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"Growing Up Fisher" Season One thread **spoilers**

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Are you saying the reruns have generic guide data? If so, that's how the Tivo has always worked -- record them IN CASE they are new. That's the only safe thing to do, even though in the real world, the vast majority of time those are reruns. (another example I'm hitting lately is Cops.. since Spike or whichever station it's on now doesn't give guide data to all of the reruns.)

    You can use hacky autorecording wishlists if you reallyreally want to try to outsmart it.
     
  2. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

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    NBC showed the pilots again when it was supposed to be the second episodes according to the guide data so now that the guide data has the real second shows, they are being skipped as already been recorded.
     
  3. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    water is wet
     
  4. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

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    You are implying I said something already known but your post did not indicate the why at all.
     
  5. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    I don't get why they had to specifically say that the father had been blind since the age of 12, then have him demonstrate how to do a perfect parallel parking technique from the driver's seat.

    And the ridiculously overused TV trope about the vehicle that doesn't see two people on a bicycle, and fails to slow down or honk or swerve to avoid hitting cyclists or pedestrians.

    Other than that, I really liked this show and look forward to more. :cool:
     
  6. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    The why of what?
     
  7. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Ok, second episode aired Tuesday March 4. I still like this, it has a nice vibe to it. With one concern...

    I love the dad, he's playing a great role. The son is good, the daughter is ok. But Jenna Elfman's character (the mom) really needs some work. I have zero desire to watch a show with a mom/adult trying to relive her youth, especially as awkwardly as they have her written. It's not funny, it's painful to watch.

    At the end of this episode, she realized what was happening, and suddenly became an adult again. If she stays that way, this show could be very funny. If each episode is a battle between her inner child and her external adult, it won't last on my SP list.

    Grade: still mixed for now.
     
  8. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    I like this show more every week! I just watched the current episode (is it E03?) with the dates and the carnival. I laughed a lot.

    Simmons plays the blind guy with great ease and humor.

    JK Simmons has become one of my favorite tv actors. To go from really REALLY horrible bad guy (OZ) to how well he does comedy (much like Robin Williams and John Lithgow) is something I really love.
     
  9. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    I'm also really enjoying Simmons in this role.

    He's the reason I'm coming back for now.
     
  10. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I'm still watching, but I'm not as enthralled as I was. Still love the dad, but two areas bug me.

    One is the boy. They're spending too much time on his romances. The kid is 11; what 11 yr old spends all day wooing an older girl? It's depressing watching him try his hand at romance when he should be doing 11 year old boy stuff. I'm not sure how old the girl is, but she's clearly older. The maturity gap between boys and girls is already huge at that age. And since he is even younger than she is, the gap is Grand Canyonish.

    And Jenna Elfman's character is killing it for me (in a bad way). I don't need her to relive her lost youth. It makes no sense that she wants to be a teen again. And her basic immaturity makes it hard to watch. This week, with the secretary and Jenna taking over, was just stupid.

    This show has potential, and I hope the writers discover it sooner rather than later.
     
  11. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I probably like it better than you, but yeah, the kid is 11. At 11 all I cared about is baseball :)
     
  12. TonyD79

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    Jenna Elfman is often a killer for me period. However, I did like the secretary.
     
  13. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    This is my new favorite sitcom of the year!
     

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