When barber/aspiring professional baseball player A.J. Salerno gets a phone call from a sports agent wanting to meet with him, he tells his co-worker Danni that this is the big break he's been waiting for, and his barber days will soon be behind him. Meanwhile, the owner of the barbershop, Ben, is determined to fire one of his employees -- Buzzy, Mo, Joy, or Charmaine -- to avoid paying an insurance premium increase.
While neither dialogue nor sitcom tropes could be called fresh, the pilot plays solid, relying on able actors to score under tight direction (James Widdoes).Newsday Full Review
The plots aren't strong.... Yet there are bright spots, mostly in the form of ol' George Wendt, as the shop's (gay) owner, and Lauren Lapkus, who bring some quirk to this stale comedy. [26 Jun 2015, p.55]Entertainment Weekly Full Review
Kohan and Mutchnick are skilled at twisting these TV tropes [unrequited love, unrealized dreams and friendly friction] into a world that feels comforting and friendly, if not completely new.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
It breaks no new ground and offers viewers only another forgettable--if not unpleasant--half-hour of shtick.Boston Globe Full Review
All of the beats are overly familiar and the jokes are just as tired.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review