'Whitney' on NBC HD - Page 7 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #181 of 253 Old 03-23-2012, 01:02 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Ron Temple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Jose CA
Posts: 8,475
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 32
I've laughed at some of the physical comedy Whitney and her boyfriend pull off, but the supporting cast in general are awful and poorly written. We still watch because my wife likes the boyfriend, but I mentally tune this out, but for the occasional slapstick moment (which they do well).

I don't lurk as much as I used to and I NEVER listen. Comes from being old and cynical.

Ron Temple is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #182 of 253 Old 03-23-2012, 02:46 PM
AVS Special Member
 
daryl zero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 1,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 52 Post(s)
Liked: 128
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post

I've laughed at some of the physical comedy Whitney and her boyfriend pull off, but the supporting cast in general are awful and poorly written. We still watch because my wife likes the boyfriend, but I mentally tune this out, but for the occasional slapstick moment (which they do well).

Yes. The supporting cast really doesn't make it. Whitney and Alex still make it worthwhile though the marriage proposal seems a bit of shark jumperynessish.* That was an edge to the relationship that they are messing with way too early.




*trademark 2012 DarylZero "jumperynessish"

Jerry. Just remember. Its not a lie . . . if you believe it. GC
daryl zero is offline  
post #183 of 253 Old 03-23-2012, 06:46 PM
AVS Special Member
 
WaTaGuMp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The OC
Posts: 1,577
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Liked: 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post

Anyone else think this show is on it's way out? Seems like they're making these radical changes to wrap it up or something.

I dunno, but when Whitney said last night she had a landing strip, I was like HELL YES, that's way hot.

RIP John, my best friend. Oct 17th 1966 - Nov 13th 2010

RIP Victor, my dad, June 26th 1927 - April 13th 2011
WaTaGuMp is online now  
post #184 of 253 Old 03-24-2012, 02:40 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Vipfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 33
I like the show, still good. Whitney seems like the one that breaks character the most. A great example is the ending. I still get the feeling Chris is more than just a co star/bf.

My Summer Motto: "When Nature turns off the damn heat I'll turn off my A/C"
Vipfreak is online now  
post #185 of 253 Old 03-24-2012, 10:16 AM
Senior Member
 
RGoldberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Wellington, CO
Posts: 220
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 14
Watch the show every week on DVR, it is pretty good overall. The new "gay Neal?" thing really seems forced however.
RGoldberg is offline  
post #186 of 253 Old 03-24-2012, 02:15 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Vipfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by RGoldberg View Post

The new "gay Neal?" thing really seems forced however.

Yeah.

My Summer Motto: "When Nature turns off the damn heat I'll turn off my A/C"
Vipfreak is online now  
post #187 of 253 Old 03-26-2012, 09:40 AM
AVS Special Member
 
DrLar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,026
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 147 Post(s)
Liked: 96
They went the "Happy Endings" way with Neal... doesn't work out well here..

RIP Mom, we always love you 8/18/13
DrLar is offline  
post #188 of 253 Old 03-28-2012, 12:47 PM
AVS Special Member
 
vfxproducer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,936
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Liked: 86
If there's a season 2, they need to dump Neal, with some line about him going back to that TV executive he used to work for.
vfxproducer is online now  
post #189 of 253 Old 03-28-2012, 03:02 PM
AVS Special Member
 
dm145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Clifton, NJ
Posts: 4,816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

If there's a season 2, they need to dump Neal

as i clicked on thread, i had this very thought
dm145 is offline  
post #190 of 253 Old 03-30-2012, 12:09 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Vipfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 33
Good episode. lol

My Summer Motto: "When Nature turns off the damn heat I'll turn off my A/C"
Vipfreak is online now  
post #191 of 253 Old 05-11-2012, 05:24 PM
AVS Special Member
 
vfxproducer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,936
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Liked: 86
I know I'm probably the only person on this board who thinks this, but I'm glad Whitney got renewed today. I'm not a laugh track snob, and this show was always good for a few laughs.
vfxproducer is online now  
post #192 of 253 Old 05-11-2012, 05:51 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Vipfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 33
Nice, glad it was renewed.

