Hot in Cleveland

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 16, 2010 on TV LAND

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  • Betty White is hilarious, but the show is just mediocre.

    Think of Desperate Housewives with less witty writing and no season long dramatic arcs and you get Hot in Cleveland. The show focuses on three middle aged women who crash in Cleveland and decide to stay there. You have three veteran actresses here, although Wendie Malick is far from her best. Malick has starred or guest starred on probably 100 shows, and she is always good for a few laughs, but her appeal has run its course.

    Jane Leeves, best known as Daphne on Frasier or Marla the virgin from Seinfeld, had several good lines here and I was quite surprised. She was never the sole reason for watching Frasier, but she definitely impressed me here.

    But as I mentioned, the star was Betty White who at 88 managed to deliver more hilarious lines in a half hour span than just about anyone on TV. She's more famous now than she has ever been, and it probably was warranted.

    Not a horrible start, but the show has a long way to go before I call myself a fan.