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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 15, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Starring: Mimi Rogers, Philip Baker Hall, Bret Harrison
  • Summary: This Chicago-set sitcom centers on Sam Sullivan (Bret Harrison), who is the youngest executive at a major airline and the first of his friends to land a real job.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    83
    Finally, a clever new sitcom. [17 Mar 2006, p.108]
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    70
    Yes, "The Loop's" a winner, although let us be the first to admit that the usual attributes associated with "winning" are probably stretched beyond all recognition in this context.
  3. 60
    It may not have the subtlety or sophisticated wit of "Arrested Development," but it's not supposed to. It's more a combination of "The Office" and "Four Kings" -- with really good music and a distinctive, energetic visual style.
  4. 50
    The show moves along briskly, and it benefits from the lack of a laugh track. But you have to accept the relentless repetition of some flagrantly juvenile jokes to enjoy yourself.
  5. A painfully contrived premise can't be glossed over by pretty faces and pithy dialogue.
  6. It's satirical all right, paced roughly like "Arrested Development," but not very funny or believable.
  7. As for "The Loop," well, it's just heinous. True, we've said that before. But it can't be said enough. "The Loop": heinous.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. BaduncadonkH
    Jun 24, 2007
    10
    The first season was wobbly, but the second is absolute brilliance. Writing is fantastic; this show deserves to become a hit!
  2. Devin
    May 15, 2006
    10
    By far the best new show on television. The cast is hilarious together and the jokes are clever!
  3. mikew
    Mar 20, 2006
    10
    Best show in Years!!!! I didn't stop laughing!
  4. michaele
    Sep 24, 2006
    10
    funny smart fast pace, will make you laugh in every episode!!!!!!!
  5. TonyM
    Mar 19, 2006
    9
    Great - I didn't know waht to expect when I watched it for the frist time but its a funny show. The 2nd epsiode was even better than the first.
  6. Eli
    Apr 4, 2006
    6
    Though The loop was a lot better than i thought it would be it still isn't anything out of the ordinary. The characters are interesting Though The loop was a lot better than i thought it would be it still isn't anything out of the ordinary. The characters are interesting enough to keep you awake during the show but often their antics can be repetive and stupid. The show manages to steal some laughs on and off. It has potential but it has not been tapped yet. My main problem with THE LOOP is that every episode is just about the same. Same situations and plotlines and often jokes are recycled. So the show is watchable but doesn't do anything new. Expand
  7. IanI
    Mar 28, 2006
    1
    Plainly an attempt to revamp "Arrested Development" in a form that executives think wont "swing and miss" like the unappreciated gem that was Plainly an attempt to revamp "Arrested Development" in a form that executives think wont "swing and miss" like the unappreciated gem that was Arrested Development. Bottom line is, no charisma and no memorable...anything. The problem with executives trying to make any show ANYTHING is it always results in dumbed down characters Expand

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