The Paul Reiser Show: Season 1 (2011)

Season 1
The Paul Reiser Show

Critics Consensus

A mediocre copy of Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Paul Reiser Show overdoses on broad jokes and aimless plotting.



Critic Ratings: 20

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Air date: Apr 14, 2011
Air date: Apr 21, 2011

Tv Season Info

Season 1 of this series is a semi-autobiographical comedy starring Paul Reiser as a TV star who has been out of the spotlight for many years. Although he has enjoyed time with his family, he is now ready for his next big break.

Critic Reviews for The Paul Reiser Show Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (15)

Some of the humor is decent enough, but some also has the same feeling as Paul's life: We're here and there's nothing we can do about it, so we might as well tell jokes.

Apr 14, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

As if copying "Curb'' might be relatively easy or even possible.

Apr 14, 2011 | Full Review…

I'm not saying the copycat comedy of The Paul Reiser Show isn't funny, but it doesn't compare favorably to the cracked originality of Community or 30 Rock.

Apr 14, 2011 | Full Review…

The Paul Reiser Show has an odd air of desperation about it, with its star flailing about like a carp on a ramshackle wooden pier.

Apr 14, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Most of the material flatlines even before it begins, while never rising to the level of the HBO series to which it pays homage.

Apr 14, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

If it somehow should return for another season, I expect someone might toss off a joke at its expense. As in: "That smells worse than The Paul Reiser Show." Or: "That's a worse idea than The Paul Reiser Show."

Apr 14, 2011 | Full Review…

It suffers from predictable jokes that are more likely to conjure a hint of a smile, not a belly laugh.

Apr 14, 2011 | Full Review…

It's all incredibly broad, and lacking in any real point of view.

Apr 14, 2011 | Full Review…

None of the elements of this show really work. So far, the only thing it has going for it is that it kicked "Perfect Couples" off the air.

Apr 14, 2011 | Full Review…

Why would you like it? For one thing because it is not another show about couples and singles in their 20s and 30s lost in Relationship Land.

Apr 14, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Paul Reiser Show: Season 1

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