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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 20, 2010
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: After Wolf West (David James Elliott) is sent to jail, his wife Cheryl (Virginia Madsen) decides the family of small-time criminals will attempt to be normal and stop doing the family business in this remake of the New Zealand series "Outrageous Fortune."
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. 75
    It's hard to say how the series will play out because by the end of the first episode Mom has declared that the family is going straight. In this, I hope they fail.
  2. Reviewed by: Katherine Stevens
    75
    Watching how the Wests attempt to navigate the straight and narrow could be hilarious.
  3. Scoundrels, at 9 p.m., and The Gates, at 10, may not be exactly the stuff you can't wait another week for, but both are watchable and fun, part of a big ABC effort to put something new, if not original, on the air most nights this summer.
  4. As for Scoundrels, it is, like its characters, far from perfect, but probably far better than you expected from a scripted network show in the summer.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    Virginia Madsen cuts a fine figure as the matriarch trying to hold her family of four kids together while their dad goes to prison, but the fanciful tone makes the show a little too pastel-colored when a bolder palette would seem to be required.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    42
    Bland, with no pop or energy, Scoundrels limps sadly along.
  7. 30
    Not a single one of the characters were funny enough, or touching enough, to make me want to see more of them. If the Wests were thrown in jail, I'd be tempted to throw away the key.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. erocserocs
    Jun 21, 2010
    3
    Bad acting and bad writing means couldn't watch till the end.
  2. VB
    Jun 21, 2010
    2
    Nothing about this show was interesting. The characters were boring and there was nothing about the show that made me want to care about any Nothing about this show was interesting. The characters were boring and there was nothing about the show that made me want to care about any of the characters. I couldn't tell if the show was a drama or comedy. The whole premise was a little distasteful and after about 35 minutes I had enough. Expand