The return of Ethan (Keegan-Michael Key) and Lisa Turner (Cobie Smulders) to their circle of college friends in New York City (Nat Faxon, Annie Parisse, Jae Suh Park and Fred Savage) shakes up everyone’s lives as they approach their 40s in this comedy from Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco

What The Critics Say (Metascore 44)

  • Friends From College is a mess. It’s a messy story with messy structuring and messy characters, and while the last point may sound like an attribute for a mature adult comedy about aging, relationships, and responsibilities, be warned: These characters won’t stimulate fresh thought or delight you with their quirks. … Brief, random bits of their inherent charm pop up, but they’re almost instantly squashed by circumstance or a quick cut to the next scene. — Ben Travers, Indiewire
  • The show and the characters try to wedge the sitcom schtick into the dark reality of maturity and vice versa and the show and the characters fail. There are effective beats of drama in Ethan and Lisa’s fertility saga and they’re constantly undermining or getting undermined by comedy. The fictional characters, actual human life and the overall world of Friends From College are often working on three different levels, which may be exactly the kind of show that Friends From College is aspiring to be. — Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter
  • All the stars are as likable and watchable as you might think they’d be, yet the show that they’re in is nearly bereft of humor or poignance. It’s as though everyone signed on without reading a script and, good sports all, just forged ahead anyway. — Ken Tucker, Yahoo TV