The Playboy Club

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The Playboy Club
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Show Summary

Set in the early 1960s, Hugh Hefner founded the legendary Playboy Club in Chicago. It is a place where fantasies clash with hard realities. But to those that own a precious key, the club can be a temporary hideaway. Step inside the seductive world of the Bunny, the epitome of beauty and service, and rub shoulders with the decade's biggest mobsters, politicos and entertainers. With all these larger than life ambitions, there are even greater secrets. Like when innocent new Bunny Maureen - who wants to take the world by storm - accidentally kills one of the Windy City's most powerful mafia bosses and the only person capable of covering it up and protecting her is Nick Dalton, a man who once worked for the mob but is about to run for district attorney. Bunny Alice is married but hiding an explosive personal life while Bunny Janie is running from a past that threatens to catch up with her. It seems everyone has a secret - none more so than Maureen, who may not even be the innocent orphan she appears to be. Thank goodness Hef's Playboy Mansion is open after hours for a little R&R and burying your past.

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Laura Benanti

Laura Benanti

Bunny Mother Carol-Lynne Cunningham

Amber Heard

Amber Heard

Bunny Maureen

Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian

Nick Dalton

Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan

Bunny Janie

Leah Cudmore

Leah Cudmore

Bunny Alice

Naturi Naughton

Naturi Naughton

Bunny Brenda

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Good but this is why i think it didn't last

    7.5
    The Playboy Club was promising, i did enjoy the story line but it got cancelled way to soon. I believe it would of done better in an other network, NBC wasn't the right choice, if it was either on HBO or Showtime it would of done way better, why? because it could of expanded its story line, showed more content and less people complaining about inappropriate bunnies on their tv.

    It had a good cast and its worth checking out, the few episodes that did air.moreless
  • This short lived series focused on the lives of a very diverse group of people with varying degrees of ambition. The focal point is The Playboy Club in Chicago, Illinois circa 1960.moreless

    6.5
    If you blinked, you missed it. Despite being cancelled after only three episodes, The Playboy Club was not that bad of a show. The actors certainly gave their best and many of them succeeded in my opinion. All that is, except for Numb3rs veteran David Krumholz. He never seemed right for the part of club manager Billy Rosen. Amber Heard did a fairly descent job as Bunny Maureen. Eddie Cibrian wasn't bad either but I was distracted by his constant mugging for the camera and his tendency to always have one eyebrow raised when he spoke (Like in the cast photo featured on this page). Despite that, I wish the show lasted a little longer. By the third and final episode, the show started to get interesting and even show some promise. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.moreless
  • A must see new show!

    9.0
    This show is great...do NOT cancel. Give the public the time to view new shows and find ones they like. Love this one and the new Pan AM show....perfect timing and perfect shows in the Mad Men era.



    The first episode is key to the story line
  • It harkens back to a time that wasn't so bad...

    10
    ...at least in our dreams.

    I like this show. The women are beautiful and have a certain level of class that you just don't get in today's culture. Don't get me wrong, I am sure the real club in the 60's wasn't quite like this and the girls were not so culturally savvy with their position.

    But putting that aside, it is true that the girls made good money for the time which is represented in the very first episode. They made in one nightthe equivelent of what most men made in one week.

    I like the mystery and unfolding story for each character. Especially that of Alice who is living a lifestyle that was very much real back in the day. You can see her struggle in how she feels and repressing it because even at the club, some things are still taboo. Especially a lesbian Bunny.

    I hope for more of a dynamic relationship for Maureen. Right now she seems a little bit blowing in whatever direction the wind blows.

    Quite possibly one of the hidden gems in this series is Chicago itself and the theater actors and students that are getting the Hollywood chance right there in their own city. Keep and eye out for such locals like Carrie Coon and Cassidy Freemanstopping by.moreless
  • This show was not what I expected. It was better...

    8.5
    I started out prejudiced against this copy cat show trying to ride the "Mad Men" hype. I have a great love to the period shows and I could not NOT watch this and I am glad I didn't.

    It was sexy, fun, and had just enough thrill to keep me watching. They describe it as a popcorn soap for the smart people and maybe that says a lot. Eddie Carbrian is perfect here and I have to say I have never liked him before but this time he is in his element. Maybe it is the lighting?

    The world of the Playboy Bunnies is colour and sex and forbidden fruit all over it and that always makes good TV.

    I do look forward to see how this story line pans out though. it worked for the pilot but how are they going to keep it going? Well the TV writers do manage to surprise from time to time.

    In short. This is one show I will continue watching and I will now presume to enjoy it.moreless
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