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Old 11-04-2015, 09:49 PM   #1
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The Grinder Season 1 All Episode Spoilers

Fred Savage is really funny in this. I love him.

Christina Applegate's guest appearance was great.

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Old 11-04-2015, 09:55 PM   #2
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Of the twin "G" shows, this has pulled ahead of Grandfathered.

Love Fred Savage too. His humor is the perfect foil for Rob Lowe's character.

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Old 11-04-2015, 10:36 PM   #3
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This is probably my favourite new sitcom this year. It's really coming together. The best thing about it is Stewart is not simply a whiny guy. You can tell that until his brother showed up, he actually felt pretty confident about his life: he has good kids, a great marriage, is the head of a decent (small-town) law firm. Then his brother drops in and all of a sudden he's back to being a little kid, the little brother, and he doesn't know how to deal with it.

But Fred Savage is playing that role really well so we can see this, without feeling he's just schmo.

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Old 11-04-2015, 11:08 PM   #4
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I agree, Fred is killing it and so is Rob Lowe, the show is great.

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Old 11-05-2015, 01:20 AM   #5
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Add me to the list that's really enjoying this show. I really enjoyed Rob Lowe's character on Parks and Rec, and this character is very similar in many ways (Chris Traeger was relentlessly, almost delusionally optimistic, and Dean Sanderson is relentlessly, almost delusionally stuck in his former TV persona).

And I agree that Fred Savage is playing the put-upon younger brother very well.

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Old 11-05-2015, 07:58 AM   #6
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This is probably my favourite new sitcom this year. It's really coming together. The best thing about it is Stewart is not simply a whiny guy. You can tell that until his brother showed up, he actually felt pretty confident about his life: he has good kids, a great marriage, is the head of a decent (small-town) law firm. Then his brother drops in and all of a sudden he's back to being a little kid, the little brother, and he doesn't know how to deal with it.

But Fred Savage is playing that role really well so we can see this, without feeling he's just schmo.
except for the fact that he had no public speaking confidence and had to speed read from note cards at trials. that bugged me. no lawyer would make any kind of living or win any cases in court presenting like that. But then again, if he always settled, i guess he could make a living.

but anyway, yeah, i love this show. it's really hitting its stride.

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Old 11-05-2015, 10:36 AM   #7
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I'm really enjoying Grinder.

Someone mentioned Grandfathered above. I've seen small bits of the show on the recordings of Grinder. Just based on those little bits, I ditched Grandfathered.

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Old 11-05-2015, 10:49 AM   #8
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Watched a couple episodes of 'Grandfathered.' Didn't care for it.

Love 'Grinder' though...only new series I am watching.

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Old 11-05-2015, 01:41 PM   #9
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Grinder is a great new show.


........Or is it???

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Grinder is a great new show.
But what if it wasn't?

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Old 11-05-2015, 02:49 PM   #11
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But what if it wasn't?
But what if it was???


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Old 11-05-2015, 02:58 PM   #12
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I love this show. I keep telling my wife that this is what Rob Lowe is like in real life. He gets so invested in his characters, he thinks he becomes them.

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Old 11-05-2015, 03:04 PM   #13
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David Caruso and William Shatner should guest star.

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Old 11-05-2015, 04:09 PM   #14
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I've only seen the first 3 episodes (there have been five), but I really like it, too. I laugh out loud multiple times.

I like the Ray Donovan episode, where the kid says "it's On Demand, I don't know what they're so pissed about." Just undercutting the entire premise of the episode with one line.

I really like William Devane in this, too. This isn't like anything else I've ever seen him in. I expect Secretary Heller when I see him. STAY AWAY FROM MY DAUGHTER, JACK!

Natalie Morales was also on Parks & Rec with Rob Lowe.

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Old 11-06-2015, 08:09 AM   #15
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Love this show as well. Definitely my favorite new sitcom of the season. Ratings wise, it's been pretty horrible, so I hope that someone at Fox really likes this show and can save it. I saw it got a full season renew (at least I think I read that somewhere), but I hope Fox has plans to move it somewhere where it may do better.

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Old 11-06-2015, 08:30 AM   #16
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The latest episode was my least favorite, but I still laughed out loud at least twice (which is a lot for me). So I'm definitely digging it still.

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Old 11-07-2015, 01:32 AM   #17
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Dean: "...but to imply that Toby can't be my son because we're not related is hurtful."

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Old 02-03-2016, 12:49 PM   #18
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Man, I love this show so much. Last night's episode was excellent. I loved the reactions of all the people watching the insanity that was the mock trial between Dean and TO.

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Old 02-03-2016, 10:41 PM   #19
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This is one of my favorite shows. The back and forth between the brothers is great. The look that Fred Savage gets almost every time he has to deal with his brother... one of the most perfectly cast shows.

I wish Natalie Morales had more to do.

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Old 02-04-2016, 01:07 AM   #20
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I am trying to like this show more then I do but it is hard to do that. I am not sure why. I guess I am not finding the humor that funny. I am on the bubble on deleting the season pass. I guess I don't because I don't really record that many shows. Grandfathered is the same for me too.

BTW, last nights episode was pretty good. I liked it.

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Old 02-04-2016, 06:39 AM   #21
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I'm enjoying it a lot but the plots are extremely repetitive. They need to find some new stories besides one brother continuing to think he is a lawyer while the other finds him annoying and each realizing they are wrong by the end of the episode.

Lucy didn't demand to be in the band every episode, you knew.

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Old 02-04-2016, 07:47 AM   #22
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I love this show. When I see it on my DVR, it is the first thing I watch.

Fred Savage was on some podcast recently that I listen to. I did not realize, but he had basically given up on acting. He only wanted to be like a director. He had to be talked into joining The Grinder. I think he's great on the show. Rob Lowe is awesome too.

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I think Savage is great in the show.

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Its a great cast all around a lot of fun!

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I still love all the interactions with William Devane. His obvious glee whenever Dean says something or when he sees contention between his sons is so hilarious.

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Old 02-04-2016, 12:25 PM   #26
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Easily one of my favorite shows. Just love it.

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Old 02-04-2016, 01:30 PM   #27
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I really like 3 of the 4 Tuesday comedies that Fox has stacked together (New Girl, B99, and The Grinder) and watch all of them nearly the same night they air, but I watch The Grinder first out of those 3. It's just so.... fun.

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I'm still loving this show. Love Savage and Lowe. Love them together. Devane plays the perfect father for them. This is one of my favorite current sitcoms.

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Old 02-05-2016, 09:25 AM   #29
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Yep, we really like this. My wife says I hardly like any comedies any more - this one is great though. Love the lack of a soundtrack, for one thing.

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Old 02-05-2016, 11:58 AM   #30
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I started the thread, but I stopped watching after 5 or 6 episodes. I really enjoyed Fred Savage and the dad, but it just seemed like the same show every week.

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