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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 22, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

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  • Starring: Milo Ventimiglia, Penn Badgley, Peter Gerety
  • Summary: This ensemble drama (from the producers of "Homicide: Life On The Street") set at a New York City liberal arts college focuses on a group of students enrolled in the same Human Behavior and Sexuality class, which requires them to record weekly video diaries.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Health & Lifestyle
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 14 out of 21
  1. An ostensibly ridiculous but subtly intelligent soap.
  2. 63
    Dramatically speaking, what douses a bit of the fire of this ensemble show are a few non-compelling characters and/or bad actors.
  3. It's probably too much to ask costars Matthew Modine and Broadway royalty Audra McDonald to inject some depth, but we're pleading anyway. [31 Mar 2006, p.57]
  4. Reviewed by: Laura Fries
    About 10 years too late to qualify as provocative.
  5. 25
    The Bedford Diaries... is not merely the worst show of the vernal season but one of the worst ever concocted by the soon-to-vanish WB.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    It wants to be shockingly frank but is mostly dour and phony.
  7. "The Bedford Diaries" is just woeful -- the most trite, forced and stage-managed piece of empty titillation you're likely to see.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. deannab
    Oct 10, 2006
    I thought this show was incrediable finally some really well written real life situations that are entertaining and thought provoking. I hope they have another season. GREAT STUFF!!!! Collapse
    May 13, 2006
    I think it is a good show. It is about real life situtations.
  3. hasanr
    May 15, 2006
    this is the best show ever, it talks about real problems, I wish they give it another season
  4. yanik
    Apr 9, 2006
    interesting.. i like it..very diffrent.. a new take on sex.
  5. EmilyB
    May 7, 2006
    I like this show. While it isn't as great as some others on TV, it is still great to watch.
  6. hanka
    May 1, 2006
    I haven't seen the first episode yet, and maybe that's what the bad review are based on, but from what I've seen, this show is very interesting. I actually find myself caring about the characters and enjoying their unique and distinct personalities. And it makes you think about some important questions. Hopefully, other people will start to see that too and it will get the credit (and further seasons) it deserves. Expand
  7. scutf
    Apr 8, 2006
    I certainly did not think it was as terrible as the reviewers suggest. By the second episodie, I actually got a little interested in the characters and the episode. There are some shows that I have watched 5 or 6 times, and realize that I could care less what happens to any of the characters. Expand

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