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  • Summary: Emet (Sarayu Blue) is a working mom trying to have it all in this Amy Poehler executive produced comedy based on a book by Orli Auslander.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Kate Kulzick
    Sep 19, 2018
    Many sitcoms find their feet over the course of their first season. I Feel Bad starts with a strong grasp on its tone, characters, and voice, putting it miles ahead of many other comedies. Its first episodes may not have audiences laughing out loud, but the seeds of an excellent comedy are present.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Sep 19, 2018
    The two episodes tonight give you a chance to see how a series can change post-pilot. One of the nerds disappears from the core work group, and Emet’s oldest son is dramatically recast. ... Bad’s supporting cast excels at tormenting Emet in the most loving ways.
  3. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Sep 14, 2018
    The challenges Blue faces don’t go beyond traditional sitcom fare--meddling parents, kids developing minds of their own, balancing marriage and work--all of which it handles with élan and wit. Where the show loses its footing is in its depiction of Blue’s co-workers, video game designers whose outright misogyny the show makes the strange decision to play as comedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Sep 25, 2018
    Jokes about farts, falling down, hypersexualized kids and grabbing the wrong person’s rear end ensue--but they’re obvious, predictable and not funny.
  5. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 2, 2018
    Over the first three episodes, I Feel Bad has largely erased that which (theoretically) made it stand out the most among fall newcomers--a comedy about culture as much as one about motherhood. The result is homogeneous and bland.
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Sep 24, 2018
    I Feel Bad is an okay family sitcom. ... I Feel Bad is so fast-paced you get whiplash, with hit-and-miss laugh lines. But Blue is an appealing protagonist, juggling what feels like five apocalypses before breakfast. I Feel Bad is a terrible workplace sitcom. ... If I Feel Bad wants to last, it'll upgrade the workplace bros--or even better, delete them. [28 Sep 2018, p.45]
  7. Reviewed by: Dave Nemetz
    Sep 24, 2018
    When it’s not burying us in an avalanche of creaky sitcom clichés, it’s creeping us out with inappropriate sex jokes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. UBD
    Oct 13, 2018
    Super funny, worth the watch. It's a sitcom, but it's a teeny bit edgier and lead is genuinely funny. I don't watch sitcoms, generally, butSuper funny, worth the watch. It's a sitcom, but it's a teeny bit edgier and lead is genuinely funny. I don't watch sitcoms, generally, but this one has snuck into my regular schedule. Expand
  2. Oct 11, 2018
    A honestly very funny show with good writing. Or maybe it's because the main charater works at a video game development studio.

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