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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 9, 2006
  • Season #: 1
Emily's Reasons Why Not Image
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  • Starring: James Patrick Stuart, Heather Graham, Khary Payton
  • Summary: Based on the novel by Carrie Gerlach, this Heather Graham vehicle centers on a self-help publisher who has a simple rule for her own relationships: once she can list five reasons not to date a guy, he's history.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. 88
    Finally, a "Sex and the City" clone comes through.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    Breezy and fun, there are several reasons to sample "Emily," but also plenty of room for skepticism over whether this witty half-hour has the depth to survive a highly competitive timeslot.
  3. You hope the show doesn't get stuck in sexual shenanigans week after week. Even 30-year-olds think about other things sometimes. But for now, it seems fair to follow Emily's lead and see what develops.
  4. 50
    It also helps that Heather Graham as Emily is so appealing that it often distracts from the fanciful idiocy of what she's saying or doing.
  5. 50
    Breezily prefabricated sitcom humor that lacks the fresh zing of anything remotely original.
  6. 40
    This ABC sitcom strives for edgy sophistication, but the characters come off as superficial and mean.
  7. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    10
    There's so much not to like about Emily's Reasons Why Not.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 14 out of 23