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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 15, 2007
Season #: 1, 2
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59

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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. It's a bit old-fashioned, which in today's TV universe makes it seem light and fresh--like the entrancing Ms. Applegate herself.
  2. 80
    The show employs a terrific cast and runs with a promising premise.
  3. 80
    Beyond its title, I have no quibble with this well-made, sly, heartwarming and at times giddily funny show.
  4. 63
    As appealing as Applegate is, the show itself struggles to produce laughs.
  5. 50
    Samantha is more of a smiler than a laugher. That's fine. But the comedy straddles straight-up storytelling with clumsy moments of broad comedy (no insulting pun intended).
  6. The only person with untainted clues as to the person Samantha really was is the doorman to her apartment building, Frank (Tim Russ), and the combination of all these factors creates a premiere that is as pathetic as it is occasionally funny.
  7. 30
    Halfway through the premiere, the basis for the entire show is already worn thin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. ShelleyA
    Jul 27, 2008
    10
    It takes a lot for me to laugh out loud, but I did it quite often during the first season of this show. I especially love Melissa It takes a lot for me to laugh out loud, but I did it quite often during the first season of this show. I especially love Melissa McCarthy's character. Expand
  2. AlexB.
    Nov 7, 2007
    10
    It's hilarious, funny and pretty entertaining...it brings something new and fresh to TV
  3. DeniseG.
    Nov 20, 2007
    10
    My Favorite show.
  4. RonB.
    Oct 17, 2007
    9
    I liked this show ALOT
  5. PeteS
    Dec 12, 2007
    9
    Getting better every episode, and the comedic timing is flawless.
  6. JosephA
    Oct 15, 2007
    8
    I caught it by accident and I actually really want to see the next episode. I think it was great and it has massive potential. Christina I caught it by accident and I actually really want to see the next episode. I think it was great and it has massive potential. Christina Applegate was 100% believable and charming as Samantha, and the idea to me seems pretty original. The writing was very good, never dumbed down, clever, and consistent through out. I haven't cared to see the next episode of anything in a long time. I hope it holds up. Expand
  7. BrandonS.
    Nov 17, 2007
    1
    Completely unfunny.

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