United States of Al: Season 1 (2021)

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United States of Al

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United States of Al is well-meaning in its ambitions, but its limp humor and the one-dimensionality of its titular character proves that the road to dud sitcom can be paved with good intentions.

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Critic Ratings: 13

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User Ratings: 38

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Air date: Apr 1, 2021

Marine veteran Riley is happily reunited with his friend Awalmir -- who was the interpreter with his unit -- after a long struggle to get him a visa to travel to the United States from Afghanistan.

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Air date: Apr 8, 2021

Al uses his skills as a translator to try and repair the tense relationship between Riley and his estranged wife, Vanessa; Lizzie is heartbroken when she is at a party and loses her late fiance's dog tags.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2021

Al becomes flustered when he goes to the DMV to take his driver's license test and the female instructor is wearing shorts, something he is unaccustomed to seeing.

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Air date: Apr 22, 2021

Al is exasperated by Riley's parenting style with Hazel, so he attempts to teach Hazel to be more deferential to her elders; Riley contemplates taking over the family business.

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Air date: Apr 29, 2021

Riley, Art and Vanessa attempt to help Al feel better when he becomes homesick for his family and traditions.

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Air date: May 6, 2021

Art asks Riley and Al to make speeches at a fundraiser for interpreters that are waiting for visas; Riley comes face to face with Vanessa's new boyfriend.

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Air date: May 13, 2021

After Al and Riley negotiate a deal for Al's new car, they learn the hard way that they are not adept at finances and contracts.

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Air date: May 20, 2021

Al meets Ariana, an Afghan woman he wants to date, but is dismayed to learn she has a negative opinion of Afghan interpreters who worked for the United States.

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Air date: May 27, 2021

Hazel learns that Al doesn't know when his birthday is as she begins planning her own party; Riley tries to find a way to deal with Vanessa's new boyfriend.

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Air date: Jun 3, 2021

Al and Riley get the sense that Art might be lonely and missing his late wife, so they play matchmaker for him.

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Cast & Crew

Adhir Kalyan
Al

Actor
Parker Young
Riley

Actor
Dean Norris
Art

Actor
Elizabeth Alderfer
Lizzie

Actor
Kelli Goss
Vanessa

Actor
Farrah Mackenzie
Hazel

Actor
Brian Thomas Smith
Freddy

Guest Star
Wali Habib
Zubair

Guest Star
Rachel Bay Jones
Lois

Guest Star
Carlease Burke
Tanya

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Azita Ghanizada
Ariana

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Amanda Payton
Holly

Guest Star
Zadran Wali
Kasim

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Susan Ruttan
Mrs. Foster

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Hayden Crawford
Shawn

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Thom Tran
Razor

Guest Star
Rose Abdoo
Donna

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Zarmina Hamidi
Gul Bashra

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Gary Ballard
Mitch Tolifson

Guest Star
Sarah Chaney
Mom

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David Goetsch
Executive Producer
Maria Ferrari
Executive Producer
Chuck Lorre
Executive Producer
Reza Aslan
Executive Producer
Mahyad Tousi
Executive Producer
Mark Cendrowski
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for United States of Al: Season 1

Audience Reviews for United States of Al: Season 1

  • Nov 05, 2021
    This show is complete trash. Not sure how it was renewed for season two. It's not funny at al!!
  • Oct 23, 2021
    Not sure why rating is so low. The show is informative, funny and clean comedy.
  • Oct 11, 2021
    This show is amazing! I recommend that everyone watch this show especially this coming season. The first episode of the second season is one of the best pieces of Television that I have ever seen. The writers captured in 21 minutes a snapshot of the pain and devastation of what happened those last weeks in August in Afghanistan. Go and watch the whole first season and you will be invested in the characters and be drawn into learning about the struggles and successes of our troops and their interpreters in Afghanistan.
  • Sep 07, 2021
    I can't believe the bad reviews. This show is so wholesome and easy to watch. Give it a chance!
  • Aug 18, 2021
    It's so funny and meaningful and true
  • Jun 15, 2021
    weak, such an opportunity blown,
  • Jun 04, 2021
    Very cute show, love the idea of someone from another culture poking fun at us while he learns about us. I know it is a comedy but Al comes off as genuinely Naïve and interested in fitting in with his new family.
  • Jun 03, 2021
    I dislike comedy. I usually only watch these when they reach rerun staus and are shown during the dinner hour I watch them instead of new sometimes
  • May 23, 2021
    I get that it isn't for everybody, but I enjoy it. It maybe one of those things where you need to be in on the joke (I've been to both vacation spots), which isn't good for a broader audience. They obviously have some veterans from the Afghan war in the writers pool because their themes are much more accurate than most of the garbage I've seen from Hollywood on the life of Soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan. The acting is just ehh, but the story is complex. It is not a cookie cutter sitcom, so I'm not sure it will be given a chance. Critics would rather have horrible lazy garbage like "Chad".
  • May 09, 2021
    I enjoy the show. It's a little rough around the edges but given time I expect will work out the kinks. The show is touching on important social messages.

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