Good show! the cast is amazing and seem to have great chemistry. reminds me of GG but that's on a level of its own. there's a lot of cheesy jokes but still funny. plus the legendary Betty White is a part of it and she is extremely hilarious.
I wanted to watch more Betty White, which is how I found it. Otherwise, I would have never known it existed. I crack up and wish for more when the episode ends. It's one of my top 10 shows, so I was extremely disappointed when I go to watch it I get a FREAKING RERUN. Why oh why, must you tv people ruin things? If I wanted to watch bloopers or the shows again (and I have), I would get them on dvd or itunes or the like. Gag reals DO NOT count as an episode, honestly, the flashback and gag real "episodes" are just LAZY.
I think that "Hot In Cleveland" really is TV Land's #1 Comedy show. When I first saw the promos for this show, I didn't think it would turn out that great but I decided to give this show a chance because of Betty White. Betty White can sure make me laugh so hard. I gave this show chance and I turned out to really like this show. Season 1 wasn't that great to me though. There were a few Season 1 episodes I found to be at least great but the rest of the episodes are either decent or okay. When Season 2 premiered, this show got much funnier and much better than Season 1. I think Season 2 is the best so far. There are only two okay episodes in Season 2 so far and that would only have to be Parts 1 and 2 of the episode "I Love Lucci". The rest of the episodes are either great, superb, or perfect. Yeah, I would definitely recommend Season 2. Season 1 is just alright but has potential while Season 2 is just plain hilarious and I've enjoyed pretty much all of the episodes in Season 2. This show is called "Hot In Cleveland" because of the three women. I have to be honest, the only hot woman in this show is Valerie Bertinelli while the other two Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick are just alright. I really don't watch that much TV Land but "Hot In Cleveland" is definitely worth watching new episodes every Wednesday night and worth watching the reruns depending if you like the episode or not. I have seen every episode of this show and I have never missed one episode. Overall, most plots to the episodes are good (mostly Season 2), the characters are well done and hilarious while Valerie Bertinelli is the only HOT woman in this show. Betty White is the funniest person in this show. Overall, watch an episode of "Hot In Cleveland" and I dare you not to laugh because this show is hilarious... I don't recommend Season 1 that much but I definitely recommend Season 2 so start off with Season 2 if you have to and this is definitely the #1 Comedy Show to ever air on TV Land in my eyes. 10/10
ATTN TVLand: What's the point of hiring highly-respected older actors, then putting them in mediocre-at-best sitcoms? You need better producers and writers! Warm-fuzzy memories of our fav-actors from years-gone-by will only carry a show so far.
I'll most likely continue to watch this, at least for a while, because I really enjoy anything Betty White does, as well as Victoria Chase. I don't see many people under 45 watching this show. I'm sure a lot more younger people enjoyed Golden Girls and Designing Women - I know I did (and fell into the younger demographic when those shows aired). Or maybe go with a soap'y theme like Desperate Housewives, which is amusing filler, but I still watch it faithfully.
Okay. First of all, I watched/stumbled onto this show at 9, close to like 10 at night, and my good review reflects that. I don't know what this show is, to make the point clear. On one hand, it's a B-rated "comedy" for 35 year olds who wish they were 13 again. On the other, it is a well-written show who just happened to fit right in with the other shows. I want to write a longer review on Cleveland, but it just seems okay. Not the sliced bread of the century, but very very ok. It's ok, that's all it merits, even if Betty White's in it.
While this series will never be Pulitzer material it is the first comedy in a VERY long time that I can sit down and watch...not all the time, but when I do I have fun.
It is pretty formulaic and grossly tame by today's standards and yet the talent that has been recruited for the main cast are among the most truly talented comedic performers ever to hit the small screen.
Unlike most of today's 'comedy' programming, and I use the term loosely, "Cleveland" is funny on the merits of humour that is, refreshingly, not based on blatant sexual or sexist themes, nor on put-down themes. The subject matter and writing may be old-style, but there isn't a more qualified cast on the planet to deliver it.
These ladies are true gems of comedy, and I for one am glad to see them at the forefront of a prime time series! And total kudos to TVLand for its first time out with an original series, for having the...um... accoutrements to to take the high road...in more ways than one!