of show destined to put down roots.

Apr 29, 2014 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Playing House: Season 1

  • Feb 18, 2015
    love this series. The level of awkwardness and discomfort is perfect. The chemistry between the actors is nice, and the actors/comedians have a good sense of timing for the comedic as well as the emotional moments. It's fun to watch.
  • Jul 14, 2014
    Great show! It started off a little shaky but it keeps getting better.
  • Jun 04, 2014
    St Clair & Parham have great chemistry. I like Jane Kaczmarek as Emma's Mom. Great character. I also like the small town take on it all. One of my new favorite comedies.
  • May 18, 2014
    Feather-light premise saved by fantastic acting, chemistry and writing.

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