A to Z: What Critics Say

By Rachel Cruz | 2 years ago
A to Z: What Critics Say

A to Z” will debut on NBC this coming Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. featuring Cristin Milioti (“How I Met Your Mother”) and Ben Feldman (“Mad Men”) as opposites who eventually decide to give this pairing a try. The comedy series is created by Ben Queen, with Rashida Jones and Will McCormack as executive producers. The pilot was directed by Michael Patrick Jann. What do critics have to say about the show? Read on to find out.

The San Francisco Gate gave viewers a dare: it would be easy to fall in love with this charming series. The critic even hoped that the story will end in marriage, calling the sitcom totally irresistible and comparable to the vibe that “Sleepless and Seattle” brought in the 90s.


The New York Times thought that “A to Z” takes the spirit of Nora Ephron movies very well, but it also has a mix of “bittersweet self-consciousness.” The critic described the show as clever, but it may be too adorable for some people’s taste.

HitFix regarded the lead stars as the best thing about the series, calling Milioti and Feldman as bright and appealing, regardless if they are on screen together or in separate scenes. However, the critic also noted that the show can be a bit gimmicky, especially with the timeline it’s supposed to be following.

The Orlando Sentinel warned that if you’re not the type who enjoys “winsome romances” then it’s best to skip watching “A to Z” altogether. The critic also loved the lead stars as well as the show’s supporting cast.

Washinton Post gave the show a C- and the critic has already assumed that the show will not be able to last eight months. Though the cast is acknowledged as charming, the show altogether, according to this review, is mediocre.

Variety also found the show charming; viewers will have empathy for its lead stars. However, the critic has some concerns and red flags about the show’s timeline, as well as the comedy, but found that it would be interesting to see how “A to Z” will develop.

Which point from the critics will you agree with when you watch the pilot of “A to Z” this coming Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at 9:30 p.m on NBC? Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news and updates about this show, as well as other television series.

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