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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 3, 2012
  • Season #: 1
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Overwhelming dislike- based on 38 Ratings

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  • Summary: After they are laid off, Lee Standish (Ben Koldyke) and Angel Ortiz (Amaury Nolasco) dress up as women to get new jobs at a pharmaceutical company.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 18 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 3, 2012
    The slight sitcom has all the heft of a powder puff.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jan 3, 2012
    A couple of the lines are surprisingly offensive, and a couple others even surprisingly amusing.
  3. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Jan 3, 2012
    Much of what passes for humor in Work It is mined from the same, quickly depleted vein: men awkwardly trying to pass for women.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jan 3, 2012
    The show lumbers like a 200-pound man trying to impersonate a 95-pound ballerina.
  5. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Jan 3, 2012
    Work It is bad dumb, memorably bad dumb, the kind of bad dumb show you will use in years to come as a benchmark for other bad sitcoms.
  6. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Jan 3, 2012
    ABC, you can do better than this drivel you call Work It.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jan 4, 2012
    Work It is not so bad it's good. It's just terrible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 9 out of 9
  1. Jan 5, 2012
    I think ABC is suffering an identity crisis. Is this really the same network that has the truly excellent Modern Family and the charming Suburgatory? For the record, I did like Man Up, the show this one replaced. Came into it fairly late, so I'm not sure if it got better as it went along. Was disappointed it didn't find an audience though. Expand
  2. Jan 16, 2012
    There's really nothing to say about this. Just awful. The jokes are broad and unfunny, the story is flat. I hope this show meets a quick demise.
  3. Feb 10, 2012
    Horrible nothing else to say................................................................................................................................ Expand
  4. Apr 15, 2012
    I have written 150+ reviews for Metacritic but this is the first time that I have ever given a 0. Work It is a painful and patronizing experience that just has nothing of value whatsoever. The writing, the acting, the plot, Work It fails on every level. There is no element of this show that rises above the low, low bar it has set for itself and the fact that this even got made is indicative of poor quality control at AMC. A spectacular failure. Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2012
    This is the beginning of the new year and an end for this boring cross-dressing crappy new series called Work It. I got an advice to the morons at ABC, stop adding new shows and start making more soap operas. I hope this year will be the same mistake as last year's did with a lousy "Chew" and a reboot gone terrible "Charlie's Angels." Expand
  6. Jan 4, 2012
    Did ABC actually think it was OK to rip off Bosom Buddies? It's just as worse as Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star. Here's the steps to get this off your mind. 1. Go rent Tootsie at your local Family Video or buy a DVD of Bosom Buddies. 2. Play both of them simultaneously. 3. Compare which is better, obviously Bosom Buddies/Tootsie.â Expand
  7. Apr 1, 2012
    ABC's Work It is completely awful. It is offensive, not funny, badly acted, and shouldn't have been discussed even once. Work It gives ABC a bad reputation. Collapse

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