The Great Indoors: Season 1 Reviews

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January 25, 2019
It all rings just true enough to be fairly funny; the pilot episode comes across as a way to poke harmless fun across the divide.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 13, 2018
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.
March 21, 2017
First bite, and it's Satire 0, Snowflakes 1, and Fry gets no good lines whatsoever. Whatever was our national treasure doing? Had he just been wandering past the set?
November 30, 2016
What's remarkable and what explains the show's status as a new hit is that the one-joke format has been successfully mined and expanded.
October 27, 2016
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.
October 27, 2016
The Great Indoors, while far from great, is the freshest, wittiest new comedy on CBS this fall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 27, 2016
It's the worldview of this youth bashing, status quo relishing nostalgia bait which is hard to get behind.
October 26, 2016
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.
October 26, 2016
There are plenty of good laughs, and the show is an equal-opportunity roaster: Both predigital Jack and the hyper-digital young guns are skewered.
October 26, 2016
I wish this sitcom had been built around his character; the jokes would make a lot more sense in context, plus we'd get to have more Stephen Fry, which is never a bad thing.
October 26, 2016
Still, despite how broad and obvious the humor is, the show does manage to be funny a good deal of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 26, 2016
The Great Indoors is a painfully clunky series, and a near criminal waste of talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 26, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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October 25, 2016
Joel McHale as a journalist named Jack who makes fun of millennials and their social media habits: What's wrong with this picture, besides everything?
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 24, 2016
The workplace setting has potential, and there are times that the actors are being funny, even if what they're being asked to do is just soullessly embody a BuzzFeed survey.
October 24, 2016
The series, created by Mike Gibbons, really is funny, which is the important part. But it's also very smart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2016
The mutual mockery is supportive rather than antagonistic... which makes the show rather sweet.
October 22, 2016
Its premise is a shallow well, but a cast of colorful characters working through their differences toward a common goal is an endlessly renewable resource.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 21, 2016
When The Great Indoors can distance itself from the massive Generation X chip on its shoulder, it becomes warmer and funnier...But as long as the show so openly loathes its young people, it'll be disappointing, unfunny, and eminently skippable.
October 11, 2016
A repetitive, forgettable, formulaic, one-joke throwaway starring Joel McHale (Community), who deserves better.
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