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.