Young Sheldon: Season 1 Reviews

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August 9, 2019
A halo of nostalgia and family drama permeates the series, and the mix is surprising. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 29, 2018
As with the adult Sheldon, there are just enough outbreaks of sweetness to make you love him, despite everything.
March 23, 2018
It has got a lot of heart, and plenty of laughs.
March 12, 2018
Thankfully shorn of laughter track, it will surprise some with its (relative) delicacy, its long, nice, un-busy single-camera shots, at stark odds with its frenetic parent show.
March 5, 2018
It's smart and lively without being terribly amusing.
February 23, 2018
What we have instead is a warm-hearted, coming-of-age tale in the style of The Wonder Years. But without a Parsons-level comic talent among the cast, this series will live or die based on whether the writers can create characters worth falling for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 20, 2018
But for those who can handle a smattering of schmaltz with their diet of sitcom, the laugh count should more than compensate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 29, 2017
... a moving and even motivational series. [Full review in Spanish]
October 25, 2017
[It's] warm and embraceable but not yet essential viewing. But it may get there.
October 21, 2017
[Iain] Armitage is great as Young Sheldon. And Zoe Perry is wonderful as Sheldon's mom, Mary.
October 3, 2017
Lorre is using the built-in, enormous love the TV audience already has for Sheldon to examine what life might be like for someone who's perceived as different, even if that difference is genius.
September 27, 2017
With Young Sheldon, Lorre's wielding a sledgehammer with reckless abandon. And, in fixing it, he is producing perhaps his most inspired work in years.
September 26, 2017
While the story does revolve around Sheldon, his mother is just as worthy of the spotlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 26, 2017
In its effort to eschew a formula that is proven to work, this story of a pre-teen genius and his otherwise average, middle-class family merits some credit for the degree of difficulty in its approach.
September 25, 2017
The story of a slightly dysfunctional but loving family is something we can all get. And with Iain Armitage's performance leading the way, the new show is very user friendly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 25, 2017
The accents are spot-on and the lead performances are excellent.
September 25, 2017
There's an emotional richness to the show, right from the start, that makes you want to see more.
September 25, 2017
The experiment at least initially looks like a bright idea --- yielding a breezy, likable series, closer in tone to The Wonder Years or ABC's family comedies.
September 25, 2017
It's that focus on family, with Sheldon as an oddity and an outsider but still loved, that makes Young Sheldon sweeter than The Big Bang Theory.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 25, 2017
Fortunately, [Iain] Armitage is adorably watchable - so much so that we don't really need Parsons butting in to tidy up the stories.
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