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TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2014–2017)
A critic takes aim at intense real-life experiences in lieu of food or cinema. Fair game includes divorce, anonymous sex, and all manner of criminal activity.
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Series cast summary:
Andrew Daly ...  Forrest MacNeil 22 episodes, 2014-2017
Jessica St. Clair ...  Suzanne MacNeil 22 episodes, 2014-2017
Megan Stevenson ...  A.J. Gibbs 22 episodes, 2014-2017
Michael Croner ...  Josh 21 episodes, 2014-2017
Tara Karsian ...  Lucille 21 episodes, 2014-2017
Kaden Gibson Kaden Gibson ...  Eric MacNeil 20 episodes, 2014-2017
James Urbaniak ...  Grant Grunderschmidt 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Hayley Huntley ...  Tina 13 episodes, 2015-2017
Max Gail ...  Forrest's Father 10 episodes, 2015
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A critic takes aim at intense real-life experiences in lieu of food or cinema. Fair game includes divorce, anonymous sex, and all manner of criminal activity.

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Reviewing life...even if it kills him

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USA

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English

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27 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Review with Forrest MacNeil See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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$800,000 (estimated)
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The season finale to the first season was shot with the intention that the show would not be renewed. See more »

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Forrest MacNeil: [Intro to each episode] Life; it's literally all we have. But is it any good? I'm a reviewer, but I don't review food, books, or movies. I review life itself.
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Concept not as original as you might think
20 September 2014 | by duncanbdmSee all my reviews

Yes, 'Review' is a brilliant concept. However, anyone touting it as refreshingly original or uniquely funny is sorely mistaken. The show 'Review' is actually an American reboot of the Australian comedy, 'Review with Myles Barlow' starring Phil Lloyd, first airing in 2008 (See the 'Did You Know?' section).

The American 'Review' is a well made program, but like 'The Office (US)', it's a slightly less realistic, less painfully honest and altogether less well formulated show, despite the bigger budget. If you can find the Australian version (a lot of which is on Youtube), I'd recommend comparing the first review of both pilots, 'stealing', to get the idea. A few segments contain Australianisms that might not come across to a foreign audience, but with superior writing, beautifully painful situations and a consistently stellar performance from Phil Lloyd, it's definitely worth checking out.

The American 'Review' is great nonetheless, even when it is painfully similar to situations from its Australian predecessor. It may be harder to identify a reboot with smaller series that don't come out of the US or the UK, but it's important to know where credit is due.


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