See it if you want to dig deep into interesting characters' thoughts and motivations, including some you won't exactly fall in love with
Don't see it if you can't handle being exposed to some difficult, complex, and in some cases thoroughly unlikeable people
"'Two and a Half Men' TV writer Mark Roberts' raucous 'New Country,' featuring one especially blazing performance, is full of the kinds of lines television censors snip out. But Mr. Roberts, a principal writer for the series, also does a pretty good job of slipping in a bit of heart amid the offensiveness."
"Life in the entourage of a country music star is nothing less than the ninth circle of hell. As it happens, watching it isn't much fun, either. Roberts is so relentlessly determined to expose each of his characters as loathsome double-crossers that it's all too easy to lose interest in their cheatin' hearts...After about 15 minutes with this bunch, however, I was ready for a 'D-I-V-O-R-C-E'."
"Mark Roberts' writing becomes fairly predictable. It does move fast, however, and everyone is enjoying their retributions so much that you aren’t bored...After some very clever writing that goes on too long – nearly everyone has a firm grip on a knife sticking out of someone else’s back. And you leave grateful you are not one of them."
"The entire cast delivers committed performances that make the show pop. Although there are a few tiny chinks in the acting here and there, these are easy to ignore in light of the production’s immense strengths...And although the play’s ending leans a bit in the direction of sentimentality, it takes very little away from the wonderful experience that is 'New Country.'"