The Cho Show : Season 1

  • Network: VH1
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 21, 2008
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11

Critic Reviews

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Her way lets viewers glimpse at parts of her personal life (her house, her parents) but carefully withholds other details.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    50
    Cho has long been an acquired taste, and - while her fans will luxuriate in these 22 minutes--few newbies will acquire that tonight.
  5. 50
    The best part of the show is watching Cho's standup act. Other than that, I really don't care to watch someone pick out clothes and talk to her "Glam Squad."
  6. 40
    It amounts to little more than a hokey infomercial for her brand.
  7. Liking Cho, I wanted to like The Cho Show. Liking Cho, I couldn't.
  8. 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.
  9. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    Her latest showcase suffers from an increasingly common reality-TV deficiency: It's too staged to be convincing, and too unscripted to be reliably funny.
  10. 30
    Most “celebreality” shows are probably staged to some degree, but Cho’s show seems more contrived than most.
  11. 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!
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  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 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. Full Review »