“Man Seeking Woman” will premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at 10:30 p.m. on FXX. The series will be led by Jay Baruchel as Josh Greenberg, Maya Erskine as Maggie, Britt Lower as Liz and Eric Andre as Mike. What do early critic reviews think of this unusual comedy series? We round up some of what they have to say below. Read on.
The Niagara Falls Review says that the show’s premise is fairly conventional. It’s about a man trying to find his mate. But everything about the series is actually unorthodox. The writer is impressed by the show’s pedigree. The team behind “Man Seeking Woman” have been part of some of the best comedy shows of late.
San Francisco Gate’s critic thinks that the series has this “unmistakable SNL quality.” The sketch comedy works, but then it’s also confusing as the show is actually a half hour series, not a sketch bit. Everything is so surreal in this series, and the trick to enjoying it, as the critic suggests, is to surrender to it. The cast is also commended for its good work, particularly the two male leads.
Boston Herald’s critic gives this show a high grade of A-. While the show is bizarre and it doesn’t seem to make any sense, it is widely entertaining. The comedians really puts everything together, how odd it may be, according to the review.
The reviewer from Ground Zero on Journal Star considers the show as “uber strange.” There are some funny bits, but mostly, it’s just really weird. The show receives a grade of C- from this critic.
The Hollywood Reporter’s critic thinks that “Man Seeking Woman” is a funny and a fresh addition to TV comedy. The lead stars are likeable, and they also effectively convey what the show is about without being annoying. The critic thinks it’s the right fit for FXX.
Toronto Sun’s critic is lost in the show’s premise after watching the first episode, describing this as so weird to watch. But then he ended up enjoying it more and more after processing the series.
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