Son of Zorn: Season 1 Reviews

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.
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.
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
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
If the show can meld its animated world with its live-action world, while exploring and exploiting the comic absurdities and dramatic depth of both, then Son Of Zorn could truly be something special.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 12, 2016
Son of Zorn does well to avoid the argument that something has been lost in this new, progressive world-Zorn is very much a buffoon from start to finish-but the gag has nonetheless started to wear thin by the end of the first episode's 22 minutes.
September 9, 2016
While "Zorn" gets off to a mildly promising start, there's room for skepticism about the prospects of a series whose legs could be a lot scrawnier than its leading man's.
September 9, 2016
Zorn's outlines are tried-and-true, but there's plenty of invention surrounding Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne's animated warrior.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 9, 2016
The gimmick isn't enough, but the bigger problem is that the setup and story aren't enough, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 9, 2016
There's always a very outside chance that Son of Zorn could have the legs of an ALF in the annals of hybrids turned into weekly sitcoms. But this already looks like pretty thin stuff that's not worth writing home about.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
September 8, 2016
Either clever idea or one-trick pony, the Son of Zorn pilot can't entirely decide which it is either.
Full Review | Original Score: B-