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F is for Family - (S01E01)

Animation . Comedy

Desperate to keep his buddies from watching the fight at a neighbor's house, Frank promises an epic big-screen experience. But now he has to deliver.

Episode Title: The Bleedin' in Sweden
Airs: 2015-12-18 at 12:01 AM
  • Isaac Feldberg

    In just six episodes, F Is For Family will certainly make you laugh, but its dramatic heft is so unexpectedly huge that it might also move you to tears.

    We Got This Covered Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    The show itself is very promising, albeit uneven, as almost any young comedy is, and fits neatly into the dark and very adult animated comedy brand Netflix started for itself with the great "BoJack Horseman."

    Hitfix Full Review
  • Zack Handlen

    It’s a bitter, but deeply empathetic portrayal of suburban malaise and depression that also doubles as a very funny TV show.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Matthew Gilbert

    It has heart and wisdom, qualities that aren’t easy to bring to an animated show. The characters begin as stock creations, but the voice work and the writing give them added dimensions.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Mekeisha Madden Toby

    Smart, sincere and punctuated by four-letter obscenities in the way Burr’s stand-up routine is.

    The Wrap Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    F Is For Family is an engaging portrait of a suburban family in the 1970s.

    Yahoo TV Full Review
  • James Poniewozik

    The show’s story lines--money problems, childhood rebellions--are what you might see on any animated family show. The difference is, F for Family treats these issues as if they’re real and lasting. It’s still a comedy, rude, raunchy and not entirely original, but it has heft and heart.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Dan Fienberg

    The sadness and unrest in F Is for Family tempers the humor and keeps the show from ever getting too frivolous. The family of its title gives the show a hopeful core, but it's always looking around the corner for the next stumbling block, so mostly, F Is for Family is entertainingly honest.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    The semi-serialized six-episode run has a dark, bittersweet quality, but despite some clever moments, F generally merits no more than a “B.”

    Variety Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    The show is funny, but a not-always-subtle flip side makes the jokes funny as well. Inevitably, we view it all through both our personal lens and through contemporary sensibilities.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Todd VanDerWerff

    With per-episode running times of 25 minutes or longer (around four minutes more than a standard network animated show), there are some pacing issues and general fuzziness here and there. But for the most part, it's a neat little series with potential to be a whole lot more. Full Review
  • Ben Travers

    After six episodes, much has changed and the focal points indicate a knowledge of the deeper impact Frank has on his family. The first season even sets up beautifully for a fascinating and much-needed role reversal in Season 2, but the overall tone leaves much to be desired. Primarily, it's not very funny.

    Indiewire Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    Frank’s screeds will be familiar to anyone who has caught Burr’s superior stand-up act, but something gets lost when bringing that voice and sensibility over to a scripted, animated format. F Is for Family spends too much time working itself up to a full boil--which arrives only in the last episode-and-a-half.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Josh Bell

    The tone is more restrained than outrageous, but Burr and Price don’t have a strong enough perspective to compensate for the mediocre humor. Their average family is a little too average.

    Las Vegas Weekly Full Review

  • dysfunctional family

  • 1970s