The Soul Man: Season 1 (2012)



Critic Consensus: A throwback to the sitcoms of yore, Soul Man succeeds on the strength of its spirited charm and the energetic performances of the show's two likable leads.


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Air date: Jun 20, 2012
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Critic Reviews for The Soul Man Season 1

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Still preaching that old time sitcom religion.

Feb 13, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

TV Land's latest retro-sitcom, The Soul Man, takes us back to the days when black comedy meant a show that was simply flat-out funny.

Feb 13, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

All the TV Land flock, rapt with nostalgia, will feel the spirit of the ancient sitcom rise from the set, cherubim cackling on the laugh track.

Feb 13, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The good Lord created sitcoms like The Soul Man as relaxing, relatable humor with heart, and Cedric's new creation isn't about to mess with His template.

Feb 13, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Ultimately, if you're inspired to watch something that's lighthearted and fun, this show could be the answer.

Feb 13, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There's nothing wrong with TV Land trying to revive the old-school, multi-camera sitcom but the pilot for this show wouldn't have cut it in the 1980s.

Feb 13, 2014 | Full Review…

It's not a particularly good show at the moment, still easily slotted in the same category as TV Land's traditional bland fare, but it's not distasteful in any way, and there's enough charm to it that it might be worth a little faith.

Feb 13, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

High art it's not, but the series should deliver on a level that won't require passing the plate on its behalf.

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Top Critic

Boyce and Lolli appear to have a marriage that is recognizable as an actual marriage rather than an expository excuse for jokes about sex, nagging and how-can-you-not-know-where-the-oil-gauge-is.

Feb 13, 2014 | Full Review…

Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash star in a new, nicely assembled and almost old-fashioned sitcom.

Feb 13, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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