The Mick: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)

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Critic Consensus: Kaitlin Olson's considerable charm isn't enough to keep the intermittently funny The Mick from falling prey to conventional storylines and hard-to-root-for characters.

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Air date: Dec 25, 2016
2
Air date: Jan 3, 2017
3
Air date: Jan 10, 2017
4
Air date: Jan 15, 2017
5
Air date: Jan 17, 2017
6
Air date: Jan 24, 2017
7
Air date: Jan 31, 2017
8
Air date: Feb 7, 2017
9
Air date: Feb 14, 2017
10
Air date: Feb 21, 2017
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A comedy series about a dysfunctional family revolves around Mickey (Kaitlin Olson), a very irresponsible woman visiting her sister Poodle (Tricia O'Kelley), her rich husband Christopher (Laird Macintosh) and their three children when the married couple are arrested for fraud. Mick is tasked with watching over her nephews and niece, but parenting is not her thing--and she just wants to go back home. Too bad Poodle and Chris end up fleeing the country, leaving Mick to take care of the kids for the time being. Season 1 follows Mick's struggles as she tries to be a role model to Sabrina (Sofia Black-D'Elia), a sassy 18-year-old, Chip (Thomas Barbusca), an arrogant 13-year-old, and Ben (Jack Stanton), a 7-year-old nerd.

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Critic Reviews for The Mick Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (15)

The first episode is not as edgy (or, quite frankly, as funny) as it thinks it is. Olson is a gifted physical actress but the woman-behaving-badly shtick starts off a bit toothless. The second episode is sharper.

Jan 5, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Like The Simpsons, Married with Children, Malcolm in the Middle and other Fox sitcoms, the ridiculous reach is what makes The Mick work. There is solace in realizing your family isn't near this bad and humor in realizing it could be.

Dec 30, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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You may not laugh until it hurts, but there are some laughs to be had. Particularly for those who also swear by Family Guy.

Dec 30, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Mick wants to be outrageous, but instead settles for excessive.

Dec 29, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

I could easily see The Mick taking the much-needed place of other working class comedies like My Name is Earl and Raising Hope.

Jan 6, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

The Mick is a laugh-out-loud riot that automatically enters the running for best new series of 2017.

Jan 5, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It's just an OK sitcom with a frequently charming performance by Olson, which may be enough for a while... But it also seems like the kind of project that could leave Olson feeling trapped.

Jan 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Irreverent comedy is fun, full of risky behaviors.

Jan 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If 2016 was the year of the scam, that's raised the stakes for 2017. I can't tell yet if The Mick can meet those new expectations.

Jan 4, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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If The Mick proves anything, it's that Olson is an extraordinarily talented comedian.

Jan 3, 2017 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Mick: Season 1

½

Kaitlin Olson stars in Fox's new hit sitcom The Mick. The show follows low-class hustler Mackenzie Murphy who moves into her sister's palatial mansion to take care of her sister's kids after she and her husband flee the country to avoid federal prosecution for fraud and tax evasion. Olson is incredibly funny and has a knack for playing this type of character (see It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia). And Sofia Black-D'Elia is especially good as a sassy rebellious teenager. The writers do a fair job at keeping the comedy relatively PG; mixing slapstick with a bit of risqué humor. Plus, they address a number of social and political issues that modern American families face. It's a rather predictable and formulaic family comedy, but overall The Mick delivers a solid first season that's full of laughs and shows potential.

DannM

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