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Old 07-19-2014, 07:08 PM   #1
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Satisfaction - look familiar? (Don't read until you've seen the show)

Just watched this today and my first reaction was that this is going to be another version of Hung, but with better acting and writing. The main difference being that the main character isn't pimping himself out because he's out of work but rather in spite of it and the fact that his wife is cheating on him. I'm hoping the plot gets better, but I still liked it better than Hung, which I found to be more than a little quirky. At least Matt Passmore's potential pimp seems to have a brain.

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Old 07-20-2014, 07:56 PM   #2
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Just watched this today and my first reaction was that this is going to be another version of Hung, but with better acting and writing. The main difference being that the main character isn't pimping himself out because he's out of work but rather in spite of it and the fact that his wife is cheating on him. I'm hoping the plot gets better, but I still liked it better than Hung, which I found to be more than a little quirky. At least Matt Passmore's potential pimp seems to have a brain.
I've never seen Hung, but I really enjoyed Satisfaction. I watched it tonight and loved some of the little twists. Matt Passmore is adorable. I enjoyed him in The Glades but never got into it that much. Really liking this so far.
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I had not heard of this one, but it sounds interesting so I just scheduled E01 & E02 to record. Wow, USA Network! I haven't even thought about that network in ages.

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I watched 'Hung' and enjoyed it for the most part but it got kind of lame toward the end.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:29 PM   #4
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Only reason I'm watching is they filmed some scenes in my neighborhood. But certainly in episode 1, there was none of the seedier side of SE Atlanta.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:14 AM   #5
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I've never seen Hung, but I really enjoyed Satisfaction. I watched it tonight and loved some of the little twists. Matt Passmore is adorable. I enjoyed him in The Glades but never got into it that much. Really liking this so far.
I also enjoyed him in The Glades and didn't realize it wasn't coming back until I saw the trailers for Satisfaction. My main beef with The Glades is that they kept turning episodes into infomercials about the Kia Optima.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:32 AM   #6
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Just watched this today and my first reaction was that this is going to be another version of Hung
Watched this last night and went in knowing pretty much nothing about it.

I hate spoilers so this is where I get to bemoan the fact you called this the new "hung" in the title - - -
so without even reading the thread I spent the first 45 minutes figuring he was going to end up being a hooker.
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:04 PM   #7
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Sorry. I really didn't mean to spoil it. I tried to change the title of the thread so as not to taint anyone else, but it wouldn't let me. Besides, whether Matt becomes a full time male hooker or not is still up in the air.
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:25 PM   #8
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it's all right thanks
full time or not you know what i mean
it was either that or he was going to be gifted between the legs
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it's all right thanks
full time or not you know what i mean
it was either that or he was going to be gifted between the legs
In this case, it's the jury that's hung.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:34 PM   #10
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Just watched the pilot last night. I like the fact that it starts with the typical setup of the couple that's been married for 15+ years, husband is a workaholic, wife no longer interested in sex, etc. But unlike the movies that start this way and then everyone finds out all the secrets, has some big revelation, makes grand gestures, and ends up living happily ever after when the movie ends, this show looks like it's going to go more in depth and explore this issue in a more realistic* way rather than wrapping everything up neatly in 90 minutes.

*Except I don't know how realistic it is for 40ish married guy to suddenly become an "escort."
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*Except I don't know how realistic it is for 40ish married guy to suddenly become an "escort."
Yeah, none of the women are saying like "Hey, you're some old dude, not the 20something dude I expected when I called."
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He is a pretty hot 40 yr old.
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*Except I don't know how realistic it is for 40ish married guy to suddenly become an "escort."
Actually it is very realistic -
There is a client somewhere for all types and I would bet some women would prefer him over a 22 year old especially since one aspect of escorting is actually escorting clients places.
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Actually it is very realistic - There is a client somewhere for all types and I would bet some women would prefer him over a 22 year old especially since one aspect of escorting is actually escorting clients places.
I'm not saying a 40ish guy couldn't be an escort. I'm saying that it's unrealistic for a 40ish guy who a few days prior was a happily-married, workaholic family man to suddenly become an escort.

