Those Who Can't: Season 1 (2016)

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Those Who Can't

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Those Who Can't is sporadically funny, but its attempts at light-hearted comedy are undone by derivative writing and a crude, somewhat depressing tone.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 29

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Episodes

Air date: Feb 11, 2016

A revenge plot is hatched in the opener of this series, in which three thirty-something high-school teachers struggle to motivate their students as well as themselves.

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Air date: Feb 11, 2016

Principal Quinn wants the guys to help a student out during the class elections but things fall apart when their debate styles are questioned.

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Air date: Feb 18, 2016

The teachers protest poor working conditions by going on strike, Shoemaker and Abby butt heads over who's the real strike leader and Loren and Rod tailgate the event...leaving Quinn and Tammy to man the understaffed school. -- (C) truTv

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Air date: Feb 25, 2016

Loren and Shoemaker give Coach Fairbell a bizarre version of the birds and the bees. -- (C) truTV

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Air date: Mar 3, 2016

Lice invade Smoot.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2016

Shoemaker takes coaching duties too far after Fairbell is benched by the PTA.

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Air date: Mar 24, 2016

Superintendent Carson threatens to fire one of the teachers causing the guys to come in drunk.

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Air date: Mar 31, 2016

Shoemaker is tormented by a disturbing sex dream that the drama teacher advises him to act on, and Fairbell befriends the new school police officer.

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Air date: Apr 7, 2016

A former student leaves a threatening letter for the gang, and they quickly realize they're stuck in the middle of his sick, murderous game.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2016

The teachers relive their glory days at Senior Prom; Fairbell and Abbey's "friend date" is a disaster; Quinn has the worst night of his life.

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Critic Reviews for Those Who Can't Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

Those Who Can't is not very good, but it's mindless fun if you've got nothing else to do. Those who can't find something else, watch Those Who Can't.

Feb 12, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a comedic unveiling that all goes pretty much according to plan, making the situational laughs predictable and somewhat sparse.

Feb 12, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It goes in big on gross-out humor, crass puns and general raunchiness. But it does so with some originality, thanks to the core three performers and a well-deployed supporting cast.

Feb 12, 2016 | Full Review…

Cayton-Holland, Orvedahl, and Roy seem to be having the time of their lives, and it's almost impossible to watch people having that much fun without getting in the spirit of things.

Feb 11, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Cayton-Holland, Roy and Orvedahl have the kind of expert timing and rhythm that can only come from lots of practice and polishing.

Feb 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Iit's far too familiar to be anything but exhausting. And a little bit depressing.

Feb 11, 2016 | Full Review…

It's not bad writing, but it does nothing new or interesting to warrant the backwards-looking slog.

Aug 8, 2019 | Rating: F | Full Review…

Not every joke works, but the majority do, and the characters and setting are all running strong from the get go.

Feb 12, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Watching Those Who Can't is like being stuck in Saturday detention. It feels like forever.

Feb 11, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…

The second in the number of cable comedies about the life of not the best teachers, originating from a regional improv comedy troupe, is the crude and largely unfunny Those Who Can't.

Feb 11, 2016 | Full Review…

The performers in Those Who Can't are probably nice people -- they're clearly smart, even if their show's concept is woefully derivative. They will probably go on to do something better.

Feb 10, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Those Who Can't: Season 1

  • Nov 10, 2016
    Ben, Adam, and Andrew knock it out of the park acting like high school teachers that are always in some crazy situation. Not everything is funny, but I think for the most part, the jokes that do work are really funny. As a former 5th grade teacher, Those Who Can't is very relatable. Hats off to all of the writers and actors on the show. TruTV was smart enough to know a good thing when they saw it which is Amazon's loss. @benroy @TruTV
  • Nov 05, 2016
    Crude humor, fantastic cast. I love it!
  • Apr 16, 2016
    Love this show! All the characters are quirky & funny. It makes me laugh out loud each episode. Looking forward to season 2!
  • Feb 12, 2016
    Those Who Can't is an sometimes hilarious and smart SITCOM run down by its moody tone and overly crude humor.

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