Review: 10 Items Or Less

10 Items or LessFull Caruso

In the US: TBS, Mondays, 11/10c

In the UK: On a network that looks suspiciously like TBS but is actually a supermarket.

The Office Ten Items Or Less is a comedy show set in an office a supermarket run by a weak manager who just wants to be everyone’s friend. His staff are all a bit rubbish…

Oh I give up. There’s no point bothering with this one. It’s a rip-off of The Office, it’s partially improvised and it’s not funny. There’s no subtlety, no cleverness to the humour, very little originality – a bad manager who uses Japanese martial theory to motivate his employees? What a concept! – and I wanted to turn it off after ten minutes.

The Medium is Not Enough hereby declares 10 Items or Less to be a five on the Carusometer. This equates to a show so bad in every single aspect of its production that it seems to have been put together by David Caruso, although his mum might have done the set decoration.

PS: It’s “10 items or fewer”, curse you!




  • Haha I like your commitment to correct grammar.

  • It just irritated me! I spent the entire review ‘correcting’ “10 Items or Fewer” to “10 Items or Less” because my brain refused to let me put the show’s real name down.

  • Over here, your grammatically correct vresion just sounds wrong.
    But think of all the other TV titles that would need to be changed – “Diff’rent Strokes”, for one!
    I caught all three minutes of the show after “My Boys” last night (which I thought is a good one – I’d love to hear what you thought of it), and I had to bail.
    Sometimes having the producer of a show as the star works (Seinfeld, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia). This time it did not.
    That guy was horrible and the script (all three minutes that I saw) didn’t help at all.

  • Over here, there were various campaigns – successful and otherwise – by Better English groups to get “x items or less” signs in supermarkets changed to “x items or fewer”, so it doesn’t sound so wrong over here.
    I’m still getting around to watching My Boys as well as Big Day. But whichever three minutes you saw of 10 Items?��Ǩ��, it probably doesn’t make much of a difference since it was of pretty even quality throughout.

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