The Odd Couple: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
The Odd Couple

Critics Consensus

Stars Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon make a fine Oscar and Felix, but The Odd Couple's flat jokes and canned laughter are pretty old hat.



Critic Ratings: 34


Audience Score

User Ratings: 124
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Air date: Feb 26, 2015
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Critic Reviews for The Odd Couple Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (25)

It's impossible to say how the show will progress from here, but it's hard to believe that it will ever feel anything other than remarkably familiar and derivative of better properties with better casts.

Feb 17, 2015 | Full Review…

As it turns out, Perry is fine as Oscar, but the show is only intermittently funny.

Feb 16, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The casting is more intriguing than the jokes are funny. It remains to be seen whether the remake succeeds on its own or is just a curiosity for devotes of the earlier adaptation.

Feb 12, 2015 | Full Review…

I'm not quite hooked. And if others feel the same way and with the overabundance of TV options today, then that doesn't bode well for The Odd Couple.

Feb 20, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I really, really wanted to like this pilot and the truth is, I didn't. But, that's not to say that I won't give the series a bit of a chance.

Feb 19, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The problem? Maybe it's the speed with which all this unfolds, but too often in this first episode things feel awkward, as if the dialogue were written mostly to set up jokes, and therefore the character part of the story seems forced.

Feb 19, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Perry and Lennon are good in their respective roles and have certainly got the talent to bring this to life. Let's hope they do before everyone switches off.

Apr 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Unlikely friends mock each other endlessly in stale sitcom.

Feb 25, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Much of The Odd Couple's pilot episode pays homage to its source material... but Perry and Lennon seem to have fun with this modern-day retelling, despite the decades-old story at its core.

Feb 24, 2015 | Full Review…

Friends veteran Matthew Perry, who helped develop this version and serves as executive producer, might just be the weakest Oscar of any version.

Feb 20, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Odd Couple: Season 1

  • Dec 14, 2016
    At first, I thought this show wasn't going to survive. After watching the first season, the was actually pretty enjoyable. The wit's fast, clean, and consistent.
  • Oct 30, 2016
    I want 10 seasons of this!
  • May 20, 2016
    Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon are great as Oscar and Felix, but Perry seems too stiff, he needs to loosen up, but Lennon gives a pitch perfect performance! But the writing is very stale, and kinda seems old. It also seems like their trying to be more family friendly than they should be. Ultimately, you like Oscar and Felix, and they annoy each other enough that even with bad writing it's still interesting, but Perry and Lennon's performances elevate them to be slightly funny.
  • Apr 16, 2016
    So glad it's back for season 2!
  • Aug 21, 2015
    I really wanted to love this show, but one liner after one liner is tedious. Matt Perry seems to smile after each so called joke waiting for a response. Lennon does a very good job as Felix but unfortunately I think Matt was miscast as Oscar. I hope it improves.
  • May 21, 2015
    A REALLY REALLY BAD remake of the 1970s sitcom about two divorced men who become roommates even though they are polar opposites.
  • May 15, 2015
    I enjoyed the first season and found it to be a humorous and modern update of the old classic. Each episode was an improvement over the previous episode and I expect it to keep getting better and better.
  • Apr 24, 2015
    Has Matthew Perry acted before? I have seen high school performers more at ease then he is. Perry seems to go though the motions. He is wooden and lacks any emotion in his delivery. Lennon needs to tone down his character. Too fussy. Supporting actors are ok. Need more Dave Foley. I think Lindsey Sloane would have been a better assistant to Oscar than Brown. Less ex wife.
  • Apr 12, 2015
    love Matthew Perry so funny
  • Mar 21, 2015
    The adult cast of 17 again does not make for an interesting TV show.

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