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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 2, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 53 Ratings

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  • Starring: Cleo King, Tori Spelling, Loni Anderson
  • Summary: Tori Spelling stars as young, rich, C-list actress Tori Spelling (it's the role she was born to play!) in VH1's first scripted comedy.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 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. 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."
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    60
    This is up-to-the-minute celebrity kitsch--zippy, knowing, and joyfully hollow.
  7. The biggest problem with "so noTORIous" is that the laughs, when they come, are few and far between.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. ralpv
    Oct 16, 2006
    10
    awesome show and hilarious my favorite so far
  2. KarenO
    Apr 24, 2006
    10
    so funny!!!!!!!!!
  3. nanab
    May 7, 2006
    10
    Love it! Hope it stays on for a long while! Tori is so funny!
  4. sarar
    Apr 1, 2006
    9
    This show is actually really funny.
  5. TommyG
    Apr 7, 2006
    9
    This show is imaginative, campy and very funny. Tori Spelling has great comic timing and the ensemble is spectacular. I stumbled onto this show by accident... I am hooked. Expand
  6. Brad
    Apr 3, 2006
    9
    I caught the pilot and it was a scream! Tori shows off hysterical comedic timing and the rest of the cast is dead-on Hollywood. The Farrah-inspired flashbacks are priceless. Definitely Tivo season pass material. Expand
  7. GildaH
    Apr 3, 2006
    1
    Ahhh... what a disappointment... expected more especially from "her Agent" woman is so boring an so OLD

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