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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 21, 2012
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: After her divorce, Alex (Amanda Peet) moves with her 10-year-old daughter to a smaller house and hires a contractor to renovate it.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Mar 20, 2012
    This eccentric romantic comedy deserves a chance to survive.
  2. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Mar 20, 2012
    This unexpectedly charming, well-cast romantic comedy from Tad Quill ("Scrubs," "Spin City") represents something rare enough on NBC: a half-hour whose appeal might conceivably extend beyond the cable-sized viewership of savagely smart but more insular series like "30 Rock" and "Community."
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Mar 20, 2012
    The humor has a light, convivial burble. [26 Mar 2012, p.45]
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Mar 20, 2012
    Admittedly, the premise is a little fragile for syndication--who ever heard of a five-year remodel?--but Bent is so breezy as to sort of beg for more.
  5. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Mar 20, 2012
    There's a lot going on in Bent. A lot of absurdity, a lot of characters, and that vital thing, a lot of talent.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Mar 20, 2012
    Bent ends up being worth watching for the recurring grins it provides. Just don't expect to ever know what happens to any of its main characters.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Mar 21, 2012
    Bent feels like a one-night stand where, in the morning, no one minds if you don't stay for breakfast.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Apr 15, 2012
    to be honest, i think most of us are tired of the poorly written, poorly executed rom-coms. Bent, is thankfully a refreshing new twist to a used up concept. The show wastes little time on introduction, yet making you understand most of the main characters. David Walton pulls of a relaxed and slack contractor to Amanda Peet's single mother/lawyer. But by far the best part of the show is Jeffrey Tambor's best role since Arrested Development. not for everyone, but a it will surely give you a good chuckle. Expand
  2. Apr 10, 2012
    love it, good cast, very funny, enjoying the relationships and the characters of the show, what's not to like? keep it up...................................................... Expand
  3. Apr 20, 2012
    The show may have potential but seems to be just trashy jokes and concepts that pass as entertainment today. I watch out of boredom really, and to for long. Expand
  4. Mar 23, 2012
    The cast is good , Amanda Peet is perfect for the role & David Walton was a bit better then i thought he would be but the writing is so bad !!! it was not funny at all & I don't think the show will go any farther ! Expand
  5. Mar 29, 2012
    I watched this last night and was impressed with the cast but the show stinks. Amanda Peet is not a comedienne and that's a real problem since she's the start of this attempt at comedy. The writing is awful and the plot makes no sense.

    Aside from the actual content, the show could be palatable.