Avenue 5 (HBO) Season Thread *spoilers*

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  1. Jan 28, 2020 #41 of 193
    smbaker

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    I liked episode 2 less than episode 1. I did laugh during the bit where they messed up the ejection of the three coffins, but that's all I recall. Several characters are starting to annoy me.

    If they do the time delay joke one more time I might be out.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2020 #42 of 193
    photoshopgrl

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    I'm really not that impressed but I'll stick with it for now, I don't hate it.
     
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  3. Jan 28, 2020 #43 of 193
    Anubys

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    I did like the bit about "you know how I can tell they are different? because they have a different name" (or something to that effect)...

    is it me or did it look like Joe's corpse was played by John Cleese?
     
  4. Jan 28, 2020 #44 of 193
    gweempose

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    The second episode was even worse than the pilot. In fact, the script was so bad that I actually felt embarrassed for the actors. I simply don't understand how this show sprung from the same minds that brought us Veep.
     
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  5. Jan 28, 2020 #45 of 193
    smark

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    Wife and I are going to keep going, we are assuming this is the background setup and it will get going soon. We are going to give it to the end of the season (assuming it's a 8-10 episode season).
     
  6. Jan 28, 2020 #46 of 193
    Steveknj

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    The nice thing about this being HBO, is that if folks here start to say it got good, we can easily go back and watch. Right now, it's so bad, i can't see it getting to the point where it's watchable, but you never know.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2020 #47 of 193
    zalusky

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    Just the clips turn me off. What were they thinking! I am surprised HBO did not try to dump it on Comedy Central.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2020 #48 of 193
    trainman

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    The actor who played Cyrus (the engineer who calculated the 6-month time frame) was previously in another "people stuck in space" comedy, "Other Space" on Yahoo. Guess he's being typecast!

    (He's actually been in a lot of other stuff, although I couldn't remember exactly where until I looked at his IMDB page.)
     
  9. Jan 28, 2020 #49 of 193
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I haven't even gotten around to watching this week's yet. Which for me is pretty unusual...I don't know the last time I had a show sit on my TiVo for a full couple of days.

    I might get to it tonight...I'll have some time to kill if the impeachment hearings run late enough to preempt Maddow. But considering the pedigree of the show, and that it's sci-fi, it's pretty remarkable that after only one episode my interest is already this low.
     
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  10. Jan 28, 2020 #50 of 193
    Saturn_V

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    Jury's still out on this show. It has that "Veep"-flavor, chock full of mutual disdain and loathing, and Veep's character archetypes and dialog too.

    If I was a bigger fan of Veep- I'd probably be into it more.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2020 #51 of 193
    wmcbrine

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    Pretty meh, but I'll keep watching for now.

    I have many questions. Number one is, they can't possibly have enough food for the new trajectory, can they?
     
  12. Jan 28, 2020 #52 of 193
    series5orpremier

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    I didn't think the attempted humor in Veep was all that funny either, but it was somehow more tolerable and believable because it was set in the world of politics. It's like they think dumb people doing or saying vile or hateful things is funny in and of itself. I guess I have a more traditional sense of humor that requires setups and punchlines. A protagonist you could root for would help too.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2020 #53 of 193
    dianebrat

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    I'm also in "meh" territory and would give up if it wasn't for Hugh Laurie, I loved watching him go through the accents this week depending on the situation.
    At 30 minutes it's still getting watched, it would not be in my rotation if it were an hour.
     
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  14. Jan 29, 2020 #54 of 193
    Steveknj

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    This exactly. I watched a little of Veep and didn't think it was all that funny either. Based on folks here, I might go back and watch again and see if I like it better (and I'm into politics so it SHOULD have interested me). This is beyond not funny.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2020 #55 of 193
    Steveknj

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    I actually find that distracting to be honest. With that said, for me, it's already old and discussed (way too long) in the first episode.
     
  16. Jan 29, 2020 #56 of 193
    Gerryex

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    YES!! My thoughts exactly.
    Also, YES!! One scene was that arguing couple in the restaurant and it looked like the waiter just brought them a serving of some kind of fancy food. My thought was that they should have immediately started to ration the food.

    One other thing bothered me. Yes, I know there is almost zero attempt to be scientifically accurate but how in the world can "mission control" remotely initiate a gravity reset WITHOUT telling ANYONE on board when its going to happen!!! DUMB!!!!!

    Gerry
     
  17. Jan 29, 2020 #57 of 193
    Tony_T

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    Mission control did tell them that there was going to be a gravity reset, but the “joke“ was that they didn’t hear it until after because of the transmission delay.
     
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  18. Jan 29, 2020 #58 of 193
    Saturn_V

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    The Expanse has spoiled me from enjoying these gags.
     
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  19. Jan 29, 2020 #59 of 193
    smak

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    The woman "leader" of the passengers, is so annoying, I'm hoping there's another coffin.

    In any real world situation, they would have locked her up in the brig for causing panic.

    -smak-
     
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  20. Jan 29, 2020 #60 of 193
    photoshopgrl

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    Yes please! She's probably the most unbearable part of this show.. and that's saying a lot.
     

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