Picks and Pans Review: Down the Shore
Six young adults from New York City share a New Jersey beach house on weekends. On the male side there's the nice guy (Lew Schneider), the obnoxious hunk (Louis Mandylor) and the nerdy hypochondriac (Tom McGowan). Among the women, there's the haughty ice princess (Anna Gunn), the tough cookie (Pamela Segall) and the chipper airhead (Cathryn de Prume).
With the exception of Roc, this summer fling is Fox's most mature, character-driven comedy—a notch or two above the network's usual locker-room lewdness. That's certainly laudable but, as it turns out, not awfully amusing, though Schneider brings some genial, Tom Hanks-like charm to his pivotal role. The following Sunday, the show moves into its regular slot at 10 P.M. ET.