Traffic Light: Season 1 (2011)

Season 1
Traffic Light

Critics Consensus

Traffic Light takes everyday people and turns them into lovable, affecting characters through amusing performances and witty writing.



Critic Ratings: 17

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Feb 8, 2011
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Air date: Mar 29, 2011
Air date: Apr 12, 2011
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Three best friends from college, Mike ( David Denman ), Adam ( Nelson Franklin ), and Ethan ( Kris Marshall ), now in their thirties, find themselves each in drastically different relationship situations, from the single Ethan, to the co-habitating Adam, to the married Mike. Each man's different station in life creates various challenges to the men's ongoing friendship.

Critic Reviews for Traffic Light Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (13)

The opening night lesson of the new Fox sitcom "Traffic Light" is that no matter how marvelous hands-free telephone technology has become, it isn't yet advanced enough to carry its own sitcom.

Feb 8, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A not-unpleasing comedy that takes time and commitment to grow on you.

Feb 8, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Distinctive, sympathetic, and tinged with promise.

Feb 8, 2011 | Full Review…

All five characters transcend the cheap stereotypes that lazy writers so frequently use to populate their sitcoms. That may not be enough to propel their show into syndication, but for a Fox sitcom, even cautious optimism is a step in the right direction.

Feb 8, 2011 | Full Review…

Traffic Light is winning and amusing without being loud and loutish.

Feb 8, 2011 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Traffic Light is a no-"GO" for me. Or, as I tend to think of it after having watched four derivative episodes: "STOP" me if you've heard this before.

Feb 8, 2011 | Full Review…

It's the kind of show that viewers have seen before and there's no reason to see it again.

Feb 8, 2011 | Full Review…

Traffic Light winds up with a negative hat trick, in which I found myself not caring about any of its three male leads.

Feb 8, 2011 | Full Review…

The formula may be hokey, but "Traffic Light's" execution of it is charming, and funny in a way that doesn't seem to be trying too hard.

Feb 8, 2011 | Full Review…

With funnier material, they [the actors] could really make this thing work.

Feb 8, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Traffic Light: Season 1

  • Apr 26, 2017
    Aside from a dip in quality from episodes 7-10, this is a near perfect show, and in my top 10 shows of all time! I don't need to, but here it is. Outstanding performances all around, outstanding writing that's funny and relatable, with great characters and comedic timing, the direction and cinematography are mostly spot on, and the score is fantastic! I won't get into my negatives, but I will say they're mostly contained to that four episode dip. Sucks this was cancelled. Also sucks they didn't do a better ending for this, I was expecting some more closure, just a little bit. Especially with the hint that was dropped in episode 12. Well now I understand the 50% user! Only three people have reviewed? How has no one else reviewed?! I even saw on IMDb that they're not even at 2,000 ratings yet!

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