Viva Laughlin

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 18, 2007 on CBS
6.2
out of 10
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Ripley Holden is opening up a casino in Laughlin, Nevada, while he is trying to keep his family together.

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  • Corny but hilarious

    10
    This episode is so corny with all the singing that it makes it great to watch. I loved it. The frequent break-out in song is so different it works for the show. This show is so different because it breaks away from the normal style of televsion shows and inserts that musical-style theme that creates a fun and entertaining show. Viewing this in Australia after it got bad reviews in America lead me to have a lot of doubts about it. However after watching it I fail to see what all the complaints were about. It is an awesome show and I only hope it keeps getting better.moreless
  • not that good...

    6.0
    A man is trying to open his casino, Viva Laughlin, but his main investor backs out and then it murdered. The investigation turns to him and the investigator is talking to his wife for information. In the end, the casino is getting finished and that's about it. The idea of the show isn't that interesting, in my opinion. I liked the whole drama between the main character's daughter and her 40 something year old boyfriend. That what funny, and a bit disturbing. The son was interesting also. The family drama was pretty good, the whole murder mystery was a little interesting, but the random singing was weird. So, overall, an ok episode but just nothing I would want to watch over.moreless
  • I loved it

    10
    I really don't understand all the negative press this show has received. The original, Viva Blackpool, was really great. It's surprising that CBS has taken a gamble on something entirely different. One critic wrote that "the characters sing along with the songs, they don't even sing". Hello? That is the point. Of course it is not for everyone, but it is a great new alternative. I think the biggest problem with the US version is that the commercials interrupt the flow of the show. Plus the seediness of the UK version has had to be cleaned up for American taste. Also, since it has to be followed every week to keep up with the mystery -- it shouldn't be expected to run forever. I understand a lot of people not liking it, but I really don't understand why the critics have been So hard on the show.moreless
  • What a terrible show! If this pilot episode was an indicator, don't waste even an hour of your time watching this series.

    3.3
    I am not an ER person, and usually watch Without a Trace, which wasn't on, or Shark, which has moved to Sunday nights. I was left watching this horrible pilot episode of a show that won't last long. The only reason that I gave this show such a high score, 3.3, was for the music and for Hugh Jackman, who is such a cutie. I normally love Jackman, but I didn't even like his acting in this show. And Melanie Griffith, who is supposed to be a sexy character, has incredibly gotten to look old. She even looked older than her mother, Tippie Hedren. Bad lip job. Worse yet, her acting was ridiculous. Perhaps some of the blame can be layed at the writers' feet. Dumb story. Bad acting. Main star that shouldn't be the main star. They need to lay this turkey to rest before Thanksgiving.moreless
  • OMG! This is truly bad television.

    1.0
    I was all set to watch this because I adore Hugh Jackman but this show was awful. It was the worst pilot episode in the history of television. First off don't start a Vegas show off by having the main character singing an Elvis song. Too tacky. Second. What were they thinking having the guy jump up on to the table and dancing to the Elvis song playing in his head? Completely stupid. And you should have a main character so much better looking than the movie star who is guesting on the show. I did not find the main character all that attractive. I'm yanking this show off my favorites list.moreless

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