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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 8, 1990
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
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  • Starring: Jeff Joseph, Wendie Malick, Denny Dillon
  • Summary: One of HBO's first original series, Dream On is an adult situation comedy about Martin Tupper (played by Brian Benben), whose life is full of colorful characters. While Martin goes on numerous dates, he still has time for his family and best friend (Eddie Charles). The series is notable forOne of HBO's first original series, Dream On is an adult situation comedy about Martin Tupper (played by Brian Benben), whose life is full of colorful characters. While Martin goes on numerous dates, he still has time for his family and best friend (Eddie Charles). The series is notable for its incorporation of old TV clips to illustrate Tupper's thoughts (though those clips are likely the reason why many seasons of the show have yet to hit DVD). Creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane would later go on to create the NBC hit Friends. One (heavily edited) season would later air as repeats in primetime on Fox. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Rick Kogan
    Dec 9, 2013
    100
    an original, quirky and wonderful half-hour comedy series that is both innovative and entertaining. [6 July 1990, p.2]
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Boyar
    Dec 9, 2013
    100
    Ingenious, charming, offbeat and playfully R-rated - surely, this is why God created cable. [1 July 1990, p.F1]
  3. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Dec 9, 2013
    90
    This is a rare TV union where cast, writers and directors appear to be of a single comedic mind; the humorous results speak for themselves. [7 July 1990, p.F11]
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Dec 9, 2013
    80
    While the device seems pasted on, its cleverness and occasional shock value gives Dream On the distinction it otherwise lacks. [6 July 1990]
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 7, 2013
    75
    An above-average sitcom.
  6. Reviewed by: Andy Edelstein
    Dec 9, 2013
    70
    Dream On is almost there. It still needs some work, though. [6 July 1990, p.43]
  7. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Dec 9, 2013
    40
    The problem is that the little scenes from the old shows seem so much more intriguing than the new show they interrupt. [7 July 1990, p.C1]
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