• 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.
User Score
4.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 42
  2. Negative: 22 out of 42
  1. MichelleG
    Apr 28, 2007
    9
    We still miss Tuesday Night Bookclub. The show was very addictive and interesting to watch. We were just talking about it again the other day. Loved the newlyweds and the woman with the animals. It was really a good show. Full Review »
  2. HollyG
    Apr 6, 2007
    10
    Please air this show again! I want to know what happened to everyone!!!
  3. InezS
    Oct 9, 2006
    9
    Show was not that bad. Better than the crap CBS has put out lately. Each of the women had an interesting situation they were living with...i know a lot of other women could to relate to something in each. Too bad it was canned so fast, it was getting quite interesting Full Review »