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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 23, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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39

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3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 9 out of 19
  1. 70
    Elfman establishes herself as one of the major female comic presences on television.
  2. The acting talent here is marginal compared to the sitcom it replaces, "Out of Practice" (returning later in the season), but I found "Courting Alex" more enjoyable.
  3. "Courting Alex" is courting disaster by the way it plays against Elfman's, and Coleman's, strengths.
  4. 40
    She's not bad, just flat; not annoying, just weak.
  5. 38
    A tepid traditional sitcom.
  6. 25
    I doubt I will ever watch a single episode of "Courting Alex" beyond this first one.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    20
    Worth watching? First you’d have to stay awake.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 10 out of 18
  1. LisaB
    Jan 31, 2006
    10
    I love it!! It is funny, endearing, clever, and I will watch it every week! It's such a refreshing departure from the pathetic list of network offerings! Collapse
  2. barryj
    Jan 23, 2006
    10
    loved it wiil watch again
  3. LeonardJ
    Feb 28, 2006
    8
    Jenna once again shows us her talent in this fresh comedy.
  4. JoyceP
    Jan 31, 2006
    3
    I LUV Jenna...but the show is really lame. Jenna has absolutely no chemistry with Josh. It's painful to watch them together.
  5. OrionFan
    Apr 13, 2006
    2
    A 2 only because can watch Jenna. Othewise dull, and awful. I enjoyed Dharma much more. Finally turned the second episode off halfway thru. Very disappointing. Expand
  6. KeaneG
    Aug 4, 2006
    1
    Very disappointing, the show seems to be struggling to come up with its own original new jokes. For example the fever Alex's father had was similar to the one off of Friends when Monica was ill. They both try to pretend that they are not ill but unfortunately it was only funny the first time. This time is just a drag! Sorry but this show seems as though it is going to flop like the Joey spin off. Expand
  7. DawneG
    Jan 31, 2006
    0
    Courting Alex is the same show we've all seen before, Out Of Practice is definetly geared to the mid 20-30's crowd and is extremely witty. It's time for Couring Alex to be Courted off. Expand

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