WOMEN OF THE HOUSE (TV series)
Suzanne Sugarbaker goes to Washington to fill the remainder of her dead husband's Congressional term of office.
Jim Sugarbaker is Suzanne's retarded brother. He has a good sense of humor, pays attention to detail, is an affectionate brother.
I was able to see the filming of the first episode (during a heat wave) and was very impressed with JBs professionalism in the face of an extremely long, hot evening, with lots of repetition. He never blew a line or missed his mark, even when his colleagues did. And he came over and said hi, too. (MG)
(Its worth noting that reviewers that liked Delta Burke liked the show; those that disliked her disliked the show. The reviews tended to be of Delta, not the substance or presentation of this show.)
" should be good, but isnt." Chicago Tribune, 1/4/1995, p. C3.
"Some sharp, incisive Washington insights " Hollywood Reporter, 1/4/1995.
" the show spews stereotypes " Los Angeles Times, 1/4/1995.
" the condescending plot device of Suzannes retarded brother (Jonathan Banks) who gapes in wonderand who wouldntwhen she brazenly lip-syncs to Dreamgirls " USA Today, 1/4/1995.
"Jonathan Banks adds a dimension of male daffiness as Suzannes retarded brother, a shameless but mostly effective echo of Forrest Gump." Variety, 1/4/1995.
"What turns a bad show ugly is the inclusion of a Forrest Gumpy character played by Jonathan Banks: the simple-minded brother of Sugarbaker, whom she insists on referring to as mentally retarded, a term she proudly labels politically incorrect. No, its just boorishly insensitive." Washington Post, 1/4/1995.
" a spectacular supporting cast." Toronto Star, 1/5/1995, p.E10.
Episodes 1 and 2 only. Episode 1, about 9 minutes; episode 2, about 1 minute.