Almost Family: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
Almost Family

Critics Consensus

An appealing cast can't make up for Almost Family's appalling premise.



Critic Ratings: 15


Audience Score

User Ratings: 22
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Air date: Oct 2, 2019
Air date: Oct 9, 2019
Air date: Oct 16, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Almost Family Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

Almost Family has a lot of blind spots, but believability shouldn't be one of them.

Oct 3, 2019 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Standout performances and what looks to be a sure-fire, durable premise give Fox's Almost Family the key ingredients of a potentially long-running, soapy serial drama.

Oct 2, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

So "Almost Family" made Hutton's Bechley an almost-loveable rogue, and his offspring almost-unbothered by the almost crime he perpetrated against them and countless others. No "almost" about that. It's flat-out creepy.

Oct 1, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The series format suggests they might find a whole lot more sibs along the way.

Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…

I would be all for a show about three adult women learning they're sisters, but Almost Family leans heavily on a gimmicky premise it doesn't need, one that ultimately tanks it.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

I want Almost Family to get better, but for now, it's exactly as bad as the pilot episode.

Oct 3, 2019 | Rating: 2.2/5 | Full Review…

It's a very weird hodgepodge of characters and motivations, made doubly awkward for being set against the backdrop of an investigation into Leon for fraud and sexual assault... Yet, despite all the weirdness, [it] is strangely not that interesting.

Oct 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The story and the characters are interesting enough, but whether or not it can sustain its momentum for an entire season is unclear. And I hate to say it, but where the story might be going is entirely predictable.

Oct 3, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5.0 | Full Review…

Almost Family has some good moments, but isn't good enough to overcome its dumbest plot devices.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The problem with "Almost" isn't that it's about a serious crime - there is plenty of good and great television made about criminal activity - but that its world is wildly out of balance.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If Almost Family is anything, it's a series in conflict with itself.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Sometimes, a series can't overcome the fundamental grossness of its premise, no matter what else it has to offer.

Oct 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Almost Family: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    It seems that I'm with the majority of audience members and against the majority of critics in finding this show quite enjoyable.
  • 4d ago
    Charming characters! I giggled and teared up in 2nd episode. I am sure there are a lot of twists to come.
  • Oct 09, 2019
    Love the main story line and all three main actors are great. But do wish they would have not made Megalyn's character a lesbian.
  • Oct 08, 2019
    So far it seems like the acting and chachters will be quality, wont know if it will be This Is Us quality until theres more episodes but I dont understand the low score honestly.
  • Oct 08, 2019
    Great show, I'm already hooked can't wait to see the next episode.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    It was okay, kind of boring at parts.
  • Oct 05, 2019
    I thought it had potential, so will give it a chance.
  • Oct 03, 2019
    It's cute, different
  • Oct 03, 2019
    I was a big fan of the original show "Sisters" but so far I like this remake even better. It's not timid about making light of something awful, which in this day and age is super refreshing. We used to be able to laugh at things without fear of being 'bad people' and that made getting through the awful parts of life a lot easier. This show starts with a terrible twist that ends up making the most unlikely people a family. It doesn't take itself too seriously and it can be touching and heartwarming in one breath and make you laugh out loud in the next.

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