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|Sherri The Complete Season One|
Actor: Sherri Shepherd
Genres: Comedy, Television
SHERRI: THE COMPLETE SEASON 1
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I really wanted to like it
rmcrae | Houston, Texas | 05/01/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was excited for Sherri when she announced she was getting her own sitcom on Lifetime. The bulk of her tv career has been playing bit parts on well known shows like Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Suddenly Susan. Not to mention her 4 year run on the hilarious Less Than Perfect. A show of her own was just what she deserved, but this one wasn't quite what I expected. It's based on her real life experiences with divorcing her husband who cheated on her with another woman and got her pregnant. Yeah, the premise is very similar to Reba, but it wasn't a rip-off. Far from it.
I watched every episode and unfortunately my hopes for it fell after each one. Sherri's performance is excellent, funny, a bit sad, but determined to make life better for her and her young son Bo. The supporting characters were meh at best. James Avery (you might best remember him as Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air) is funny, but only appears in 4 episodes. Wish there was more of him. Sherri's best friends and co-workers played by Tammy Townsend and Elizabeth Regen feel flat and one dimensional. Her snarky "frenemy" co-worker Summer (Kali Rocha) tries too hard to be funny and instead comes across as obnoxious. Malcolm Jamal Warner stars as Sherri's ex-husband and does the best with the material he's given, but it's not much. Most of the episodes are predictable and made me chuckle at best. Not much else. Sherri alone couldn't carry the weight of making the show work.
It's unfortunate Sherri wasn't picked up for another season. With some radical changes and a better supporting cast it could've done better. Ms. Shepherd deserves better."