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post #1 of 1091
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Saw the premiere last night. Looks very promising. Mary Louise Parker definitely redefines "desperate housewife" as a dealer in the 'burbs.
-BruinToo
post #2 of 1091
I caught it last night and agree that it looks good. Parker was excellent I thought. Too bad she doesn't live in my neighborhood.
post #3 of 1091
I watched it last night. Started a little slow but I think its got some potential. The youngest son is hysterical. so far so good.
post #4 of 1091
I recorded this with a season pass but is it 2 episodes or 1? I saw a 30 minute followed by a 35 minute episode in the guide. Should I record both when they get re-aired?
post #5 of 1091
I thought Mary Louise Parker was excellent -- as she almost always is.

The show, on the other hand, IMO, was another example of Hollywood telling us how much it dislikes the way tens of millions of Americans (more or less happily) live.

(Oh those suburbs -- how awfully tacky!)

There is a reason Showtime's ratings have never come close to HBO. And despite a rather fallow couple of years, HBO still leads by a very strong margin.
post #6 of 1091
They repeated the episode.

Warning to TiVo'ers: The episode ran over the :30 min time hack by a couple of minutes on Sunday and the first Monday showings. So you might want to pad a couple of minutes to be safe.
post #7 of 1091
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Originally Posted by fredfa View Post

The show, on the other hand, IMO, was another example of Hollywood telling us how much it dislikes the way tens of millions of Americans (more or less happily) live.

(Oh those suburbs -- how awfully tacky!)

There is a reason Showtime's ratings have never come close to HBO. And despite a rather fallow couple of years, HBO still leads by a very strong margin.

Your usual sharp sense of popular culture has let you down with that first remark, fredfa. As someone who has lived in suburbs most of his life, I can testify that underneath the bucolic "Beaver-eske" surface of these well-maintained neighborhoods lurks all manner of domestic pathologies. Hollywood doesn't "dislike" the suburbs (most of the studio execs live in them); it simply sees the opportunity to tell interesting stories. Do you feel the same way about the large number of sitcoms that all seem to take place in urbanized New York or LA?

And, for the record, Weeds is more "realistic" (and much funnier, based on the first episode) than Desperate Housewives (nominated for an emmy in comedy?!), that's for sure. Showtime has a winner here.
post #8 of 1091
Is this show in HD?
post #9 of 1091
archiguy:

actually I do feel the same way about all the sitcoms based in NY or LA.

And as to the rest, that is why they give us so many channels: so we can have different favorites.
post #10 of 1091
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Is this show in HD?

Yes.
post #11 of 1091
I thought it was... ok. Granted I missed the last two minutes so I have no idea what the heck happened in them. I thought it was going to be a lot funnier, but it really was rather dark. The youngest son was funny, the girlfriend was funny. Mary Louise Parker looked like she got some enhancements done. She certainly never looked that stacked on West Wing!
post #12 of 1091
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There is a reason Showtime's ratings have never come close to HBO. And despite a rather fallow couple of years, HBO still leads by a very strong margin.

Up until HBO's offerings this past year, I would have agreed with you.

And no one asked or will care, but Mary Louise Parker lived in my co-ed dorm and used to cut my hair in college hehe.
post #13 of 1091
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... Mary Louise Parker lived in my co-ed dorm and used to cut my hair in college hehe.

If you could say she cuts your hair now, I would be really impressed.
post #14 of 1091
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Mary Louise Parker looked like she got some enhancements done. She certainly never looked that stacked on West Wing!

When we she won an Emmy she thanked her baby for her improved cleavage. Maybe she also kept some weight on. The same way Kate Beckinsale looked skinny and flat in "Underworld" while looking great and curvy in "Van Helsing" and "The Aviator".

I have "Weeds" recorded and ready to watch; will try and catch it tonight.

Hopefully MLP won't be talking out of the corner of her mouth like she did in "West Wing".
post #15 of 1091
Ahhh, thanks! She definately gained some assets
post #16 of 1091
I don't get the show but hopefully it will humanize the use of soft drugs enough that we can end one of our favorite endless wars.

Enjoy.
post #17 of 1091
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I don't get the show but hopefully it will humanize the use of soft drugs enough that we can end one of our favorite endless wars.

Enjoy.

