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Kirstie - (S01E12)

Drama . Comedy

Hoping to help Arlo woo a girl, Maddie invites her snobby parents to a dinner party. Maddie casts herself as the perfect mom, but the plan goes sideways when Frank has to play her fake boyfriend and Thelma gets high.

Episode Title: The Dinner Party
Airs: 2014-02-26 at 10:30 pm
  • Dorothy Rabinowitz

    By the end of a few episodes everything meshes nicely, and the prospect of watching more has become enticing.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Tom Gliatto

    Every so often, Alley extracts a solid laugh from an unexceptional joke. [9 Dec 2013, p.45]

    People Weekly Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    Kirstie breaks no new ground, and it doesn’t try to. It walks a path we have enjoyed before.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Mike Hale

    Kirstie, with Ms. Alley mugging through her role as a kindhearted narcissist, is more like the Ford Focus. If it’s late and it’s all the rental company has left, you might as well take it.... Rhea Perlman is funny as Thelma, but the real revelation of Kirstie is Michael Richards as the shady chauffeur, Frank.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    Alley, Perlman and Richards were far more gainfully employed on their previous classic comedy series. Now they’re in a sense doing dinner theater in Yuma but seemingly having a good time together nonetheless.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Keith Staskiewicz

    The expected jokes about Botox, nose jobs, and Alley's weight abound and are executed with old-school shticky competence, like a middling '90s sitcom that never was. [6 Dec 2013, p.74]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Gail Pennington

    [The cast] throw themselves into Kirstie wholeheartedly, but it's hard not to feel that they're slumming.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    It’s difficult to escape the show’s plasticky veneer and misplaced exuberance.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    The comedy is predictable on every level, which is part of the TV Land formula.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    The pilot has some funny moments, but after that, Kirstie starts to flatline.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    The jokes, while occasionally funny, almost all feel reheated.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Allison Keene

    If viewers are drawn to the familiar faces of the cast members individually (Alley has a number of celebrity friends set to appear this year) and are happy to see them back on TV, then the show is a late-evening diversion at best. At worst--and more likely--it might end up as another genre struck off from Alley's valiant list of big efforts to return to the small screen.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Mary McNamara

    Kirstie goes for the worst of both worlds, arraying itself in the worn-thin comfort of predictable humor and sloppy sentiment in the vain hope that it comes off as retro, or quaint or something.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Ellen Gray

    A comedy so broad it might as well wander off the sides of the screen.

    Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
  • Matt Roush

    Sadly, Kirstie is all about cheese, including the moldy hook of the show's gimmicky premise.

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    Basically, think “All About Eve,” if it were remade as a woefully broad TV Land sitcom, rife with jokes about promiscuity, ego and of course, weight.

    Variety Full Review