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Running Wilde

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Offbeat sitcom has potential to charm teens and parents.

TV Fox , FX Comedy 2010
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When a show touts its ties to Mitch Hurwitz, the Emmy Award-winning creator of the innovative comedy Arrested Development, you expect it to be good. And when that new show spotlights the talents of two Arrested Development alumni -- Arnett and David Cross (who plays a supporting part as a bungling ecoterrorist) -- you expect it to be great. So when it fails to deliver, you're left feeling a little underwhelmed.

That's definitely the case with Running Wilde, although it does have its moments (large man + tiny horse = funny) -- and the potential to become a must-see series if it can work out some of the kinks that, strangely, make it feel a lot like Billy Madison. Mainly though, it's a matter of putting faith in Hurwitz, Arnett, and Cross and hoping they can re-create some magic. We sincerely hope so.

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