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Everybody Loves Raymond

Comedy . Family
 

Ray Barone is a successful sportswriter who deals with his brother and parents, who happen to live across the street.

 
Status: Ended
TV Channel: CBS
  • Ken Tucker

    While Everybody doesn't yet have top-notch writing, Romano manages to communicate something distinctive: He plays a beleaguered family man, but one who's happy about it. Not a dope and not a weasel, he's a fellow accepting his responsibilities. Ain't that unusual?

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Steve Johnson

    Low key in concept, in style of humor and in star power, it's that rarity: a comedy that manages to be very, very funny without making parents watching with their children very, very uncomfortable. It's not necessarily a kids' show; it just gets its laughs honestly, without being crass. [13 Sep 1996]

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Tom Feran

    Might be the fall's funniest and most satisfying show. ... Smartly written and well cast, it sparkles with characters, situations and dialogue that owe more to real life than TV contrivances. [12 Sep 1996]

    Cleveland Plain Dealer Full Review
  • Hal Boedeker

    Few new sitcoms this fall provide more pleasure. Or more identifiable humor. [13 Sep 1996]

    Orlando Sentinel Full Review
  • Gail Pennington

    One of the sweet surprises of the season, a family sitcom that manages to be realistic without being either silly or mean-spirited. It's funny, too. [12 Sep 1996]

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Trevor Cole

    Romano has an easy-to-like style, a knowing wit delivered without Seinfeld's sharp ironic edges. This could be a sleeper hit. [14 Sep 1996]

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Matt Roush

    So little of Raymond is actually new, yet almost all of it feels absolutely fresh. It reminds you how long it has been since we've seen a non-gimmicky, neither cutesy nor smutty, multigenerational family sitcom anchored by strong personalities with distinctly rib-tickling identities. [13 Sep 1996]

    USA Today Full Review
  • Tom Gliatto

    The badinage with his wife plays nice and easy, like Home Improvement, while that with his parents and brother across the street has more of a Seinfeldian silliness.

    People Weekly Full Review
  • Howard Rosenberg

    Love, maybe not. But there's much to like, starting with Romano himself.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • John Levesque

    Ray Romano is goofy enough to make it a winner. [13 Sep 1996]

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • John J. O'Connor

    Mr. Romano has a knack for hilariously obsessing on life's most ordinary details. He's made for prime-time comedy, and "Everybody Loves Raymond" would seem to be his perfect vehicle. [13 Sep 1996]

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Ann Hodges

    Just cool the frantic efforts to be funny. Go for real family fun instead. [13 Sep 1996]

    Houston Chronicle Full Review
  • Lon Grahnke

    Bland ... Romano can be slightly amusing during his stand-up act, but his CBS sitcom is wallowing in wimpiness. [12 Sep 1996]

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
Episode Guide For Show: Everybody Loves Raymond
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