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The Mick - Series thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by markp99, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder

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    I remember someone calling her Mickey.
     
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I think this was it. Why "THE" Mick, I have no idea.

    I liked the pilot, didn't like E2 all that much, but I'll stick with it for a few more.
     
  3. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Not my kind of humor at all. I never understood it.
     
  4. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    Yeah, episode 2 wasn't great. I'm sticking with it though. The first episode set a pretty high bar.
     
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    You mean after the second episode? I don't remember how things were left with him at the end of that episode after the loan shark beat him up. Was there some reason to think he wouldn't be involved in the show anymore after that?
     
  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    Oh, sorry, I haven't watched the second episode yet. The last I saw of him was the hit and run at the beginning of #1.
     
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Oh, in that case, sorry for the spoiler. Since it's a season thread, I didn't think people would be participating in the discussion if they weren't caught up.
     
  8. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    No worries, I don't mind spoilers on comedies.
     
  9. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I can understand why folks wouldn't like this, but so far my wife and I like it. I have pretty low expectations for network comedies though, so I didn't go in expecting greatness.
     
  10. TonyD79

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    It is not the quality, it is the style. It appears from the comments here that, for people who like this style humor, it is well done. I cannot tell since I really don't like this style of comedy. Enjoy (for those who do).
     
  11. series5orpremier

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    Mick is a (mildly?) derogatory term for a person of Irish descent, I think originating from a large number of Irish names starting with the letters Mc. I think her character may be Irish (the actress is). The only context I've personally come across the term is as a playful insult among friends or as a self-derogatory source of ethnic pride. So in addition to her name being Mickey the show title may have a double meaning - I think the message they tried to send with the title is they don't intend for this to be a politically correct show. They aspire for it to have an edge like Married With Children did.

    If this show has gotten some bad reviews from the PC crowd I take that to be a good sign. Married With Children got a lot of bad reviews when it first appeared but turned out to be one of the most entertaining and notable sitcoms in TV history.
     
  12. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    I loved the kids having to dance...that was really funny. I can see this show going great or down the toilet really quick. I'm in!

    It was so big, he could've beaten me with it! (or something like that) :up:
     
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  13. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    I know it's really fun and cool and all to blame everything one doesn't agree with on "Political Correctness", but the bad reviews I've seen all mentioned that they felt the show wasn't tasteless ENOUGH to do justice to the main character.

    "Cavemen" and "Man Up!" also got a lot of bad reviews when they first appeared ;)
     
  14. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    I'm lucky he didn't beat me with it! :D :D :D
     
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  15. Hoffer

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    Kaitlin Olson has pretty salty language in Always Sunny. I expect certain salty words coming out of her mouth on The Mick, but her language is toned down a fair amount. So, it seems kinda weird that she is supposed to be this big mouth, say anything woman, but she seems way more tame than I'm used to.
     
  16. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I wondered about the use of "The Mick". To me (and I'm not Irish) using it as slang for Irish, would be like having a show called "The Kike" about a Jewish person, or using the N word in the title for a show about a black family. I THINK the intent of "The Mick" is simply because her name is Mickey and probably similar to Mickey Mantle being called "The Mick". I don't recall there ever being a mention of her or the family being Irish either.
     
  17. series5orpremier

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  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Her name is Mackenzie, not Mickey.
     
  19. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    But most descriptions of the show say this:

    The Mick centers on Mackenzie "Mickey" Murphy
     
  20. hefe

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    Yeah, it's also been used as a nickname.
     

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