The Life & Times of Tim: Season 1 (2008)



Critic Consensus: The Life & Times of Tim 's irreverent, understated style won't be for everyone, but those looking for a little darkhearted humor may enjoy its offbeat sensibilities.


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Life in the big city is a struggle for the mild-mannered, twentysomething title-character (voiced by creator Steve Dildarian) in this adult animated comedy. The two short segments each episode usually result in double trouble for tough-luck Tim, whose parade of embarrassing situations includes explaining to his girlfriend Amy (MJ Otto) why there's a prostitute in his apartment or having to take the daughter of his boss (Peter Giles) to a senior prom in order to climb the ladder at OmniCorp. Co-workers Rodney (Matt Johnson) and Stu (Nick Kroll) provide little support, as Tim finds out when attending a bachelor party or tagging along on a date, while encounters with an elderly man, nursing mother and a subway mugger lead to exasperating---but hilarious---conclusions. Notable guest voices include Cheri Oteri, Jeff Garlin and Phylicia Rashad.

Critic Reviews for The Life & Times of Tim Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (11)

"Tim" leans hard on hip understatement and winds up feeling tamped down into monotony.

Sep 28, 2008 | Full Review…

The jokes that do hit on "Life and Times of Tim" suggest that Dildarian might be onto something really good if given time to fix the slow spots.

Sep 28, 2008 | Full Review…

The show gets under the skin, somehow, with its loose Web-clip vibe and looser philosophy of life.

Sep 28, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sophomoric and crude, "The Life & Times of Tim" may be a viable alternative for fans of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

Sep 28, 2008 | Full Review…

Dildarian's ultra-low-key approach hits the right notes more often than not because it's such a contrast with the insanity of the material itself. The first few installments are more hit than miss.

Jun 1, 2018 | Full Review…

I realized how great it works as a cringe comedy. It's got it all: deceptively simple setups, ulterior motives, and head-shaking denouements. But, at just 12 minutes each, the episodes wrap before they can really set teeth on edge.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…
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The gained laughs also suggest an optimistic future for the irresistibly chic sense of give-up-ism to which the show adheres.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

If you figure out exactly who is supposed to enjoy HBO's "The Life & Times of Tim" beyond the easily amused humans who created it - please let me know.

Sep 28, 2008 | Full Review…

The animation is rudimentary and the jokes aren't much better.

Sep 28, 2008 | Full Review…

I didn't find much of it funny.

Sep 28, 2008 | Full Review…

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