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Watching Ellie: Season 2 (2003)

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Critic Consensus: Watching Ellie drastically alters its format to better resemble a conventional sitcom, but ditching the stylization only makes the lack of decent material for Louis-Dreyfus all the more apparent.

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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.

Cast

Darren Boyd
as Ben Raffield
Don Lake
as Dr. Zimmerman
Fred Willard
as Fred Applebaum
D.W. Moffett
as Billy Sandberg
Richard Karn
as Himself
Delaina Mitchell
as Jeanie Granaroli
Fitz Houston
as Security Guard
Marissa Ribisi
as Makeup Woman
George Takei
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Watching Ellie: Season 2

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

It's back, and the results of an extensive overhaul are undeniable. It's not so stylish or energetic anymore, and it's still not particularly funny.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Ellie Riggs personifies the real, working-in-the-trenches artist who may or may not be all that talented and may or may not get a break -- just like in real life. If this isn't fodder for comedy, I don't know what is.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

The running-time element is gone, and it's videotaped with an audience. But one thing hasn't changed. It's not funny... The Seinfeld curse has struck again.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

There's a stridency to Dreyfus's work that smacks of desperation. She seems to be laboring to turn a so-so show into the I Love Lucy of the 21st century.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

What began as a demonstration of good actors adventurously struggling with a badly written script has been revamped into a demonstration of good actors desperately struggling with a badly written script.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

If Ellie possesses any attractive characteristics at all, the producers of "Watching Ellie" are keeping them well hidden. For that matter, they've also done a pretty thorough job of hiding the show's comedy.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

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