The Michael J. Fox Show

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

28
Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Sep 26, 2013 on NBC
7.5
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  • PARKINSON'S PUNS!

    The Michael J. Fox Show Series Premiere Review: It's Okay to Laugh

    This isn't a show about a man's struggle with Parkinson's disease. It's a show about a man who's trying to balance family, work, and the quirky cast of characters in his life, and that man just happens to have Parkinson's disease.

  • Episode Summary

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    Mike Henry, a man with Parkinsons, decides to go back to his work as an anchor man, and his family is relieved as they have been tortured by him for too long. Eve, the daughter has to do a project on "The Grapes of Wrath" and decides to film her father.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • 10 stars from me!

      10
      Been a fan of Fox since Family Ties days! I've followed him through his struggles, and triumphs! Kudos Michael! You're doing awesome! ^_^ I laughed throughout the shows! :D Thank you!
    • Promising Start

      7.5
      Certainly a little rough around the edges but Fox is impossible to completely dismiss and there is promise here. The supporting cast are all chosen and certainly give this series a shot at working. Worth a watch.
    • Don't Feel Bad For Laughing at a Serious Disease, Because This Show is Funny!

      8.5
      This was a good pilot. It had some awkward moments in the beginning, but then it got back on its game and was very good! And, not only is Michael J. Fox funny, but this show has a great supporting cast! Mike's sister Leigh is hilarious! His wife Annie is also really good. His oldest son, Ian was pretty good. But I really liked Eve and Graham, the other two kids. And then Mike's best friend and former-and-now-once-again boss Harris is awesome.

      This episode was great. Mike's storyline was good. I also loved Eve's storyline with her project. It was funny how she decided to take advantage of the sympathy caused by her dad's disease. Overall, a great episode!

      I wrote a full-length review of this episode and "Neighbor" because this was a series premiere, and the two episodes made up a one-hour event. You can find it in The Michael J. Fox Show community on . It is titled The Michael J. Fox Show Series Premiere and "Neighbor" Review: Back at Work.moreless

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