The Critic was about the life of Jay Sherman(voiced by Jon Lovitz) who lived in New York City. He was a fat, bald movie critic who never gives a positive review. He has basically no friends and everyone hates him. Each episode had a parody of a movie Jay was reviewing that were usually 2 or 3 years old. It was probably FOX's biggest mistake cancelling it. Now they broadcast dogshit like American Idol and reruns of Becker. It only had 2 seasons.
The Critic was one of those cartoons everybody could enjoy, much like the Simpsons(it even had some of the same producers). It was funny but no too over the top. Why this show was cancelled is beyond me.