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'Made in Jersey' review: Janet Montgomery's likability can't save this one-note show

"Made in Jersey" is one of just a handful of new shows debuting on CBS this fall, but it definitely isn't one of the stronger offerings, despite its incredibly appealing lead in Janet Montgomery. Montgomery plays Martina Garretti, a Jersey girl who lands an associate position at a high-powered Manhattan law firm despite sporting a thick Jersey accent and a degree from a lower tier school, as opposed to an Ivy League one. There, she encounters snobby colleagues, one of which tells her, "You lower expectations just by walking into a room." Oooh, burn!Back in Jersey, Martina is surrounded by stereotypical "wacky" Jersey family that values Italian food and big hair, but is quick with the hugs and affection.The problem with the show is there's not a lot of there there. There's no dramatic hook. We're supposed to buy Garretti as this big underdog and while she might have a tougher time making it in...


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