- Starring: Matt Borlenghi, Christine Taylor, Merrin Dungey
- Summary: The half-hour comedy inspired by the independent feature film of the same name stars Christine Taylor as Mary, the toast of the New York party scene. There is only one place in the city where Mary feels seems to be out of her element-The New York Public Library, where she works. TormentedThe half-hour comedy inspired by the independent feature film of the same name stars Christine Taylor as Mary, the toast of the New York party scene. There is only one place in the city where Mary feels seems to be out of her element-The New York Public Library, where she works. Tormented by her godmother and boss, Judy, Mary is challenged to master the madness of the Dewey decimal system. With the help of friends, and in spite of her bitter, disgruntled co-worker, Wanda, Mary sets out to conquer all.… Expand
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 1 premiere date: Sep 9, 1996
- Episode Length: 30
- Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Full of snap and sass -- and actual laughs, too -- and one wonders whether it's safe to become attached to it. [9 Sept 1996, p.]
A funny gala of fresh, cleverly bent whimsy and endearing lightness that brings out the burlesque best in Christine Taylor, allowing her to far exceed her campy neo-Marcia in two movie revivals of "The Brady Bunch."
Aside from Kurtz, everything else in this makeover is about the same. That's not good.[9 Sept 1996, p.1]
May 20, 2014More manufactured silliness than genuine comedy; Party Girl is a theme in search of laughs. Once again TV borrows from a big-screen film, with Party Girl appropriating the premise of the motion picture of the same name. Yet whereas the film had a loose-limbed loopiness to it, a quirky affability that imparted to its actions something greater than the sum of its parts, the video Party Girl largely lacks wit or snap, and the effort generally amounts to a lackluster pastiche of shticky kitsch.
Silly misadventures. [9 Sept 1996, p.39]
According to the laugh track, this is one seriously funny half-hour. Obviously, it knows something I don't. This isn't a sitcom, or even a comedy with a plot; it's a series of mostly lame one-liners. It's a comedy that mistakes smirks for laughs. Bet you don't even crack a smile. [9 Sept 1996, p.6D]