In-Laws: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

In-Laws: Season 1 (2002-2003)



Critic Consensus: Dennis Farina and Jean Smart do their best to make the material work, but In-Laws is a lost cause for comedy.


Tv Season Info

After moving in with his in-laws, an aspiring chef clashes with his bride's crusty dad.


Dennis Farina
as Victor Pellet
Jean Smart
as Marlene Pellet
Bonnie Somerville
as Alex Landis
Elon Gold
as Matt Landis
Alan Rachins
as Charles
Paul Vogt
as Bruce
Roselyn Sanchez
as Danny Sanchez
Dan Cortese
as Bobby Robutelli
Patti LuPone
as Rochelle
Anthony Crivello
as Bandleader
Theresa Hayes
as Mayor Betsy
Gary Piux
as Security Guard
Jack Axelrod
as Mr. Jenkins
James Greene
as Mr. Hinman
Asante Jones
as Bartender
Jack Laufer
as Mr. Fisk
Frank D'Amico
as Souvenir Vendor
B.J. Ward
as Barbara
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Critic Reviews for In-Laws: Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

Answers the question: Is it possible for the supercool Dennis Farina to be unlikable in a role? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.

February 9, 2021 | Full Review…

In-Laws, which Kelsey Grammer produces, feels like a hybrid of All in the Family and Everybody Loves Raymond, without either series' cleverness. [Dennis] Farina is so overbearing that the show turns unpleasant.

March 11, 2020 | Full Review…

A mix of solid old pros and appealing younger stars makes the uninspired writing tolerable.

April 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Those who have seen the film, Meet the Parents, will think of In-Laws as a cheap imitation of a movie that wasn't all that great.

March 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Clearly inspired by the big-screen success of "Meet the Parents," "In-Laws" is a one-joke show that gets old fast.

January 8, 2020 | Full Review…

If only it was funnier. Oh, there are a few laughs, but the batting average on the gags is pretty low.

January 8, 2020 | Full Review…

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