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I couldn't find a thread for this. If there's a thread, please delete or merge.

The series premier was tonight.
I liked the show.

http://www.nbc.com/parks-and-recreation/
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Turned it off after 10 minutes-like a bad SNL skit.
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it was very unfunny
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So it wasn't just me? Bleech.
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Not. Good. At. All.
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A half hour of my life I'll never get back. Thanks NBC.
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Very unfunny like the Office!
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Ha, only 1 out of 7 posters liked it. (I was the only person.)
To make things better, I do not like the current - 5 years of SNL..
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I thought it was pretty good, though Sis' boyfriend was not impressed.

The humor is very dry. It's satire.

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i liked it too but i guess it has no chance
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So far...

Positives:
* The Tom character, played by Aziz Ansari. (Yes, I had to look that up.)
* Leslie Knope falling in the pit.

Negatives:
* Everything else.

I will give it one or two more weeks, since I like the stuff Amy Poehler has done in the past.
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I did not think it was laugh out loud funny, but I did find it interesting enough to continue watching.
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Gave up after about 15 minutes....not remotely funny..season pass canceled.
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I was disappointed with the premiere. Amy Poehler is trying to be the female Michael Scott but only half pulls it off. The supporting cast is weak (even Rashida Jones, Karen from The Office, was uninteresting), and you can't relate to most of the situations. That's what makes The Office funny; you can relate to a sexual harassment seminar at your office (for example).

I'm going to watch a few more episodes and hope it gets better, but this wasn't a good start.
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Turned it off after 10 minutes-like a bad SNL skit.

Same here.
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I was disappointed with the premiere. Amy Poehler is trying to be the female Michael Scott but only half pulls it off. The supporting cast is weak (even Rashida Jones, Karen from The Office, was uninteresting), and you can't relate to most of the situations. That's what makes The Office funny; you can relate to a sexual harassment seminar at your office (for example).

I'm going to watch a few more episodes and hope it gets better, but this wasn't a good start.

That's what used to make The Office funny. It's far from funny now, unfortunately.
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That's what used to make The Office funny. It's far from funny now, unfortunately.

In your opinion.
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I might give it another chance or two, but the only part that actually made me laugh was the Battle of Whatever painting stuff.
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In your opinion.

Of course it's my opinion. Why would I be stating someone else's?
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Positives:
* The Tom character, played by Aziz Ansari. (Yes, I had to look that up.)

What? You mean you've never of "Human Giant?"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Giant
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Like a 5 minute SNL skit stretched out for 20 minutes or so.
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well 30 rock's first season was very uneven, but they eventually found their groove.

give the show some time before we write it off as a dud

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well 30 rock's first season was very uneven, but they eventually found their groove.

give the show some time before we write it off as a dud

I don't think it was uneven at all. The first episode of 30 Rock was kinda mehhhh, but after that it took off and was a great season.
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I like Tina Fey but it seems like Amy Poehler thinks that she's funnier than she actually is. I love The Office but this was not great. It had some moments, I'll probably keep watching it. Hopefully it gets better.
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but it seems like Amy Poehler thinks that she's funnier than she actually is

BINGO!
The only people who think SNL is funny are the audience, the cast and the 15,000 people watching.

 

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And Hollywood writers get paid to come up with this stuff and they actually think it's funny. There was not one funny or even slightly humorous moment in that show. A complete waste of time and shows how little talent there really is in Hollywood.
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I kinda like SNL. Some sketches are painful of course but I like Kristen Wiig a lot. She's hot and funny in my opinion, but Amy Poehler not sooo much. But I agree I don't see how there is a team of writers and that's the best they can come up with after a huge brainstorm.
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Wow, some harsh critics on this one. I didn't think it was that bad. I'll definitely watch the next episode to see how it goes. There were some things that were blatantly from The Office and, as much as I love that show, they should try and be different.

I don't see how someone couldn't find at least ONE thing to laugh at during this entire episode.
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What? You mean you've never of "Human Giant?"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Giant

Nope. never did. MTV lost me years ago.
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I didn't think it was that bad. I'll give it another episode or two before making a decision. I think her assistant could evolve into a funny character.
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