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post #31 of 147
I laughed out loud many times at last night's episode....
post #32 of 147
I'm with most on this thread that this show is just too slow and not very funny. I will watch a few more times to see if it may grow on me.
post #33 of 147
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Originally Posted by bobby94928 View Post

I laughed out loud many times at last night's episode....

Me too.
post #34 of 147
Last nights epi was better than the first but not by much. I love british comedies, this just isn't a good one.
post #35 of 147
I was mixed but hopeful with the first show. I found the second one to be funnier and more story aware. I like it, laughed and will continue with it for now.
post #36 of 147
I may have been over-tired from watching the Golden Globes late, but I found this "Episode Two" episode to be shockingly UN-FUNNY.

The choice of Matt LeBlanc to play a role in this show-within-a-show show which is supposed to be a comedy (i.e. the outer show is supposed to be the comedy!) looks like it may have been a wrong choice, as much as having him "amusingly mis-cast" for the headmaster role on the inner show may seem on its surface to be "funny" but in actuality not so much either.

Almost seemed like a very different writing staff between the Pilot Episode One and last night, it was that flat.

IMHO.

I'll watch again next week and hope it improves.

Maybe I was over-tired. Perhaps I'll watch it again when I'm rested.
post #37 of 147
Sunday's night episode (which I just watched) had me laughing out loud quite frequently. Don't know why, but the humor just works for me. Oh well, for each his own.
post #38 of 147
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Originally Posted by jabbathespud View Post

Sunday's night episode (which I just watched) had me laughing out loud quite frequently. Don't know why, but the humor just works for me. Oh well, for each his own.

Me, too, but not so much as the first episode. I'd like to see more Hollywood stereotypes get skewered in that dry, throw-away British way (the production manager disassembling her appetizer was perfect).
post #39 of 147
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I'd like to see more Hollywood stereotypes get skewered in that dry, throw-away British way (the production manager disassembling her appetizer was perfect).

See, now I didn't really think that was all that funny.

First, she claimed she would NEVER look like those model-types anyway, so she might as well eat whatever she wanted... fattening or not. So she grabbed one of the canapes and instead of popping it directly into her mouth whole starts to essentially "eat around the fattening stuff" and only eat the little that's left.

Funny? Laugh out loud funny? I don't know... not terribly humorous.

Also, I thought Matt LeBlanc's line delivery was EXTREMELY ham-handed and UN-FUNNY, like when he came into the restaurant to meet them for the first time. Hadn't really been prepared beforehand about the show or whole idea, as the creators had been told he would be. He was just rude, snotty, took his cell phone calls, etc.. Hollywood-cliche? Sure. Funny? Not really... his delivery was just awful.


Hey, I'll give it some more opportunity. But for me Episode Two was NOT as entertaining as Episode One.
post #40 of 147
Sounds like the show is airing the same week in the US and the UK. I've seen the first two episodes. Didn't do much for me or any of my colleagues.

Some really quite terrible blue-screen work in it as well (a lot of it was shot in the UK I believe - at Elstree?) There are certainly a couple of "UK Americans" in it (UK based US actors who appear in a LOT of UK productions)

The Head of Comedy is the only character who vaguely interested me.

The two British leads are great in other things (I love Tamsin Greig in almost everything she's done, and Stephen Mangan was good in Green Wing - though Dirk Gently maybe wasn't quite so hot) - but the writing just isn't that funny or knowing (and a British accent doesn't make things sound wittier or more intelligent than they really are - particularly to Brits...)
post #41 of 147
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

See, now I didn't really think that was all that funny.

First, she claimed she would NEVER look like those model-types anyway, so she might as well eat whatever she wanted... fattening or not. So she grabbed one of the canapes and instead of popping it directly into her mouth whole starts to essentially "eat around the fattening stuff" and only eat the little that's left.

For me, that's precisely why it was funny. This woman contradicts herself constantly, using in the same sentence. In the same breath. Plus I've known women and have been in situations like this. So it did make me laugh out loud (pretty much the only time I did).

