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Class Cliff Notes
2006-09-19 09:10
by Jon Weisman

CBS' The Class gets a gentleman's C. A few nice moments within, and I'll give it a second chance - maybe over time it could be a sleeper as it finds its footing - but I don't have a lot of confidence it'll be a worthwhile half-hour.

  • What did they do to Jason Ritter? That's rhetorical, since they clearly emasculated him.

  • Some of the characters look interesting; some of them just make you cringe. You can tell who they are.

  • Lizzy Caplan, who has a Freaks and Geeks pedigree from playing recurring character Sara, could break out, but I hope she gets some worthy storylines.

  • Joey may have failed for multiple reasons, but at least one of them was the nondescript Andrea Anders, who resurfaces here.

  • My favorite character from the pilot: Duncan (Jon Bernthal), who manages to find a third dimension as the guy still living with his mom.

  • Lastly - and I surely don't mean to offend - but Lina (Heather Goldenhersh) speaks as if she is deaf and/or has a speech impediment. I don't think she's scripted that way, though it would be way more interesting if she were - the likelihood is that she's just quirky. But is anyone else struck dumb by her delivery?

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    Make sure to read Mark Donahue's Western Homes for a great recap of Monday's programming. Because of Monday's Dodger game and other plans this week, I probably won't see Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip for a few days.

  • Comments
    2006-09-19 12:58:02
    1.   Fletch
    Didn't Lizzy Caplan used to be cute?

    The over the top gay husband was hysterical.

    Its not just you, the voice is annoying.

    It has potential and I will return as well.

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