Thursday, August 15, 2013

Review: Owner's Manual

Amusing Idea Stumbles in Execution
New York Times

Owner’s Manual, a reality show that starts on Thursday on AMC (10pm), sounds like such an amusing idea. But the execution doesn’t live up to the description. The concept is to pit a guy who, when tackling something he is unfamiliar with, likes to read the owner’s manual against a guy who doesn’t. Should be hilarious, right? But the challenges are too outsize and the format is too confusing to take full advantage of the gimmick.

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