Parents' Guide to

How to Be a Gentleman

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Odd-couple comedy lacks chemistry, relies on stereotypes.

TV CBS Comedy 2011
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When the Odd Couple formula works, it's classic comedy, whether it's the original small-screen team of Tony Randall and Jack Klugman or the cross-dressing Bosom Buddies. But when it doesn't, it just feels like a painful cliche. The two keys, of course, are character and casting.

Unfortunately, Gentleman falls short on both counts; neither main character is well-written or compelling, and together, Hornsby and Dillon have zero chemistry. And that's a real shame, too, considering that the supporting cast includes some consistently funny character actors (Rajskub and Nancy Lenehan) whose talents are largely wasted here.

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