• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 13, 2006
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic 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. 50
    Some will find it appalling. Others just may find it appallingly addictive.
  4. 40
    This show isn't diverting enough to be a guilty pleasure, but it has a professional sheen that makes it more like a drama than a reality series.
  5. Book club? Please. These Scottsdale, Ariz., women don't read. They whine, they shop, and they obsess over the way they look. [16 Jun 2006, p.71]
  6. "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.
  7. 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."
  8. 25
    A line-for-line ripoff of Bravo's not-terribly successful "The Real Housewives of Orange County."
  9. Going above and beyond what is miserable about most reality television, "Tuesday Night Book Club" on CBS is a deeply depressing show.
  10. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    10
    This is strictly a cheap knockoff for those who can't survive a summer hiatus from housewives married to, and often equipped with, oversized boobs.
  11. One of the more awful projects to hit CBS prime time in years.
  12. 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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