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Old 09-28-2013, 01:18 PM   #31
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I liked it.
I like the relationship between Williams and Gellar and want to see more.

However, since this is David E. Kelley production, there's a good chance that this could go off the rails down the road.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:06 PM   #32
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I loved the extended scene/gag scene at the end of the credits with Clarkson cracking up due to Williams and the other guy ad libbing their singing lines.
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:17 PM   #33
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Blatant product placement is horrible and jarring. Product placement in a realistic situation is REALISTIC. I think it wouldn't have worked as well if it was some made up product. And as mentioned above, it wasn't purchased by McDonald's, and if it was, the plot about singing about sex probably wouldn't be there. As an aside, RW mentioning taking SMG to McDonald's when she was 5 immediately made me think of: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ss7_5PSnyA">YouTube Link: Burger King</a> Not McDonald's, but still. Greg
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:00 AM   #34
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I thought this was the funniest of the new sticoms. I agree, the chemistry between RW and SMG was terrific. I think it works because she's very understated in the part and he's a bit of a loon, so she kind of brings him back. I thought the supporting cast was really good as well. I am a RW fan, but didn't have high hopes for this show. I am very surprised it was that good.

I too wondered how much McDonalds paid for the product placement and surprised they didn't. I know of like that they used a real product, as it gives some credence to the ad agency, much like the real products do the same on Mad Men.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:01 PM   #35
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Though I don't really care for SMG, I'll keep watching.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:30 PM   #36
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Never been a RW fan at all. Caught this Saturday night and was surprised I liked it. Once or twice he made some annoying voices, etc that reminded me of why I don't care for him but he didn't really overdo it.

I'll set a season pass for it in hopes he doesn't get too wild.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:42 PM   #37
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I liked it.
I like the relationship between Williams and Gellar and want to see more.

However, since this is David E. Kelley production, there's a good chance that this could go off the rails down the road.

A good chance?

About as good a chance the sun will set in the west today and rise in the east tomorrow.


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Old 09-30-2013, 09:22 PM   #38
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When has a David E. Kelley show go off the rails?

(semi-joking.. but the only one I can think of that I started that I *didn't* stick with is the one set in the school.. Though they mucked with Harry's Law in the 2nd season.. Though I think I lost some eps in my self-inflicted hard drive crash and/or there are some on my unplugged S1 Tivo).

But seriously, being a David E. Kelley show is a stamp of approval in my opinion.. Same with David Mamet and Aaron Sorkin.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:32 PM   #39
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Too much Robin Williams for me. If you don't like the nonsensical "say a bunch of unrelated crap real fast" Robin Williams schtick I don't think you will like this. He does it every time he talks which is half the dialogue of the show. If it was funny in spite of him I'd give it a few episodes but it wasn't.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:42 PM   #40
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Too much Robin Williams for me. If you don't like the nonsensical "say a bunch of unrelated crap real fast" Robin Williams schtick I don't think you will like this. He does it every time he talks which is half the dialogue of the show. If it was funny in spite of him I'd give it a few episodes but it wasn't.
It was just the pilot, so they'd tend to feature the main attraction.

I do agree though, Robin is good in small doses, so I'm hoping the next episodes use his schtick less.


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Old 10-01-2013, 05:45 PM   #41
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Too much Robin Williams for me. If you don't like the nonsensical "say a bunch of unrelated crap real fast" Robin Williams schtick I don't think you will like this. He does it every time he talks which is half the dialogue of the show. If it was funny in spite of him I'd give it a few episodes but it wasn't.
I know not everyone likes his riffs but "unrelated?" Not at all. There are always threads of relationship. Many are subtle and it is all done so fast that it may sound unrelated but it isn't.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:12 AM   #42
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I enjoyed it more than I expected, and I think it was a stronger pilot/1st ep than the Michael J. Fox Show.

Robin Williams is one of my favorite actors/comedians. SP set.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:32 AM   #43
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I didn't realize it was a half-hour show until I watched it last night.
What's unusual about that is the show was created by David E. Kelley, who's known for his one hour dramedies like Boston Legal and Ally McBeal. I've never seen him do anything in the half hour comedy format before.
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I know not everyone likes his riffs but "unrelated?" Not at all. There are always threads of relationship. Many are subtle and it is all done so fast that it may sound unrelated but it isn't.
OK. Replace unrelated with unfunny. I can take rapid fire subtle humor that is funny like many of the riffs in Happy Endings but Williams just blurts out crap that isn't funny. Changing his voice to make it a different character doesn't make it funny. To each his own.
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