Donny!: Season 1 Reviews

November 24, 2015
"Soft-scripted" series is crass and unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 11, 2015
Donny wears tight t-shirts that he takes off a lot, and sometimes he carries a dumbbell around for no reason other than, perhaps, to prove there is a difference between himself and an actual dumbbell.
November 11, 2015
Mostly it's just another comedy with a cringeworthy Dumb Daddy (Donny Deutsch) lead character that's easily skippable.
November 10, 2015
There's precious little chance that a hard-scripted version of Donny! would have been better, but at least that hope was something to cling to while waiting patiently for the first two episodes of Donny! to end.
November 10, 2015
[Donny's] a rich lothario whose family and underlings don't like him. And now viewers too.
November 10, 2015
The only thing worse than spending time with a loudmouth who thinks he's charming is when the loudmouth actually charms you. This is painful to admit, but that actually happens with USA's new sitcom Donny!
November 10, 2015
The fun of the show is the arrival of the inevitable moment when Donny slips on that metaphorical banana peel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 10, 2015
It has a certain crass, infuriating charm.
November 10, 2015
It's no big surprise that the new USA sitcom, Donny!, is underwhelming.
November 10, 2015
Where Donny! stumbles will be with the inevitable comparisons to David's Curb Your Enthusiasm, the benchmark of success for improvised sitcoms... Donny is more difficult to relate to.
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November 10, 2015
But Donny! feels more like penance -- personal penance, full of self-loathing and vapid, creepy one-liners directly aimed at the guy saying them. As such, this becomes penance for viewers, too.
Full Review | Original Score: F
November 10, 2015
Donny! is a singularly unfunny self-referential show about a rich ad exec turned celeb named Donny Deutsch who hosts a successful talk show. The result is just as bad as the concept.
November 9, 2015
A watered-down version of Starz's Blunt Talk, already a watered-down version of The Larry Sanders Show.