Avenue 5 (HBO) Season Thread *spoilers*

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    dswallow

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    I can't say I see it becoming great but episode 3 was significantly better than 1 & 2. Though maybe I've partially adjusted my mindset of expectations. But there does seem to be a plan behind it which I really wondered about after just the first 2.
     
  2. kdmorse

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    Episode 4:

    There was nothing cringworthy bad about it, so I guess that's a step up. Although there wasn't much good in it either. A couple of jokes landed, that's about it.
     
  3. Saturn_V

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    I just can't get around to remotely liking this cast. I'm hoping for a season-ending Titanic-like disaster to quell them all. Only six more episodes...nope.

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  4. Anubys

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    I thought it was much better, actually. The scroll on the news announcing the "leak" (ha ha) were pretty funny. I see enough potential to keep going.
     
  5. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    Same here. I probably have a really juvenile sense of humor at times but many of their lame jokes landed for me. I laughed a few times during this episode. Most of the laughs for me come from Hugh though. Josh hasn't really made me even smile. His character could just go away entirely and I'd enjoy the rest more.
     
  6. Anubys

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    I totally agree. The Josh character should go into the excrement (I'm in first class) shoot and drown.
     
  7. photoshopgrl

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    I don't normally dislike him as an actor but he's just terrible in this.
     
  8. astrohip

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    HBO Renews 'Avenue 5' - IsMyShowCancelled.com

    HBO announced today that Avenue 5 has been picked up for a second season. The good news comes less than a month after the space comedy debuted its freshman run, which has so far been garnering a generally positive critical reception.


    Here's one comment from the link, I think is fairly typical of how so many feel...
    I absolutely LOVE Hugh Laurie and I do enjoy Josh Gad....but this show is terrible. I really, really wanted to like it but after struggling through 4 episodes, I'm done. It's officially off my DVR list

    Like a few of you above, I thought this last episode was the best so far. But let's be clear, that's a low bar to clear. I'll probably finish the season, but it's unlikely I'll come back for more.
     
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  9. JYoung

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    I like how they say "generally positive critical reception".
    Considering that Rotten Tomatoes has it at 65% favorable for critics and 41% for audience, that's damning with faint praise.
    (IMDB has it at 5.9 stars.)

    Like you, I'll probably finish the season.
    But I can't say that I'll be back for Season 2 either unless there's marked improvement.
     
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  10. Tony_T

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    I’ll be back next season only if they fix that damn 26 seconds delay :)
     
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  11. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Agree :D
     
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    I rather enjoyed episode 4, best of the season. A lot of the annoyances were gone, and replaced with some genuinely funny bits. I'm glad I stuck with it.
     
  13. photoshopgrl

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    I'm pretty surprised it's been renewed already. Maybe they promised Hugh a fat paycheck for 2 seasons.
     
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  14. dianebrat

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    They have to cover the cost of all those sets? :)
     
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  15. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    I see what you did there...
    :eek:
     
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  16. wmcbrine

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    They have to fill the time on HBO Max?
     
  17. sharkster

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    Please tell me I'm not the only one who actually counted the dots! :D
     
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  18. kdmorse

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    Maybe. ;)

    (Based on the joke, I just assumed. I didn't count to verify)
     
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  19. Rob Helmerichs

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    Who would be so crazy?!?

    Do you honestly think I would be so crazy?!?!?





    :oops:
     
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  20. sharkster

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    Yuppers! :p
     
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