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Old September 25 2012, 03:14 AM   #16
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Re: New NBC Comedies

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I liked The New Normal pilot quite a bit, the episodes that aired after it not nearly as much. Everything is so rushed and frantic that it's hard to get a grasp of the characters and the jokes are really hit and miss.
I am feeling the same way about the show - everything moves so fast! You have to DVR this show, otherwise you will be missing the rapid fire jokes. I haven't given up on the show yet, but I don't necessarily like this style.
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Old September 25 2012, 03:16 AM   #17
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I watched two episodes of Go On. I liked it better when it was called 'Dear John' starring Judd Hirsch
Glad to know I'm not the only one who thought that
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Old September 25 2012, 06:01 PM   #18
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I thought 'new normal' was okay, not as big a ripoff of 'modern family' as I thought it'd be but the grandma is too over-the-top to believe as a character. As for 'Go on', I'd rather watch 'dear john' reruns and maybe its me, but I cant take any more of Matthew Perry and his shit-eating grin.

All of these shows however, look like 'The Wire' when compared to 'Guys with Kids'. Laugh tracks are even more annoying when nothing funny is happening.
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Old October 3 2012, 09:01 PM   #19
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Matthew Perry needs to get into a show on cable. He's shown he can do good work with guys like Sorkin (even if Studio 60 wasn't that great, Perry was good in it and in his guest shots on the West Wing). The network sitcoms they keep throwing at him are not doing his career any favors.
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Old October 3 2012, 09:17 PM   #20
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Goon had a game changer this week.

Shades of Providence, the dead wife came back from the dead, because she was dead, to nag him. But she was wearing nothing but a man's business shirt.

Hot.

Is she a ghost, or is Chandler going crazy?
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Old October 3 2012, 09:21 PM   #21
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I liked the pilot of "Go On," but the next few episodes have just been very flat and not that funny. I decided I'm not going to watch it any more. I really like Mathew Perry but he just doesn't seem to be able to find a good show.
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Old October 3 2012, 10:55 PM   #22
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There was a great line when the angry lesbian was given a test drive in Matthew Perry's new porche, and she says "I know that you're my bitch, you know that you're my bitch, and in thirty seconds, your car is going to know that you're my bitch."
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Old October 5 2012, 03:16 PM   #23
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I'm liking Go On. The New Normal is a little too whiny for my tastes. Animal Practice....well... like I'm going to bother with that.
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Old April 11 2013, 08:17 AM   #24
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Badda bing badda bang, the season is done.

The New Normal I came to love. There's this bit in the middle where the little girl during an impassioned speech says "When people eventually find out that my glasses have clear lenses which are just for show, they think that I'm a little weird but I don't mind that" I had to admire how darling her character was... And the boring dad... HE'S THE LEAD GUY FROM THE HANG OVER!!! I mean he is so absolutely boring that this fellah makes no impression on me what soever, but... He's obviously not the top billed partin the hangover, but he's playing Dean Martin come Steve Guttenberg in the hero role, that his part should be the romantic hero if the Hang over wasn't ensemble torture porn.

8 out of ten.

Goon (Yes I'm spelling it right). It's mostly harmless. Enjoy the reruns, nothing special but nothing that will insult or belittle your intellect... Mostly. Shuffling piper Perabo into the mix for 1/4 of a season as a doomed love interest was an excellent incentive for those that kept up with the show as well as Courtney Cox driving through near the end.

Oh, and a shout out to Matthew who is playing one of the cunning bad guys on The Good Wife periodically in a reoccurring role where I don't think I've seen his shit eating grin once.

6 out of 10

Animal Practice. Gods. Painful. The last 5 episodes were shelfed and I had to see them in Australia, whch were even worse than the ones which aired. It was just so one dimensional and telegraphed and transparent and predictable and... Tyler LaBane is going to do a half hour Reaper Reunion episode as that show goes into syndication on fear.net. After Weeds, anything must have seemed like a fork in the cheek to Justin, but he must have known that he wasn't overreacting to the dire horror to each script and they each literally were anther consecutive fork in the same face. The monkey was not cool. I am not that easily manipulated. Fuck you America's funniest videos for lowering the national IQ, allowing TV executives to think that they can feed us shit and call it custard. Two and a Half Men might have something to do with that trend to. Even good jokes about farts are still jokes about farts.

2 out of ten.
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Old April 11 2013, 01:07 PM   #25
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I tried The New Normal and couldn't get through the full pilot. [b]Go On[/i], on the other hand, I came to love. One of the few shows that I actually laugh out loud at. Sad that tonight is the season finale.
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Old April 11 2013, 02:05 PM   #26
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Can't say that I enjoyed ANY of the listed shows. Kinda liked 1600 Penn, though...
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Old April 11 2013, 02:13 PM   #27
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The 13 episode preamble to such a magnificent punchline in 1600 was fricking amazing.
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Old April 11 2013, 06:21 PM   #28
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I bailed out on every new show this year in favor of watching older shows on Netflix.
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Old April 11 2013, 08:13 PM   #29
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I was just thinking of reviving this thread the other day.

I also really liked 1600 Penn, great ending!

I have kept up with both The New Normal and Go On, and while I don't love either show, I will continue with them. Half hour shows on the DVR are nice, since I can have them on in the background when I cook dinner and the like.

On The New Normal, I think it's a little strange how quickly and how much the grandma has "acclimated" to a liberal mindset. I guess there's a point there that they're trying to make, but it kind of negates the whole purpose of that character now. I also can't stand the little girl still, I don't think she is a good actress.
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