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Anyone watching The Wil Wheaton Project?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by tibruk, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Supfreak26

    Supfreak26 Go Cowboys!

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    I really like wil Wheaton but I watched the first two episodes and didn't think they were funny at all. SP sadly deleted.
     
  2. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I tried to watch it and bailed. I like Wil, but I'm not part of their target audience.
     
  3. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    I'm just glad he's continuing to do Tabletop. I wonder if "Second Watch" (the Falling Skies aftershow) will continue this season, and if he will host.
     
  4. sieglinde

    sieglinde New Member

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    I have enjoyed both episodes even though I am in my 60's. Loved the segment on movie knockoffs which actually is a problem for Redbox users who rent movies that are not what they thought they were.
     
  5. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    I like Wheaten's writing, but on shows like this (and the Orphan Black special) he seems too "game show". The smile is a bit too wide, the laughs are a bit too loud. Almost like a parody.
     
  6. Supfreak26

    Supfreak26 Go Cowboys!

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    Love tabletop! Need to get back to watching those.
     
  7. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    I enjoy The Soup, and I don't watch ANY of the shows they joke about. I think I'll check out TWWP.
     
  8. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    And that's the whole point of The Soup, they make fun of them so we don't have to watch them. :)
     
  9. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    Now that I've seen the first 2 eps, I might check out more, but it is definitely NOT "must see" TV. Wheaton is a little TOO overenthusiastic in emoting.
     
  10. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

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    Same here. I will give it another chance (I try to do at least 3 episodes for any new show I start watching), but if it is still meh, and with the guide annoyances, it is not looking good for this SP.
     
  11. pkscout

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    I'm not using a TiVo anymore, but I had noticed that the first couple of episodes had no title. I saw today that the Tuesday episode does have a title (I get my data from Schedules Direct), so hopefully the recording issue will be resolved. The issue of whether the show's content is a good match for you is still another issue...
     
  12. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    I don't even like Wil Wheaton on the commercials for this show.
     
  13. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i'm out for now - i semi-enjoyed the first ep, the second seemed much more snarky than funny. i'll give the show a chance to settle and try it again later.
     
  14. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Not resolved - at least not yet.
    Because of the new ep titles, I set up a season pass for new eps only and it still wanted to record everything. Have to stick with the tuppered ARWL.
     
  15. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    I really enjoyed the first episode. The second one was kinda so-so. I watched them back-to-back, and a few of the jokes in the second episode seemed like stale rehashes of the first. Too much John Malchovich and Salem.

    The Game of Thrones joke in the second ep wasn't funny. It took too long to get to the punchline. Spoilerizing for anyone who hasn't watched GoT yet (is that anyone?).

    Just putting up the GoT title, and then showing Gallagher smashing watermelons would have been funnier than wading through the Mountain/Oberyn head crush scene and then showing Gallagher smashing watermelons. Viewers of Wheaton's show are sophisticated enough to make the connection.

    Personally if I was the writers, I would have probably gone with a Princess Bride Inigo Montoya joke instead for the segment.
     
  16. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Yes, but GoT is current. <shrug>
     
  17. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    I watched the second episode and then the first on VoD.

    It's entertaining enough that I'll keep the SP but won't mind if the ep gets deleted for space.

    I think the featured segments like "How will he buy it?" will get better. Felicia Day iz teh hawt in that short red hair.

    BTW, there was no dupe problem on UVerse.
     
  18. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    The problem is that only the first showing has full episode data. All of the others have "generic" data so that they get picked up by an FRO SP because it doesn't know if they are "new" or not.
     
  19. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Who cares? And what would the U-verse DVR (obviously not a TiVo) have done if there were a conflict with the first showing?
     

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