Watching Ellie: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Watching Ellie: Season 1 (2002)




Critic Consensus: Julia Louis-Dreyfus' comedic charms make Ellie watchable, but a cumbersome tick-tock gimmick and derivative plotting hamper the sitcom star's full potential for delight.


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`Seinfeld' alums were 0-for-3 when Julia Louis-Dreyfus struck out as an L.A. club singer whose romantic entanglements, domestic dilemmas and performance predicaments unfolded in `real time.' Although it lasted for parts of two seasons, too few were watching Ellie, and the show folded like those of former colleagues Michael Richards and Jason Alexander.


Darren Boyd
as Ben Raffield
Don Lake
as Dr. Zimmerman
Patrick Belton
as Bartender
Ashley Gardner
as Monica Reyes
Samantha Smith
as Diane Singer
Holly Joy
as Vicki Gerwich
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Critic Reviews for Watching Ellie: Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (11)

It's a quirky little series that leans too heavily on a gimmick... Still, Louis-Dreyfus makes the routine bearable. She registers incredulity better than just about any performer.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

The show could improve or it could die under the weight of artistic pretension. For anyone curious about the outcome of this bizarre science project, "Watching Ellie" bears watching.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Watching Ellie is a deceptively stylish 22-minute meditation on being a single woman. But Ellie is not the bright-eyed single gal of TV's past, nor the sassy sexually driven woman of the present. In Ellie, we have a heroine who is flawed but sympathetic.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Watching Ellie rises and falls on the ability of Louis-Dreyfus to pull laughs out of familiar story lines. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

It's intriguing and different, but the concept is very iffy, and the view from here is that it doesn't stand a chance of succeeding.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

A lovingly constructed showcase that plays to the strengths of TV's funniest, best-loved and most fictionally troubled female nut job.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

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