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Filmore is a New Jersey school that has its share of problems, including apathetic teachers, antiquated rules and a majority of students who are more interested in text-messaging than in textbooks.
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  • Phil Hendrie was one of the few bright spots in this other wise uneven sitcom.

    6.3
    I must admit I watched this show primarily for Phil Hendrie. I was a big fan of his radio program and I had hoped to see some of his characters make their way into the show. Sadly, Hendrie was under used. The rest of the cast was competent but I got the idea that the show was poured out of a mold. There was little that was new or innovative. The jokes could have come right out of unused scripts for Welcome Back Kotter or Head of the Class. In the end it was the afore mentioned Phil Hendrie who kept things interesting for me. I suppose I could listen to Phil read the phone book and laugh. The fact that I watched and laughed at Teachers proves my point.moreless
  • The jokes are second rated and the script is badly written. If this is truly based on the UK version , then why isn't the UK version as bad as this. I dont live in the UK or US. So I'm not one-sided.moreless

    6.0
    I live in Holland.

    We recently got Comedy central so i was known with the Us version so i began tuning in with the Chanel. We only get it from 6.oo pm to .... eh really late. Nickelodeon is on before.



    So, some people at comedycentral decided to show Teachers on TV. I was hooked and i still am.



    I went surfing on tv.com to see what would happen on the next episodes. Then i found out that there where two Teachers. The UK version and the US version. I thought that like the office, it would probably also be good. Well it wasn't.



    I watched some episodes online and i was mad. (Don't ask me where i saw those illegal copies of them, i know the feds are on this site) LOL



    But back to the point.

    The UK version had a good storyline, it was original and the characters where almost as real.



    The US changed it in a Sit-com. The storyline sucked and the personages where badly thought out. You couldn't relate to them and the jokes where second rated. And most of all, it missed the classical MONDAY, THUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, etcetera thing going on. I am not say that it was bad because the writers probably wanted to make there work different and to not copy everything from The UK version. I understand.



    The other reason was the personages from both shows that where so different. Mostly all of the characters in the UK version where mad and bitter. There where annoyed by everything and who cant relate with that.



    The personages from the US version where just so happy all the time. I dont blame the actors but the dam writers hoe wrote them to do this. The main guy, Jeff is mostly the main person everything is about him. The other personages are just there to make the hole thing pretty. They have no dept in so all and they just stand around him and nod there heads.



    The script is also bad. It looks like it was written by some 11 year old kid how watches a Lott of FRIENDS and has English as third langues. They hold the hole show together with one-line jokes. The UK version didnt have that. The hole situation was funny. How they acted on it, how the saw it. Their personalities. They reaction was something that there characters would totally do. Everything was thought out. That one is different to the other. They all had one personality in the US version except for Dick. He is the only reason that i watched the hole six episodes. Dick is probably the best made character in the hole show. The English women is just ignorant and prejudicial. Not all English persons are like that.



    The UK version looked and was shot like a reality show. But the writers could make the script and make it better.



    The actors where good and acted good considering the material that was given. I blame the writers. They had a good start by stealing it from the Brits but they just made it bad. I am only 14 but i know what i like and i have a stick and selective taste in things. If you can get me happy, your show or movie must be the best. I dont look at thing and say without try that its crap because i do want to enjoy myself with something good.



    My judgement was that the writers should be shot and that if someone ever wants to make such a dull show with some less dept in it, then they should get arrested. It is probably my fault that i think that this is so bad because i take things serious but if you want people to watch the show and wait during commercial breaks to see what is happening then you should make a good show. But hey, I'm dutch but and i should not give a damm about this but NBC is probably going to sell it to some dutch channel then we are forced to watch it.



    So, god this is long, they had a good beginning but they made i worst.



    What do i write long reviews. MMMM...HIHImoreless
  • A fantastic show...not necessarily very real and maybe not accurate but totally hilarious all the same!

