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Old 01-22-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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Baskets

I am an old guy and certainly not the demographic for this show. And true to form, I did not like it.

There is an extended review on the daily beast that seems to agree it isn't very good but also may be the best thing on tv. Or something like that.

Everyone likes to root for the underdog nerd, but this guy Baskets doesn't get my empathy going. Perhaps that's the idea?

I haven't deleted my Onepass but I fear that this, for me, is a show I might watch but only as a last resort.

Sort of like the Billy Crystal show of last year. Though I kind of liked that one.

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Old 01-22-2016, 07:20 PM   #2
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Louis CK is a creator and executive producer on the show and I see some of that same downtrodden man humor you see in Louis. Another comparable that comes to mind is the movie The Jerk. I'll still give it a little more chance but my problem with it is the rest of the cast doesn't seem to be that funny or entertaining and I don't think Zach can carry a whole show by himself. It needs a better ensemble.

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Old 01-22-2016, 07:30 PM   #3
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I didn't watch, mostly because the promos I saw during the most recent season of Fargo were insufferable and made me have active disdain for the show. I can't remember what it was specifically, but after seeing a couple of promos, I wanted this show to fail.

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Old 01-22-2016, 11:40 PM   #4
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My wife and I watched the first episode tonight. We really liked it. I can understand how some people wouldn't like it though. Zack's sense of humor is not for everybody.

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Old 01-23-2016, 09:45 AM   #5
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I enjoyed it. It does have sort of a Louis C.K. kind of fatalist vibe to it. But for a pilot, I thought it was OK.

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Old 01-23-2016, 11:22 AM   #6
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I'm an old guy and I enjoyed it a lot. I like comedies that require a little effort from the viewer and don't rely on a laugh track or studio audience, although this is probably more of a dramedy than a comedy. It has Louis CK's fingerprints all over it and Louis is definitely one of those love 'em or hate 'em with no in-between.

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Old 01-23-2016, 11:49 AM   #7
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Another old guy that also enjoyed it a lot. I'm not familiar with Louis CK, so can't vouch for his influence, but it certainly kept me interested the whole time.

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Old 02-05-2016, 02:26 PM   #8
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Last night's episode was great - the best of the season so far. The funniest part was all the social commentary about 4K television.

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Old 02-10-2016, 04:31 PM   #9
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I just wanted to chime in to say that this show is flat out awesome.

The humor beats are dead on (Zach G has this style down pat, at this point) and why is no one talking about funny Louie Anderson is? Holy crap, I've gained a whole new appreciation for him, that's for sure.

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Old 02-10-2016, 08:16 PM   #10
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I just wanted to chime in to say that this show is flat out awesome.

The humor beats are dead on (Zach G has this style down pat, at this point) and why is no one talking about funny Louie Anderson is? Holy crap, I've gained a whole new appreciation for him, that's for sure.
No one? The comments here and everywhere else have raved about Anderson's performance.

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Old 02-10-2016, 08:49 PM   #11
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My GF and I are loving this show. Hoping FX has the stones to renew despite low ratings.

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Old 02-10-2016, 09:21 PM   #12
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I think it's hilarious. But Galifianakis is an acquired taste.

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No one? The comments here and everywhere else have raved about Anderson's performance.
Guess I just didn't see them but I'm glad others have taken note!

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Horrible. SP Cancelled.

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Old Yesterday, 07:26 PM   #15
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Different strokes, and all that.

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