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Old 05-12-2014, 11:23 AM   #61
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I think a lot of the early show reviews scared away any potential audience for The Trophy Wife. What's ironic about that is that Trophy Wife is the only show I've ever seen on both the ten best and ten worst new shows of any upcoming season.

The wife and I both liked The Neighbors. Once they got past indoctrinating the aliens to every new holiday that came along it was an extremely funny show. Toks Olagundoye (aka Jackie Joyner-Kersee) was an absolute hoot when they let her cut loose. I think it lost shares because it just wasn't lowbrow enough for most viewers.
If you listened closely to the dialog, there was a lot of meta and inside jokes. It made me laugh on a weekly basis. Boo ABC.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:27 AM   #62
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Yeah, I hated that whole storyline last season, and it is why I've had a hard time getting back into things this season even though I know it is done.
I kind of agree. I never liked the romance last year, because I never thought it worked. The show, at it's best, was about the city girl dealing with suburban stereotypes. They kind of veered away from that last season, and tried to bring it back this season, but it was starting to lose me.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:34 AM   #63
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I kind of agree. I never liked the romance last year, because I never thought it worked. The show, at it's best, was about the city girl dealing with suburban stereotypes. They kind of veered away from that last season, and tried to bring it back this season, but it was starting to lose me.
Yes, I could not really put my finger on what was annoying me about it last year with the romance, but reading this I realize... there was too much stuff about adults. I fell in love with the show mostly because of the storylines with the kids, although I did enjoy the country club storylines with George and Noah, too.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:29 PM   #64
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Suburgatory -- watched religiously at first. Then veered off to rampant silliness, even more than usual. Stopped watching after 2-3 eps this year.

Super Fun Night -- I actually enjoyed this. Started slow, probably lost too many viewers in first 2-4 eps, but once the writers learned their characters, it actually became a sweet, funny show. The roommates were funny; I think the weird triangle love dynamics between Kimmie, Richard & Kendall also helped doom it.

The Neighbors -- I'll never forget how I started this show. Deleted it halfway thru the pilot, then remembered my vow to at least watch sitcom pilots all the way thru. Totally changed my mind after a full watch, and ended up falling in love with this show. Funny characters, and had a sorta Community-like meta view of sitcoms threaded throughout the series. Will miss it.

Trophy Wife -- Similar to Suburgatory, started strong, but ended up losing me with too many sub-par episodes. Lots of "A"s, but too many "B-"s.
I liked all of those, except The Neighbors. Super Fun Night, I think I even cancelled my SP at one point.. I *don't* really like the main actress, but the rest of the cast was entertaining, and I guess I kind of got used to her.

Suburgatory & Trophy Wife, I *really* liked. Maybe I've asked it in other threads and forgotten, but has anybody read the original Suburgatory book?
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:33 PM   #65
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It was based on the movie of the same name from 1973, also starring Houseman. Odd that they waited 5 years to turn it into a series. The series also moved to Showtime in 1983, where it ran for 3 more years.
Kind of ironic since now we've gone WAY longer than 5 years in many cases recently. (OK, "Fargo" isn't a remake/continuation, but we wouldn't know what it is without the name.. Plus Hannibal, Bates Motel, and probably a zillion others I am forgetting.)

That would probably make a good thread in the general discussion area: What was the first movie to become a TV series, and vice versa. I know there was a Casablanca series at some point..
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:43 PM   #66
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I really liked Suburgatory in the beginning, but I grew tired of it sometime last season. Alan Tudyk is one of my favorite actors, but I always felt like he was above this show.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:06 PM   #67
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It's a damn good thing Castle was renewed for another season, because tonight's season finale would have really sucked as a series finale.

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