Trying Times (1987–1989)

The Sad Professor 

Unhappy with his perfect life, career and wife, a young professor starts an affair with a nasty, chain-smoking, female colleague.

Director:

Christopher Guest
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Stockard Channing ... Hilda Bundt
Judge Reinhold ... Jed
Linda Purl ... Laura
Richard Dimitri Richard Dimitri ... Dean
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Unhappy with his perfect life, career and wife, a young professor starts an affair with a nasty, chain-smoking, female colleague.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1989 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trying waste of time
1 March 2009 | by resisobilusSee all my reviews

Judge Reinhold does angst ... again.

Stockard Channing does brittle ... a lot.

Linda Purl does ... very little.

All to the accompaniment of a mournful cello solo.

Trite story anchored by Jed (Reinhold) narrating in an equally lackluster manner.

The plot? Married man falls for woman he always hated. Ho-hum.

Not funny. Not original. Not insightful. Sense a trend? The writer, Richard Greenberg, writes for the stage, which may explain the style.

Christopher Guest hadn't had much directing experience yet. It shows.

The one consolation is that this series isn't likely to appear on DVD.


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