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Old 08-21-2012, 01:33 PM   #61
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The show ‘Go On’ could give the push in career for him since the last time he had tremendous success was in the sitcom ‘Friends’.
I have to disagree with this, too. His acting on The West Wing was very well received as I recall.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #62
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I enjoyed the show. It was a fresh change for me and I was quite surprised to see Matthew Perry in a comical role filled with darker shades. Not that he is playing a negative character, but a cynical character is something that we haven’t seen Mathew do before. The show ‘Go On’ could give the push in career for him since the last time he had tremendous success was in the sitcom ‘Friends’. Post ‘Friends’, the various sitcoms he acted never faired well, but his acting was well appreciated.

The pilot episode was great and this show is going to be a part of my daily dose of entertainment. Seriously, who would want to miss the old Chandler in a new avatar but with a sarcastic behavior and cynical views. Surely, it is going to be an enjoyable show.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #63
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Pilot is being rebroadcast tonight on NBC.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #64
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I watched this last night and really, really enjoyed it. But then I tried to set a SP for it and couldn't, since there are no upcoming episodes. Color me confused. When does it actually start? And why did they re-run the pilot now if it's not starting anytime soon?
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:03 PM   #65
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You should be able to do a wish list and get it that way. Just as good as good.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:03 PM   #66
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And by the way, I really enjoyed the show.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:09 PM   #67
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I read about this here and watched it last night. I thought it was quite good. I'll tune in next month, for sure.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:10 PM   #68
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You should be able to do a wish list and get it that way. Just as good as good.
Not just as good. I tried an autorecord title wishlist and it was bringing in random episodes of other shows that had episode titles including the phrase "go on." I think I could have added a "Matthew Perry" term and that would have solved the problem, but I became frustrated and gave up. Definitely not as easy as a SP.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:14 PM   #69
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Not just as good. I tried an autorecord title wishlist and it was bringing in random episodes of other shows that had episode titles including the phrase "go on." I think I could have added a "Matthew Perry" term and that would have solved the problem, but I became frustrated and gave up. Definitely not as easy as a SP.
Your are correct. Forgot about that little issue of wish lists sometimes including other things, sorry.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:31 PM   #70
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Eh, no worries. A minor inconvenience at worst. I just have to remember to create the SP in September.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:34 PM   #71
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:34 PM   #72
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I believe the pilot will re-air *again* in September.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:11 PM   #73
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It needs to pick a tone and stick with it.
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Okay. You get to define tone, then. Sigh.
The AVclub review agrees with me:
Yet the show is also stuffed with serious problems, problems that would fell just about any other show. For one thing, it never takes any time to do the stuff it wants to do. It has tonal whiplash problems, but ones that would be manageable if it didn’t feel the need to zip past every slightly poignant moment in favor of wacky jokes. There’s a part of the pilot in which Ryan is speaking with Owen (a very good Tyler James Williams) as part of an exercise designed to see what the two have in common. The scene needs to set up a lot of things, and the script (by former Friends writer Scott Silveri) blitzes past all of these things at lightning speed. By the time it ends up at its supposedly cathartic conclusion, the show has to move on to the next thing, lest it spend too long letting us contemplate just how deeply scarred these people have been by their experiences. At all times, Go On feels massaged to death, as if any rough edges were removed in favor of making everything as smooth and palatable as possible. Worried the pilot’s tone might stray too close to emotional realism? Don’t worry! Here’s some faux-charming, will-they/won’t-they banter to tide you over!
http://www.avclub.com/articles/go-on,83468/
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The AVclub review agrees with me:
Yet the show is also stuffed with serious problems, problems that would fell just about any other show. For one thing, it never takes any time to do the stuff it wants to do. It has tonal whiplash problems, but ones that would be manageable if it didn’t feel the need to zip past every slightly poignant moment in favor of wacky jokes. There’s a part of the pilot in which Ryan is speaking with Owen (a very good Tyler James Williams) as part of an exercise designed to see what the two have in common. The scene needs to set up a lot of things, and the script (by former Friends writer Scott Silveri) blitzes past all of these things at lightning speed. By the time it ends up at its supposedly cathartic conclusion, the show has to move on to the next thing, lest it spend too long letting us contemplate just how deeply scarred these people have been by their experiences. At all times, Go On feels massaged to death, as if any rough edges were removed in favor of making everything as smooth and palatable as possible. Worried the pilot’s tone might stray too close to emotional realism? Don’t worry! Here’s some faux-charming, will-they/won’t-they banter to tide you over!
http://www.avclub.com/articles/go-on,83468/
For me, I found it funny. All the stuff above? Meh. I laughed. Out load. Worth watching again for me, regardless of what some critics think. All I need is a certain n umber of like minded folks and the show gets renewed. However, it really is to early to know if it will be any good over a number of episodes, but the first 30 mins were fun.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:45 PM   #75
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I watched this last night and really, really enjoyed it. But then I tried to set a SP for it and couldn't, since there are no upcoming episodes. Color me confused. When does it actually start? And why did they re-run the pilot now if it's not starting anytime soon?
Wait, if you already have the episode on your Tivo, you should be able to
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it doesn't matter if there are upcoming episodes in the guide
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:38 AM   #76
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Wait, if you already have the episode on your Tivo, you should be able to
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3) create a SP then and there

