Mr. Mayor (NBC sitcom) Season Thread *spoilers*

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  1. Jan 14, 2021 #41 of 137
    MarkofT

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    They keep saying her name so fast that I'm almost convinced it's actually "Harpy." Which would be hilarious for the character.
     
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    astrohip

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    Good episode tonight. Loved all the cameos. Chrissie Teigen was hilarious.

    Was never a big Bobby Moynihan fan when he was SNL. But he is perfect in this role.

    Read an interesting factoid today. They actually filmed the pilot and first four episodes before the Covid shutdown. Then started back up not long ago, and are now filming #9 this week. Tonight was #3.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2021 #43 of 137
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    I was avoiding this show because of Ted Danson. I don't hate him, he just isn't a draw for me at all.
    I liked it enough to keep watching. I thought Ep 1 and 2 were better than the 3rd, but I may have been turned off by the story line of the celebrities and their wealth.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2021 #44 of 137
    TonyD79

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    Extreme 30 Rock feel last night.
     
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  6. Jan 15, 2021 #46 of 137
    astrohip

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    I've never watched an episode of 30 Rock. What's a 30 Rock feel?


    (I know what the show is, just never watched it)
     
  7. Jan 15, 2021 #47 of 137
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    I actually thought the 3rd episode is the best so far, not that I was as rested and focused as I should have been when I watched the first two.

    Just like with 30 Rock, anytime there's an innuendo there are people who want to label the writing as sophomoric. I don't recall any innuendo in the 3rd episode, just a lot of smart writing while the mayor's office team is gelling as a family. I thought all of the self-deprecating cameos from celebrities were hilarious. Looks like I'm in.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2021 #48 of 137
    HarleyRandom

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    I liked him better there and I certainly liked him in "Me Myself & I". I keep hoping he'll seem less annoying here. I thought he might grow on me, but so far no.

    I couldn't stand Holly Hunter's character but because of her talent I may be getting to the point where I can stand her.
     
  9. Jan 16, 2021 #49 of 137
    TonyD79

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    Not sure I can pinpoint it. Rapid cuts. Jazzy background music. Slightly absurd situations. Lots of quick twists for comedic effect. Flawed but likable characters.
     
  10. Jan 16, 2021 #50 of 137
    HarleyRandom

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    Slightly?
     
  11. Jan 16, 2021 #51 of 137
    series5orpremier

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    Fast talking dialogue - rapid fire jokes.
     
  12. Jan 16, 2021 #52 of 137
    TonyD79

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    As opposed to true absurdity, yes.
     
  13. Jan 17, 2021 #53 of 137
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    You're going to get that because Jeff Richmond is Tina Fey's husband.

    Did you not watch The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt?
     
  14. Jan 17, 2021 #54 of 137
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    I agree that the third episode is better and maybe the series is getting there.

    Also, I'm pretty sure that it was filmed in Los Angeles.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2021 #55 of 137
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    I guess the show works better as a satire of LA (or any big city issues) than a workplace comedy.
     
  16. Jan 18, 2021 #56 of 137
    HarleyRandom

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    I liked the protests by the spoiled celebrities. I assume these people aren't really like that and that it was just for the show. Andie MacDowell seems like a nicer person than she was on the episode.

    On the other hand, Spade didn't do anything for me. Were he like his characters, I would have enjoyed that, I'm sure.
     
  17. Jan 19, 2021 #57 of 137
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    I thought the 3rd episode was much better than the 1st two. I think maybe it's because I am more familiar with the characters and getting to know their quirks. Not a fan of the celebrity cameos, as that was mostly dumb (but I guess spot on showcasing spoiled rich celebrities). I'm not a fan of Teagan and Spade, so maybe that's why I didn't like it that much.
     
  18. Jan 19, 2021 #58 of 137
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    I liked the celeb cameos. LOL when Teagan made fun of her husband's name.
    Yeah, Teigin. Thanks Rob.
     
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    TonyD79

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    “Teagan” Jovanka?
     

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