Oprah's Big Give : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 2, 2008
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19

Critic Reviews

  1. 30
    Although Winfrey might imagine she's doing something fresh and innovative, the trite staples of competitive reality pop up predictably.
  2. 25
    Seldom has the drive to do good works been as alarmingly, offensively presumptuous.
  3. It's doubtful that Oprah's Big Give would have ever made it to the air without Oprah, but (Wrong No. 1) don't go expecting the diva of the heartstrings to be hosting this exploitative (Wrong No. 2) jumble (Wrong No. 3). She turns up now and then, to cheerlead and oversell (Wrong No. 4), but the real host (Wrong No. 5) is one of her minions, Nate Berkus. More wrongs to come, but you'll have to keep track for yourself.
  4. Shallow as a birdbath, the program would appear to exist less as a true philanthropic exercise than yet another self-aggrandizing vehicle in Oprah's divine quest to become synonymous with all that is virtuous and good on Earth.
  5. 0
    Oprah's Big Give is no mere appallingly bad television show but a refutation of human decency itself.
User Score
2.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 12 out of 15
  1. Ga.
    Apr 22, 2008
    10
    Absolutely love the concept. It made me indulge into charity work as well. And I feel Blessed.
  2. CindW.
    Apr 20, 2008
    1
    I am so sick of reality shows that are rigged! Did only the winner's family just happen to be there to congratulate him? Supposedly they I am so sick of reality shows that are rigged! Did only the winner's family just happen to be there to congratulate him? Supposedly they didn't know who was going to win...did they fly them in during the last hour when they knew who the winner was. Pllllease! Full Review »
  3. PaulD.
    Apr 10, 2008
    0
    Anne T - you are an absolute retard. "the lord used Oprah" what a load of tripe. People like you are the reason I grow towards hating Anne T - you are an absolute retard. "the lord used Oprah" what a load of tripe. People like you are the reason I grow towards hating American's and there crap TV shows and movies. It's a fat rich bitch giving away money so she can make more. Can't you see that!!!!!!! You must be thick. Just don't comment again....and don't go into TV production. Full Review »