The Guest Book: Season 1 (2017)

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The Guest Book

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An outstanding cast and sporadically sharp humor make The Guest Book worth checking out, even if its anthology formula leads to a bumpy journey from episode to episode.

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Critic Ratings: 11

86%

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User Ratings: 59

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Episodes

Air date: Aug 3, 2017

A mild-mannered science teacher tries to spice up his married life, only to plunge into a criminal conspiracy, in the series premiere of this comedy that centers on a vacation home in a mountain town and its various visitors.

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Air date: Aug 3, 2017

A devout mother is annoyed that her son has brought his atheist fiancée to the cabin for a family getaway.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2017

Phyllis and her husband go on a weekend retreat with his boss and the boss' much younger wife, which quickly proves becomes unbearable for Phyllis. She makes the most of it, however, by helping a woman escape a plural marriage.

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Air date: Aug 17, 2017

Christy's anxiety gets the best of her when she goes on a mountain retreat with her new boyfriend and his 8-year-old daughter.

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Air date: Aug 24, 2017

A federal agent books the mountain cabin in order to protect a valuable witness.

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Air date: Aug 31, 2017

Adam, a sweet guy who suffers from OCD, is nervous to ask out his office crush Gillian, so he devises a plan that will get her up to the cabin for their first date.

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Air date: Sep 7, 2017

Trailer-park-boy Tommy takes his trailer-park-girl Marla to the mountains in an effort to wean her off crystal meth.

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Air date: Sep 14, 2017

Hopeful medical researcher Laurie (Jenna Fischer) visits the cabin with her Alzheimer's patient Edgar (Orson Bean) in an attempt to recreate his past life and help him recapture some of his memories. -- (C) TBS

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Air date: Sep 21, 2017

Jacob, an Amish kid on Rumspringa, follows the signs to "God's Country" and ends up at the cabin, where he is convinced God is directing him to meet the love of his life in any way possible. -- (C) TBS

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Air date: Sep 28, 2017

The locals of the little mountain town deal with the consequences of their actions over the past few months.

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Tv Season Info

The comedy series follows the lives of the residents of a small mountain town as they deal with tourists and visitors. The main cast of Season 1 includes Wilfred (Charlie Robinson), who runs a guest house, Andrew (Garret Dillahaunt), a divorced doctor hoping to put his family back together, Kimberly (Kellie Martin), a traffic cop wishing for romance, and Vivian (Carly Jibson) and her stepson Frank (Lou Wilson), who run a strip club. As outsiders come and go, they get caught up in the craziness of the residents, often resulting in trouble.

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Critic Reviews for The Guest Book Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

It's a layered, twisted structure as complicated as the intermingled plot twists of Curb Your Enthusiasm or Arrested Development. And yes, Guest Book deserves mention in that same company.

Sep 6, 2017 | Full Review…
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The show lives and dies on the strength of its episode-to-episode stories. A few of them are entertaining enough, but a show that's still in search of its strengths still keeps it from being a reliable trip worth taking every week.

Aug 4, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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It grows on you, because it sharpens as it goes along.

Aug 4, 2017 | Full Review…

TBS' anthology comedy series occasionally charms despite the dearth of guffaws.

Aug 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite boasting an impressive guest star roster that includes Stockard Channing, Danny Pudi, Lauren Lapkus, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Michaela Watkins and many other extraordinary comedy talents, the humor and characters don't feel altogether hospitable.

Jul 27, 2017 | Full Review…

For a show about the hospitality industry, The Guest Book is remarkably ungenerous, and wastes a cast that includes fine actors like Danny Pudi, Stockard Channing, Aloma Wright, and Garret Dillahunt.

Jul 27, 2017 | Full Review…
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Each episode is driven by situational comedies that are uneven in story and execution.

Jul 27, 2017 | Full Review…

The 30-minute comedy has a lot of promise and since it is an anthology, it gives the show room to explore different story arcs.

Aug 7, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Is the show funny? Sort of. It's certainly charming, in a frequently vulgar sort of way, and well performed by the cast and guest stars.

Aug 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Hijinks happen in irreverent comedy's mysterious cabin.

Aug 1, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Mr. Garcia's style of humor tends to be sophomoric - sex jokes, overweight stripper sight gags and broad comedy predominates - but this style manages to blend well with the show's unique format.

Jul 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Guest Book: Season 1

  • Jun 28, 2018
    I had to give this program another star for its clever stories that require paying attention to the "background" scenery. It's classic magician slight of hand in the form of goofball television. It's "Raising Hope" on the "Love Boat."
  • Apr 10, 2018
    My husband & i see both left in stiches after every episode!! I really hope they make more episodes
  • Dec 11, 2017
    The Guest Book is your typical cult classic TV show you either love it or you don't. Each episode is a different set of guests in the Cottage with the guest narrating their story as they write it. Each story is separate from the others however the reoccurring cast does have a continuing storyline. If you are the type of person who thinks seeing a Bear high on meth, a sweet old man turn racist and a middle aged man hitting on a young woman and trying to act like he is 20 is funny, this is the show for you.
  • Oct 01, 2017
    So funny! I love the characters and the really good guest stars!
  • Sep 28, 2017
    Cracks me up every time. So many great guest stars.
  • Sep 22, 2017
    I'm so addicted to this show! Not sure why it hasn't gotten better reviews. Don't know much about the producers or writers but there are a lot of familiar faces on this show. Raising Hope and My Name is Earl alum abound. Same kind of humor, too. Just far more adult themed. I'm not a fan of TBS's other shows, but this one is hilarious!
  • Aug 24, 2017
    alert("this could've been much worse");
  • Aug 19, 2017
    This show is hysterical!

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