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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 7, 2012
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: The remake of the 1989 film about the lives of six women (Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye, Condola Rashad and Alfre Woodard) who regularly go to Truvy's (Jill Scott) beauty shop.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Oct 8, 2012
    100
    Even though we all know what happens, somehow in the hands of these magnificent women, you'll be wishing and hoping for a different ending.
  2. Fortunately, the new Steel Magnolias turns out to be a full 90 minutes of wonderful.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Oct 5, 2012
    91
    References to Beyonce and Michelle Obama are worked in without reaching too hard. And the "black experience," although hardly monolithic, resonates in ways that make this version quite special and different.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Oct 5, 2012
    75
    Despite the tragedy that drives its plot, there's something slight about Steel Magnolias--a slightness that at times might have benefited from a lighter, faster touch. But it offers the pleasure of spending a Sunday night with some terrific female actors.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Oct 5, 2012
    70
    This Steel Magnolias is mostly restrained and relentlessly tasteful, qualities the original could not have been accused of.
  6. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Oct 5, 2012
    70
    The easy humor and palpable love in the ensemble scenes give this Steel Magnolias just enough buoyancy to survive the pools of syrup over which it must traverse.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Oct 4, 2012
    50
    It has some winning moments, and clearly the cast members are having fun with their roles. In the end, though, it just doesn't connect the way it really should have.

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