Pearl: Season 1 (1996 - 1997)

Season 1

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Critic Ratings: 8

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Critic Reviews for Pearl Season 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

James Burrows directs the pilot masterfully, not only taking advantage of the unusually deep and wide angles of the cavernous classroom setting, but smoothly catching and framing every electric moment between Pearl and the professor.

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[Malcolm] McDowell really is the star of the show, delivering his sarcastic lines with relish.

Jul 26, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Judging from the pilot, it's hard to believe that anything short of the departure of one of the stars could ruin Pearl.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

[Rhea] Perlman and [Malcolm] McDowell make an appealingly odd couple, but before their worlds can comically collide, they need to have worlds.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Ms. [Rhea] Pearlman and her co-stars expertly turn this predictable premise into an engaging, likable show.

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If the writers would stop pushing the one-liners so relentlessly and trust the characters a little more, "Pearl" just might develop into a class worth attending.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…
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[Rhea] Perlman can be good with good material, but here she's forced into being--shiver--plucky, as she matches her street smarts against the erudition of Malcolm McDowell, playing the John Houseman, pompous-teacher role.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

"Pearl," to state the obvious, is a gem.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pearl: Season 1

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