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Primetime Show Reviews
"Center of the Universe"
Review by Eva 10/30/04
I was really looking forward to this show since the commercials I saw for
looked so funny. It was strange that CBS kept postponing the premiere of
show because they wanted to promote its newest show in the CSI franchise,
The show revolves around John Barnett, who is the owner of a
firm. John and his wife Kate have been married for 20 years and are still
very much in love. It sounds like a typical sitcom right, but there is a
John's parents Art and Marge are played by Emmy winner Ed Asner and Oscar
winner Olympia Dukakis. They constantly keep asking their son John to solve
problems, and so does his brother, Tommy, played by Diedrich Bader, and sister,
by Melinda Macgraw.
John is often so busy solving his family's problems
he has no time to handle the problems that might arise with his wife, and
Miles (played by Spencer Breslin). To give you an idea of the problems John
handles for his family, in the first episode John's father, Art, who is
with sex, is taking some little pills from a foreign country, which his
gave him to make him more active. John's mother, Marge, begs him to have a
with his father because she can't handle him anymore. John's recently
sister, whose husband left her for another woman, is very depressed and
constantly comes over to talk with him. John's brother, Tommy, is
never goes to work at the security firm, so John basically pays him to do
nothing. These problems almost force John and his wife to cancel the
ceremony where they want to renew their wedding vows.
The show has a great cast, and while I didn't start
hard until the middle of the show, it is funny. However, it still
needs work on thewriting to make it worthy of its stellar cast. I don't
it for small children at all because of Ed Asner's character constant talking
about sex. I also think that the show is in the perfect time slot, and
doesn't have too much competition on Wednesday nights, it should do well
CBS. I do think, however ,that if CBS does decide to move the show, it will
against any strong competition from the other networks.
On a scale from 1
5, I give the show a 3. Center of the Universe airs on Wednesday nights at
ET 8:30 central.
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