Critic Consensus: Producer Steven Bochco's Midas Touch goes bust in the criminally unfunny Public Morals, an ill-conceived sitcom that -- even when censoring its cruder language -- proves to be little more than a mean-spirited farce.
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NYC vice-squad cops trade sleazy rejoinders in a non-stop quipfest that has not a smidgen of actual human feeling in its entire pilot episode.
The raunchy humor has more to do with juvenility and lazy writing than plot development. Some banter Is clever, but then Cracked magazine occasionally manages a few good lines, too.
The biggest disappointment this fall. From Bochco, we've come to expect much better.
Public Morals has plenty of talent in front of and behind the camera; what it needs is time to find solutions to its myriad creative problems.
Two of Hollywood's classiest producers, Steven Bochco and Jay Tarshes, made one of the year's most classless shows. Besides, it's not funny.
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