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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by ThePennyDropped, Aug 8, 2012.
I liked it. Had several moments that caused me to lol. SP set for me.
It was okay. I'll give it another couple episodes.
Got huge ratings (6.4 in adults 18-49). Hopefully that translates into the season.
Folks probably thought it was part of the Olympics.
I'm sure the number will be adjusted down later today, since the Olympics went 6 minutes into that half hour. The adjustment will probably be significant. But even if 10-12 million people watched rather than the 18.5 the overnight ratings were indicating, that's still better than any comedy NBC has aired in several years.
I was only half watching at first because I thought it was just a preview. I didn't know it was going to be the whole episode. I thought it was pretty funny.
The ratings were adjusted down, as expected. The revised numbers were a 5.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 16.1 million viewers, so it still had better ratings than any NBC comedy in years.
Umm, "The Bob Newhart Show"?
"Dear John"? (Judd Hirsch long ago.)
"Help Me Help You"? (A Ted Danson show from longer ago than I thought.. and wow, it also had Suzy Nakamura on it.. Strangely, she seemed very familiar, and I checked, I even had a wishlist for her, but not auto-recording..)
I thought it was pretty good, not great. I *very* much liked it that it was the wife's fault for texting & dying. I would have expected it to be another driver texting and running into her.
Though there's no way they could have gotten into those costumes and out into the street fast enough.
I sure thought the ads were saying "another new episode September 11'
The episode is available on free Hulu
Dear John fits more, but Help Me Help You didn't make a full season and the Bob Newhart show was more about his home life and the people he worked with in the office building than it was the patients he saw.
I still think it's a restrictive premise, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to make a decent show out of it.
The show is about his struggle to come to grips with his wife's death. I don't see any reason why the support group has to remain the focus of the show forever. It doesn't have to be about his wife's death either. That's just the starting point. If it catches on it can just become about his life, similar to how How I Met Your Mother is barely about the mother anymore.
But they've established the majority of cast as the people in the support group. So either he continues going to the group, even after he's "cured," or they have to figure out reasons for the group members to get together outside of their normal weekly sessions.
It's basically like Community, in that it puts an otherwise confident, competent, middle-aged professional into a group of strangers for what should be a finite period of time. Somehow they've managed to keep Jeff Winger in community college for three full years and going into his fourth, so I'm sure they'll be able to figure out a way to keep Ryan King in the support group for as long as is necessary.
I tivoed it and will watch this weekend.
I think the premise is great: he realizes he needs help, but also finds he is a better therapist than the group leader. He's finding his humanity by helping others.
I really enjoyed it.
People go to group for years and years.
Bring people in and out of the group and you get new stories.
I remember people hanging around a bar. How could they get stories out of that? Cheers to you!
I watched it (on hulu) and enjoyed it. I LOLd at
"how strong are you?!"
Glad to hear it was on Hulu. I checked it out and will be watching it. It was already going to be on my list probably anyway.