The Kids Are Alright: Season 1 (2018)


Critic Consensus: The Kids are Alright is a surprisingly poignant, thoughtful show with a classic sitcom feel.


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Air date: Oct 16, 2018
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In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with little supervision. The household is turned upside down when oldest son Lawrence returns home and announces he's quitting the seminary to go off and "save the world." Times are changing and this family will never be the same. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.

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Critic Reviews for The Kids Are Alright Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

The best of the fall season's new comedies from a network that's become well-practiced in turning back the clock and making shows like these tick.

Oct 16, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The tumult, chaos and divergent interests of these many brothers feels authentic, and so do the besieged parents who are trying to hold it all together with a modest paycheck and as much love as they can divide among eight boys.

Oct 15, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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Warm and funny sitcom looks at a big family in the 1970s.

Oct 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For what it is, it's very good, but what it is - another show about a white, working-class family - may understandably have no appeal for you.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The result is a good-natured comedy that finds function in an otherwise dysfunctional household, and gets decent laughs out of its working class setting without relying too heavily on clichés.

Oct 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Yes, this show could get better. But there are so many characters to service it feels like none of them will be more than one-note.

Oct 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The casting works, and the writing underscores the bonds among these characters in a way that makes them feel like a real family.

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The ABC family-sitcom brand may have another winner in Tim Doyle's (Last Man Standing) affectionate if derivative memoir about growing up in a rambunctious Irish-Catholic family of eight boys in the 1970s.

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…

What The Kids Are Alright has going for it most of all is McCormack, who makes the most of a role cut to her talents.

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…

A sweet little sitcom.

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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