"Call Me Kat" (Fox) Season Thread *spoilers*

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  1. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I liked last night's episode. The scenes with Phil (Leslie Jordan) being high were actually pretty funny. Sometimes that can come across as dumb, but he did a believable job. "I'm invisible. Oh, my clothes aren't, let me take them off." :)

    Each episode gets a little better, which is the right direction!

    Starfish fingers!
     
  2. leeherman

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    Having watched all of the episodes (so far) of "Call Me Kat" and the first episode of "Miranda", my wife and I can say that we much preferred "Miranda".

    Perhaps British humor is best left to the British?

    LH
     
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  3. Tony_T

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    Sometimes the US version of a British show works (i.e. The Office)
     
  4. leeherman

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    It's not unprecedented. All In The Family and Three's Company come to mind. I've never watched The Office so I can't comment, though I know it was a hit here.

    This show, not so sure, but we'll keep watching only because we like Mayim Bialik.

    LH
     
  5. TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    Shameless is another

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  6. Win Joy Jr

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    Binged all aired episodes over the weekend. It does get better with the most recent (the vacation) episode was the best so far.
     
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    I'm out. This last episode about the gym was just so boring and dumb for me that I am bailing. I really wanted to stick with it too. And for some reason the laugh track really stood out to me in this episode.
     
  8. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Hmm, I felt the opposite. Thought last night was a funny episode. The supporting cast is what makes this show.
     
  9. Family

    Family Well-Known Member

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    Incredibly out of the new network comedies I've sampled, this one's the best.
     
  10. DVR_Dave

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    Need more appearances from the supporting cats. High five!
     
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    Miranda is a great physical actress. Mayim is not. They need to adjust to her strengths to make the show better. The supporting cast is very good.
     
  12. lalouque

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    I'm still holding out to give the show time to settle in. I always think back to how painful the first few episodes to ST:TNG were and they certainly found their stride on that program.
    But man, Swoosie Kurtz just does not feel like a good fit to me. I wish they would just replace her or make the Mom character disappear for the most part.
     
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    Episode one, Encounter at Farpoint. Fade in. The new Enterprise heads out on its maiden voyage to contact the Bandi people of Deneb IV. Enter Wesley Crusher...
     
  14. Agatha Mystery

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    I have been watching the episodes on Hulu. The writing has to get better sometime, right?

    I feel like they did this as a vehicle for Mayim to sing more than anything else. I like Leslie Jordan. He seems to be playing himself (or at least his comedy self) and it works. Mayim is trying too hard to be something that doesn’t quite roll natural. They gave her too many neuroses to make it believable. I hate Swoosie Kurtz’s character. I hate it when people lie and pretend to be someone else for laughs.

    They could have had the character be single at 39 just by happenstance. I have friends that are that way and never married. They tried to date and just didn’t get anywhere. Instead they seem to have made the excuse on the tv show as neuroses being the cause rather than happenstance or societal pressures or not just finding the right person.

    I find the end credits terribly distracting and stupid.
     
  15. Agatha Mystery

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    I hadn’t seen Miranda before. But I like the actress. She played a lovable goof in Call the Midwife. She is earnest and sweet and can carry that off. Mayim seems to have just gone for goof and misses the sweet.
     
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  16. TonyD79

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    The credits are a throwback to Miranda which is actually a throwback to other British sitcoms like Are You Being Served. I like them in both Miranda and here.
     
  17. Agatha Mystery

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    They did it much better in Miranda and AYBS. In Miranda, they put the actors' names over them, which makes it identifying them. In Kat, they aren't, so it just seems weird.
     
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    I agree. When they add the actor's names over the characters in Miranda it comes across as fun and unique. In Kat it could be just confusing to people watching to see the actor's suddenly waving with no context.
     
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  19. TonyD79

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    But it is not unique. It was a normal practice for British sitcoms.
     
  20. sharkster

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    Could we just get Leslie Jordon his own show?

    I do like Mayim and if the show continues I will probably keep watching. But I just feel like it needs to be tightened up a bit. Silly comedy is fun - as long as the comedy is good. More comedy, less silly.
     

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