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Episodes - Season 2 thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Anubys, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

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    Joey also didn't remember her from any show!
     
  2. jilter

    jilter Happy to be here.

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    Wow, Is this thread difficult to find. What wicked humor on the part of this show's creators, titling it "Episodes."

    Caught the season finale last night - laughed out loud all the way through. Very well done. I will sorely miss it.
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

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    This and "H+" are two shows named by people not entirely in tune with the Internet/Google Era...
     
  4. Anubys

    Anubys KMT Soccer Playa

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    I know I will be mocked, but what is H+?
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I loved this show! I can't even believe that, somehow, I managed to NOT watch season one.
     
  7. astrohip

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    This is one of the best written shows on TV. And of course it helps that many of the lines are for the Brit couple, as anything said in an English accent instantly becomes twice as witty.

    Loved the bit where the guy they fired who is now a HWood big-shot, is doing a show about two Brits who come to America to do a show that fails...you know where this is going.:D

    The one thing that wasn't as funny this season was Daisy Haggard's character (Myra). Last year her expressions were a meme on their own. This year just a farcical shadow of the meme.

    I hope we get another season of this.
     
  8. Anubys

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  9. Rob Helmerichs

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    That fruit hangs too low even for me.

    Yes, EVEN FOR ME!
     
  10. sharkster

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    Love the Brit couple - even though they are both kinda creepy and look like brother and sister. For some reason I am STILL drawn to them!
     
  11. dwells

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    I thought the finale was perfect- haven't laughed out loud so hard in a long, long time.

    This entire season was one of the best of any comedy in a long time. We loved every minute of it.

    Really hoping we get at least one more season- if it does come back it is going to be very interesting to see where they go with the story, since they have pretty much blown the whole show up (plot-wise).
     
  12. MegaHertz67

    MegaHertz67 Registered Smart Ass

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    Matt LeBlanc was on a talk show recently and said most of the series has been shot in England because it was cheaper. Obviously the two writers of the show are British, and there was a Brit friend or two that we saw, but it seemed like a pretty American cast.

    Well, looking at IMDB I was surprised and impressed by the number of Brits in American accents are in the show. And it's amazing how a few exterior shots can make you believe the show is in LA.

    But I have to remember that CSI: Miami would film exteriors and helicopter shots for two weeks in Miami every year while the rest was shot in LA. How come it's cheaper to shoot Episodes in London and pretend it's LA, but it's not cheaper to Shoot in Miami instead of LA? More creative Hollywood accounting?
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

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    Miami is in the US, so it doesn't have the foreign advantages that England has (it's still subject to the same American union rules, labor laws, etc.). And LA is the center of the (film) universe, so it has a far more massive infrastructure in place. You have access to the best of anything you need at your fingertips, without having to import anything from, well, LA.
     
  14. MegaHertz67

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    Rob...I live in Miami, and I understand the need to remind us once in a while that we are still in the USA. (My father's joke for years is the best part of living in Miami is it's so close to the United States.)

    That being said, Florida is a "right to work" state when it comes to union rules and regs. There are union workers, but there are more non-union labor on film shoots here. Burn Notice has shot here for six or seven seasons. The Glades shot both of their seasons on location here. But CSI:M would do 2-3 weeks worth of location work and establishing shots for the entire season. And it was embarrassing for them and a source of frustration for me when they tried to play off Santa Monica beach, with mountains in the distance, for Miami beach.

    But back to Episodes, I always assumed that London was a more expensive city in which to live and work than LA. Not that LA is cheap, but at least it looks like LA all the time. :)
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

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    A television set is a television set, though, and when you're filming a show that's set on a television set, it doesn't really matter where the television set you're filming your show on is located, just where it's set.

    Um...
     
  16. bobino

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    Say that five time fast.
     
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  18. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I don't know. I think on a show like this where Los Angeles is almost a character in itself, it would be nice if they could shoot it there.

    Is this show produced by a UK company or Showtime? I assume it's a UK company because it aired in the UK a couple of months before it aired on Showtime.
     

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