    9.0
    Six teachers at an American public high school:

    The man who pretends not to care and is a terrible flirt. A tubby man who's blunt, pessimitic but cares more than he lets on. A do-gooder English woman who follows the rules and cares too much. A black man who comes across as a bit simple, and a sidekick who follows along. The sexy substitute who becomes permanent. And the brown noser who thinks a lot more of himself than everyone else. Throw in a headmaster who hates her job and you have the perfect combination for a laugh.



    This show had me in stitches. It only had six episodes (and they're only 20 minutes long, minus ads) but it was hilarious! The humour was sometimes just plain corny...but you just had to laugh. At times dorky, mean and odd however all thrown in together it is so worth watching. It may not appeal to some people, as it isn't necesarily an accurate depiction of teaching. But that aside, it is very well-written and definetely unique! Pity some of my high school teachers weren't this entertaining!moreless
  • great show

    9.5
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  • THIS WAS A GREAT SHOW.

    10
    I found out about this show a little too late and only got to see a few episodes, but i loved it. I was absolutely heartbroken when it was cancelled. I really, really hope that they put it out on DVD...(im crossing my fingers and wishing really hard *). I wish my teachers had been that entertaining when i was in school.



    Anyway, the humour may not have been everyones cup of tea but it certainly was mine. Sometimes it was subtle and other times it was kind of dorky, but i still loved it.



    I miss this show! Please come back...moreless
  • IT'S TIME ONCE AGAIN FOR TV UPFRONTS, WHEN NETWORKS CONVERGE TO HOST A SERIES OF PRESENTATIONS IN WHICH THEY BOMBARD ADVERTISERS, PRESS REPRESENTATIVES, AND OTHERS WITH EXCITING NEWS ABOUT THE UPCOMING SEASON. WHISPERED GOSSIP FILLS THE AIR, SERIES PICKUPS AND CANCELLATIONS ARE ANNOUNCED, AND NETWORK PRESIDENTS WAX POETIC OVER THE UNDENIABLE GREATNESS OF THEIR LATEST SMALL-SCREEN CREATIONS. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU'VE GOT THE GOODS ON ALL OF THIS IMPORTANT NEWS, SO WE'LL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THESE PAGES AS NEW INFORMATION IS REVEALED. KEEP CHECKING BACK, AND BY THE END OF THE WEEK YOU'LL HAVE THE FALL SEASON MEMORIZED!

    2006 Upfronts

  • THOUGH IT'S ALWAYS SAD TO SEE OUR FAVORITE SHOWS END FOR THE SEASON, LEAVING NOTHING BUT THE BLEAK EXPANSE OF SUMMER TELEVISION BEFORE US, THERE ARE A FEW REASONS--BESIDES POOL PARTIES AND BARBECUES--TO GET EXCITED AT THIS TIME OF YEAR. EACH YEAR'S MAY SWEEP BRINGS EXCITING FINALES AND OTHER SPECIAL TV EVENTS. ALL IN ALL, IT'S SHAPING UP TO BE AN EXCELLENT MONTH OF TELEVISION--AND WE'VE OUTLINED THE BEST OF IT FOR YOU. OH, AND A WORD TO THE WISE: THIS FEATURE ABOUNDS WITH SPOILERS, SO READ WITH CARE!

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      06/02/08
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    • Back Up!
      Back up. I think that this show is good i mean it isn't the greatest show in the world buti thought it was pretty good. I mean it ...
      07/03/07
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    • Is this based on the british Teachers?
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      07/03/07
      14
    • The Other Pilot
      I read a post over at IMDB and was wondering if anyone had any information about the original pilot for the show. The guy mentions...
      12/08/06
      1
    • DVD Release?
      "Teachers" was a good show I thought. I don't understand why NBC would cancel it but yet they would green light shows like "The Cl...
      10/31/06
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    Dramedy, Romantic Comedy, Sitcoms