• Network: Lifetime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 15, 2007
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21

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  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 having a show you can watch with your daughters .
  2. 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 on TV some of the things that I deal with in real life.
  3. heather
    Aug 6, 2007
    10
    Very real, smart and intriguing, Funny when it needs to be.
  4. [Anonymous]
    Aug 2, 2007
    9
    I laughed and that is not a small thing. Love the intrigue of the voice on the phone. Good show...worth watching.
  5. maep
    Jul 31, 2007
    9
    It's really a good movie series
  6. AlbrechtS
    Jul 29, 2007
    10
    The fundamental theme that underlies this highly imaginitive dramedy- namely the re-evaluation and appreciation of life- is well achieved using creative sequences of fantasy. Simple mechanisms such as talking babies and other delusions help the heroine of the series to mature and "find herself". Another assett of this show is that theme is gradually developed in correlation to the The fundamental theme that underlies this highly imaginitive dramedy- namely the re-evaluation and appreciation of life- is well achieved using creative sequences of fantasy. Simple mechanisms such as talking babies and other delusions help the heroine of the series to mature and "find herself". Another assett of this show is that theme is gradually developed in correlation to the development of the plot- or the personal lives of the characters involved. All of these things come together culminating in a charming, thought-provoking, laugh-out-loud new series. Expand
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 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.
  2. A very un-Lifetime-like drama with sharp comedic overtones, one so well-constructed that dudes won't even feel the need to check their gender at the door.
  3. 70
    There is nothing as original in Side Order of Life as the metaphysical puppet, but there is enough promise to return for a second week - to see whether Jenny is wise enough to learn from the pain.