Emily's Reasons Why Not - "Pilot" - 01/09/06

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jschuur, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

    Nov 27, 2002
    London, UK


    I _loved_ this pilot. I laughed harder than I've laughed in a while during a sitcom. Infact more than during Scrubs.

    Definitely a keeper for a while.

    'So Thai food for lunch?'
  2. firerose818

    firerose818 Now 65 pounds less! TCF Club

    Jul 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I enjoyed this quite a bit. I'll definitely keep watching this one around for awhile.

  3. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

    Mar 19, 2001
    Bedford, TX
    D'oh, I missed it. Is the pilot going to be shown again?
  4. buckeyenut

    buckeyenut ██ █ ★ █ ██

    Apr 1, 2004
    I too thought it was funny, and would like to watch more; however, I don't see it surviving in this time slot once 24 starts.
  5. TheDewAddict

    TheDewAddict tciddAweDehT

    Aug 21, 2002


    First 15 minutes: bleh
    Second 15 minutes: pretty good.

    I'll give it another episode or two to see if it's any good.
  6. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003
    Same here. I had a hard time getting into the beginning and kept zapping through it with the FF button. About half way through (once her "reasons") started I suppose) I started laughing. Pretty good.
  7. Alecp

    Alecp New Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    I would watch Heather Graham ... um trying to think of some monotonous thing that would normally be boring to watch someone do... well you know what I mean. I would watch her do just about anything.

    Therefore, I liked the show.
  8. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    Wow, I was very "meh" about this pilot. I'll give it another week or two but it's not looking good. Certainly it was nowhere near as good as AD or MNIE, and to me it didn't stand out much from most of the rest. There are so many strong 30 minute comedies on right now; you have to bring your A game to get an SP... I think Emily left it at home yesterday :)
  9. KungFuCow

    KungFuCow Thread Killer

    May 6, 2004
    I kept expecting to hear "Hi, Im Eddie.. how do you like me so far?"
  10. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey

    Wow, thanks, I thought I was the only one who thought it was meh!! I don't think I laughed once, and the only chemestry I thought worked at all was between Emily and her former secretary who's jealous of her. It seemed like a "PG-13" rated version of Sex In the City but without the R rated sex jokes that added to SITC humor. I'm on the fence about giving this show another chance. I will have a conflict at 9PM Mondays next week anyway with 24 and Las Vegas, so unless this show blew me away, I don't see it replacing one of those two, even on my backup Tivo on my BAD TV.
  11. Johnny Dazzle

    Johnny Dazzle New Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    Where are all the strong 30 minute comedies? AD is on sporadically, but even with that the only ones left are MNIE and, of course, TO. ELC is pretty good too, I guess. I watch TKOQ pretty religiously, but that's mostly out of habit. HIMYM is a favorite of mine, but I understand that's not for everyone. That's only 3 hours a week, 3 and 1/2 if you add MITM.

    Oh, for the days of AITF, TMTMS, TBNS, WIC and, of course, T.
  12. lambertman

    lambertman Still not Bertman

    Dec 20, 2002
    I'm going to kick myself...
  13. Dubbadown

    Dubbadown Member

    Dec 6, 2002
    Bay Area, CA

    Ok, let me take my best shot at this, I think I got them all.

    1. Arrested Development
    2. My Name is Earl
    3. The Office
    4. Everybody Loves Chris
    5. The King of Queens
    6. How I Met Your Mother
    7. Malcolm in the Middle (That was a tough one)
    8. All in the Family
    9. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    10. The Bob Newhart Show
    11. WKRP in Cincinnati (Pretty Sneaky)
    12. Taxi

    What do I win Bob??
  14. buckeyenut

    buckeyenut ██ █ ★ █ ██

    Apr 1, 2004
    Thanks for the translation. All of the acronyms lately have been PFA.
  15. mwhip

    mwhip All better

    Jul 22, 2002
    Show was OK and if Heather Graham continues to be in tight t-shirts it's a keeper. One thing did bother me, what a horribly stereotypical gay character. Come on I know about 10 gay guys and none of them act like that.
  16. getbak

    getbak Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    Okay, I can do this...

    AD = Arrested Development
    MNIE = My Name is Earl
    TO = The Office
    ELC = ? Do you mean "EHC" - Everybody Hates Chris?
    TKOQ = The King of Queens
    HIMYM = How I Met Your Mother
    MITM = Malcolm in the Middle

    ...and the classics...

    AITF = All in the Family
    TMTMS = The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    TBNS = The Bob Newhart Show
    WIC = WKRP in Cincinnati
    T = Taxi

    EDIT...ARGH! Finally cracked WIC and I was beaten to it. Dammit!
  17. lambertman

    lambertman Still not Bertman

    Dec 20, 2002
    WKRP... an acronym-within-an-acronym is just not fair. :)

    Topic at hand... I'll give the show another chance just because it's HG. I found it to be cloyingly cute and the characters were annoying. All of 'em.
  18. padmalinowski

    padmalinowski New Member

    Dec 21, 2005
    Madison, WI
    I'll go along with the "annoying" tag on Glitter. After Act 1 I said to my wife "I'll give this character 5 minutes to stop pissing me off."

    IMO, she did. She redeemed herself with the "yummy" comment. That's when I knew she wasn't pure evil, but some combination of bitchy and inappropriate. That works for Karen Walker, so why can't it work here? So I'm in for a few more weeks.
  19. NinerK

    NinerK New Member

    Oct 10, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    I couldn't help thinking of Robin Williams line, you know in "GMV":

    "Shouldn't we keep the V.P.'s PC on the QT cause if it leaks to the VC we could all end up on KP?"
  20. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    Didn't we just do this in another thread about comedies? Anyway, for current strong comedies you left out S, SP, and B. The ones you mentioned that I was thinking about are AD, MNIE, Scrubs, EHC, HIMYM. That's four hours right there... and I watch more than comedies! I have kids, a wife, a job... even two dogs! I have to prioritize, people! :)

    For historical comedies I can't believe you left out SN and certainly S!

    And if we're willing to add in premium channels of course you have lots more.

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