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Mike and Molly

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cannonz, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Nov 5, 2013 #21 of 146
    cannonz

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    I still haven't seen the tornado episode, but didn't she say she lost the baby in this one?
     
  2. Nov 5, 2013 #22 of 146
    phox_mulder

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    I read somewhere that they got a new showrunner.

    CBS didn't have a lot of confidence, as they originally had it as a mid season replacement, only had to bump it up to fill the hole left by cancelled We are Men.


    phox
     
  3. Nov 6, 2013 #23 of 146
    MLR930

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    I was so annoyed by that! I was so happy for them when I saw that episode.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2013 #24 of 146
    sushikitten

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    It was a torrent so I'm not sure where it originated.

    This. :(
     
  5. Nov 6, 2013 #25 of 146
    GDG76

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    I know for a fact that it aired, OTA, cause we thought the same thing.

    I don't like the new direction.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2013 #26 of 146
    gweempose

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    Yep. I read an article the other day that talked about how they decided to take advantage of Melissa McCarthy's popularity and make the show more focused on Molly. The reason the season opener seemed so strange is because they completely revamped her character. It's a shame. I can't recall one time where the network messed with a show and actually made it better.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2013 #27 of 146
    Ereth

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    The placard at the end of the show specified that they were revamping it and they hoped you liked the new direction.

    Put me in the camp of "not so far". I really dislike the sudden change in Molly and throwing away the school. Sure, it'll likely give Melissa McCarthy more to do, but the show seems to already be suffering for it.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2013 #28 of 146
    TonyD79

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    I'm treating it like a pilot. Adjustments need to take their hold just like a pilot does.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2013 #29 of 146
    mattack

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    (I don't watch the show, but am checking out this thread because they were so hyping the NEW Mike and Molly..)

    I actually thought maybe they had even renamed the show.. But I looked at the description of the first new episode, and again, as someone who doesn't actually watch the show, it seems like they're changing her job.. which for a sitcom can be a big thing, if the workplace is a major focus of the show.
     
  10. Nov 10, 2013 #30 of 146
    ClutchBrake

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    The new Molly is kind of a *****. Didn't like her or this episode at all. A shame since I've been with this show since the pilot. Oh well. One less show to follow.
     
  11. Nov 10, 2013 #31 of 146
    hummingbird_206

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    I've always thought Molly was kind of a *****, but entertaining. I'm not sure if I'm going to like the 'new' show, but I'm not ready to give up on it yet. I'm happy they didn't have a baby yet. I'm more interested in the adult relationship at this point. But there has to be some kind of 'issue' for the show to exploit, so guess TPTB decided it would be Molly's job crisis. Maybe they will give the weight issues a break while they concentrate on the job stuff.
     
  12. Nov 10, 2013 #32 of 146
    TonyD79

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    Wow. One show where a character goes through a life crisis and you bail?
     
  13. Nov 10, 2013 #33 of 146
    ClutchBrake

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    Yeah. I don't care for the dramedy genre.
     
  14. Nov 11, 2013 #34 of 146
    TonyD79

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    Dramedy? Mike and Molly is dramedy?
     
  15. Nov 11, 2013 #35 of 146
    ClutchBrake

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    The season premiere was.
     
  16. Nov 11, 2013 #36 of 146
    TonyD79

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    Again. One episode. And if that was dramedy, then every comedy on the air is.
     
  17. Nov 12, 2013 #37 of 146
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    It was like she was on something during the ride along. Totally out of character for Molly. This isn't "The Heat 2"
     
  18. Nov 12, 2013 #38 of 146
    late for dinner

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    well, two episodes and the second strike in on the books. One more to go before I say goodbye for good.

    I'm trying to be fair, looking at this as a new show and giving it a fresh start. There were a couple of funny moments but they were outnumbered by the many uncomfortable moments.

    One thing I've noticed is the violence, Molly punching the woman in the bar in the first EP, dreaming of killing her MIL after nearly coming to blows at her house in the second. Not funny at all.
     
  19. Nov 12, 2013 #39 of 146
    gweempose

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    True, but the network wants it to be. That's the problem.
     
  20. Nov 12, 2013 #40 of 146
    TonyD79

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    Totally disagree. Last night felt a lot like a "normal" episode of M&M. Your awareness of newness is heightened. This is NOT the first time Molly dreamt of her mother in law being dead.
     

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