My Summer Motto: "When Nature turns off the damn heat I'll turn off my A/C"
Vipfreak is online now  
post #193 of 253 Old 05-15-2012, 05:27 AM
Senior Member
 
pianoman41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Western MA USA
Posts: 447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm glad too. The chemistry between Alex and Whitney is very believable and well acted, even if the supporting characters are weak (although they got better as the season progressed--I think casting is more to blame than writing).

-Matt
pianoman41 is offline  
post #194 of 253 Old 05-15-2012, 07:15 AM
AVS Special Member
 
NickTheGreat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 1,701
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
Liked: 89
Interesting. It appeared as though the writers didn't think this would happen either!

The show went through some radical changes from start to finish

------


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
NickTheGreat is offline  
post #195 of 253 Old 10-18-2012, 03:22 PM
AVS Special Member
 
vfxproducer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,936
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Liked: 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

If there's a season 2, they need to dump Neal, with some line about him going back to that TV executive he used to work for.

I called it (at least the part about Neal being gone and back to 30 Rock). Glad to see this show will be returning to the fall schedule sooner than expected.
vfxproducer is online now  
post #196 of 253 Old 10-18-2012, 06:40 PM
AVS Special Member
 
skyehill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 4,990
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

I called it (at least the part about Neal being gone and back to 30 Rock). Glad to see this show will be returning to the fall schedule sooner than expected.

I thought Jack's comment to him on a recent 30 Rock episode was funny. Something about "You thought the grass would be greener elsewhere, but here you are back here again." He and his girlfriend just didn't work together.
skyehill is offline  
post #197 of 253 Old 10-18-2012, 07:58 PM
Advanced Member
 
tomhunter8's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Liked: 130
Glad to see this show coming back. I think it is highly underrated.
tomhunter8 is offline  
post #198 of 253 Old 10-22-2012, 07:17 AM
AVS Special Member
 
NickTheGreat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 1,701
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
Liked: 89
I might watch the first episode, but that show did a 180° last season. I'm all for character growth/development, but WOW eek.gif

------


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
NickTheGreat is offline  
post #199 of 253 Old 10-22-2012, 09:54 AM
AVS Special Member
 
skyehill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 4,990
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post

I might watch the first episode, but that show did a 180° last season. I'm all for character growth/development, but WOW eek.gif

Yeah, last year was just weird. Started off as a crap show. Got a little bit better, but most of the side characters remained crap, and then the entire thing just seemed to run right off the tracks. NBC saved it for whatever reason, though, thinking it will work for them on a different night. I think what they're going to find is that it's going to do worse this year since they've already given people that did watch it year 1 the impression that the show is simply dead and gone since it hasn't aired yet.
skyehill is offline  
post #200 of 253 Old 10-22-2012, 11:12 AM
AVS Special Member
 
daryl zero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 1,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 52 Post(s)
Liked: 128
Quote:
Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

I called it (at least the part about Neal being gone and back to 30 Rock). Glad to see this show will be returning to the fall schedule sooner than expected.

Pretty much everyone on this board said that the supporting cast wasn't working. The nucleus of Whitney and Alex was working very well. They just need a better supporting cast although the Roxanne character was alright.

Jerry. Just remember. Its not a lie . . . if you believe it. GC
daryl zero is offline  
post #201 of 253 Old 10-22-2012, 03:42 PM
AVS Special Member
 
dattier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago IL, Northwest Side
Posts: 2,913
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Liked: 28
Until I found this thread and caught up with it, I hadn't realized that Jonathan on "30 Rock" was also played by Maulik Pancholy.  Now that he's back there but "Whitney" is also renewed, I guess there are three possibilities for Neal:

1. Pancholy will do double duty and play both roles.
2. Another actor will play Neal.
3. Neal will be written out and another character introduced to round out the requisite sextet.


