"The Comedians" a rare NOPE preview

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  1. Odds Bodkins

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    Horrendous and season pass deleted in record time. Another testimonial, BTS show... just what we needed.
     
  2. gossamer88

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    I thought it was OK, Laughed a couple of times. But don't think it warrants an SP. May catch it On Demand.
     
  3. getreal

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    :confused:
     
  4. Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

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    Behind the scenes.
     
  5. scooterboy

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    I laughed a few times. Giving it another episode or two.
     
  6. SeanC

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    Me too.
     
  7. jamesbobo

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    I liked it and will definitely continue watching.
     
  8. MikeAndrews

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    Look at how much time and misery I saved.
     
  9. Odds Bodkins

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  10. Steveknj

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    I had high hopes for this show, mostly because of Crystal, but I have to say, was very disappointed. Gad was his usual snarky self, and Crystal came off as an obnoxious, self indulged oaf. Still, I'm willing to give it another episode or two and hope for the best.

    Anyone who saw this thinking the Billy and Billy show would have been much better than then Billy and Josh show?
     
  11. JLucPicard

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    I'm hoping against hope that it was meant to seem like his nads, but the pixilation was used to hide the fact it was not really his nads at all but some kind of totally benign substitute.

    I really didn't like the pilot. Will give it one more shot just out of respect for Billy Crystal to see if things were re-worked and made better. If not, I'm out.
     
  12. jilter

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    Maybe it tried too hard. But just look at the comments here: I'm out.I'll pass.SP deleted.
    Wow.
    I laughed at parts. Billy has a lot of credit with me. I think he deserves more than one look.

    Eta:
    I counted SIX production company logos at the closing credits. SIX.
     
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  13. getreal

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    After seeing Billy Crystal on The Daily Show last night, apparently Jon Stewart seemed to really enjoy this show after binging on about four episodes. Apparently episode three is quite funny. I may resurrect this to see if Stewart was just pandering to Crystal in order to be a polite host.
     
  14. mr.unnatural

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    I started watching the pilot with the wife last night and it was soon clear she wasn't into it so I stopped playback. I was disappointed by the first 10 minutes or so, but I watched the remainder at lunch today and thought it picked up a bit in the 2nd half, at least enough to get me to stick around for at least a few more episodes. I also saw Billy Crystal on the Daily Show and thought Jon Stewart went a little over the top gushing on his pal. It airs again tonight so maybe I'll get to it over the weekend and see how it goes.
     
  15. Hoffer

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    I listen to a film podcast and they talked about this show. One of the guys on the show said he loves The Comedians. I don't remember if the other people on the podcast had seen it or not. It got me a little interested in at least giving it a chance.
     
  16. jilter

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    I thought the director, Larry, in the pilot looked familiar but could not place him. Most of you probably know who Larry Charles is - I did not.
    ...until I read this Vanity Fair article: Larry Charles on His Controversial Seinfeld Episodes, The Comedians, and His Nicolas Cage Movie I like much of what he has done: Seinfeld, Mad About You, Entourage, CYE.
    There is homage in the interview to some of my all-time favorite television: Seinfeld/Curb/Louie. I totally relish this sort of television.

    Maybe it will not be Seinfeld, maybe it won't be Curb, or Louie, but I really want to see The Comedians succeed as I am positive some, maybe much, will give me pleasure watching.
    Thanks, Billy.
     
  17. jilter

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    BTW, - it was The Daily Show last night that made me go find The Comedians.
    While Jon Stewart was may have been "gushing", I am not sure if it was over the show, or just Crystal in general. It actually played like a mutual admiration society.
    But Jon very honestly disclosed that Crystal's daughter was a valued (and now- missed) member of TDS's staff.
     
  18. thewebgal

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    Not making an effort for this - I'm just not a fan of crystal's humour,
    and gadd looks way beyond my tolerance for the unfunny.

    From what I have seen, the only way it could be worse is if Martin Short got involved.
    (Or Martin Lawrence - both are painfully unfunny to me).
     
  19. jsmeeker

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    I actually like Josh Gadd, but his "bumbling fool" character here is a bit overdone. For me, the bigger problems with show is the stuff that isn't Josh and Billy.
     
  20. jilter

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    Second episode not as good to me.

    I await the third.
     

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