The Brady Bunch (1969) - Comedy, Family

Hohum Score

10

Engaging

The misadventures of a large family united when a widower and a widow marry.

IMDB: 6.6
Director:
Stars: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson
Length: 30 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-PG
Reviews: 11 out of 77 found boring (14.28%)

One-line Reviews (20)

The plots are dumb, contrived, predictable and there is never any real drama.

I don't know why I began to watch it, but what I can tell you is that it was (and still is) an entertaining situation comedy.

This was the type of vapid, unimaginative, formulaic television I grew out of by age 8.

The stories are terrible, trite and annoying predictable, the acting sucks and you want all these kids dead (especaiily the incredibly annoying Cindy).

They meet, fall in love, get married and all eight live together with increasingly predictable (and stupid) complications ensuring.

Sick, stupid, boring and utterly unbelievable .

The contrived situations seemed at odds with the issues with which young people were facing in the late 1960's and early 1970's.

But, after a while (I assume when I started high school), I just got bored with the show and stopped watching it.

They seemed to be too intent on retaining the squeaky-clean wholesomeness of the entire Brady bunch at the expense of allowing even a few marginally risqué moments to sneak into the show's silly & predictable situations.

I found it bland, stupid, moronic, and completely out of touch with reality on all levels.

) I definitely think this movie is worth watching.

Ok, so it may be predictable and corny.

If Sherwood Schwartz intended the show to be a parody of bland Fifties sitcoms, I think he worked a little too hard at it and ended up making it - ironically - into exactly that which it was trying to spoof.

fun, heartwarming, and entertaining escapist drivel.

Overall, a mediocre show at best and a contrived somewhat intelligence-insulting program at worst.

Banal Show That Has Nothing To Do With a Real Family in America During the 1970's--Eve Plumb as Jan Only StandOut .

Why would anyone want to live such dull, perfect lives.

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It was sooooo stupid, pointless, and not funny.

For a time resplendent with social issues and social change, the Brady Bunch relied on the banal.