Which shows join 'Dads' and 'Dracula' in Dan Fienberg's Bottom 10
7. "Cult" (The CW)
The CW has had shows about vampires, werewolves, witches, beasts with tiny scratches on their faces, hyper-evolved pretty people with telekinetic powers and Rachel Bilson as a doctor in formal-shorts, but "Cult" was the least plausible, least logical, most convoluted, most mind-achingly illogical series to ever make it onto the network. Rockne O'Bannon's script was written well over a decade ago and nobody bothered to change any of the details, so instead it represented a strange alt-history in which The CW had cult-worthy hit shows and people gathered in strange cyber-dungeons to talk about those shows. The most entertaining aspect of "Cult" was watching wooden leads Matt Davis and Jessica Lucas deliver every line not as if they were confused by what was happening within the show, but as if they were flummoxed by the ridiculousness they were being asked to articulate with a straight face. I followed this increasingly ludicrous depiction of journalism, the TV industry and pseudo-religious cults from its original Tuesday home to Fridays and then very briefly to the summer mostly because I was superficially curious about which things, exactly, snapped right off. Eventually, my curiosity waned. I've been told that we were never told and that the whole thing was just a "Far Side" reference. Sadly, that wouldn't make the Top 20 of Stupidest Things About "Cult." [Small credit to Robert Knepper for being the only watchable thing about "Cult." Someday, Robert Knepper will get to be on a show where he isn't the only watchable part.] MY REVIEW.