Unscripted Lists

Unscripted is a puzzling show — and not in a good way. The HBO series stars three aspiring actors — Krista Allen, Bryan Greenberg, and Jennifer Hall — as semi-fictional versions of themselves. Produced by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh, it's a mix of improv and reality like K Street, the duo's strained HBO reality drama based in the D.C. political world. Having actors play overripe versions of themselves can create great balloon bursts of comedy — David Duchovny on The Larry Sanders Show comes to mind. But Unscripted feels like a very subtle mockumentary...so subtle it's devoid of laughs or insight.