I Feel Bad

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I Feel Bad
IFeelBadTitleScreen.png
GenreComedy
Created byAseem Batra
Based onI Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything
by Orli Auslander
Starring
Composer(s)Mateo Messina
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Kelly Pancho
  • Kim Lessing
  • Rupinder Gill
  • Scott Printz
Cinematography
  • Tim Suhrstedt
  • Tom Magill
Editor(s)
  • Shawn Paper
  • Mat Greenleaf
  • Myron Kerstein
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 19 (2018-09-19) –
December 27, 2018 (2018-12-27)
External links
Official website

I Feel Bad is an American comedy television series, based on the book I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything by Orli Auslander, that premiered on September 19, 2018, on NBC. It stars Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton, and James Buckley and is executive produced by Aseem Batra, Julie Anne Robinson, Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, and Joshua D. Maurer. In November 2018, it was announced that the series would conclude in December 2018 and that NBC would make a decision regarding a potential renewal at a later date. In May 2019, the series was canceled after one season.

Premise[edit]

I Feel Bad follows Emet, a wife, mother, and career woman who "feels bad" when she deviates from her own standards of perfection while trying to "have it all."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Lily Rose Silver as Lily, Emet and David's eldest child.
  • Rahm Braslaw as Louie, Emet and David's middle child. In the pilot episode the character was portrayed by Callan Farris.

Guest[edit]

  • Aisling Bea as Simone ("I Don't Want to Turn into My Mother"), Emet's best friend since college. The character was written out of the series following the pilot episode.
  • Christopher Avila as Hux ("I Don't Want to Turn into My Mother"), Emet's co-worker. The character was written out of the series following the pilot episode.
  • Easton Magliarditi as Tucker ("I Don't Want to Turn into My Mother")
  • Jane Seymour as Chewey's Mom
  • Debra Jo Rupp as Griff's Mom
  • Parker Young as Damon Paul, Emet's boss
  • Alfred Molina as Max, Adam's Father
  • Caroline Aaron as Irene, Adam's Mother
  • Taylor Misiak as Mackenzie ("I Get Sick of Being Needed")
  • MYTEEN as Themself ("We're Not Fun Anymore")

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"I Don't Want to Turn into My Mother"Julie Anne RobinsonAseem BatraSeptember 19, 2018 (2018-09-19)1015.72[2]
2"I Get Sick of Being Needed"Tristram ShapeeroAndy BobrowSeptember 19, 2018 (2018-09-19)1033.98[2]
3"I Lie to My Kids"Julie Anne RobinsonAnnie WeismanOctober 4, 2018 (2018-10-04)1022.64[3]
4"My Kid Has to Grow Up"Maggie CareyClaudia LonowOctober 11, 2018 (2018-10-11)1062.21[4]
5"I'm Vain A.F."Linda MendozaMathew HarawitzOctober 18, 2018 (2018-10-18)1042.20[5]
6"I'm a Massive Hypocrite"Julie Anne RobinsonTeri Schaffer & Raynelle SwillingOctober 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)1052.09[6]
7"I'm Not Sentimental"Alex ReidRupinder GillNovember 1, 2018 (2018-11-01)1072.23[7]
8"I Miss Important Moments"Julie Anne RobinsonNicole SunNovember 15, 2018 (2018-11-15)1081.84[8]
9"I Need My Mom"Rebecca AsherJulian KianiNovember 29, 2018 (2018-11-29)1091.74[9]
10"My Kids Barely Know Their Culture"Michael SpillerAnthony Gioe & Nick MandernachDecember 6, 2018 (2018-12-06)1101.78[10]
11"We're Not Fun Anymore"Phil TraillAseem Batra & Krystal BanzonDecember 13, 2018 (2018-12-13)1111.86[11]
12"I Don't Know My Dad"Ken WhittinghamAseem Batra & Brian AshburnDecember 27, 2018 (2018-12-27)1122.48[12]
13"There's Never Enough Time"Julie Anne RobinsonAseem BatraDecember 27, 2018 (2018-12-27)1131.93[12]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On February 2, 2018, it was announced that NBC had given the production a pilot order. The pilot episode was written by Aseem Batra based on the book I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything by Orli Auslander. Batra also acts an executive producer alongside Amy Poehler, Julie Anne Robinson, Dave Becky, and Joshua D. Maurer. Kelly Pancho and Kim Lessing are set as producers and Orli Auslander as a consulting producer. Production companies involved with the pilot include Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, CannyLads Productions, and 3 Arts Entertainment.[13]

