Tell me that you love me 09/09/07 (S01E01)

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  1. Sep 9, 2007 #1 of 30
    kjnorman

    kjnorman Enjoying being a Dad

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    Err, not sure what to make of this show....

    I'm not sure if I am watching HBO or the Spice channel. HBO certainly seem to be pushing the limits to sexual exposure on "regular" TV.

    So far I have only seen a 1/2 hour of it and at present I am not sure if I can be bothered for episode 2. The first 10 minutes bored the heck out of me, but it started to develop (along with the sex.!!). Still I am not keen on the fly-on-the-wall documentary nature of the filming.

    For now, I'll try the second episode as with HBO you have to give them time, but still its not exactly riveting at present.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2007 #2 of 30
    Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    I loved the TiVo scene...do you think they paid for that product placement?
     
  3. Sep 9, 2007 #3 of 30
    astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I liked it. Each couple has some interesting dynamics. If you've been married long enough (25+ yrs for me), then you've probably been thru a least a couple of those phases. :eek:

    About halfway thru, I was thinking the same thing, how slow it was, and whether I would keep watching. By the end, I was hooked. The last half brought it to life. I guess they had to lay a little groundwork to put everything in place.

    Was that Penny Widmore (LOST) ?

    +1 on the TiVo scene :up:
     
  4. Sep 9, 2007 #4 of 30
    kjnorman

    kjnorman Enjoying being a Dad

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    Yep, I can certainly relate to some of the scenes in this show. We had trouble conceiving our second child, so the very unromantic scene with the woman stating that she was ovulating and that the guy (the sperm factory) should f*** her there and then brought back a few memories... :D

    Still I find the show a little sterile and I can not warm to any of the characters at present. Still that sounds like a HBO show these days...
     
  5. NatasNJ

    NatasNJ Bone marrow lover!

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    Yeah. This show is graphic. I don't relate to any of the couples but it makes me feel good watching since I think all three couples are BEYOND crazy. 1 couple the guy can't commit to not cheating to his girlfriend. Smart guy. 2nd couple stopped having sex and raising kids looks fun. :) Then factor in the guy refuses to have any meaningful discussion when the wife brings it up. Nice move buddy. The last couple go to therapy and lie. Real productive. People are nuts. :)
     
  6. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was pretty slow. But I'll give it a few more shots.

    I thought the two sex scenes were a bit gratuitous... and I'm not the least bit prudish! Just looked like they were showing it for buzz-factor.
     
  7. pjenkins

    pjenkins God bless Texas :)

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    yeah, and she was the wife on another HBO show "Dream On" if memory serves.

    show was slow for sure, we'll give it a few more episodes to see if it goes anywhere, but so far not overly impressed..
     
  8. ironchef

    ironchef Smiley Averse

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    Tim Goodman in his column said this was not going to be a happy happy feel good show. If things follow this pattern I can see why.

    I'll keep a season pass going, even though I think the four couple all at different relationship stagees is a bit too transparent a plot device. I think the couple that lied to the therapist is heading for the most trouble.
     
  9. skywalkr2

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    It was Mind of the Married Man...
     
  10. Dawghows

    Dawghows Liberal Elitist

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    Much as I might otherwise enjoy a little gratuitous sex and nudity, I was bored nearly to tears by these characters and, especially, the dialogue. As several have said, because it's HBO I will give it another episode or two to see where it goes. So far, though, I don't see anything here.
     
  11. Tulsawatcher

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    If you have the On Demand service, it appears HBO is airing episodes of this one starting on Monday before it airs the next Sunday, so I've already watched ep 2 - not really anything to say that would spoil anything for anyone, and I'll probably continue watching for another episode; not really anything here compelling to watch. Storyline is non-existent to meh.
     
  12. AGBulls

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    My wife's sentiment is the same as mine: real life is stressful enough that we're not interested in a show about someone else's relationship issues. Maybe it's interesting, but I personally enjoy a little escapism.

    I'm going to be skipping this one, and sticking with Real Time with Bill Maher and Curb Your Enthusisam until HBO gets another interesting drama that isn't so depressing and melodramatic.
     
  13. kdelande

    kdelande TiVo-Wobble

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    TVGuide.com says this pulled in 900k, much lower than 3.x million that were estimated.

    This show might not last too long...

    KD
     
  14. Chibbie

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    If this was network TV it would have already been pulled.

    But this is HBO... do they ever cancel shows?
     
  15. jon01

    jon01 Member

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    long...
    it was eh, the old couple at the end was kinda gross :)

    - Jon
     
  16. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    The Wire season five coming next year!
     
  17. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    Well, The Wire is pretty depressing. Not melodramatic, though.
     
  18. pjenkins

    pjenkins God bless Texas :)

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    ah yes, thanks!!

    dream on was a while ago wasn't it :)
     
  19. AGBulls

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    Almost no one talks about Dream On. What ever happened to the guy who was the star of that show? He pretty much fell off the face of the earth.
     
  20. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    Yep! The OP asked for (a) interesting AND NOT ((b) depressing AND (c) melodramatic). The Wire satisfies because exactly as you point out, it's not melodramatic so we have: (a) true AND NOT ((b) false AND (c) true), which is true AND NOT false, which is true!!









    I know you knew that, I'm just in a logical mood :p
     

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