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Throwback Thursday-The Critic (1994-1995)

Life, if nothing else is a balancing act. Work, family, friends, etc, are all are vying for our time and attention.

In the short-lived animated program, The Critic (1994-1995), Jay Sherman (voiced by Jon Lovitz) is a New York City based movie critic who is not always given the best films to review. He always ends his review with the catchphrase “It Stinks!”.

On top of the stress that comes from his job (which extends to dealing with his sometimes less than amiable manager), Jay is also dealing with stress from his personal life.

Even though the show only lasted a year, it stands out because of the satire, which mostly emanates from the lousy films that Jay has to review. It also helps that Jon Lovitz can play a satirical character like nobody’s business.

I recommend it.

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