Superior Donuts: Season 1 Reviews

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February 6, 2017
The messages are positive and relevant, but Superior Donuts also features your typical sitcom fare, including some quick punch lines and a reliance on some tired stereotypes for laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2017
Superior Donuts feels like the kind of sitcom that would have struck audiences as a cozy place to visit every week if it had premiered in the days before cable and streaming. As it is, it feels at once odd and stale.
February 2, 2017
It's a useful example of when it's worth sticking with a troubled show that has promising elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2017
There's upside to Superior Donuts, though whether that upside matches its lofty literary pedigree or whether its progression along its learning curve is coming fast enough is less clear.
February 2, 2017
As with so many sitcoms, the protagonists of Superior Donuts don't yet feel like living, breathing humans who've spent decades on the planet acquiring experiences and points of view.
February 2, 2017
Despite some clumsy execution, Superior Donuts has enough heart to keep your eyes from glazing over.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 2, 2017
If Superior Donuts can recognize its strengths and bolster its ambitions, it could evolve into something like Franco's hot sauce spiked-creation: paying homage to its humble roots while giving them a modern kick.
February 2, 2017
Fowler's motormouth antics meet their match in Hirsch's masterly slow burn, and their instant chemistry is a pleasure to behold even if the gags aimed at pretentious hipster millennials... encroaching chains... carry a distinctively musty whiff.
February 1, 2017
The colorfully contrasted characters are still abundant, but the repartee is, for the most part, content to be merely snappy, not socially insightful.
February 1, 2017
Superior Donuts... assembles a lot of good talent, only to serve them up in a stale, warmed-over vehicle.
February 1, 2017
This is a new CBS multi-camera sitcom ...That means the jokes won't just arrive; each one will ricochet around the stage set like a pinball ball in a room of bumpers.
February 1, 2017
The breakout here is Fowler, a sketch comedy performer whose charisma and rapid-fire delivery go a long way to enhancing the witty script by Bob Daily, Garrett Donovan and Neil Goldman and brightening the flat backdrop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
February 1, 2017
Aspires to a contemporary relevance - but manages only a weary crustiness.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 1, 2017
Superior, it isn't, but it's pleasant, well-acted, and spreads a few worthy messages about cooperation and inclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 1, 2017
Unfortunately, the laugh track is annoying, the jokes are often stale and the other characters are one-dimensional. If the writers serve fresher fare, Donuts might have a chance.
February 1, 2017
Superior Donuts has come out of the fryer flatter than a tortilla chip, no better or worse than any other CBS sitcom, which isn't saying much.
February 1, 2017
Superior Donuts may well get stale in a hurry. But it's on a network that somehow has kept the idiotic and likewise eatery-themed 2 Broke Girls on the air for an astonishing six seasons. And this one is better than that.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 1, 2017
Superior Donuts has the right ingredients to make a consistently funny show that, more importantly, feels of its time, focusing less on nostalgia and more on change.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 31, 2017
The Superior Donuts recipe is as old as doughnuts -- or Cheers, to which it's far from ready to be compared, but it's also just topical enough to feel fresh.
January 27, 2017
With its talented cast and a willingness to reference current events, Superior Donuts evinces some potential, especially if the show's writers can come up with better, less redundant sitcom plots.
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