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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mr.unnatural, Jan 22, 2015.
Did you get to the end of the blind date?
My wife enjoyed the first episode!
I liked the second episode a lot more than the first.
It's definitely different from everything else out there, in ways that are both good and bad. The main thing is that it sticks with a gag *way* longer than you think they are going to. So when it works (i.e. Hitler, the texting war room) the scenario builds upon itself, and it's really, really funny. But man, when a bit falls flat (i.e. the troll), it goes on seemingly forever.
For now, I'm sticking with it, because I like shows that dare to be different and try something new.
Are we supposed to take the events of the show at face value, as if they are really happening, or are we supposed to view them as metaphors for how Josh sees the world? That is, is his ex really dating Hitler or is Josh just projecting that image onto her boyfriend?
Either way, I watched the first two episodes but I'm not going to watch any more.
I think we are used to the shows like Family Guy handles these side, make believe scenes. They are quick, couple second scenes and then we get back to the real world. This show goes into these crazy scenes and they hang out there for a while.
I think the war room scene was the biggest reason I liked the second episode.
?? I don't see that there is any other way to take the show other than the former - that these little vignettes are metaphors for how Josh feels/sees what's going on around him. Unless you think - in the show world - that Hitler is alive and Josh went on a blind date with an actual troll and no one seemed to notice or care.
Huh, I saw it the exact opposite...that the show takes place in a surreal world. Otherwise, you're left wondering why everybody was responding to his Trollism the way they did (and clearly, everybody else did notice that she was a troll; it just wasn't a big deal to them) and why everybody knew (and accepted) that Hitler was still alive.
Huh. I guess I never considered that. I just figured it was all metaphor. At least I wasn't too snarky with my earlier response!
I killed the SP when they got to Hitler on the first episode.
I don't get it. This is exactly the kind of show I would like and think is funny. I don't understand why I hated it. I'm thinking I'll revisit this show and wonder how in the world I hated it.
Until that happens, I HATED it.
After this last ep, do we still think that this takes place in a surreal world?
Because his hands just up and jumped off his body!
Because if it doesn't take place in a surreal world, then how did they both lose their dicks and have to go to the bar to pick them up? If that was just a metaphor for his impotence, then the bartender wouldn't have handed them both their dicks. And I can't believe the things this show makes me type!
It HAS to be a surreal world, because the things that happen don't just happen in his head; they impact everybody around him. It's not just real to him, it's real to everybody. Thus, a surreal world.
I'm now on the watch side of the fence. The last episode was great.
Yeah, I'm liking the show the more it goes on.
Tanaka and Minka Kelly. What more can I say (Tanaka Tanaka).
Hodor Hodor. I am Groot!