Gung Ho : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 5, 1986
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  • Summary: This short-lived ABC sitcom was adapted from Ron Howard's 1986 auto industry culture clash film of the same name starring Michael Keaton. Keaton did not appear in the TV series--instead, his role was played by Scott Bakula--but many members of the film's Asian cast, including Gedde Watanabe,This short-lived ABC sitcom was adapted from Ron Howard's 1986 auto industry culture clash film of the same name starring Michael Keaton. Keaton did not appear in the TV series--instead, his role was played by Scott Bakula--but many members of the film's Asian cast, including Gedde Watanabe, returned for the show. The series was canceled after 9 episodes. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 4 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Jun 6, 2014
    30
    Has a few amusing moments, but is largely giftless ... You watch this half hour waiting for something to happen, but it never does. It needs less "gung" and more "ho."
  2. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Clifford Terry
    Jun 6, 2014
    30
    Lacking the charm and bite--however inconsistent--that was evident in the original, the series is reduced to limp dialogue exchanges ... as well as garbled cliches ... and reflections on American mores from the stereotypical, transplanted executives. [5 Dec 1986]
  3. San Diego Union-Tribune
    Reviewed by: Gus Stevens
    Jun 6, 2014
    30
    "Gung Ho" is the first prime-time series to have a predominantly Asian-American cast, but that doesn't save it from a narrow premise. [11 Dec 1986]
  4. Washington Post
    Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jun 6, 2014
    20
    Comes across as corrosive and snide. [5 Dec 1986]