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Tom Everett Scott,
Or, to be less polite, missing four letters at the end. This tv series, whose premise has tremendous potential, is nothing more than a cheap soap opera poorly disguised as informative entertainment. While the last bull market of the 1980s resulted in an interesting box office hit, the most recent one only has this paltry concept to show for. The main fault of the program is that its production/direction staff was taken from Law and Order, an annoying bureaucracy drama, rather than a tv series dealing with a related topic. Although I find Bull to be completely unenlightening about the financial world (the writers dont even seem to know the difference between investment banking and commodities trading) there are several aspects of the show that kept me flipping back to it every few minutes. Stanley Tucci is very capable, and appears to be the only thing holding the feature together. Elisabeth Rohm isnt bad either, and certainly better than she was in Angel, a silly little stint. The rest of the cast ranges from poor to mediocre, however, and I dont understand why at least 10 minutes of every episode is devoted to Marissa's struggling lower middle class parents. Still, its not too late for this series to sharpen up, perhaps with some storywriters who have experience in the business (Michael Lewis for instance). Until then, I'll stick with CNBC.
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