Big Shots: Pilot OAD:9-27-2007 *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by terpfan1980, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

    Jan 28, 2002
    Xbox Live:...


    I'm enjoying this one. Nice to see all of these guys in one show and have it come off pretty funny.

    Loved the line about the name Dontrelle and how it would have been a clue (something along the lines of sounds more like an NFL player :p :D )
  2. Ntombi

    Ntombi New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    I just watched, and thought it was somewhere between okay and pretty good. I don't have a SP yet, and haven't decided whether to add, but there were some funny moments, including the one you mentioned. :D
  3. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

    Jan 22, 2003
    This was the first of the new shows that is entertaining. I enjoyed it enough to keep the SP -- and, I might even watch its next episode! We'll see if they expand story lines enough for me to enjoy this long term.

    Meanwhile, I'm happy to see some old faves back again. Phew.
  4. mgk

    mgk New Member

    Oct 23, 2003
    South Carolina
    i thought it was pretty good. Will keep the sp for a few weeks to see how it goes.
  5. Neenahboy

    Neenahboy Statistical outlier

    Apr 7, 2004
    Seattle, WA


    I really liked this. It's good to see Dylan McDermott on TV again.

    Something that confused me, though: when James went up to the boss' wife at the wake and showed her the necklace case, was there something in it? His wife had already been given the necklace because we saw it in her hand, so how could the widow know what was in it?

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    It was empty. I guess he didn't open it before he gave it to her. Wife said something like "looks like my husband found someone more deserving than me".
  7. FilmCritic3000

    FilmCritic3000 Active Member

    Oct 28, 2004
    I like it. The chemistry between the main characters is believable. I'd merely planned to watch this since Christopher Titus is a cast member (and I really loved his sitcom on FOX) but was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable it is.

    The Season Pass is set.
  8. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    I really enjoyed it. So far, this is my number 2 new show (after Bionic Woman).

    A couple of strange plot points, though. Why would Karl take his mistress to the same couples therapist that he goes to with his wife? That just seems like a recipe for disaster. I didn't hear Marla insist that they go to the same one (though I admit I was a little distracted during her scenes).

    Also, why would Duncan give Dontrelle his card?!? All he's doing is giving him more information, like the fact that he's the CEO and perhaps could be blackmailed for lots of money? Instead, he should have given him a first name and phone number and asked him to call.

    And while we're on that point, how come both Duncan and Brody thought that if they could "find the tranny" that Duncan's problems would be over? What about the cop?
  9. Andrew_S

    Andrew_S Member

    Nov 12, 2001
    Here's a question... are there any straight males that enjoyed this show? This may be the marketed as the sex and city for men, but would men watch it?
  10. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    Huh? :confused:
  11. bicker

    bicker bUU

    Nov 9, 2003
    I thought the show was better than the bad reviews it received.
  12. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Are you intimating that I'm not a straight male?
  13. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

    Jan 22, 2003

    Apparently so!
  14. EVizzle

    EVizzle ^^MacGvyer^^

    Feb 13, 2005
    St. Paul, MN
    I really enjoyed some pretty "girly" shows, Gilmore Girls as an example, but this has to be the worst show I have ever seen. The writing is soooooooooo terrible. Not witty, not smart, guaranteed to be a failure.

    Unbelievably BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry if I offended fans...
  15. Andrew_S

    Andrew_S Member

    Nov 12, 2001
    No, it's just a question. This show is billed as the 'Sex and the City' for men, but I don't see straight men watching it. Which would mean it's the 'Sex and City' for gay men, but 'Sex and the City' was 'Sex and the City' for gay men. And if only women are watching, well, then it's just 'Sex and the City' with men in the lead roles, so what's the point? Is this show written by men? Or is it written by women who think they know men (when they obviously don't)? It's a very confusing show. I'm puzzled how this show was even picked up by a network.
  16. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Music City USA
    Seems pretty much a knockoff of a British program that may have run on BBCA or FX last year. Four super rich guys, wives, ex-wives, mistresses, etc.

    Can't remember the name of the program. Off for a search. ;)
  17. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    In the overnight ratings, "Big Shots" got a 7.8/13 in households for #5, but lost 24.64% of that in the second half hour; among adults 18-49 the rating was 4.7 for #4, but lost 35% of the audience in the second half hour.

    That seems to indicate a pretty hefty chunk of people gave up on the show after just 30 minutes of viewing.
  18. PajamaFeet

    PajamaFeet This Is Delicious

    Mar 25, 2004
    in front of...
    Did anyone else think rather than Sex & The City for men it was more like Desperate Housewives with men?
  19. mportuesi

    mportuesi As seen on TV

    Nov 10, 2002

    That's exactly what I thought - Desperate Housewives with men.

    I didn't think the comedy part was very funny, since the jokes center around rich white men. And the drama side of the show was pretty standard stuff. The guy who's becoming a CEO while his wife's cheating on him caught my interest, I think mostly because the actor brought something to the part. But overall, there's not enough here to continue onward with the show.
  20. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    What does one have to do with the other?

    Are you suggesting that only upper-middle class women would find Desperate Housewives funny? Or only poor white men enjoy My Name is Earl? Or only rich black people watched The Cosby Show?

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