Picks and Pans Review: No Complaints
NBC (Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 p.m. ET)
The 11th Commandment for the Video Age: Ye shall be made joyful to witness failed series pilots in the summer for ye shall see that no matter how bad TV is, verily, it could be worse. No Complaints breaks that rule. It is a failed pilot that's entertaining and funny, one you'd almost want to see on the schedule. Almost. Like Kate & Allie, No Complaints is a sitcom about the friendship of two women. Diana Canova, a comic talent not seen enough since Soap, plays a wife and mother who, as Phil Donahue says, doesn't work outside the home. Anne Twomey, her college roomie and best buddy, is an adrenaline junkie of an ad exec—"I've given this company my blood, my sweat, my sex life," she says. In the pilot Canova gets jealous of her high-powered pal but learns that her home life is cause for satisfaction. The timing of some gags is off, but Canova is appealing and so is her friendship with Twomey. There's far worse on TV.
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