Young Sheldon: Season 1 Reviews

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
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 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.
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
It often feels like you're watching an episode of One Life to Live that's trying to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 25, 2017
The only takeaway from Young Sheldon is that his present is far more interesting than his past.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 25, 2017
All the stories from Sheldon's childhood have been told already-much funnier in the rear view mirror of adulthood. Finally, [Jim] Parsons' voiceover of the narrative is wholly unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
September 24, 2017
What's funny in Sheldon/adult is grating in Sheldon/child.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 24, 2017
Young Sheldon isn't funny. Its punch lines -- or whatever is sitting where punch lines are supposed to be -- only come from Sheldon's inappropriate responses.
September 22, 2017
One thing everybody will be able to agree on, though, is that the 9-year-old version of Sheldon in the Big Bang spinoff Young Sheldon is not ready for prime time or even the pre-dawn hours of a public-access channel ... [It] is hideously misconceived.
September 6, 2017
Every actual moment of humanity is undercut by narrator Jim Parsons, who's constantly popping in to remind us what kind of mean, joyless know-it-all this kid ultimately grows up to be.