Side Order of Life : Season 1

  • Network: Lifetime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 15, 2007
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

Critic Reviews

  1. 50
    Fun is notably absent from Side Order, which strains to be both quippy and profound.
  2. 50
    The acting's good and the actors are good-looking. But, really, wouldn't you expect something more cohesive from the folks who brought you "American Beauty?"
  3. Side Order has the most problems. While there are enough appealing moments in Sunday's opening episode to leave viewers with an initial warm and fuzzy feeling, the show simply doesn't stand up to much scrutiny.
  4. 50
    Coughlan finds the nice subtle undertones so Jenny seems more real and less cardboard.
  5. The whole ''mystical universe'' business worked for Steve Martin in "L.A. Story," but Coughlan is too perky and lite to seem a believable target for such ''live, love!'' magical messaging.
  6. 40
    The series proceeds to follow Jenny’s remarkably bland course of revelation.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. JoniR.
    Sep 11, 2007
    10
    This show is refreshing. I read a review that was upset that Jenny was so cute and nice. Well, so was Mary Tyler Moore. It is really nice This show is refreshing. I read a review that was upset that Jenny was so cute and nice. Well, so was Mary Tyler Moore. It is really nice having a show you can watch with your daughters . Full Review »
  2. Heather
    Aug 12, 2007
    0
    i think this show was awful. i turned the first episode off less than halfway through
  3. Jill
    Aug 8, 2007
    10
    Excellent Show - I can really relate to what the characters are going through - there seems to be change in the air and It's nice to see Excellent Show - I can really relate to what the characters are going through - there seems to be change in the air and It's nice to see on TV some of the things that I deal with in real life. Full Review »