The Lot (1999–2001)

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The show opens with the "gossip of the day" in which a Hedda Hopper-ized Holland Taylor mixes tales of the studio era, circa 1937, with the behind the scenes stories of our friends at the ... See full summary »

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The show opens with the "gossip of the day" in which a Hedda Hopper-ized Holland Taylor mixes tales of the studio era, circa 1937, with the behind the scenes stories of our friends at the mythical Silver Screen Pictures. The plot then develops, often containing crude references to real life stars of yesteryear combined with failed attempts at witty dialogue and plot points that are often inconceivable, i.e. random "raids" on various parties and clubs, although prohibition ended 4 years earlier. The show ends the same way it began, with a sometimes drunk Hedda-Holland giving us a bit of "juicy gossip" about our "favorite" stars, then proceeding to insult them once her radio minute is over. Written by Susan L. Minnick

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This show is the most horrendous thing I've seen on television to date. Not only is it an insult to the heroes of Hollywood's Golden Age, it is an insult to every single viewer that has ever had access to a television. The dialogue attempts the art of the double entendre, but is ends up being lewd and vulgar; the plots are weak and thinly developed, often so predictable that any child with basic comprehension could punctuate each scene with a correct prediction of the next. In short, if you liked AMC's critically acclaimed, "Remember WENN", even if you like television in general, DO NOT WATCH "THE LOT". If this show is an example of the taste, style, and mentality of AMC programming executive Marc Juris (who cancelled WENN in favor of the bilge being reviewed at the moment), then we may have possibly seen the greatest example of stupidity in our time.


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