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Son of Zorn - S01 E04

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Zorn is desperate to be the "cool dad," when Alan stays at his apartment for the weekend, but things take a turn once Alan's friend, Jeff, comes over.

 
Episode Title: The Weekend Warrior
Airs: 2016-10-16 at 20:30
  • Terry Terrones

    Yes, it's a little bit odd, but this is a unique and capricious comedy.

    Colorado Springs Gazette Full Review
  • Ben Travers

    Brash jokes to the opposite extreme are good for a quick chuckle, but deeper laughs came from the above comparisons many of us find in day-to-day life. Still, what makes Son of Zorn an exciting new series is that it can go to both ends of the spectrum with consistency.

    Indiewire Full Review
  • Jeff Jensen

    It’s an offbeat, refreshing take on the (broken) family sitcom and deadbeat dad redemption story.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Robert Lloyd

    It’s an old story in a new loincloth. But it works.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Maureen Ryan

    Though a little strange, the mixture is never unsettling, in large part because this efficient and reasonably amusing sitcom is safely encased in several other familiar TV formats.

    Variety Full Review
  • Erik Adams

    Despite his novelty, Zorn remains the same kind of unduly confident doofus that has dominated screen comedy for a decade and a half. Though Sudeikis’ performance brings a lot of life to the character, Zorn doesn’t have much going for him that isn’t rooted in premise.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    Either clever idea or one-trick pony, the Son of Zorn pilot can’t entirely decide which it is either.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Jeremy Nisen

    Meadows was the one minor bright spot as the self-emasculating and self-deprecating therapist. Hines' allusions to a wild, coked-up past, Zorn's workplace woes, Pemberton's teen angst-these were all well-treaded tropes, and likely a missed opportunity for something more clever.

    Under The Radar Full Review
  • David Sims

    Son of Zorn does well to avoid the argument that something has been lost in this new, progressive world--Zorn is very much a buffoon from start to finish--but the gag has nonetheless started to wear thin by the end of the first episode’s 22 minutes.

    The Atlantic Full Review
  • Mark A. Perigard

    Technically, the show is superb, melding animation with actors similar to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” Hines and Meadows in particular do a great job essentially acting opposite nothing. But Son of Zorn seems like Adult Swim filler. There are better shows out there for fall.

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Tim Goodman

    Most of the jokes are amusing but only a couple got big laughs because they're offbeat like the premise.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Mike Hale

    The results are mildly funny, at best.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Mitchel Broussard

    There are glimpses of scenes and traces of dialogue that hint at something cunning and clever coming, but Son of Zorn has too many battle axes and hidden daggers in its hands to be able to handle the swift, subtle touches that premises so out-there crazy need to be executed properly.

    We Got This Covered Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    Son of Zorn has the feeling of a show that wants to be edgier than it is (which may be one reason creators Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne stepped away from the project once production was underway).

    Yahoo TV Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    The preview pilot isn’t the worst show you’ll ever see, but once you get used to the fact that Daddy is a 7-foot animated galoot, how do creators Eli Jorne and Reed Agnew intend to hold our interest from week to week? The gimmick isn’t enough, but the bigger problem is that the setup and story aren’t enough, either. What the show needs is actually more contextual wackiness in addition to the animated main character.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    There’s always a very outside chance that Son of Zorn could have the legs of an ALF in the annals of hybrids turned into weekly sitcoms. But this already looks like pretty thin stuff that’s not worth writing home about--not even from the planet Zephyria.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Chris Cabin

    The result is a show that’s imaginative on paper but little more than mildly amusing in practice.

    Collider Full Review
  • Josh Bell

    The deliberately rudimentary animation mixes poorly with the more sophisticated live action, so that any character interacting with Zorn is very obviously an actor talking to an empty space. That’s also part of the joke, but like all of the humor in the show, it gets old before it even comes around the second time.

    Las Vegas Weekly Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    It gets old the minute it starts.

    Washington Post Full Review