History Series / WorkIt

14th Jan '14 8:13:27 AM WarioBarker
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Six-episode Creator/{{ABC}} "sitcom" about two UsefulNotes/StLouis guys (Lee and Angel) forced to dress as women in order to get jobs as pharmaceutical sales representatives because 1) at least one (Lee) legitimately needs the money (he lost his job ''and'' medical insurance, leaving him $900 in the red) and 2) said company only hires women because the doctors want to bang them...except Lee gets hired because (s)he knows the products and is a decent sales(wo)man.

The show was scheduled to air its "tryout" first season (it was a midseason replacement for the similarly themed, and as disparaged, ''Man Up'') from January 331, 2012, but was massively panned before and during its brief run. Website/TheFutonCritic took [[http://www.thefutoncritic.com/reviews/2011/06/27/the-futons-first-look-work-it-abc-514110/20110627_workit/ one look]] and bashed it in pretty much every facet (most notably the aforementioned "hired for knowledge" convolution), while IGN [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/01/03/work-it-pilot-review awarded it its first "0" rating since 2005]] and The A.V. Club gave it an "F" (Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has their comments and others [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_It_(TV_series) here]]). Audiences clearly didn't like it, either ABC [[http://www.hitfix.com/articles/abc-yanks-work-it-after-two-airings removed it from the schedule after two episodes]] (but not before making excuses).

To say ''Work It'' was a bomb from conception would [[InsultToRocks inflict undue affront upon bomb makers]]. Nine months after its demise, Matt Schimkowitz of Splitsider [[http://splitsider.com/2012/10/the-short-incredibly-misguided-life-of-work-it/ took a look at the show]]...and pointed out all the reasons ''why'' it didn't work.

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Six-episode Creator/{{ABC}} "sitcom" about two UsefulNotes/StLouis guys (Lee and Angel) forced to dress as women in order to get jobs as pharmaceutical sales representatives because 1) at representatives. The reason for this is twofold:
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least one (Lee) of them legitimately needs the money (he money. Lee had lost his job ''and'' medical insurance, leaving him the latter of which he wasn't aware of until he was suddenly $900 in the red) and 2) said red after a recent medical appointment.
# Said pharmaceutical
company only hires women because the doctors want to bang them...except them.

...Except
Lee gets hired because (s)he knows the products and is a decent sales(wo)man.

The show
sales(wo)man. Yeah. And the "fun" doesn't stop there.

''Work It''
was scheduled to air its "tryout" first season (it was (as a midseason replacement for the similarly themed, and as disparaged, similarly-themed ''Man Up'') Up!'', which was bashed by critics) from January 331, 2012, but was massively panned before and during its brief run. Website/TheFutonCritic took [[http://www.thefutoncritic.com/reviews/2011/06/27/the-futons-first-look-work-it-abc-514110/20110627_workit/ one look]] and bashed it in pretty much every facet (most notably the aforementioned "hired for knowledge" convolution), while IGN [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/01/03/work-it-pilot-review awarded it its first "0" rating since 2005]] and The A.V. Club gave it an "F" (Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has their comments and others [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_It_(TV_series) here]]). Audiences clearly didn't like it, either ABC [[http://www.hitfix.com/articles/abc-yanks-work-it-after-two-airings removed it from the schedule after two episodes]] (but episodes]], but not before making excuses).

excuses.

To say ''Work It'' the show was a bomb from conception would [[InsultToRocks inflict undue affront upon bomb makers]]. Nine months after its demise, Matt Schimkowitz of Splitsider [[http://splitsider.com/2012/10/the-short-incredibly-misguided-life-of-work-it/ took a look at the show]]...series]]...and pointed out all the reasons ''why'' it didn't work.



* OneEpisodeWonder: All right, fine, it had ''two'' episodes, but in this case it's a wonder it got past one!

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* OneEpisodeWonder: All right, Alright, fine, it had ''two'' episodes, but in this case it's a wonder it got past one!
4th Sep '13 6:50:11 PM BananaPancakes
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Six-episode Creator/{{ABC}} "sitcom" about two guys (Lee and Angel) forced to dress as women in order to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps because 1) at least one (Lee) legitimately needs the money (he lost his job ''and'' medical insurance, leaving him $900 in debt) and 2) said company only hires women because the doctors want to bang them...except Lee gets hired because (s)he knows the products and is a decent sales(wo)man.

