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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 21, 2008
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Comedian Margaret Cho shows her day-to-day life on this VH-1 reality show.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Reality
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. 70
    No one's telling her what to do or say anymore, but it's hard not to look at The Cho Show as the celebreality-era redo of All-American Girl.
  2. To be sure, this is the sort of engineered reality in which things mostly happen because someone is there to film them, and not the other way around. But that it is only a partial, edited view of its star--she has, for one thing, a husband, artist-provocateur Al Ridenour, who is neither seen nor heard--doesn't mean that real thoughts and feelings don't come through. It's best when they do.
  3. Her way lets viewers glimpse at parts of her personal life (her house, her parents) but carefully withholds other details.
  4. 40
    It amounts to little more than a hokey infomercial for her brand.
  5. 30
    Most “celebreality” shows are probably staged to some degree, but Cho’s show seems more contrived than most.
  6. If you didn’t already know that Ms. Cho has been a great friend to gay men, she makes that point often enough here. Unfortunately she doesn’t make many others.
  7. 20
    The Cho Show is the television equivalent of anti-matter: no scripts, no punch lines, just Cho hanging out with her self-consciously weird entourage. What a waste of one of the most scandalously funny comedians in America!

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  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Rico
    Aug 22, 2008
    5
    I love Cho but didn't care for the show. I have seen better (Kathy Griffin) and worse (Denise Richards, Pam Anderson, etc.) I'm willing to give it a chance and will stick with it for a season. I just don't think her enormous talent translates that well to this sort of vehicle. I say give it a shot and see if you like it. Expand