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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 13, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Real-life suburban housewives get together each week to discuss their personal lives (what, did you think they would actually discuss literature on primetime television?) in this CBS reality show.
  • Genre(s): Documentary
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. 63
    The show isn't all that different from Bravo's recent Real Housewives of Orange County, although the production values are much higher--everything has an expensive, carefully lit feminine gloss that perfectly matches the homemakers. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
  2. 50
    "Tuesday Night Book Club" has the effect of making viewers wish to live somewhere less petty and self-destructive than America, or at least the Scottsdale of this show.
  3. "Book Club" is one of those "wink, wink, nudge, nudge" series. You know, the kind that promote themselves as giving unvarnished looks into real-life issues facing women in a variety of situations but that mostly exist to exploit them.
  4. Since these "Book Club" women do not seem inclined either to read or discuss their books, my advice is to follow their example - and neither watch nor discuss "Tuesday Night Book Club."
  5. 25
    A line-for-line ripoff of Bravo's not-terribly successful "The Real Housewives of Orange County."
  6. 0
    Every moment of this repugnant product is absolutely precious, if you have a fetish for counterfeit emotions, Tupperware cheeks, ice-pick fingernails, and "real women" who can cry on cue -- without spoiling their makeup.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 42
  2. Negative: 22 out of 42