• Network: VH1
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 2, 2006
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

Critic Reviews

  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Henry Goldblatt
    83
    Everything [Kirstie] Alley's Fat Actress should've been: warm, warts-and-all self-satire. [31 Mar 2006, p.58]
  2. While this sort of thing has been done before -- "Curb Your Enthusiasm" on the high end of Hollywood self-referentiality, and the nasty, brutish and short-lived "Fat Actress" with Kirstie Alley on the low -- it has been done here exceedingly well.
  3. 75
    [A] very witty, sometimes brilliantly insightful hybrid sitcom.
  4. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    70
    The writing is pointed, the direction tight. But what really makes it work is Tori herself, light, bright and vulnerably likable.
  5. She creates an appealing character despite all the preconceptions, many of which are acknowledged and dispensed with in the first few scenes.
  6. As Hollywood comedies go, "So Notorious" is better than "Fat Actress" or Lisa Kudrow's "The Comeback," but not in the same league as "Curb Your Enthusiasm" or "Entourage."
  7. 60
    This is a pleasant, farcical romp through the familiar terrain of obnoxious roommates, dating mishaps, and Hollywood sets.
  8. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    60
    This is up-to-the-minute celebrity kitsch--zippy, knowing, and joyfully hollow.
  9. 60
    She’s turned what assuredly were hurtful years of feeling like a show-biz freak into friendly TV fodder that relieves viewers of the need to point while they snicker.
  10. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    50
    It's like Lisa Kudrow's Comeback without the satiric contempt. [10 Apr 2006, p.35]
  11. The biggest problem with "so noTORIous" is that the laughs, when they come, are few and far between.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 53
  2. Negative: 4 out of 53
  1. ralpv
    Oct 16, 2006
    10
    awesome show and hilarious my favorite so far
  2. S.Lazario
    Jul 4, 2006
    9
    Absolutely my favorite show to come along in YEARS(!). To say this is a breath of fresh air (from the horribly stale variety of "formula" Absolutely my favorite show to come along in YEARS(!). To say this is a breath of fresh air (from the horribly stale variety of "formula" sitcoms and reality shows) is like saying the Grand Canyon is a hole in the ground. A very inspired, fun, and witty show, with brilliantly written episodes, and a solid supporting cast. The constantly-disoriented agent is funny after about 2 episodes. This show really grows on you. Full Review »
  3. SebastienC
    May 31, 2006
    10
    I love it... Tori, you rock !!!