The Great Indoors: Season 1 (2016)

Season 1
The Great Indoors

Critics Consensus

The Great Indoors serves up one repetitive, formulaic joke, though the cast performs respectably within the significant constraints of the material.



Critic Ratings: 31


Audience Score

User Ratings: 96
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Air date: Oct 27, 2016
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In Season 1 of this comedy series, an adventure reporter is reassigned to a magazine's digital department after suffering an injury and has to adapt to a brand new work environment, one in which he leads a group of millennial whose actions and behavior are wildly different from his adventurous and fearless ways.


Christine Ko
as Emma
Amy Hill
as Carol
Leann Fishman
as Mrs. Kwan
Chris D'Elia
as Aaron Wolf
Do Young Lee
as Grandma Kwan
Ravi Patel
as Lalit Pajala
Edward Ryu
as Mr. Kwan
Torran Kitts
as Hipster
Melissa Christine
as Attractive Woman
Michael McColl
as Narrator; V.O.
Jennifer Taing
as Daughter Kwan
Philip Smithey
as Asexual Jeff
Marla Mindelle
as Female Patron
Jill Remez
as Dr. Lewis
Nicholas Kyriakos
as Slovakian Kid
Casey Washington
as Announcer, V.O.
Jason Anderson
as Man, V.O.
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Critic Reviews for The Great Indoors Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (21)

The show just alienates too much of its potential audience; an audience that by the show's own admission is easily offended, and probably won't stick around once it realizes it's the butt of some ill-conceived jokes.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show's ignorance feels totemic, though-there's nothing wrong with poking fun at younger folk, of course, but it's can't be the premise of an entire television series, certainly not one with any hope of a future.

Oct 27, 2016 | Full Review…

The Great Indoors, while far from great, is the freshest, wittiest new comedy on CBS this fall.

Oct 27, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The Great Indoors has at least the potential to grow into something better. But it might not be worth that second look if not for Stephen Fry.

Oct 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Still, despite how broad and obvious the humor is, the show does manage to be funny a good deal of the time.

Oct 26, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Ageism isn't only aimed at today's elders. In the sad case of CBS' The Great Indoors, it can also be applied to millennials.

Oct 26, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

Throwback comedy pits Gen-Xers against Millennials.

Nov 1, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Great Indoors is passably amusing, even if you can see just about every punch line coming.

Oct 27, 2016 | Full Review…

This new sitcom starring Joel McHale is a kind of self-negating machine: It's aimed at millennials yet making fun of them constantly, and aimed at McHale fans while putting the star in his least-flattering light.

Oct 27, 2016 | Full Review…

If you're interested in a show that deals with a Gen X-er navigating a workplace run by Millennials in a smart and even emotional way, check out Younger on TV Land instead.

Oct 27, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Great Indoors: Season 1

  • Mar 27, 2017
    It's fun seeing Jeff Winger interacting with McLovin' and Steven Fry in such a humorous way.
  • Mar 05, 2017
    The Great Indoors started off ok but has gotten better with each episode.
  • Mar 02, 2017
    I love the fact that they make fun of the millennials, being one my self it funny to know how true it is.
  • Feb 24, 2017
    I absolutely love the unique characters, the new age comedy, and the chemistry between the actors. Most definitely a favourite of mine.
  • Feb 18, 2017
    Very funny. The cast is great.
  • Feb 12, 2017
    Hilarious! Love the diverse cast, not just a bunch of boring white people!
  • Jan 17, 2017
    A painfully predictable, boring show making fun of the younger generation. Ultimately forgettable and a waste of time.
  • Jan 12, 2017
    I oh so love the entire cast a lot and I seriously hope that it gets a whole lot better and keeps on improving each time every time every here and there ?.
  • Jan 12, 2017
    Horribly written garbage. Don't waste your time
  • Dec 29, 2016
    It's like a bad SNL skit that just won't end. The acting is subpar, and the jokes are stale. The story has potential if it wasn't so poorly executed and written.

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