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6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14

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  1. MarkM.
    Mar 28, 2007
    9
    The TV Set is a hilarious look at the dark underbelly of television programming and the brain-dead geniuses who run it. David Duchovny leaves Mulder behind as series writer/creator Mike Klein who struggles to maintain the quality and integrity of his show, "The Wexler Chronicles," and get it on the air in spite of "suggestions" from the network suits in casting, making of pilot to the The TV Set is a hilarious look at the dark underbelly of television programming and the brain-dead geniuses who run it. David Duchovny leaves Mulder behind as series writer/creator Mike Klein who struggles to maintain the quality and integrity of his show, "The Wexler Chronicles," and get it on the air in spite of "suggestions" from the network suits in casting, making of pilot to the network upfronts. Sigourney Weaver has a deliciously meaty role as Lenny, head of programming for the Panda network, who proudest of the success of the network's powerhouse hit "Slut Wars." If you've ever wondered what "they" were thinking when they decided to put this show on the air, see "The TV Set" and the answers will become painfully, hysterically clear. Expand
  2. AdamB.
    Mar 28, 2007
    9
    Saw this absolutly pitch perfect satire last year at the Tribeca Film Festival, I'm so happy it is getting a wider audience. Great Hollywood satire with an awesome cast. Sigourney Weaver Steals the show as a Ari-Gold-esque tv executive who is given some of the best one liners in recent history. A must see.
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65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. It's deftly calibrated and acted with relish: Kasdan is really good!
  2. 60
    This is a tepidly amusing film that will offend no one, including those it claims to skewer.
  3. Whether outsiders will find much to appreciate in The TV Set is another question because the film fails to provide the thematic resonance of similarly themed predecessors like the brilliant "Network."