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The Kids Are Alright: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: The Kids are Alright is a surprisingly poignant, thoughtful show with a classic sitcom feel.


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In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with little supervision. The household is turned upside down when oldest son Lawrence returns home and announces he's quitting the seminary to go off and "save the world." Times are changing and this family will never be the same. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.


Michael Cudlitz
as Mike Cleary
Mary McCormack
as Peggy Cleary
Sam Straley
as Lawrence
Jack Gore
as Timmy
Andy Walken
as William
Ken Jeong
as Grover
Paul Dooley
as Father Dunne
Jojo Nwoko
as Father Abdi
Willie Tyler
as Willie Tyler
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Critic Reviews for The Kids Are Alright: Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

The best of the fall season's new comedies from a network that's become well-practiced in turning back the clock and making shows like these tick.

October 16, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The tumult, chaos and divergent interests of these many brothers feels authentic, and so do the besieged parents who are trying to hold it all together with a modest paycheck and as much love as they can divide among eight boys.

October 15, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Warm and funny sitcom looks at a big family in the 1970s.

October 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For what it is, it's very good, but what it is - another show about a white, working-class family - may understandably have no appeal for you.

October 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The result is a good-natured comedy that finds function in an otherwise dysfunctional household, and gets decent laughs out of its working class setting without relying too heavily on clichés.

October 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Yes, this show could get better. But there are so many characters to service it feels like none of them will be more than one-note.

October 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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