The Bedford Diaries: Season 1 (2006)


Season 1
The Bedford Diaries

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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 29, 2006
2
Air date: Apr 5, 2006
3
Air date: Apr 12, 2006
4
Air date: Apr 19, 2006
5
Air date: Apr 26, 2006
6
Air date: May 3, 2006
7
Air date: May 10, 2006
8
Air date: May 10, 2006

Tv Season Info

Cast

Matthew Modine
as Jake Macklin
Penn Badgley
as Owen Gregory
Audra McDonald
as Professor Carla Bonatelle
Peter Gerety
as Dean Harold Harper
Tiffany Dupont
as Sarah Gregory
Corri English
as Natalie Dykstra
Milo Ventimiglia
as Richard Thorne III
Ernest Waddell
as Lee Hemingway
Amanda Loncar
as Olive Betts
Chris Hartl
as Trey Anderson
Tom Mardirosian
as Thaddeus Cole
Dagmara Dominczyk
as Kate Barrett
Jolly Abraham
as Tasha Bettencourt
Julie Lauren
as Julia Dixon
Rey Valentin
as Chris Hernandez
Kristen Rohde
as Annie Callahan
Marshall Elliott
as Josh Bonham
Fannie Chan
as Celia Chin
Aasif Mandvi
as Kamil Sharif
Emma Bell
as Rachel Fein
Marie Rowe
as Marie Spencer
Aaron Yoo
as James Fong
Alexander Cendese
as Rylan Garvey
Peter Scanavino
as Gunther Halstead
Jason Jurman
as Peter Wortman
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Critic Reviews for The Bedford Diaries Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (9)

One suspects that [Tom] Fontana is having a mid-life creative crisis. Or he accidentally took one of them stupid pills.

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On the surface, one can see what the show aspires to be, that is if viewers are to believe One Tree Hill, next to which [The Bedford Diaries] pales.

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Although Audra McDonald should have known better, there she is in easily the worst drama of the current television season, The Bedford Diaries on the WB.

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While the trimmed scenes did push the envelope a bit and signal an ultra-frankness, the show still boasts plentiful examples of sexual incidents, tension and sensuality. But they're all linked by fairly predictable plot elements.

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As far as the quality of The Bedford Diaries, it's not exactly lacerating drama. The student characters seem weak and inauthentic, and many of the actors look as though they're going through college for the third or fourth time.

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Bedford Diaries is worth it, a truer-than-you-might expect colloquy on young people and sexuality in the vein of My So-Called Life.

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[Matthew] Modine's indisputably the name in a large ensemble, but this is the WB, so his younger, lesser-known co-stars get the bulk of the screen time. Other than building a credit sheet, none stands out enough to advance his or her career.

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Problem is, the characters are neither likeable enough to cheer for nor despicable enough to loathe. They're just sort of unformed lumps of gray clay with a few stereotypical streaks of color.

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Viewers looking for intelligent programming will be sorely disappointed.

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I felt dirty even before the premiere had ended, and found myself wishing I was back with the WB college drama that got away, the much funnier, sexier, and more soulful Felicity.

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The students are given video cameras to record their thoughts on love, sleeping around, dealing with unhappiness and so on. As an ensemble they are, like their teacher, attractive but not very exciting.

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The most shocking thing about Bedford Diaries is that it comes to us from the producers of Homicide: Life on the Street and Oz. We know that [Tom] Fontana can do better than this. Much better.

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