But I have to agree with you on Matt LeBlanc. A big yawn.
post #42 of 147
If it wasn't for the producer making fun of his blind wife, I would have turned off the episode. One more week, but I'm not hopeful. Previews indicate same stuff.

larry
post #43 of 147
It's a bit dry, but I definitely saw in improvement in the 2nd ep. I disagree about LeBlanc. He's the centerpiece of the show and I thought his performance was subtle and engaging. He's playing the Hollywood game, but remains a wildcard that will twist the lives of the hapless Brit writers. The show could fall off a cliff, but I get the feeling that it will improve, hopefully, a great deal.
post #44 of 147
Thread Starter 
Just got around to watching this past week's episode.
Interesting show. I'm going to keep watching.
post #45 of 147
Thread Starter 
I think this episode got me hooked. I think the 3rd episode was the best yet.
Funny storyline about Matt's penis. The librarian seemed like a hoot.

Showtime's 2 hour Sunday block is amazing.
post #46 of 147
Yep, from the previews I thought this was going to take off tonight and it did.
post #47 of 147
Though it's not apparent yet, story is that Andrea Anders (formerly of "Better Off Ted") is going to be Matt's "gal" on the show. She's also his real-life girl.
post #48 of 147
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Originally Posted by Ron Temple
It's a bit dry, but I definitely saw in improvement in the 2nd ep. I disagree about LeBlanc. He's the centerpiece of the show and I thought his performance was subtle and engaging. He's playing the Hollywood game, but remains a wildcard that will twist the lives of the hapless Brit writers. The show could fall off a cliff, but I get the feeling that it will improve, hopefully, a great deal.
After watching the third episode, I see your point about LeBlanc. I had assumed the studio head would be the writers' nemesis, but that's already becoming a little two-dimensional. LeBlanc adds the element of increasing tension between the Brits themselves. More tension, more comedy. Hopefully.
post #49 of 147
Still watching, still waiting for the comedy to begin. The 3rd epi was better than the first two, though.
post #50 of 147
I was watching Green Wing the other day, it's a really great show and I'm sad it only lasted two seasons. It's like Scrubs without the fail. Anyway, I found out this show has some of those peeps in it. I decided to give it a try even though it has Matt LeBlanc in it. I'm still not sure how I feel about the show.
post #51 of 147
I watched 5-10 minutes this week and then stopped, deleted, and killed season pass. Not worth the time for me.

larry
post #52 of 147
Great show! I wasn't sure if it was going to be too campy for my tastes, but the writing has kept it focused. I'll keep watching.
post #53 of 147
So many negative comments on a show I absolutely love.
post #54 of 147
I really liked the third episode. A couple of really big laugh out loud moments for me. The line about my eyes are up here had me busting a gut. Matt Le Blonc is a smart choice for the show. My only problem with the show is that in the age of Entourage the execs seem very more like characters than real people.
post #55 of 147
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My only problem with the show is that in the age of Entourage the execs seem very more like characters than real people.

I have the same problem. I feel like they took the caricaturization a little too far. I understand that its intentional, but it just goes a little too far for my tastes. I did like the last episode though, and I'll keep watching for now.
post #56 of 147
Thread Starter 
I knew Matt was going to mess up the sneaking towards the car. He was too drunk to play it off cool.
post #57 of 147
I ****ing hated Friends and I still ****ing hate LeBlanc, this show isn't going to last long...

Sorry Green Wing blokes.
post #58 of 147
I am now done with this show. Just not funny.
post #59 of 147
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I am now done with this show. Just not funny.

I figure there's only two or at most three more episodes, and then it will finally be over.

And yet... for some reason I keep watching.

This episode they surprised me with an appearance of Rachel Shelley (from "L-Word"), who did a very good American accent (she's actually British) as Kendra, Joey's "friend".

Anyway, there just is very little that's truly funny in this show. Very disappointing.

(but very much looking forward to the return of "Justified" on FXHD next week)
post #60 of 147
I have remained hopeful for a while, but I am starting to feel like it isn't going to improve from where it is now. It has leveled off too soon for me, though I will likely follow it a bit or even until the end just to see how it plays out.
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