Joey: Season 1 (2004 - 2005)

SEASON:

Season 1
Joey

Critics Consensus

Matt LeBlanc adds a welcome layer of maturity to his iconic character's goofball charm, but there is a nagging sense that Joey was funnier when playing off his friends.

50%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 26

75%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 16
User image
  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you get your ticket?

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you get your ticket?

Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 9, 2004
2
Air date: Sep 16, 2004
3
Air date: Sep 23, 2004
4
Air date: Sep 30, 2004
5
Air date: Oct 7, 2004
6
Air date: Oct 14, 2004
7
Air date: Oct 21, 2004
8
Air date: Nov 4, 2004
9
Air date: Nov 11, 2004
10
Air date: Nov 18, 2004
Show More Episodes

Joey: Season 1 Photos

Tv Season Info

Critic Reviews for Joey Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (15)

If Frasier was an elegant, full-course meal, Joey is an uneven snack. The jokes range from tasty to stale, and the situations vary from delicious to mushy.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Joey is still a lovable dummy, but over the summer the ratio of lovable to dumb appears to have changed for the worse. At times the script makes him out to be such an idiot that he's not only unsympathetic but also a nagging nuisance.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Joey is a lame, hollow and utterly unoriginal show, and it shouldn't be. NBC has done a successful spinoff before.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

New York equals neurotic coffee shop habitus; Hollywood equals women flashing their large breasts. How original.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Both Joey Tribbiani and Matt LeBlanc feel too much like coasters and background clowns to carry a format.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Almost funny... DeMatteo's playing a similarly attitudinal Italian chick, only this time she's sidekick to her sweet 'n' stupid brother Joey instead of a psychopathic mafia henchman. Surely she deserves better.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Has considerable problems -- the most serious of which is an emptiness where its sense of community should be.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Unless LeBlanc's reservoir of affection from Friends is bottomless, thinking long term about this one-trick pony is overly optimistic.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Sometimes nuanced, sometimes bombastic, LeBlanc's resilient performance will buy producers some time to fine-tune their approach.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Matt LeBlanc sustains his cheerfully dense character... But besides being called upon to say and do the dumbest things, he also occasionally says the kind of snide and sarcastic lines the star of a sitcom would often say, but that Joey never would.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Well, Joey now has his own series, and it looks pretty promising. Deep down he may be pining for Rachel, but his new life should hold some consolation.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

It doesn't hit the ground running... But it has the makings of a sitcom that could be around for a while -- thanks in large part to Matt LeBlanc, whose portrayal of good-hearted, dimwitted Joey remains winning.

Oct 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Joey: Season 1

  • Nov 04, 2018
    É um spin-off de "Friends" muito bom, apesar de eu achar que a Phoebe seria a mais indicada a ter uma série própria. Um elenco razoável, um enredo interessante e um cenário que funcionou bem.
  • Aug 19, 2016
    Matt LeBlanc and Joey Tribbiani are still outstanding, but the writing is hit or miss, and when it hits, it's only rarely at Friends level. Not the real Friends level, but a level if Friends only had one good character. The supporting characters aren't very interesting, except Bobbie, but the actors give good enough performances that you care enough about them by the end of the season. Aside from Matt LeBlanc and Joey Tribbiani, the other standout is Jennifer Coolidge, because obviously. Lucy Liu also had an incredibly memorable turn for three episodes as the hilarious boss on Joey's show! I do wish they had at least one of the Friends guest star. David Schwimmer directed two episodes though! This is a show with an outstanding lead character and performance from its actor, but is surrounded and weighed down by below average writing, supporting characters, pretty much everything.

News & Features