Twenty Good Years: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Twenty Good Years: Season 1 Reviews

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September 9, 2019
Everything about the show seems designed to misuse its stars and erase our memories of the better work they've done.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 9, 2019
Lithgow needs a strict, low-cal diet after all this scenery-chewing.
September 9, 2019
It delivers the goods, and in a rowdy, traditionalist way that has become shockingly scarce on the tube.
September 9, 2019
Call it "Golden Guys." Call it a bore. After four or five minutes of Lithgow's bluster and Tambor's stuffiness, you'll be reaching for the remote.
September 9, 2019
Lithgow, who delightfully chewed up the set of Third Rock from the Sun, and Tambor, who was acutely funny in The Larry Sanders Show and Arrested Development, seem less defeated by this lame show than imprisoned by it.
Top Critic
September 9, 2019
It's just horrifyingly lazy from a creative standpoint.
September 9, 2019
Sadly, something's off in the mathematical equation of Twenty Good Years, and all scientific calculators point to the crummy writing.
September 9, 2019
Twenty Good Years, with John Lithgow as a divorced surgeon and Jeffrey Tambor as a widowed judge, is The Odd Couple so amped up it sounds like NASCAR.
September 9, 2019
While John and Jeff's plans and projects are sometimes over the top, overall, Twenty Good Years presents a positive message about friendship, love, and living life to the fullest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2019
There's no mistaking the sense of life and vitality that comes bouncing out of this series, or its cause -- namely, its two stars.
September 9, 2019
This comedy is in the hands of its two ripened pros, with NBC hoping that some 18-to-49-year-olds might watch just to goof on them. Which frankly is kinda sad.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 9, 2019
Viewers who like their comedy broad, loud and silly might take a liking to this "Odd Couple"-like sitcom. Otherwise, change the channel after "30 Rock."
September 9, 2019
The show is just awful. Is this the best NBC can come up with for a comedy that doesn't revolve around young people?
September 9, 2019
Good idea, horrible execution. In fact, it's so horrible you'll think you're the one being executed.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
September 9, 2019
Twenty good years, eh? Heck, I'd settle for 20 good minutes.
September 9, 2019
Both Lithgow and Tambor are engaging fellows, but not much chemistry on display here. The only thing in common is their ages, and the show resembles a throwaway sitcom that might have aired decades ago.
September 9, 2019
It's a mildly funny series made palatable by the wonderful acting.
September 9, 2019
A throwback to the way TV comedy was before Tambor's previous project, "Arrested Development," liberated it. Throw it back.
September 9, 2019
The jokes in "Twenty" are both predictable and telegraphed. Lithgow tries to turn this sap into Shakespeare and nearly gets a hernia in the process -- painful viewing, indeed. This is one "Odd Couple" not worth meeting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 9, 2019
Even if the material is a trifle slight, pairing of John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor brightens matters, serving up smiles if not outright guffaws.
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