Superior Donuts: Season 1 Reviews

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
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 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
In spite of the fact the setup feels familiar, there's nothing stale about these Donuts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4