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The Kids Are Alright: Season 1 Reviews

October 24, 2018
Warm and funny sitcom looks at a big family in the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2018
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 17, 2018
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 16, 2018
The casting works, and the writing underscores the bonds among these characters in a way that makes them feel like a real family.
October 16, 2018
The ABC family-sitcom brand may have another winner in Tim Doyle's (Last Man Standing) affectionate if derivative memoir about growing up in a rambunctious Irish-Catholic family of eight boys in the 1970s.
October 16, 2018
What The Kids Are Alright has going for it most of all is McCormack, who makes the most of a role cut to her talents.
October 16, 2018
A sweet little sitcom.
October 16, 2018
The first episode is very funny and flies by... What's distinct, though, is the attempt to connect the 1970s setting to contemporary America.
October 16, 2018
All told there's much to like in The Kids Are Alright, partly owing to the era being ripe with possibilities and partly because Doyle's sense of humor about his childhood rings mostly true as it reflects and finds well-earned comedy in nostalgia.
October 16, 2018
The Kids Are Alright is a terribly generic name for a surprisingly distinctive and personal sitcom, plucked from the memories of series creator Tim Doyle,
October 16, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
October 15, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 26, 2018
It's sharply written, charming and boasts laugh-out-loud scenes.
September 24, 2018
"The Kids Are Alright" genuinely funny - particularly if you are of a certain age.
October 17, 2018
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 12, 2018
The Kids Are Alright often feels like it's being staged in a funhouse hall of mirrors where everything is just a little bit distorted.
September 24, 2018
Michael Cudlitz has a few nice moments as gruff but tenderhearted dad Mike, but ultimately, the show isn't funny or heartwarming enough to overcome how familiar it feels.
Full Review | Original Score: C