Avenue 5 (HBO) Season Thread *spoilers*

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  1. Jan 31, 2020 #81 of 193
    Tony_T

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    It's the 26 second delay ;)
     
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  2. Jan 31, 2020 #82 of 193
    sharkster

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    Ok, it's funny when you say it. :D
     
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  3. Feb 3, 2020 #83 of 193
    kdmorse

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    Episode 3:

    I won't lie, it's pretty bad. A few bits amused me, but only in an amusing way - not in a 'good' way.

    It was kinda funny watching the idiot actor fake captain come to the realization that his entire crew is fake as well.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2020 #84 of 193
    Tony_T

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    Yeah, it’s getting worse, even with the 26 second delay
     
  5. Feb 3, 2020 #85 of 193
    kdmorse

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    Yah, they need to stop trying to make comedic conversations resolve around that joke. The attempt in Ep 3 was beyond dreadful, and didn't make any damn sense to boot...
     
  6. Feb 4, 2020 #86 of 193
    Anotherpyr

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    The 26 second delay annoys everyone but the absurd gravity flip doesn’t?
     
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  7. Feb 4, 2020 #87 of 193
    astrohip

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    Here's what I don't understand: This is one of the worst, least-funniest comedies I've ever seen on HBO. So why am I still watching?
     
  8. Feb 4, 2020 #88 of 193
    lambertman

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    Because you're paying extra for it? I'm guilty of that. :)
     
  9. Feb 4, 2020 #89 of 193
    Tony_T

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    …it's like watching a train ship wreck ;)
     
  10. Feb 4, 2020 #90 of 193
    gweempose

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    This isn't just one of the worst comedies on HBO. It's one of the worst shows I've ever seen, period. I have to say, I find this show utterly perplexing. I just can't figure out what exactly the creators were going for, as the show completely fails both as a comedy and as a drama.
    That's an excellent question, and one I kept asking myself over and over again while watching the third episode.
     
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  11. Feb 4, 2020 #91 of 193
    Bierboy

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    Ditched it after two episodes...and it takes a LOT for me to ditch ANY sci fi show...
     
  12. Feb 4, 2020 #92 of 193
    series5orpremier

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    It hasn't shown any growth or potential for growth. I'm formally and officially out and the 1P has been deleted. After all, the big boy programs are starting to return this month.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2020 #93 of 193
    photoshopgrl

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    I just want to know how they convinced Hugh to star in this crapfest.
     
  14. Feb 4, 2020 #94 of 193
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Considering the people involved (who in their last outing nabbed Julia Louis-Drefus how many Emmies?)*, it's not too surprising he'd want to be the lead in their new show...

    *I just looked it up...it was six years running.
     
  15. Feb 4, 2020 #95 of 193
    dswallow

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    If you cruise, you gotta love the towel animal in episode 3. :)
     
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  16. Feb 5, 2020 #96 of 193
    smbaker

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    I thought episode 3 was better than episode 2.

    I enjoyed the "whole crew is fake" bit, even though it was obvious from the first episode that too would be coming. The one crew member whose response to any question was that it was "nominal" was great. Another crew member's sole responsibility was to dim the lights and make the steering wheel appear and retract. The steering wheel didn't do anything.

    The bodies orbiting the ship bit is lame. Can our resident physicists let us know if the ship would have gravity sufficient to make objects orbit it closely like that? (I'm thinking not, but then again they do appear to have artificial gravity on demand, just like Star Trek, so who knows)

    They keep doing the 26 second time delay bit. It wasn't even that funny the first time they did it, now that we're at the two dozenth time, it's obnoxious.

    I did laugh out loud at the "Which came first?" response to the guest being served chicken with his egg. Jared-From-Silicon-Valley isn't getting many laughs out of me in this series, but that was one of them.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2020 #97 of 193
    sharkster

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    Aw, crap! I was thinking I wanted to just delete E03 and kill my Pass. Now, I guess I must watch E03. Thanks, man. :p
     
  18. Feb 5, 2020 #98 of 193
    Steveknj

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    I quit after E2. Plenty else to watch. But if it becomes funny and you guys tell me it happened, It's easy to catch up on HBO stuff.
     
  19. Feb 6, 2020 #99 of 193
    Anubys

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    oh yeah? so we do the hard work and you just reap the benefit?

    if the show ends up being great, we will keep it a closely guarded secret! :p
     
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  20. Feb 7, 2020 #100 of 193
    Bierboy

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    I'll take the odds against that and bet the house.
     

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