Young Sheldon: Season 1 Reviews

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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 25, 2017
The accents are spot-on and the lead performances are excellent.
September 25, 2017
It's too hung up on a main character we know isn't going to and can't change for the better.
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.
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 23, 2018
Young Sheldon the character might be genius offspring, Young Sheldon the show, not yet. Could do better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 30, 2017
Yet, lacking the cynical wit at which Big Bang and the Jim Parsons-portrayed grown-up Sheldon excels, this single-camera 1989-set comedy doesn't play to it obvious strengths.
November 29, 2017
... a moving and even motivational series. [Full review in Spanish]
November 14, 2017
It's extremely melancholy, even with an obligatory sweet family moment at the pilot's climax, and Lorre and Molaro ... are still figuring out how best to craft jokes for this format.
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.
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
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