The show was scheduled to air from January 3-31, 2012, but was massively panned before and during its brief run. TheFutonCritic took [[http://www.thefutoncritic.com/reviews/2011/06/27/the-futons-first-look-work-it-abc-514110/20110627_workit/ one look]] and bashed it in pretty much every facet (most notably the aforementioned "hired for knowledge" convolution), while IGN awarded its first "0" rating since 2005 and The A/V Club gave it an "F" (Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has their comments and others [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_It_(TV_series) here]]). Audiences clearly didn't like it, either ABC [[http://www.hitfix.com/articles/abc-yanks-work-it-after-two-airings yanked it off the schedule after two episodes]] (but not before making excuses).

To say ''Work It'' was a bomb from conception would be [[InsultToRocks an insult to bomb makers]]. Nine months after its demise, Matt Schimkowitz of Splitsider [[http://splitsider.com/2012/10/the-short-incredibly-misguided-life-of-work-it/ took a look at the show]]...and pointed out all the reasons ''why'' it didn't work.

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Six-episode Creator/{{ABC}} "sitcom" about two UsefulNotes/StLouis guys (Lee and Angel) forced to dress as women in order to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps sales representatives because 1) at least one (Lee) legitimately needs the money (he lost his job ''and'' medical insurance, leaving him $900 in debt) the red) and 2) said company only hires women because the doctors want to bang them...except Lee gets hired because (s)he knows the products and is a decent sales(wo)man.

The show was scheduled to air its "tryout" first season (it was a midseason replacement for the similarly themed, and as disparaged, ''Man Up'') from January 3-31, 331, 2012, but was massively panned before and during its brief run. TheFutonCritic Website/TheFutonCritic took [[http://www.thefutoncritic.com/reviews/2011/06/27/the-futons-first-look-work-it-abc-514110/20110627_workit/ one look]] and bashed it in pretty much every facet (most notably the aforementioned "hired for knowledge" convolution), while IGN [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/01/03/work-it-pilot-review awarded it its first "0" rating since 2005 2005]] and The A/V A.V. Club gave it an "F" (Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has their comments and others [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_It_(TV_series) here]]). Audiences clearly didn't like it, either ABC [[http://www.hitfix.com/articles/abc-yanks-work-it-after-two-airings yanked removed it off from the schedule after two episodes]] (but not before making excuses).

To say ''Work It'' was a bomb from conception would be [[InsultToRocks an insult to inflict undue affront upon bomb makers]]. Nine months after its demise, Matt Schimkowitz of Splitsider [[http://splitsider.com/2012/10/the-short-incredibly-misguided-life-of-work-it/ took a look at the show]]...and pointed out all the reasons ''why'' it didn't work.



* BrokeTheRatingScale: IGN gave it 0 stars.
* DisguisedInDrag: Pretty much the entire ''raison d'etre'' for the show was to have two guys dressed as women for...some reason.

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* BrokeTheRatingScale: IGN gave it 0 stars.
a 0/10 score, only the [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/1998/01/01/olympic-hockey-nagano-98 third]] [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2005/09/22/daltry-calhoun-2 time]] the site had ever done so.
* DisguisedInDrag: Pretty much the entire ''raison d'etre'' d'être'' for the show was to have two guys dressed as women for...some reason.



* OneEpisodeWonder: Okay, fine, it had ''two'' episodes, but in this case it's a wonder it got past one!

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* OneEpisodeWonder: Okay, All right, fine, it had ''two'' episodes, but in this case it's a wonder it got past one!
4th May '13 3:14:49 PM WarioBarker
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To say ''Work It'' was a bomb from conception would be [[InsultToRocks an insult to bomb makers]].

to:

To say ''Work It'' was a bomb from conception would be [[InsultToRocks an insult to bomb makers]]. Nine months after its demise, Matt Schimkowitz of Splitsider [[http://splitsider.com/2012/10/the-short-incredibly-misguided-life-of-work-it/ took a look at the show]]...and pointed out all the reasons ''why'' it didn't work.



* OneEpisodeWonder: It had 2 episodes.

