Joey: The Complete First Season

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Matt LeBlanc, Paulo Costanzo, Drea de Matteo; Director: Peter Bonerz, Andrew Weyman; MPAA Rating: Unrated

Banished from Must See TV, Friends ’ spin-off Joey languishes on hiatus, awaiting a brief (and final) run this summer. The season 1 set reminds us what we’re missing: Matt LeBlanc’s actor lug gains some edge in L.A., and Drea de Matteo makes a solid comic turn as his sexy, sharp-tongued sister. Add Jennifer Coolidge as his ruthless agent and you’ll wonder why you didn’t watch the show when it aired. But the lack of EXTRAS (even Friends ’ 10th season had a gag reel) suggests producers want to forget this so-called mistake.

Originally posted May 30 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT

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