Comic Book Men 1.01 "Pilot" Series Premiere Review

Comic Book Men, a reality series from acclaimed director Kevin Smith debuts its series premiere on AMC tonight following The Walking Dead, focusing on the day-to-day running of his New Jersey comic book shop Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash.  An unusual effort for AMC, Comic Book Men might require a bit of tweaking if it wishes to succeed going forward.

As usual, we need to get one thing straight first.  I don’t watch reality TV.  That isn’t a critique against reality TV mind you, and even I’ve been known to take in the occasional Jersey Shore, or something random that particularly peaks my interest, but on the whole I find myself incapable of acclimating to the conditions reality TV expects.  Like watching sports, there’s never any moment of reality TV in which I understand what’s being asked of me.  Are any parts of it real, or are we ourselves expected where to decide where the suspension of disbelief lies? Read More...


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