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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 11, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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64

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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 100
    "Love Monkey" may well be the smartest and most innovative network comedy-drama in many a year.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    80
    It's sexy, funny, hip and heartfelt.
  3. "Love Monkey" manages in one hour to be both funny and endearing, a more option-rich version of "Ed."
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    Familiar as it all sounds, series creator Michael Rauch plucks most of the right chords.
  5. For all the amiability of the cast, few of their interactions feel natural. [27 Jan 2006, p.73]
  6. 60
    Without its classic, punk, and alternative allusions, the New York romantic comedy would be just another ''Sex and the City" with dudes, another ''Jake in Progress" or ''Four Kings." But with its musical knowing, ''Love Monkey" comes off more like a small-screen ''High Fidelity."
  7. 10
    Another failed attempt to use rock as the backdrop for an insipid sitcom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 62
  2. Negative: 7 out of 62
  1. Don
    Feb 20, 2008
    10
    I miss this show a lot. I think it was so cool and anti-establishment. I could relate to all of the characters on the show and I loved all of he music; not to mention the cameos (Martin Luther is so talented). I think this show was way too progressive for it's own good. Expand
  2. AmandaW
    Feb 21, 2006
    10
    It totally sucks that they have pulled this tv show. I hate to watch tv but Love Monkey I was accually looked forward to watching durning the week. It was awesome! And the charactors where really talented. Not just a bunch of phonies. *sighs* I think they should make Love Monkey into a box set so that those who do love Love Monkey can continue to watch it. Expand
  3. jimmy
    Mar 13, 2006
    10
    Funny and somehow meaningful, let's hope that it isn't abaondoned to make room for another CSI!
  4. StaceyD
    Jan 30, 2006
    9
    I like this new series ... it's different than anything on network television.It is a breathe of fresh comedic air, with a touch of drama. The characters are real and believable, characters that audiences can really relate too. Expand
  5. DonR
    Mar 3, 2006
    9
    I loved this show. If given a chance, I'm sure it would be a breakout hit.
  6. JamesS.
    Jan 25, 2006
    7
    The fact that Nic Harcourt is a music director for the show is proof positive that this show is just not meant for network television. I think the show means well, but it's destined for more of a niche market, which CBS and Sony simply cannot provide the proper atmosphere for the show. Cavanaugh's noble ideals are certainly threatened by the hypocrisy and business behind the scenes of the show. GREAT attempt. Just wont make it. Take it to a network that can do this show right. Expand
  7. SarahS
    Jan 18, 2006
    0
    This has to be one of the worst shows that I have ever seen. All the "edgy" points that this show was trying to make with its comentary on how the music industry need to change and be about better music rings so false when their main musical showcase this week, "Wayne", who is susposed to amazing, is dreadfull radio friendly crap. This show tries way to hard to be cool and hip and in the process just ends up coming off out of touch. Any one who puts any effort into finding good music to listen to, will be truely effended by what this show has to offer. Expand

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