Odd Couple

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  1. Feb 27, 2015 #81 of 168
    bobcarn

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    I just watched the 1st and 2nd episodes. It was rough around the edges, but I found a lot of things I did like. I really like Thomas Lennon as Felix. He adds in some extra OCD that gets giggles out of me. Like when Oscar pretended to lock him in his tent and throw the key away. "What are you doing? You know I'm bound by the laws of mime!" And he's got an extra bit of snarkiness that I think works well. I think Mathew Perry hasn't found the character yet, but maybe he'll get it given a little more time.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2015 #82 of 168
    shelly40

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    Loved the original Odd Couple.....

    This was awful......

    The laugh track is so annoying..... and the show is just bad......
     
  3. Feb 28, 2015 #83 of 168
    ScubaCat

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    It's funny to see how people either like it or hate it. I like it as well as anything I'm seeing on TV these days. It still has lots of room for improvement but I'm keeping my season pass. :up:
     
  4. Feb 28, 2015 #84 of 168
    Howie

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    I ended up deleting the pilot without even watching it. I'd rather watch Chandler Bing on Friends reruns.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2015 #85 of 168
    MikeAndrews

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    Neil Simon sold his rights to The Odd Couple for Paramount for a one time payment of $250,000. That's why they make so many odd shoots and his has no control over it.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2015 #86 of 168
    TonyTheTiger

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    Barely made it through the first episode. Will not be watching a second.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2015 #87 of 168
    gossamer88

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    After reading how split people are, against my better judgement, I watched the second episode. Boy was I right the first time! This is truly awful and Perry is the biggest reason.

    I also noticed, had not the first time, that he's one of the producers. No wonder he's cast!
     
  8. Mar 1, 2015 #88 of 168
    justapixel

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    Lauren Graham is going to be in it???

    I love her. She usually chooses good projects. I wonder why?

    I don't know if she's enough to keep me watching. Probably not.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2015 #89 of 168
    scooterboy

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    -1. :)

    I watched and enjoyed Parenthood in spite of her being in it.

    I was on the fence with this show. She definitely makes it a goner.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2015 #90 of 168
    mattack

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    So you mean the play from 1965, right?
     
  11. Mar 3, 2015 #91 of 168
    mattack

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    Was that a ton back when he sold the rights?

    Like I've said before, generally I don't like remakes, but even though it's *relatively* recent, "The Odd Couple" seems to me like something that can be remade a zillion times without a problem.. it's just such a good concept in general.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2015 #92 of 168
    Ereth

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    I thought the second episode was really really bad.

    Matthew Perry doesn't seem to have any anger or frustration in him. Just snark. And it doesn't work.

    In the scenes where Oscar should be building up a slow burn, he appears to just be waiting for the opportunity for the next joke.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2015 #93 of 168
    hummingbird_206

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    Yep, MP is wrong for the part of Oscar. I really like the rest of the cast, but he's just ruining the show for me. And I love MP usually. Here, not at all.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2015 #94 of 168
    cannonz

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    Teeth clinched "I'm gonna killllllll you Felix" Klugman nailed it, must be acting though he also did calm laid back Quincy great too.
     
  15. Mar 5, 2015 #95 of 168
    Alfer

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    Finally watch episode 2 via On Demand.

    Wow, that was bad. Nothing funny in the whole episode (IMO).

    Perry just doesn't cut it as Oscar at all. Every mannerism, every time he talks, he seems to just be channeling Chandler. And now that turning gray and looking much older, that schtick doesn't really work anymore.

    Not sure if we'll try out episode 3 or not.
     
  16. Mar 5, 2015 #96 of 168
    Steveknj

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    Ep 2 was bad, Ep 1 was good, so I'll give it one my try.
     
  17. Mar 5, 2015 #97 of 168
    busyba

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    Wow... could Matthew Perry's version of Oscar Madison BE any more Chandleresque?
     
  18. Mar 5, 2015 #98 of 168
    spartanstew

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    Haven't seen #2 yet and not sure that I will. Thought #1 was terrible. It's just Chandler without shaving for a couple of days. A Don Johnson beard makes you a slob? I typically like him, but this is not the role for him.
     
  19. Mar 6, 2015 #99 of 168
    Ereth

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    I gave up half way through episode 3. I'm not sure if it was worse or my tolerance for it just dropped too far.

    I really wanted to like it.
     
  20. Mar 6, 2015 #100 of 168
    midas

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    I thought the 3rd episode was better than the 2nd. But it's not the Odd Couple. Where is the messy bedroom? Where is Oscar just walking into the apartment an instant mess? Where is Oscar concocting insane food combinations? IOW, where is Oscar?
     

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