On May 8, 2018, it was announced that NBC had given the production a series order.[1] A few days later, it was announced that the series would premiere in the fall of 2018 and air on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.[14] On June 19, 2018, it was announced that the series would officially premiere on October 4, 2018 in its regular time-slot.[15] On November 8, 2018, it was announced that the series would "conclude" in December 2018 and that NBC would make a decision regarding a potential renewal at a later date.[16] On May 10, 2019, NBC canceled the series after one season.[17]

Casting[edit]

On February 26, 2018, it was announced that Sarayu Blue and Paul Adelstein had been cast as the pilot's female and male leads, respectively.[18] In March 2018, it was announced that Zach Cherry and James Buckley had also joined the main cast.[19][20]

Release[edit]

Marketing[edit]

On May 13, 2018, NBC released the first official trailer for the series.[21]

Premiere[edit]

On September 10, 2018, the series took part in the 12th annual PaleyFest Fall Television Previews, which featured a preview screening of the series and a conversation with cast members Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Madhur Jaffrey, and Brian George and executive producers Aseem Batra and Julie Anne Robinson.[22]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The series has been met with a mixed to negative response from critics upon its premiere. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 27% with an average rating of 4.92 out of 10, based on 15 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Despite its promising pedigree, I Feel Bad simply isn't very funny."[23] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 55 out of 100 based on 9 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews."[24]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "I Don't Want to Turn into My Mother" September 19, 2018 1.1/5 5.72[2] 0.3 1.09 1.4 6.81[25]
2 "I Get Sick of Being Needed" September 19, 2018 0.8/3 3.98[2] 0.2 0.94 1.0 4.92[25]
3 "I Lie to My Kids" October 4, 2018 0.7/3 2.64[3] 0.3 1.04 1.0 3.68[26]
4 "My Kid Has to Grow Up" October 11, 2018 0.5/2 2.21[4] 0.3 0.86 0.8 3.06[27]
5 "I’m Vain A.F." October 18, 2018 0.6/3 2.20[5] 0.2 0.75 0.8 2.95[28]
6 "I'm a Massive Hypocrite" October 25, 2018 0.5/2 2.09[6] 0.3 0.75 0.8 2.84[29]
7 "I'm Not Sentimental" November 1, 2018 0.5/2 2.23[7] 0.3 0.81 0.8 3.04[30]
8 "I Miss Important Moments" November 15, 2018 0.5/2 1.84[8] 0.3 0.79 0.8 2.63[31]
9 "I Need My Mom" November 29, 2018 0.4/2 1.74[9] 0.3 0.75 0.7 2.49[32]
10 "My Kids Barely Know Their Culture" December 6, 2018 0.4/2 1.78[10] N/A 0.73 N/A 2.51[33]
11 "We're Not Fun Anymore" December 13, 2018 0.4/2 1.86[11] 0.2 0.60 0.6 2.46[34]
12 "I Don't Know My Dad" December 27, 2018 0.5/2 2.48[12] 0.2 0.47 0.7 2.95[35]
13 "There's Never Enough Time" December 27, 2018 0.4/2 1.93[12] 0.2 0.51 0.6 2.44[35]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d Welch, Alex (September 20, 2018). "'Big Brother' and 'America's Got Talent' adjusts up, 'I Feel Bad' adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Welch, Alex (October 5, 2018). "'Thursday Night Football' adjusts up: Thursday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Welch, Alex (October 12, 2018). "'Big Bang Theory' and 'Thursday Night Football' adjust up, 'I Feel Bad' adjusts down: Thursday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Welch, Alex (October 19, 2018). "'Big Bang Theory,' 'Superstore,' and 'Thursday Night Football' adjust up: Thursday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Welch, Alex (October 26, 2018). "'Big Bang Theory,' 'Supernatural,' and 'Thursday Night Football' adjust up, 'Will & Grace' adjusts down: Thursday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
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