On the Air

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  • 0.8

    On the Air, should have been off the air when it started

    By afijamesy2k, Apr 08, 2011

    On the air is an unholy mess, this is one of the ugliest, most incomprehensible tv shows I've ever seen, it is so incredibly awful, it made me sick, it's from the people that did twin peaks, also did this truly dreadful and truly scary and unfunny disaster.

    The Acting is horrible, the teleplay is a mess, and everything else is horrible as well

    They should have called this series off the air

    A Big Thumbs Down for me.

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  • 9.0

    Not for the Mcdonalds mind set, David Lynch brings cerebral comedy to the small screen.

    By Voyerrr, Apr 08, 2011

    David Lynch's vision of a 1950s live to air variety show was probably a little ambitious for it's time, but if you can slide your brain sideways a little and embrace the quirky characters, cinematography and overall irregularity of the show, it holds up as highly entertaining viewing. Not for fans of Friends or Everyone Loves Raymond...

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  • 10

    Surreal slapstick sitcom

    By walterfive, Apr 08, 2011

    This is one of my favorite shows of the last 15 years. Sadly, only six of the eight original episodes aired here in the U.S. and they were shown out of order. This was David Lynch's first foray back into Television since Twin Peaks, and many of the cast from that show followed him to this one. It is alternatately absurd, surreal, slapstick, and bizzare. It is about the newly-made "Buster Guy Show" broadcasts live, weekly, on a mythical Zblotnik Broadcasting Network in the early 1950s, during the infancy of television. Plot descriptions do not do this show justice, it was one of the funniest, most bizzare things to ever play on television.

    Never commercially released in the U.S. on video or DVD, all eight episodes were briefly available in the mid 1990's as a Japanese Laserdisc import.moreless

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  • 2.0

    A show from the producers of Twin Peaks about the wacky goings on at a TV studio during the live TV era.

    By drwoowoocl, Apr 08, 2011

    I think I only watched one episode,but I remember enough to offer my opinions.I think David Lynch was better off sticking to dark serious drama.In spite of a decent cast,this show has to have been one of the worst sit-coms of all time.One dimensional charcters,putrid writing,poor directing.no sense of timing whatsoever.If Lynch had tied his wagon to an established producer it might have worked,but Mark Frost doesnt know any more about sit-coms than Lynch.This is one series I have no interest in revisiting ever.moreless

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