Tuesday, March 18, 2008

All TV: 'Miss Guided,' 'The Riches' reviews

Today's column reviews ABC's new sitcom "Miss Guided" and the second season premiere of "The Riches," neither of which I liked nearly as much as I wanted to:
"Miss Guided" (10:30 p.m., Ch. 7), a mid-season replacement sitcom that was completed before the strike and left on the shelf until now, is a bit like a new puppy that hasn't learned how to do anything yet. It's cute, and you're happy to have it around, but you're really waiting for the day when it picks up a few tricks and you can play with it, you know?
To read the full thing, click here.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I actually find The Riches to be often quite funny--just enough levity to lighten the darkness of the situation.

Alan Sepinwall said...

There were some funny moments here and there last season, but not nearly enough for my taste, and the humor is essentially gone in the four season two episodes I've seen, as the noose tightens around the Malloys.

fuzzydunlop said...

Spring break! Woo-hoo!

BF said...

Take a good look, 'cuz it's the last time you're gonna see these.

Alan Sepinwall said...

Take a good look, 'cuz it's the last time you're gonna see these.

When I saw that the ABC press site had a publicity photo of Judy grabbing her boobs, it made me so happy, because of course it triggered flashbacks to all of Kitty's flashing.

Anonymous said...

Jamie Lynn Spears and Ashton Kutcher. Has a show ever jumped the shark this fast?

Nicole said...

Miss Guided wasn't bad, but I don't know if I'll make an effort to see it. You do want to root for Judy to get the guy over the homecoming queen, but that could be me channeling my high school days.

However, is it a good sign that this show has not one but two former cast members of that excellent Fox drama Northshore?

Dan Coyle said...

Wow, I really, really hated Miss Guided, though likely not as much as Caroline Williams hates her own characters.

I love Judy Greer but this show grinds her down and makes her seriously pathetic- was it necessary to reveal not only that Becky was stood up for the prom, but that she still lives with her mom, AND her mom has better luck with guys? And she couldn't even go into the dance she was chaperoning? BE AN ADULT, for crying out loud!

Chris Parnell rose above the proceedings- his character was horribly written as well, but he invested his usual nuttiness to rise above.

LA said...

Miss Guided > The Return of Jezebel James, although that's not really saying much.

Hilarious that one of Demi Moore's desperate-to-be-a-star daughters is going to be in an upcoming episode. Getting roles is easy when step-daddy executive produces.

Allison said...

I thought Miss Guided was just okay, except for Chris Parnell, who made me laugh out loud several times. Is he really that much funnier than the rest of the cast, or does he just get all the good lines?

Bryan said...

OK, so you didn't see the episode the picture above corresponds to then? Because while it's still not great, it does have a lot more instances where it ought to make you laugh out loud (though not the scene the picture above corresponds to; Arrested Development fans see references to their show in everything - please move on) Chris Parnell and Judy Greer are getting as good as you hoped they would be in the beginning. The puppy is learning.