it doesn't matter if there are upcoming episodes in the guide
I tried that first and the option was not available. I was surprised because it is usually the easiest way. But there were no SP options available. I was thinking that maybe since it was an early/promo pilot showing it wasn't coded as a series that could be SPd. It did give me the option to create a wishlist.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:27 AM   #77
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I "love" how diverse the support group is. Looks like the producers tried hard to please everybody. All that's missing is a gay character, it seems.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:54 AM   #78
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I "love" how diverse the support group is. Looks like the producers tried hard to please everybody. All that's missing is a gay character, it seems.
Just wait until the "very special episode" where one of them comes out. Then all the bases will be covered.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:45 PM   #79
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I "love" how diverse the support group is. Looks like the producers tried hard to please everybody. All that's missing is a gay character, it seems.
i thought the violent lady talked about her girlfriend?
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i thought the violent lady talked about her girlfriend?
Yes, you're right. The one lady was a lesbian. Maybe DUDE_NJX is using the term "gay" to refer only to guys.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:28 PM   #81
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:14 AM   #82
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Enjoyed the show and will watch it in September. I can't say the same for the other show NBC aired Tuesday night. Animal Practice wasn't the least bit funny or interesting, IMHO.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:27 AM   #83
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The Pilot was on NBC last night. New episode tonight.

Really enjoyed the Pilot. Mr. Sunshine was not good, but this looks like it could be a hit.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:26 PM   #84
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The Pilot was on NBC last night. New episode tonight.

Really enjoyed the Pilot. Mr. Sunshine was not good, but this looks like it could be a hit.
I think that's stretching it a bit. The pilot was pretty good IMO but it's got an offbeat feel to it, and I don't think Joe Six pack will really get into it, and that's who you need these days to stay alive on tv.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:53 PM   #85
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Just watched the pilot since I missed it the first time around... I chuckled a few times. It was certainly better than the animal hospital show.
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Watched the second one tonight. Not nearly as good as the pilot IMO.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:44 AM   #87
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Watched the second one tonight. Not nearly as good as the pilot IMO.
Definitely agree. I enjoyed the pilot, but didn't find last night's episode that funny.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:09 AM   #88
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Definitely agree. I enjoyed the pilot, but didn't find last night's episode that funny.
I laughed a couple of times. Once was when the cat lady says "I say Ryan, you say best friend!" as the elevator door was closing.
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Yeah, I have a feeling this show won't "Go On" for much longer.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:59 AM   #90
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I enjoyed both episodes, but then again I am starving for new TV.
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