Romantically Challenged: Season 1 (2010)

Season 1
Romantically Challenged

Critics Consensus

Romantically Challenged suffers from both a shopworn premise and an outmoded approach to setting up its gags.



Critic Ratings: 11

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Apr 19, 2010
Air date: Apr 26, 2010
Air date: May 3, 2010
Air date: May 17, 2010

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A newly single mom, Rebecca Thomas (Alyssa Milano) re-enters the dating pool, and looks to her equally romantically-challenged friends Perry (Kyle Bornheimer), Shawn (Josh Lawson), and Lisa (Kelly Stables) for advice and support as she makes the transition back into the dating world and must become the primary bread winner along the way.

Critic Reviews for Romantically Challenged Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (8)

Overall it felt like an example of the set-up/joke/set-up/joke style that's deservedly close to extinction.

Apr 19, 2010 | Full Review…

You can dress up a rat and set it loose in prime time, but it will always only squeak.

Apr 19, 2010 | Full Review…

The most ill-defined character in the new show is, unfortunately, the one played by its star, Alyssa Milano.

Apr 19, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Finding romance again is challenging, but so is this comedy's half-baked premise.

Apr 19, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Romantically Challenged feels like it was beamed in from the mid-'90s, a leftover hammock show that would have filled time on NBC's Thursday night schedule while viewers waited for Friends or Seinfeld to come on.

Apr 19, 2010 | Full Review…

Romantically Challenged as a whole adds up to less than the sum of its parts.

Apr 19, 2010 | Full Review…

In this wicked world, and the show is not without its pleasures. Milano is charming as the socially naive Rebecca, and as her rather less naive sister Lisa, Kelly Stables sparkles nicely.

Apr 19, 2010 | Full Review…

Challenged is almost painfully on-the-nose with most of its gags - repeating the few decent ones as if the audience might have somehow missed them.

Apr 19, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's nothing much more useless on TV than a conventional sitcom that's comedically challenged.

Apr 19, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

This show, about four single friends who have difficulty finding mates, has a hard time making a joke of the inherently laughable process of dating.

Apr 19, 2010 | Full Review…

Romantically Challenged is robotically assembled from spare parts, including a coffeehouse where the same booth is always available for too-sharply-focused banter among nitwits.

Apr 19, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Romantically Challenged: Season 1

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