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America's Got Talent Season 7 Discussion (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by KungFuCow, May 15, 2012.

  1. May 16, 2012 #41 of 557
    GoHalos

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    Agreed. His slow-motion floating portion of the act was amazing. I love to see that kind of stuff. The contortionist stuff, not so much.

    As for the show overall, I really liked Howard as a judge, and I'm not the world's biggest fan (I don't dislike him either). I think I listened to him for a few months while in high school, but that's it. To me he didn't come off as overly harsh at all. In fact, I really enjoyed his seemingly genuine laughing and amazement at some of the acts.
     
  2. May 16, 2012 #42 of 557
    Donbadabon

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    I like the impressionist.

    Not only did he nail the voices, it was very cool how he transformed his face.

    A lot of acts use props to enhance the illusion, he just used his own face. I liked it.
     
  3. May 16, 2012 #43 of 557
    bruinfan

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    i know that's been a thing with you, how howard's show is all agt all the time... personally i don't care as long as it's interesting. i'm sure it was similar when he was doing private parts. i don't know.. didn't listen then.

    he's always said he's going to talk about what's going on in HIS life. and AGT is obviously the main thing in his life.

    this is typical thinking of people that don't understand howard stern.

    he is a professional broadcaster. he understands the rules. he has never been censored on his many tv appearances. his FCC fines from the radio can be argued as part witch hunt, part undefined rules. he has a reputation for being a crude womanizer... and that is only partially deserved; in reality he is a sensible man who now understands his psychological shortcomings, raised 3 daughters that you never hear anything negative (or anything period) about... him succeeding on AGT is a nobrainer.. .he's an entertainer and has a knack for what makes good entertainment. he's not behaving himself to prove anyone wrong. he's just being himself, and thus people will be won over.
    true... but the dance groups they've shown so far have been vegas worthy... each one unique in its own way. who knows how many were rejected cuz they were boring?
     
  4. May 16, 2012 #44 of 557
    KungFuCow

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    The dancer was awesome.. the dance crews, not so much.

    I enjoyed last night's show. I dont think we've seen the season winner yet. I think we still have a couple more shows of auditions to see at least.
     
  5. May 16, 2012 #45 of 557
    getreal

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    The acts they vote through to Vegas initially as feel-good gestures, eventually will have to face the harsh reality that they are nowhere near good enough to become a $1m act. So tears of happiness today will be replaced soon enough with tears of rejection as the creme de la creme eventually rises to the top.
     
  6. May 16, 2012 #46 of 557
    pmyers

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    That guy was awesome. I agree with Howard that his material is lacking though. He really should pay a real comedian to write him some better material.
     
  7. May 16, 2012 #47 of 557
    Fleegle

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    I will admit that I was dead set about Stern being a judge and said I wouldn't watch this season. I decided to give it a chance, and thought he did a good job. he's definitely taken on the Piers Morgan role of calling out what he doesn't like and being brutal, but I don't see the nastiness I expected. The only time I saw a sign of it was when he said the stripper/magician had a small package.

    One thing I noticed, more in the first episode than the second, is that the audience members he is drawing are more annoying than I've noticed before. It could be editing, but I don't remember seeing shots of overly annoying audience members. The ones that stick out in my and are the 2 teenage buys in the balcony, but I don't remember what they were saying. in that regard, I didn't think Stern pushed past Howie's mom, he kind of pushed her along to get her to exit quickly. As someone who is claustrophobic, I can tell you that panic can set in quickly when you feel like you're about to get stuck in an elevator.

    On a different note regarding the audience, they seem to either be using parabolic mics to catch what some audience members are saying, or they're looping them. I definitely don't remember hearing audience comments before.

    I agree, the contortionist/dancer at the end of last night's episode was amazing. I also described it as him floating across the stage. I kinds think he feet never touched the floor for a full 60 seconds ;)
     
  8. May 16, 2012 #48 of 557
    Fleegle

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    I don't know if Howard was spot-on about getting more "edgy" material, but he needs a cohesive routine. The "Here's guests at a party" is SUCH a cliche. He needs something where his celebrities interact with each other more.
     
  9. May 16, 2012 #49 of 557
    pmyers

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    I too noticed that they are mic'ing the audiance which they haven't done before. Not sure that I care for it.
     
  10. May 16, 2012 #50 of 557
    GoHalos

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    I believe they said something like, "Do something Crazy. Do something crazy." when the snake/scorpion guy came out (who then proceeded to put the very large scorpion in his mouth :D ).
     
  11. May 16, 2012 #51 of 557
    inaka

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    I've only watched an occasional show or two during the entire run of AGT. Never really was my kind of show. I did check it out this season for Howard, and the editing and mic'ing of the crowd definitely has a european feel to it. I know that's hard to explain, but to me it's similar to the way the US version of Candid Camera or Punk'd is waaaaay different than the european version of hidden camera show clips I see online.

    I know the show was originally a British show brought to America, but the way they produce it is totally cheesy to me. The quick edits, slow motion, forced energy, tons of background music, and mic'ing of the crowd screams cheesy euro editing/production to me.
     
  12. May 16, 2012 #52 of 557
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    *ahem*... Boston Terrier. :D Fantastic pets. We lost Annie (on the right) a few weeks ago. :(

    [​IMG]
     
  13. May 16, 2012 #53 of 557
    getreal

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    Sorry for your loss.

    I'm just glad that there are no streaming live tweets. I don't mind the audience mics.
     
  14. May 16, 2012 #54 of 557
    gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    I love Howard. Been listening to him for over 20 years. That being said, this is not the Howard I know and love. I watched the first two episodes (4 hours!) and not sure if I'll last the entire season.
     
  15. May 16, 2012 #55 of 557
    inaka

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    Exactly.

    When that grandma with the walker came on stage, Howard totally wussed out. The howard that I know from the radio show would have been an honest judge and said, "Look you old bag, there's no way you're going to win this thing, and you don't really have a 'talent' so that's a big NO from me. Now get off the stage!"
     
  16. May 16, 2012 #56 of 557
    WhiskeyTango

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    For the Howard doubters, he mentioned on his show, if I'm not mistaken, that the performances as well as his own performance improved as things progressed and as he became more comfortable in his role as a judge.
     
  17. May 17, 2012 #57 of 557
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    Never watched Agt before this year. Watched to check out Howard, really have enjoyed it so far even as I have stopped watching almost all competition reality shows in the last couple years.
     
  18. May 17, 2012 #58 of 557
    gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    Zagglee! (Grillo voice :D)

    I know he's mellowed throughout the years. He's made up with his "enemies" (Rosie, Roseanne, Ellen). Maybe Jay Leno in the future (that would be surprising, never with Imus). But watching him give some acts a standing-o is just embarrassing, to me at least. But I know he's doing it 'cause he's ready for middle America to accept him. For that I can't blame him. But I'm not ready for this Howard.
     
  19. May 17, 2012 #59 of 557
    pmyers

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    I agree that his facial expressions were great and I could "see" the person.
     
  20. May 17, 2012 #60 of 557
    pmyers

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    Being a current and long time fan, I don't agree with your assesment. Howard loves outragous and unpredicible people. He may think she has no shot at winning but that doesn't mean he wouldn't want to see what she does next.
     

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