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Denette Wilford

TV Blogger


'Partners' Review: This Needs A Time Machine To Be Funny

If you were a fan of Frasier Crane and Martin Payne, then you may have had high hopes for Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence's new sitcom, "Partners." But the jokes they're reciting are practically straight out of the '90s sitcoms that made them household names.
08/06/2014 12:08 EDT

'Hotel Hell' Review: Go With Gordon Ramsay On This One

The words "poop on the wall" and "mosaic of semen" aren't exactly the descriptors that have me excitedly reaching for the remote, but because "Hotel Hell" stars Gordon Ramsay, I pressed play with only the tiniest bit of hesitation.
07/21/2014 11:15 EDT

'Zapped' Review: Listen And Obey ... And Watch It

It's the end of June, which means another school year wraps and the kids are all home. Some parents may be loving it, but as one who'll be looking for distractions to keep hers busy for two months, TV serves as a great option.
06/25/2014 12:06 EDT

'Gang Related' Review: It's More Than Just Fast And Furious

Let me begin with the bad(-ish) news. If you've seen the promos for 'Gang Related,' you'll know that it's not the most innovative TV show -- but just because it isn't super-original doesn't mean it isn't good. On the contrary, it's very, very good.
05/21/2014 02:27 EDT

'24: Live Another Day' Review

Despite the clock winding down and Jack's days getting horrifically worse (and a premise that may seem tired, to some), '24' will still manage to suck viewers in.
05/01/2014 03:45 EDT

'Bad Teacher' Review: TV Show Redux Ain't Half Bad

This movie-turned-TV-show was a pleasant surprise. It helps that I don't offend easily, though some might not love the way Meredith talks to the students. Some will be clutching their pearls as they speed-dial the Parents Television Council.
04/23/2014 02:14 EDT

‘Devious Maids' Review: Season 2 Gets Downright Funny

Wait, what? I know, you expected me to say 'Devious Maids' gets dirty in Season 2, what with all the mopping up the titular characters have to do. But if you thought Season 1 of 'Devious Maids' was funny, the laughs in the Season 2 premiere alone will have you wanting more.
04/18/2014 10:40 EDT

'Friends With Better Lives' Review: Better Than I Had Hoped

I didn't have high hopes for 'Friends With Better Lives,' and I wasn't disappointed. OK, not exactly a rave review, but after giving it another go with my husband chuckling along beside me, I realized that CBS might have an actual deserved hit on their hands.
03/31/2014 08:56 EDT