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      Season 1 – Bram and Alice

      2002 Comedy List
      28% 18 Reviews Tomatometer Bram Shepherd is a Pulitzer-winning author who has coasted on his reputation for years. Alice O'Connor is an idealistic young woman on the verge of giving up her dream of becoming a writer when she learns that her idol, Shepherd, is her father. They decide to share an apartment together and try to adjust. Read More Read Less
      Bram and Alice — Season 1

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      Alfred Molina's over-the-top theatrics only serve to highlight the dreadful humor and ill-conceived situations of Bram and Alice.

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      Episode 1 Aired Oct 6, 2002 Pilot When a struggling writer (Traylor Howard) learns that her literary hero (Alfred Molina) is also her father, the two of them strike up a shaky relationship. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 13, 2002 Cat Burglar Alice moves in with Bram; Alice interferes with Bram's attempt to seduce a sexy neighbor, he retaliates by getting rid of her cat. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 20, 2002 Paul-Pot Facing financial difficulties, Bram tries to make a quick buck by hosting a poker game, but loses his assistant, Paul. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 27, 2002 Goody Two Shoes Alice tries to shed her squeaky-clean image by picking up a stranger in a bar and spending a night on the town. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 10, 2002 Required Reading Passing it off as his own work, Bram tricks Alice into reading a student novel written by a beautiful model who he'd like to seduce, but not read. Details Episode 6 Aired Feb 14, 2004 Getting to Know You Bram's rival Vernon Landry completes a new book, so Bram convinces a magazine writer to interview him on his own supposed new novel. Details Episode 7 Aired Feb 15, 2004 Book of the Dead After neighbor Martin Fitzgerald passes away, Bram discovers that the old man kept a pristine copy of the first edition of his bestseller. Bram attends memorial service to steel the book. Details Episode 8 Aired Feb 16, 2004 Scribbling Rivalry Bram favors alice's date writing over her own; Katie asks Paul to help her move furniture; Bram has gourmet chef Theresa over for a romantic meal. Details Episode 9 Aired Feb 17, 2004 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Alice's mother comes to New York to tell Bram that Alice is now living there, unaware that the two of them are living together. And Bram is upset that Alice lied to her mother. Details

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      Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic Alfred Molina stars as a boozy writer who didn't now he had a daughter. He meets her, and before he learns who she is, he hits on her. If you laughed at that, enjoy the show. Feb 10, 2021 Full Review Tom Shales Washington Post Not content merely to be dreadful, this new sitcom about a shiftless writer who discovers he has a grown daughter goes out of its way to be offensive. Jan 3, 2020 Full Review Steve Johnson Chicago Tribune Alfred Molina as Bram plays it entirely too broad and "theatrical." Jan 3, 2020 Full Review Scott D. Pierce Deseret News (Salt Lake City) There have been a lot of comedies in which the lead character isn't exactly sympathetic, but Bram is pond scum. And there isn't much to laugh about in that. Jan 3, 2020 Full Review Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Producers are aiming for farce, but it's much too forced. Jan 3, 2020 Full Review Terry Kelleher People Magazine [Alfred] Molina is capably acerbic, but he can't save this misbegotten show. Jan 3, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jerry Zaks
      Executive Producer
      Joe Keenan, Christopher Lloyd
      Joe Keenan, Christopher Lloyd, Jennifer Crittenden, Michael Davidoff, Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh
      TV-PG (L)
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Oct 6, 2002