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* OneEpisodeWonder: It Okay, fine, it had 2 episodes.''two'' episodes, but in this case it's a wonder it got past one!
20th Apr '13 9:33:03 PM Rabukurafuto
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The show was scheduled to air from January 3-31, 2012, but was massively panned before and during its brief run. TheFutonCritic took [[http://www.thefutoncritic.com/reviews/2011/06/27/the-futons-first-look-work-it-abc-514110/20110627_workit/ one look]] and bashed it in pretty much every facet (most notably the aforementioned "hired for knowledge" convolution), while IGN awarded its first "0" rating since 2005 and The A/V Club gave it an "F" (TheOtherWiki has their comments and others [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_It_(TV_series) here]]). Audiences clearly didn't like it, either ABC [[http://www.hitfix.com/articles/abc-yanks-work-it-after-two-airings yanked it off the schedule after two episodes]] (but not before making excuses).

to:

The show was scheduled to air from January 3-31, 2012, but was massively panned before and during its brief run. TheFutonCritic took [[http://www.thefutoncritic.com/reviews/2011/06/27/the-futons-first-look-work-it-abc-514110/20110627_workit/ one look]] and bashed it in pretty much every facet (most notably the aforementioned "hired for knowledge" convolution), while IGN awarded its first "0" rating since 2005 and The A/V Club gave it an "F" (TheOtherWiki (Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has their comments and others [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_It_(TV_series) here]]). Audiences clearly didn't like it, either ABC [[http://www.hitfix.com/articles/abc-yanks-work-it-after-two-airings yanked it off the schedule after two episodes]] (but not before making excuses).
11th Mar '13 12:45:13 PM JamesShade
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The show was scheduled to air from January 3-31, 2012, but was massively panned before and during its brief run. TheFutonCritic took [[http://www.thefutoncritic.com/reviews/2011/06/27/the-futons-first-look-work-it-abc-514110/20110627_workit/ one look]] and bashed it in pretty much every facet (most notably the aforementioned "hired for knowledge" convolution), while IGN awarded its first "0" rating since 1998 and The A/V Club gave it an "F" (TheOtherWiki has their comments and others [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_It_(TV_series) here]]). Audiences clearly didn't like it, either ABC [[http://www.hitfix.com/articles/abc-yanks-work-it-after-two-airings yanked it off the schedule after two episodes]] (but not before making excuses).

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The show was scheduled to air from January 3-31, 2012, but was massively panned before and during its brief run. TheFutonCritic took [[http://www.thefutoncritic.com/reviews/2011/06/27/the-futons-first-look-work-it-abc-514110/20110627_workit/ one look]] and bashed it in pretty much every facet (most notably the aforementioned "hired for knowledge" convolution), while IGN awarded its first "0" rating since 1998 2005 and The A/V Club gave it an "F" (TheOtherWiki has their comments and others [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_It_(TV_series) here]]). Audiences clearly didn't like it, either ABC [[http://www.hitfix.com/articles/abc-yanks-work-it-after-two-airings yanked it off the schedule after two episodes]] (but not before making excuses).
29th Nov '12 3:11:00 PM Tarlonniel
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6th Oct '12 8:24:19 PM MrInitialMan
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* BrokeTheRatingsScale: IGN gave it 0 stars.

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* BrokeTheRatingsScale: BrokeTheRatingScale: IGN gave it 0 stars.
25th Aug '12 1:33:26 PM wuggles
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* BrokeTheRatingsScale: IGN gave it 0 stars.
25th Aug '12 1:32:58 PM wuggles
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* OneEpisodeWonder: It had 2 episodes.
25th Aug '12 8:11:44 AM FELH2
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Six-episode {{ABC}} "sitcom" about two guys (Lee and Angel) forced to dress as women in order to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps because 1) at least one (Lee) legitimately needs the money (he lost his job ''and'' medical insurance, leaving him $900 in debt) and 2) said company only hires women because the doctors want to bang them...except Lee gets hired because (s)he knows the products and is a decent sales(wo)man.

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Six-episode {{ABC}} Creator/{{ABC}} "sitcom" about two guys (Lee and Angel) forced to dress as women in order to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps because 1) at least one (Lee) legitimately needs the money (he lost his job ''and'' medical insurance, leaving him $900 in debt) and 2) said company only hires women because the doctors want to bang them...except Lee gets hired because (s)he knows the products and is a decent sales(wo)man.
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