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"Glory Daze" review by Suzanne
Airs Tuesdays 10/9 c on TBS starting 11/16/10

I wanted to like this show because I went to college in the 1980's. Theoretically, that should mean this show is about me and people my age (roughly). It's about kids in college. Well, it's very very bad. I couldn't even get through the whole pilot. That's how bad it is.

It is not remotely "real". The people are not at all realistic or likable. They all act like they are mugging for the camera (trying way too hard). It's not funny. One scene involved a guy standing in front of his mirror in his underwear, thrusting his hips, and then stuffing his underwear to make his penis look bigger. This went on for some time (way too long). Then his new Asian roommate walked in, with his family. Hilarious. That was the funniest part.

Besides not being funny or interesting, it's clear that the people who wrote this have never been to college. Either that, or they figure they'd better dumb things down for us. It's bad either way. I cannot stress how bad the show is. It is certainly no 80's version of "That 70's Show" if that's what anyone is hoping for. It's more like a terrible spoof of "Porky's" or "Revenge of the Nerds".

Unfortunately, the very talented Tim Meadows is completely wasted in this garbage. He plays a professor. In his first appearance, he talks about Ronald Reagan and whether Russia is really the "evil empire", and then he says something about how he promised his dean that he wouldn't say things like that. Well, first of all, unless he's chair of his department, he wouldn't have any contact with the dean. Secondly, the dean wouldn't care, anyway. Professors talk about politics and their personal beliefs all the time in college and don't get in trouble for it because they have something called academic freedom.

Anyway, you can watch it and judge for yourself, but trust me, you don't want to bother.

More info:

http://www.tbs.com/shows/glorydaze/

About Glory Daze
Big hair, New Wave music and acid-wash jeans – TBS is returning to 1986 for the new, one-hour comedy series GLORY DAZE. Set on an Indiana college campus, GLORY DAZE features a cast of fresh faces, including Kelly Blatz (Aaron Stone), Callard Harris (Sons of Anarchy), Matt Bush (High School), Drew Seeley (Freshman Father), Hartley Sawyer (Killian) and Julianna Guill (My Alibi). Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls) also stars as a recently divorced, very liberal professor with a chip on his shoulder.

GLORY DAZE premieres on TBS Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). GLORY DAZE follows the fun – and awkward – misadventures of four freshmen as they navigate college life, trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be. Joel (Blatz) is a typical guy next door who is determined to keep his focus on pre-med, at least until he meets his unattainable dream girl, Christie (Guill). Eli (Bush) is a virgin who desperately wants to be cool. Jason (Seeley) is a buttoned-downed conservative, attached at the hip to his preppy girlfriend. Brian (Sawyer) is a star baseball player struggling to get out of his father’s shadow. Together, the guys agree to check out fraternity houses, finally coming to the steps of Omega Sigma, where they are greeted by pledge recruiter Reno (Harris). Intrigued by the fraternity’s cool factor, their fate is sealed. They begin a journey that will make a lifetime of memories.

TBS’s GLORY DAZE is being produced by Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by Walt Becker (Wild Hogs) and Michael LeSieur (You, Me and Dupree), who also serve as executive producers.

Character Description
Professor Haines (Tim Meadows) is an ultra-liberal professor with a chip on his shoulder and a streak of paranoia about the military-industrial complex. He frequently veers off topic during his lectures, using every opportunity he can to deliver a soapbox rant. He never hesitates to take a verbal jab at his students. Currently going through a messy divorce, Professor Haines is not very good with the ladies.

About TBS
TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television’s top-rated comedy network and is available in 100.1 million households. It serves as home to such original comedy series as Are We There Yet? and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Meet the Browns; the upcoming original comedy Glory Daze; the late-night series Conan, starring Conan O’Brien, and Lopez Tonight, starring George Lopez; hot contemporary comedies like Family Guy and The Office; special events, including star-studded comedy festivals in Chicago; blockbuster movies; hosted movie showcases; and championship sports.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

About Tim Meadows
One of the longest-running cast members in the 33-year history of Saturday Night Live, versatile comedian Tim Meadows crafted some of the series’ most memorable characters during his 10 years on the popular late-night show. His characters included Ladies Man Leon Phelps and Lionel Osbourne, host of the fictional public affairs show, Perspectives, as well as uncanny impressions of OJ Simpson, Ike Turner and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Born in Highland Park, Mich., and raised in Detroit, Meadows studied television and radio broadcasting at Wayne State University before performing improvisational comedy at the Soup Kitchen Saloon. In 1985, Meadows relocated to Chicago, where he first joined ImprovOlympic and then the legendary comedy troupe Second City. During his three years at Second City, he wrote and starred in productions of The Gods Must Be Lazy, with Chris Farley; It Was Thirty Years Ago Today; and Flag Smoking Permitted in Lobby Only, gaining a loyal following with his sharp comedic talent. In 1991, Meadows achieved the dreams of comics nationwide when producer Lorne Michaels asked him to join SNL as a featured player. Nominated for an Emmy® as part of the show’s writing team that same month, he made the transition to cast member status two years later.

Several years after appearing in a string of films based on Saturday Night Live sketches, including Coneheads and Wayne's World 2, Meadows was offered his own chance at features. The 2000 release of Paramount’s The Ladies Man gave the eponymous hero Leon Phelps the opportunity to bring his Courvoisier-drinking romantic adviser to the big screen. That same year, he left SNL to join NBC’s primetime lineup as a regular cast member on The Michael Richards Show. In 2002, he joined the cast of the NBC sitcom Leap of Faith.

Meadows played a school principal in the hit comedy Mean Girls and most recently co-starred in the Revolution comedy Benchwarmers. His recent films also include Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, with John C. Reilly; Semi-Pro, with Will Farrell; and Aliens in the Attic, with Kevin Nealon and Ashley Tisdale. Meadows was also a regular on TBS’s The Bill Engvall Show, and he is a regular correspondent on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS and The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.

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