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Pilot (2 Jan. 2007)

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Lucy Spiller is the ambitious, ruthless, cynical, and scheming editor of two Hollywood tabloid magazines, 'Dirt' and 'Now' and who's masterful at using threats and manipulation to dig up ... See full summary »

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Lucy Spiller is the ambitious, ruthless, cynical, and scheming editor of two Hollywood tabloid magazines, 'Dirt' and 'Now' and who's masterful at using threats and manipulation to dig up dirt on celebrities. Aided by resourceful paparazzi Don Konkey, a mentally unbalanced schizophrenic, Lucy zeroes in on struggling actor Holt McLaren, who needs favorable publicity and whose rising-star girlfriend, Julia Mallory, is well-connected to some dirt when Holt leaks info about Julia's superstar actress friend, Kira Klay's pregnancy, but later regrets it. While stemming off her demanding employer, Dirt's publisher Brett Barrow, Lucy is also very lonely and hides her unhappiness and loneliness behind aggression and a mean-spirited attitude. Meanwhile, Don zeros his attention of basketball superstar Prince Tyreese who's having an affair with a local prostitute, while Don suffers from periodic hallucinations from his mental disorder and caring for his sick pet cat. Holt also learns about some ... Written by Anonymous

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Quite interesting, but should not be listed as a Comedy by IMDb
3 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is a fairly dark edgy look at tabloid magazines and "celebs lives" in Hollywood. Courteney Cox's character Lucy is pretty good, but so far the star for me is Ian Hart who plays the schizophrenic photographer, Don. He is brilliant. A lot of drama and irony - but definitely not a comedy. I am guessing that the story line is taking "real life" up a few levels, but there seems a ring of truth throughout. Courteney Cox presumably knows Hollywood very well. The pilot was well written and a relief to watch as it was commercial free for this one time. Some of the scenes moved too quickly and at times it was confusing. But I will continue watching to see how it develops - it will be interesting to see if the writers can avoid repetition in this type of storyline.


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