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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
    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
    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
  1. MatíasH
    Mar 20, 2007
    Is a great seire, and ther isn't a clon of Sex and the city, theirs stories aren't the same. The stories can be similars, but the two soaps are very good... Collapse
  2. DonN
    Jan 10, 2006
    Based in potential...I think it is a hit
  3. dougt
    Jul 22, 2006
    I thought it was really funny. I think they should have given it a few episodes before cancelling it.
  4. KyleighH
    Feb 11, 2006
    I've read about this show in TV Guide and was quite surprised that it was canceled after only one episode. Heather Graham did her best, but her tv show didn't do its best either, which is probably why the show was canceled. Expand
  5. MM
    Jan 24, 2006
    I really wanted it to be good. I knew it was going to suck after the first few seconds of the show. Bad writing which resulted in not so good acting.
  6. Claire
    Jan 12, 2006
    Insipid garbage.
  7. TomB
    Jan 9, 2006
    10 minutes in, and this is painfully, excruciatingly unfunny. Any critic who gives this over a 30 is clearly on the take. Any one who laughs at this is either mentally deficient, under 14, or both. Expand

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