Murphy Brown - “Fake News” - S01E01 - OAD 09/27/2018

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  1. Craigbob

    Craigbob Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    Land of...
    I'm on the fence about the revival. I loved the show back in it's heyday, but this seemed off. Maybe it was the 90's vibe or the cast finding it's feet/characters again I don't know.

    I thought the "Hilary" cameo was the best part of the episode. Nice call out to Eldon by Murph and Avery, I was surprised to see no acknowledgment/explanation of Jim Dial missing. I think the actor's still around, though retired.

    I'll keep the SP for now, but it's on a short leash.
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  2. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Didn't they say Jim was sailing around the world, or was that someone else? Charles Kimbrough is 82 and hasn't worked in a while. His last few jobs were voice only.
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I read that Charles Kimbrough will be back for an episode or two as Jim Dial. I'm guessing he will be disgusted about what happened to news. IRC Jim was an old school newsman and what's happened would drive him crazy.
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  4. jfriedlund

    jfriedlund New Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    I wasn't a huge fan of the original but really enjoyed the first episode, set up a one pass so I won't miss any future episodes.
  5. Rainy Dave

    Rainy Dave Regulated User

    Nov 11, 2001
    Puget Sound...
    I really wanted to like it, but I was out about 2/3rds of the way through the pilot. It just wasn't good in my opinion.
  6. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    I'd re-visit the show in a few episodes. I had the feeling that the actors needed to settle into their old groove again.
  7. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    I agree with the consensus around here that comedies almost always take 3-4 episodes (at least) to gel. I think that's true even if it's a reboot with returning cast. IMO Will and Grace was an aberration in that respect.

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