But regardless of that, I enjoyed the pilot and will keep watching. The premise is interesting at least.
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When the couple of women he hooked up with asked for an escort, wouldn't they have given some sort of type that they liked, and since we know who they really chose, wouldn't he be not even close.

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This is a TV show. Logic has absolutely nothing to do with it. If every TV show had a plot that was realistic and logical it would become boring very quickly and nobody would watch. TV in general is mostly fantasy. Writers have to push the envelope to keep it entertaining.
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When the couple of women he hooked up with asked for an escort, wouldn't they have given some sort of type that they liked, and since we know who they really chose, wouldn't he be not even close.

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I think in the two instances we saw, the women clearly hadn't met Simon and had simply been referred to him. The first woman nearly left when Neil wasn't very smooth, but he was able to salvage things. The second woman was only interested in Simon because she'd heard about his business and thought he'd be able to do better if he associated with her, so his age wasn't as crucial as the reputation that preceded him.

Going forward, if he wants to pursue being an escort, he's not going to be able to continue passing himself off as Simon and stealing Simon's clients.
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just found out Neil - Matt Passmore is an Australian.

fooled again!
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just found out Neil - Matt Passmore is an Australian.

fooled again!
Yep. You'd be amazed at how many Aussies and Brits are on American TV shows and most of them speak with perfect American accents. I say most because Anthony Head on Dominion has got the most forced American accent I've ever heard. I wish they would have let him remain British. He just sounds so phony on that show.
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Yep. You'd be amazed at how many Aussies and Brits are on American TV shows and most of them speak with perfect American accents. I say most because Anthony Head on Dominion has got the most forced American accent I've ever heard. I wish they would have let him remain British. He just sounds so phony on that show.
It's amazing to me how many Americans can't handle a Brit or Scot or Aussie accent.

I wonder if it is because we are used to them as Americans and our brain says 'no way'. I would love to see an Unknown American actor playing a Brit and if there was still a difference.
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How about Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black? She's Canadian but talks like an American in real life. Her main character (Sarah) is British, but she speaks with a variety of accents. Jordan Gavaris (Felix) is also Canadian.
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Yep. You'd be amazed at how many Aussies and Brits are on American TV shows and most of them speak with perfect American accents.
THEY'RE STEALING OUR JOBS!

Actually, I wouldn't say "perfect". I think the orig accent sneaks out a bit sometimes, often so subtly that you can only hear it if you know they're faking an American accent.

This week's "Motive" is the first time I can _remember_ hearing a bit of a Canadian accent. It wasn't quite an "aboot", but something along those lines. (I have no proof, but it seems to me that they really TRY to make the show generic enough that it COULD be the USA most of the time.. once in a RARE while you see a form or something that mentions Canada, but even the legal talk seems to me to be purposely generic enough to sound like it applies to U.S. specific laws.)
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OK, maybe not perfect. For the most part it's close enough that it's undetectable unless you're really listening for it. I'm actually impressed that a lot of actors can pull it off so convincingly. Byt hey, that's what acting is all about, right?

As for stealing our jobs, there are a lot of American actors in foreign TV shows and movies. I see them all the time on British TV. Shows like Lilyhammer simply wouldn't work without one of our guys.
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Yep. You'd be amazed at how many Aussies and Brits are on American TV shows and most of them speak with perfect American accents. I say most because Anthony Head on Dominion has got the most forced American accent I've ever heard. I wish they would have let him remain British. He just sounds so phony on that show.
I'll say it again. Have they completely run out of American actors? Seems every show I watch lately, one or more of the leads is not from the U.S. I'm betting they work cheaper. Even TV is getting outsourced for cheaper labor

Nice to see the show is being filmed in the US. Georgia must be pushing to have production there, as I've seen a couple of new shows that are there now.

About the show, we are really enjoying it. The pilot hooked us right away (and that's become important for us to stay with a show since even in the summer there is a lot of new stuff to watch), and I think we liked the second episode even better. I can see the comparisons to Hung, but I think I like this better.
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