Son of Zorn: Season 1 Reviews

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January 25, 2019
It gets old the minute it starts.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 14, 2018
Of the few comedic offerings out there this fall, this is one of the brighter entries thanks to its creativity and unique premise.
December 20, 2017
The creativity of the show as a whole definitely is what makes the pilot work, and while there are definitely a few big laughs, Son of Zorn's offbeat nature makes its future success ambiguous.
October 28, 2016
Despite the bizarre premise... Son of Zorn has a lot of heart. Among the sharp jokes is a story about the struggles of a father and son connecting with each other, something that is actually very relatable.
September 30, 2016
It's tough for a program to live up to its potential in the first two episodes, and while Son of Zorn definitely hasn't done that, it has at least proven that's it's capable of more than is currently showing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 29, 2016
If you can buy the concept, Son of Zorn is worth some laughs.
September 23, 2016
Here's hoping that all involved find something better to lend their talents to before long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 22, 2016
There are parts that I really liked, like all of Zorn's interactions with his new boss Artemis Pebdani, and parts that I didn't. (Like, almost everything else.)
September 19, 2016
That being said, even the funny stuff isn't enough to pique this reviewer's interest to check out the rest. It's just painfully okay.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 16, 2016
Goofy as all get-out, but deceptively sly, this is a high-concept comedy that is worth watching at least once. The blend of live action and animation isn't new, but here the stakes are low.
September 16, 2016
There are intermittent laughs to be had but the series regulates its sense of invention from the get-go to deliver a slightly more imaginative yet similarly tiring family sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
September 14, 2016
Son Of Zorn and The Last Man On Earth - and Lord and Miller's stuff in general, and Will Forte's - are about weirdness and silliness. They're about doing everything at an angle. Normal, after all, is overrated.
September 12, 2016
None of this is very funny on its own, and the actors are clearly handicapped by the lack of a real-life Zorn to play against. (Mr. Meadows stands out, partly because he isn't saddled with sentimental broken-family material.)
September 12, 2016
Thanks to the generally solid splicing and blending on display, there's no reason to think that this combination package won't, like its hero, find a way to fit into its surroundings.
September 12, 2016
Son of Zorn has the feeling of a show that wants to be edgier than it is.
September 12, 2016
The joke is in the title and the zaniness of the premise, and the rest of the story fails to go any deeper than a surface-level exploration of that one idea.
September 12, 2016
It's amusing with a couple of strong laughs, and some creativity that might bode well for the future, but Zorn almost immediately brings up the question of whether it can be a sustainable conceit.
September 12, 2016
You're going to want to remember something this ridiculous and might even startle yourself at how much you enjoy it.
September 12, 2016
It's an offbeat, refreshing take on the (broken) family sitcom and deadbeat dad redemption story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 12, 2016
There are better shows out there for fall. There have to be.
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