In Santa Rosa, CA, the legal pot club is right across the street from City Hall...
post #18 of 1091
In Santa Rosa, CA, keenan, I am surprised it is not IN City Hall
post #19 of 1091
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Originally Posted by madpoet View Post

I thought it was... ok. Granted I missed the last two minutes so I have no idea what the heck happened in them. I thought it was going to be a lot funnier, but it really was rather dark.

The last two minutes were very funny.

Just watched this show. For the first 15 minutes, I wasn't sure if I was going to like this show and want to see it again. I almost thought about turning it off. But I persevered. And I'm glad I did. It just got funnier and cleverer scene after scene. And the last few minutes had me laughing at loud. I find this show and "Dead Like Me" very similar in the humor how good that humor made me feel.

I think this show will be a winner amongst those who enjoy this type of somewhat dark, but minimally so, humor. Really looking forward to the next episode.
post #20 of 1091
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In Santa Rosa, CA, keenan, I am surprised it is not IN City Hall

I think in Willits, the gateway to the Emerald Triangle, it's even closer to the PD..
post #21 of 1091
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The last two minutes were very funny.

Just watched this show. For the first 15 minutes, I wasn't sure if I was going to like this show and want to see it again. I almost thought about turning it off. But I persevered. And I'm glad I did. It just got funnier and cleverer scene after scene. And the last few minutes had me laughing at loud. I find this show and "Dead Like Me" very similar in the humor how good that humor made me feel.

I think this show will be a winner amongst those who enjoy this type of somewhat dark, but minimally so, humor. Really looking forward to the next episode.

I had the same reaction, saw it tonight, and felt "this show isn't going to make it", but it finished up great. Mary-Louise Parker is perfect in this role.
post #22 of 1091
Finally got to watch the debut episode, and was naturally annoyed that it ran 2 minutes longer than the Guide showed so that it got cut off on my 6412. I've re-scheduled it again for tonight, to run an extra 5 minutes just in case. Added an extra 5 minutes on my series schedule as well.

Anyway, I was very pleased to see that it was in glorious HD (contrary to what TitanTV showed). I already suspected that, since nobody on this thread had complained or mentioned SD.

Finally, I really enjoyed the show. I thought its humor and writing was subtle and clever and intelligent, and I've always been a fan of both Mary Louise-Parker and Elizabeth Perkins so this is a real treat. Kevin Nealon adds to the appeal.

I hope it catches on and lasts. I liked it.
post #23 of 1091
Great episode this week (8/22). The constipated Elizabeth Perkins was hilarious.
post #24 of 1091
I agree, it was, Perkins is very good in this show...
post #25 of 1091
last nights episode was 10x better than last weeks
post #26 of 1091
This is the best show on TV right now. A real treat.
post #27 of 1091
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Originally Posted by Jerry G View Post

The last two minutes were very funny.

Just watched this show. For the first 15 minutes, I wasn't sure if I was going to like this show and want to see it again. I almost thought about turning it off. But I persevered. And I'm glad I did. It just got funnier and cleverer scene after scene. And the last few minutes had me laughing at loud. I find this show and "Dead Like Me" very similar in the humor how good that humor made me feel.

I think this show will be a winner amongst those who enjoy this type of somewhat dark, but minimally so, humor. Really looking forward to the next episode.


what ever happened to "Dead Like Me" ?

DSperber, that same thing happened on my 8000HD, it seems to be the broadcast thats messed up.
post #28 of 1091
ohmigod, I just realized Elizabeth Perkins played the woman who seduced boy-man Tom Hanks in Big. Two more opposite characters you could not find. I guess that's why they call it acting! (well, the 20yrs time span probably helps too.)
post #29 of 1091
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what ever happened to "Dead Like Me" ?

Canned by Showtime. After Bryan Fuller (the Showrunner) left to do the much superior (and far too quickly cancelled) Wonderfalls, DLM started to go downhill. By the time it was axed, it was basically a shell of the very clever show we saw during the first season. Even the principal actors, especially Mandy Patinkin, were just mailing it in by the end. Some might call it "cancellation"; I'd call it "euthanasia".
post #30 of 1091
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Canned by Showtime. After Bryan Fuller (the Showrunner) left to do the much superior (and far too quickly cancelled) Wonderfalls, DLM started to go downhill. By the time it was axed, it was basically a shell of the very clever show we saw during the first season. Even the principal actors, especially Mandy Patinkin, were just mailing it in by the end. Some might call it "cancellation"; I'd call it "euthanasia".

I beg to differ. The first season of DLM I sort of liked. The second season I loved.
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