Friends From College: Season 1 (2017)

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Season 1
Friends From College

Critics Consensus

Even a cast of talented comedic actors can't keep Friends from College from being anything but underwhelming.

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Critic Ratings: 64

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User Ratings: 857
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Episodes

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Air date: Jul 14, 2017
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Series 1 of the comedy followingthe lives of a group ofuniversity friends in their 40s.

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Critic Reviews for Friends From College Season 1

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (24)

It was not secretly good, though it may have had some good-enough things about it. It was bad.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…
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For all its good intentions, Friends from College never rises above undergraduate puerility.

Jul 17, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The show's biggest crime is that it overestimates its audience's tolerance for watching people screw up.

Jul 17, 2017 | Full Review…

The cast dynamic of Friends From College doesn't support Eichner's most common on-screen characteristics or the diminished versions demanded here.

Jul 14, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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There's something so disheartening about seeing talented people caught in a show that doesn't make the most of their talents

Jul 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Keegan-Michael Key? Cobie Smulders? Billy Eichner? What's not to like? Mostly this.

Jul 12, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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It's not bad that this show got made, but it is proof of Netflix's seemingly endless capital and the willingness to throw a random assemblage of stars to the wall and see what sticks.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Good intentions, solid plot buzzwords and a talented enough cast only further accentuate how flawed the show is.

Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Friends from College is almost like a piece of experimental television, testing the audience on how it reacts to an array of unlikable characters and situations that don't culminate in big laughs.

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Friends from College is just emotional enough to see certain characters in a different light, and it's just funny enough to almost let their questionable behavior slide.

Aug 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Disconcerting and frustrating almost like a class reunion. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Briefly had the appeal of allowing me to see what Fred Savage from the Wonder Years looks like a million years on, but was otherwise trudging and worthy and had irritating characters.

Apr 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Friends From College: Season 1

  • Sep 07, 2019
    To those that voiced incredulity over the fact that the critics on RT panned the show and regular peeps like you and me think its good, don't despair. My wife and I have noticed over the years that this is a real phenomenon, and my guess is that critics are looking for different things in a movie when your average person isn't looking for something with a hidden homage to a foreign film director or other clever things. This is just a straightforward funny TV show, nothing elitist about it!
  • Sep 05, 2019
    I absolutely loved it ! Totally confused about why others apparently did not. Especially loved comic chemistry between Fred Savage and Keegan M K. I guess it's too late to BRING IT BACK DUMMIES
  • Sep 04, 2019
    Can't believe the bad reviews; this show was really good. Sad to see it only got 2 seasons.
  • Aug 24, 2019
    Like a few others, I created an account just to review this show. It's hysterical. Some of the topics must hit too close to home for these critics. Of course, none of these characters are likeable (except maybe Fred Savage), but ever heard of Always Sunny or Seinfeld? You're not supposed to like those characters either. Whatever. This was an all time funny show and the cast absolutely crushed it. My favorite episode had to be when they all go to Atlantic City.
  • Jul 16, 2019
    This show brilliantly explores the realm of moral ambiguity. Critics who call the characters "unlikeable" are narrow-minded twits. You know another show packed with "unlikeable" characters? Seinfeld. But Seinfeld lulls the viewer into a warm fuzzy sense of moral superiority. FFC hits too close to home for a lot of people which scares off an audience that doesn't want to be challenged. FFC is one of the best-written comedies ever created and I will be forever bummed it was cancelled.
  • Jul 03, 2019
    Please some other network pick this up! Love this show!
  • Jun 20, 2019
    Actually really addicting. Hope Netflix renews for new season
  • Jun 05, 2019
    Im at season 1 episode 3. Was trying to give it a chance, waiting for it to get better, but so far no luck. The problem with the show is that it is too cliched, too copycat like, too trying too hard. The characters are one dimensional and the story drags. It's like there is no hook to keep watching. No motivation whatsoever except that on some occasions, it's ok funny. I think the writers thought ti was super clever, the way they wrote the script but that just shows how clueless they are about the general public. It's almost like they think we're dumb enough to want to watch a show that's not going anywhere. Total waste of my time. I will now stop watching. Gave it enough chances.
  • May 29, 2019
    Hysterical! Favorite new show!
  • Apr 15, 2019
    How are we supposed to relate-to and like the protagonists when the people that we focus most on seem more like heartless villains? Honestly, if it wasn't for Ethan and Samantha, this show could actually be good.

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