• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 7, 2005
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 14 out of 22
  1. 75
    A raunchy, mostly forgettable female bonding sitcom.
  2. 75
    Hot Properties has a loose, engaging silliness. [31 Oct 2005, p.39]
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    While "Hot Properties" doesn't generate big guffaws, there's a breezy quality to it that makes for good company at what's mercifully a lower decibel level than its lead-in or the WBthe WB's competing "Living With Fran."
  4. 63
    Ever since Sex and the City proved you could update Designing Women for a shallower audience by amping up the sex and removing the social content, TV writers have been trying without success to replicate the trick. Though Hot Properties feels too forced and a bit old-hat, it comes closer than most, thanks to a strong cast and a few genuinely funny lines.
  5. 60
    There was a lot more to Sex and the City than menage a trois jokes, and whether Hot Properties can move beyond smutty snickers to develop real characters and story lines remains to be seen.
  6. This is sassy and superficial but also entertaining, and that's really all it aspires to be.
  7. There are some funny moments on "Hot Properties," but few surprises. It's a very conventional, even sedate sitcom about sex.
  8. 40
    Despite the actresses' happy energy, ''Hot Properties" falls into terribly familiar comic territory.
  9. 30
    It's Designing Women without the heart, Sex and the City without the wit.
  10. A disappointingly sex-obsessed sitcom.
  11. The few genuinely funny lines... are immediately buried in an avalance of canned laughs. [7 Oct 2005, p.67]
  12. This "Sex and the City" wannabe contains neither heat nor giggles.
  13. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    20
    Despite an abundance of painfully suggestive one-liners, Hot Properties feels tepid and static. What's worse for a show designed to appeal to female audiences, it feels misogynistic.
  14. Reviewed by: Chip Crews
    20
    A big problem with "Hot Properties" is its hollow core.
  15. "Hot Properties" is such a stiff and unfunny sitcom that it's hard to imagine how it got on the air.
  16. If you remember nothing about this column, remember this: "Hot Properties" is stupid and annoying.
  17. This shameless, decidedly unfunny look at women in a Manhattan real estate office is mostly an excuse for stale, transparent, cutesy sex jokes, the sort of self-degrading stuff few self-respecting women would tolerate.
  18. We're to believe ABC took a look at all this and said, yes, yes and yes.
  19. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    10
    ABC's little-girl gang of four represents nothing more than cliches.
  20. A lame, tawdry sitcom with unfunny sex jokes.
  21. Oh, and there's a very pink teapot on their coffee table. It's easy to take note of such set pieces when you're in the process of not laughing.
  22. This is a leading contender for the title of worst new show of the season.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 6 out of 26
  1. SuzieK
    Sep 10, 2007
    10
    Super funny show. Too bad it got canceled.
  2. LamN
    Oct 11, 2006
    10
    Please, Please DVD it. Thanks
  3. MichelleG
    Oct 10, 2006
    10
    I am very sad the show got cancelled. My boyfriend (who by the way hates chick flicks) and I watched it every friday and thought it was I am very sad the show got cancelled. My boyfriend (who by the way hates chick flicks) and I watched it every friday and thought it was hilarious. I don't understand how it got cancelled my guess is the timeslot. Full Review »