When it debuts tonight, "The Return of Jezebel James" won't be the worst comedy on television. It won't even be the worst comedy on Fox. But it's a very special, frustrating kind of bad, one with the power to actually change history. Not only does it make me wonder how so many talented people could create such a lousy show, it makes me question whether I was wrong for liking what these people did in the past.To read the full thing, click here.
Specifically, it's dumped all over my memories of "Gilmore Girls," the previous series from creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and husband/partner Daniel Palladino. So much of "Jezebel James" feels like a continuation or spin-off of "Gilmore," particularly the snappy dialogue and the central relationship between two female relatives (on "Gilmore," it was a mother and daughter who were more like sisters; here, it's the opposite), yet almost none of it works.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Today's column reviews "The Return of Jezebel James," which was a big disappointment:
Posted by Alan Sepinwall at 7:00 AM