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Dammit - I really wanted to like 'Married'...

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scooterboy, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    On FX, for those who hadn't heard of it.

    I've always found Judy Greer funny, but I hadn't noticed who was playing her husband in the previews I had seen. It's Nat Faxon:

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    He was also the reason I couldn't watch Ben and Kate. I normally don't care very much about how an actor looks, but I just can't watch this guy's teeth. Whenever he opens his mouth, all I can think of is a cluster of crystals in Superman's fortress of solitude:

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    Worse, the pilot episode pretty much focused on him, not her or their family. If that's the way it's going to be, I'm definitely out. :(
     
  2. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

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    Teeth or no teeth, this looks like a dog waiting to get cancelled. based on some reviews, it seems most think the same.
     
  3. spud

    spud I don't know

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    This disappointed me too. I was hoping for more Judy.
     
  4. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    It was just plain awful...I hadn't set an SP but just recorded the pilot and watched it this afternoon....painful.
     
  5. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I like the supporting characters, and love Judy Greer (although she is playing a very non-sympathetic person). But the show itself is so depressing (and kinda stupid). I know it's supposed to be "real life", but if I wanted real life I'd watch fat people sitting around eating Cheetos.

    I'll give it one more, but the next episode needs to be much better. And drop the stupid bit with the wax girl and the dog. When his daughter discovered the dog, my first thought was "he left the dog in his car!?!". And invent ATMs, so we can drop the stupid plot device of asking a friend to bring him money (exposition to follow...).

    Anyone try "You're The Worst"?
     
  6. mattack

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    I haven't watched it yet, but I don't know if it can be worse than that "the family takes over the father's law firm".. Even I, who will watch lots of junk, nuked the SP after 1 ep.

    Welcome to Sweden isn't very good, but I'm still watching.

    Nat Faxon is one of those actors who keeps getting roles to play the same guy over and over (possibly excepting this one, I haven't seen it yet as I said).. Similar to the guy who played the doofus in the "week before we're married" series, then the doofus in the "I took over my father's handyman business" series, and I think at least one more..

    But the weird thing about Nat Faxon is that he got an Oscar along with the Dean from Community, on "The Descendants"!!!!
     
  7. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    I tried. I couldn't hang. I deleted it before the episode was finished. Maybe it's 'too many shows' fatigue or something...or maybe this is just a really bad show. I just found that it hit that 'I cannot watch another second' spot like what happened to me with 'The Following' and 'Under the Dome'.

    I also watched 'You're The Worst', Astrohip. I'm not sure where this one is going to fall but I didn't delete the SP, so we'll see. It didn't hit that bad spot that 'Married' hit for me - yet.
     
  8. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    It was OK and I will give it more episodes to see if it gets better. I was hoping it was show created and written by Faxon and Rash. But alas it is not.
     
  9. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

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    I didn't find the trailers for either show enticing enough for me to record them. Sounds like I made the right decision.
     
  10. Bob Coxner

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    I guess I'm in the minority here but I liked it enough to give it a few more episodes.
     
  11. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos

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    I kinda liked it. Will definitely keep watching it.

    The show after it, You're the Worst, was a much better show in my opinion.
     
  12. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    Agreed. I have always liked Aya Cash as a comedic actress.
     
  13. cannonz

    cannonz Active Member

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    Looks like a pic from the big book of British smiles.
     
  14. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    I didn't watch it but Entertainment Weekly gave it an A rating. Go figure.
     
  15. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I watched both shows, and I thought Married was slightly better than You're the Worst, but both were pretty bad. Looks like both were going for raunchy instead of funny (and indeed You're the Worst had as close to full nudity as I've seen on basic cable not after midnight). I'll give Married one more but won't bother with You're the Worst most likely.
     
  16. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    Watched it with my wife last night. More depressing than funny. Not feeling it at all. I'll give it one more episode just because I'm hoping Judy Greer will be better.
     
  17. tlc

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    I assumed he called the buddy because the ATM withdrawal would be indiscreet.
     
  18. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos

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    I figured he asked for the $400, because he didn't have access to $400. Isn't the guy unemployeed or something? So, if he needed money, he'd have to get it from his wife. I guess that would be along the same lines as tlc was saying. Trying to be indiscreet and not let his wife know what he was up to.
     
  19. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    FWIW, a few reviewers have said that the second ep was much better than the first (and most hated the pilot).
     
  20. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

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    It was mentioned during the the FX panel at the TCA Summer Press Tour that major changes were made after the pilot and that they almost scrapped the pilot.
     

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