Some series of that genre have gotten along with a core quintet (such as "Traffic Light" and "Friends with Benefits" -- and "New Girl," come to think of it), but I've a feeling that

4. Neal will be written out and only five core characters (Whitney, Alex, Roxanne, Lily, and Mark) will remain.


isn't going to happen.
dattier is offline  
post #202 of 253 Old 10-22-2012, 03:53 PM
AVS Special Member
 
skyehill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 4,990
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 49
Neal has done double duty before. Weeds and 30 Rock. Numerous episodes of 30 Rock feature him, but also feature replacements for him. I suppose Weeds overlapped with 30 Rock, which made him unavailable. His role in 30 Rock is incredibly minor anyway. Amusing, but minor. His role on Whitney was quite significant , but not very good. Pretty much every side-character on Whitney was dreadful. The two mains make it semi-watchable though.
skyehill is offline  
post #203 of 253 Old 10-22-2012, 03:55 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Vipfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 33
I'd rather they write him out if they are going to get a someone else to play him.

My Summer Motto: "When Nature turns off the damn heat I'll turn off my A/C"
Vipfreak is online now  
post #204 of 253 Old 10-22-2012, 04:10 PM
AVS Special Member
 
dattier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago IL, Northwest Side
Posts: 2,913
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Liked: 28
We'll just have to wait to see what happens.  I remember how in the 1980s Heather Locklear was on both "T. J. Hooker" and "Dynasty" at the same time, and Sheryl Lee Ralph did stints on "Designing Women" and "L. A. Law" while she was a regular on "It's a Living."  "30 Rock" won't be around next season, but it's way too soon to speculate on whether "Whitney" will be either.
dattier is offline  
post #205 of 253 Old 10-22-2012, 05:29 PM
AVS Special Member
 
skyehill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 4,990
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 49
What makes it harder is 30 Rock films in NYC and Whitney in LA. Allison Brie pulls of Mad Men and Community, but they're both in LA.
skyehill is offline  
post #206 of 253 Old 10-23-2012, 09:49 AM
AVS Special Member
 
dattier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago IL, Northwest Side
Posts: 2,913
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Liked: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

What makes it harder is 30 Rock films in NYC and Whitney in LA.
Ow, good point; hadn't thought of that.  Also, they're on the same network, so it would be awkward to schedule them on the same night, even reruns, if NBC wanted to unless they made sure it's a "30 Rock" episode without Pancholy.  "T. J. Hooker" was on CBS while "Dynasty" was on ABC, and "L. A. Law" was on NBC and "Designing Women" on CBS while "It's a Living" was in syndication, so the two examples I gave earlier didn't have a same-network problem.
Quote:
Allison Brie pulls of Mad Men and Community, but they're both in LA.
Likewise, "Mad Men" is on AMC while "Community" is on NBC.
 
dattier is offline  
post #207 of 253 Old 10-31-2012, 08:50 AM
Senior Member
 
pianoman41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Western MA USA
Posts: 447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Pretty much every side-character on Whitney was dreadful. The two mains make it semi-watchable though.

My wife and I have said the same thing since the beginning: Whitney/Alex chemistry and casting is spot on. The rest miss horribly for both casting and chemistry.

-Matt
pianoman41 is offline  
post #208 of 253 Old 11-15-2012, 03:15 PM
AVS Special Member
 
skyehill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 4,990
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 49
Did anyone remember to watch it? I forgot. Apparently America forgot as well. It had it's lowest ratings ever and matched the ratings of the dead show it replaced. Poor NBC. I guess I'll check it out later on the iPad NBC app. Interested to see if they jettisoned a lot of the weak supporting cast.
skyehill is offline  
post #209 of 253 Old 11-15-2012, 04:11 PM
AVS Special Member
 
daryl zero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 1,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 52 Post(s)
Liked: 128
I watched it. Was a bit surprised it wasn't rebooted and had the same characters. I still find it worthwhile.

Jerry. Just remember. Its not a lie . . . if you believe it. GC
daryl zero is offline  
post #210 of 253 Old 11-15-2012, 06:21 PM
AVS Special Member
 
HDMe2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kittrell, NC
Posts: 5,194
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Liked: 110
Recorded but not yet watched... It would have been easy to miss though as it returned at an odd time of the season for a returning show to premier the first new episode of a season.

Yeah baby!  It's Halloween!
HDMe2 is offline  
Reply HDTV Programming

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off