Courting Alex (Premiere) (Spoliers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by danielhart, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. danielhart

    danielhart Nerp Nerp

    Apr 27, 2004



    If the first episode is a barometer - than maybe Heather Graham and Jenna Elfman can go get drunk together and drown their sorrows.......

    I think I had one mild guffaw and a slight chortle during the whole episode....
  2. getbak

    getbak Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    Yeah. They can't bring back the Fonz's show quickly enough.
  3. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Hmmmm... depending on how the evening progresses from there, that might actually be a show I'd watch. :up: :)
  4. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

    Nov 27, 2002
    London, UK
    It felt like they were at least trying to introduce an episode spaning story arc right away. In fact, it looked a little like How I Met Your Mother (even based on the title alone), just a little less funny.

    Still it wasn't half bad, and I'm sticking around for a few eps at least.
  5. dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

    Mar 12, 2002


    I watched it semi-live and it held my interest. I had not set up a SP for it, but will now.
  6. TiVoKate

    TiVoKate Cue the circus music

    Nov 14, 2003
    Natick, MA
    I watched it - and we enjoyed it for the most part. I can't not look at Josh Randall and think that he's Dr. Mike Burton (from Ed)... :) I hope it lasts longer than Heather Graham's show.
  7. padmalinowski

    padmalinowski New Member

    Dec 21, 2005
    Madison, WI
    No one else thought Dabney Coleman totally stole the show?

    I miss Buffalo Bill.
  8. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    Sep 5, 2001
    It just kind of... ended. I was hoping for a funny resolution or something.

    I thought the show was just OK. Dabney Coleman and the British guy were the highlights for me.
  9. ScottE22

    ScottE22 How YOU doin'?

    Sep 19, 2003
    I missed this -- forgot it was coming on so I never set up a recording... Will try to catch it if it re-airs....
  10. ehusen

    ehusen Geek not Nerd

    Jan 7, 2002
    Chicago Suburbs
    Ehhh, it amused me. I'll keep watching. Of course I have an slightly disturbing obsession with Jenna Elfman so maybe that has something to do with it.

    Did anyone else get a sort of reverse "Dharma and Greg" vibe from it? With Jenna becoming the very repressed structured over working lawyer type (i.e. Greg) and the other guy being the totally free spirit type (i.e. Dharma)?

    I liked the British guy too, he had the funniest lines.
  11. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

    Jan 28, 2002
    Xbox Live:...

    Seconded on Coleman stealing the show. He got great lines and made the best of them.

    Also seconded on missing Buffalo Bill. Another show ended way before it's time.
  12. kettledrum

    kettledrum Active Member

    Nov 17, 2003
    Fishers, IN
    Yes, my wife and I had the same thoughts!

    I think we'll be keeping this one for a while and see how it goes.
  13. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    I thought "Emily's Reason's Why Not..." was better than this. Yuck!
  14. DavidS

    DavidS Member

    Sep 27, 2000
    Dayton Ohio
    Local affiliate failed to turn on the center channel for the first half of the show. All we could hear was background noise, intro music, and canned laughter. (This happened once before with Desperate Housewives) Maybe in this case it was a blessing.
  15. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    Forget about the show itself, which is awful. I want to talk about the sets. The apartment is clearly the Mad About You set and the office is clearly the Drew Carey set. Barely changed either of them. As entertaining as it was to notice that, I don't think it can hold my interest for another episode.
  16. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Really? That's odd, since it's not like either of those two sets would just be sitting there waiting to be used all these years (in the case of MAY, a very long time). They almost certainly would have been struck soon after the productions wrapped.

    So if that's true, then it means someone built new sets from old plans. :)

    I'm going to have to watch this show now to see that.
  17. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    The MAY set did not have the open kitchen counter. Other than that, the set and the drew carey set look identical to me.
  18. super dave

    super dave Friend Of The Court

    Oct 1, 2002
    Maple Shade, NJ
    I caught a little of the show "live" in HD, Jenna looked bad in HD. Her acting seemed lifeless to me and the jokes I saw were stale and predictable. It can only go up from there;)
  19. jehma

    jehma Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2003
    She was so funny as Dharma. I hope she has a chance to shine in this show. Is it just me, or did she lose a lot of weight since playing Dharma? She looks scrawny to me, but she's also, what, 10 years older?
  20. MarkofT

    MarkofT ****

    Jul 27, 2001
    Where Texas...
    The sets are nothing alike. The main room of the aparment set is too small to have been the MAY set. Plus the MAY set had 2 doors on the right and one on the left. This set has one on the left and 2 on the right.

    And the only thing that the office set had in common with the Drew Carey set was cube farm on left, office on right. Alex's office is much larger then the one in Drew Carey and the cube farm is much smaller. The secretary's desk outside takes up much of the space while on Drew Carey, there was room for Drew's cube between Mimi's desk and the watercooler.

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