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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 28, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Creator: Cathy Yuspa, Josh Goldsmith
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Nov 28, 2006
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 12:00 AM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 25
  2. Negative: 12 out of 25
  1. “Big Day” is marvelously cast, and the actors, especially Wendie Malick, manage, like the cast of “24,” to convey a sense of urgency that almost belongs on the stage.
  2. 60
    A lot of this is pretty funny, but for 24 episodes?
  3. The show often goes to annoying extremes.
  4. 40
    Despite its formal ambition, "Big Day" is disappointingly ordinary.
  5. 37
    The show is all structure and no substance.
  6. 25
    One of the most puzzling things about TV this year is the mere existence of this catastrophe. It is a huge, huge pile.
  7. The situations are predictable, the writing is unfunny and the cast is forced to overplay every scene in hopes of generating something resembling a chuckle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. ElizabethH
    Nov 29, 2006
    Critics are brutal, absolutely brutal. What is everyone so angry about. They hated Friends, Seinfeld, Scrubs, and nearly every other hit on television. For ten or more years these shows stayed on no matter how little they still had to say. For crying out loud ER is STILL on the air. Yet so many clever shows are cancelled. Committed, another of Josh Cooke's shows was slam-dunked. Did anyone watch it? It was brilliant. Stop whining and just think about the hard work that goes into these shows. All the crew, the actors, everyone working so hard just to make some miserable people laugh. Give it a try, laughing is a pretty good way to pull those sticks right on our of your asses. Big Day is funny and clever. So sorry it isn't offensive and poorly acted to keep the likes of you entertained. Expand
  2. CJBurkart
    Mar 29, 2007
    This show is the funniest comedy on television currently. It different and very clevery, something that is drastically missing from television these days. If ABC cancels this show, its a disgrace. Give it time. None of my family or friends have even heard of it. Expand
  3. AmyC
    Dec 12, 2006
    I love this show; I only wish it was on for a full hour. It is light, it makes me laugh; a nice change from all the crime dramas (which I love as well). Expand
  4. BryanC
    Feb 18, 2007
    Awesome! Hilarius. Hope they air the final episode or release it on DVD. Another season would be great too.
  5. francescad
    Mar 23, 2007
    Great show!
  6. Pants79
    Nov 28, 2006
    This show is really fresh, funny, full of great characters; saw it a few months back, what a fun show! everyone should check it out
  7. MikeL
    Jan 2, 2007
    WARNING: This show is painfull to watch. I can't think of ANYTHING nice to say about this show. Mix bad soap opera acting with Malcom in the Middle'esque slapstic, and add numerous borrowed [or stolen] elements from a handfull of other "dumb but cute" movies, and the end result is one of the most painfully unfunny television shows you will ever see. Or if you're lucky you won't see it at all. The characters are all horribly hollow typecast chiches, and if that's not bad enough, the actors who play the characters just outright suck. The absolute worst character: Miriam Schor as "Becca." She's supposed to be this cleptomaniac goth girl, but her terrible acting skills mixed with her "younger side of age 36 looks" don't exactly cut it for the role she's supposed to play. Expand

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