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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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.
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.
You may not laugh until it hurts, but there are some laughs to be had. Particularly for those who also swear by Family Guy.
The Mick wants to be outrageous, but instead settles for excessive.
I could easily see The Mick taking the much-needed place of other working class comedies like My Name is Earl and Raising Hope.
Audience Reviews for The Mick: Season 1
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.
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