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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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  • Creator: Donald Todd, Cecelia Ahern
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Oct 15, 2007
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 09:30 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    80
    Samantha Who? which is not nearly as cool a title, but still a sparkling comedy that treats its viewers as--gasp!--actual grown-ups.
  2. 80
    Samantha Who? is not only a sitcom but a pungently funny one about self-discovery, reinvention and the possibility that beauty may be only skin-deep, but bitch goes right down to the bone.
  3. 80
    The show employs a terrific cast and runs with a promising premise.
  4. 63
    As appealing as Applegate is, the show itself struggles to produce laughs.
  5. Applegate is charming, adorable and funny. But she's going to need that plus a car battery or a purposeful dip in the bathtub with a hair dryer to get much spark into this series.
  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. Collapse
  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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