Undateable Live - 2015/2016 season

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by MarkofT, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm really hating the live format. It was a decent show, but now it seems to be a gimmick of them trying to make each other laugh and break character.
     
  3. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

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    I'm kinda feeling this way too. The finale of last season being live was cool. Every show now being live is getting old. They seem to be kinda begging for their audience to tell others. I'm assuming the show isn't doing well and won't be on much longer live or not.
     
  4. TonyD79

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    I didn't feel that very much in this weeks show. Seems they are getting over the gimmick as the weeks pass.
     
  5. markz

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    I am not a fan of the live format because I thought the show was great last season before they went live. But I agree that this week's episode felt more polished and less live.
     
  6. series5orpremier

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    I'm annoyed by the hipper than thou band of the week gimmick. If they want to have live music at least get some quality bands.
     
  7. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

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    I fast forward anytime a band is on screen. Don't care. Not why I'm watching the show.
     
  8. mattack

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    Wait, so what was the Rules of Engagement joke?

    I knew someone previously had mentioned it was going to be live separately the rest of the season -- until confirmed above, I thought that hadn't started yet..

    So the East Coast lost out on two big goofs in the West Coast version.

    In the beginning of the show, I think one of the first camera changes, it changes and a DIFFERENT (handheld?) cameraman is right in front of the shot, looks straight into the camera, and then jumps out of the way.. Then I think less than a minute later, they do another camera change, and you see some equipment in the way briefly.

    I don't even remember SNL having goofs this big.

    Even though I still think I liked the old version better, I _do_ laugh at them trying to crack each other up.

    Oh, and maybe I'm misremembering, but it seemed like Bianca Kajlich was trying to not crack up about something slightly later, that is, besides the 30 seconds or less joke. Unless she cracked up, then held herself together, then started cracking up again. There was just a weird bit where she looked at the camera too I think.
     
  9. MarkofT

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    The 4 actors that are also stand-up comedians have always pursued that goal, live show or taped.

    In the first season, Bianca was constantly having to stifle herself. She's gotten a bit better now with all the practice, but she's still the easiest to get.
     
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    It was at the very beginning of the episode and Danny is mad at Justin:

    Danny: "I can't believe this guy told my sister I'd sit at home with her tonight and watch Rules of Engagement. I cannot think of anything worse. No offense."

    Leslie (trying not to crack up): "Uh, offense taken!"

    Danny: "You can't take offense. I specifically said 'no offense.'"
     
  11. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    Live show is much funnier.
    Standard show has better ratings.

    Viewers prefer standard sitcoms. Oh well.
     
  12. ThreeSoFar'sBro

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    The Detroit angle first got me watching this show, but I like it more and more with each episode. The live "gimmick" is growing on me. It also makes me want to watch it live, not recorded!
     
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I loved the bit in last night's episode when Meghan Trainor tells Shelly to come find her after she sings, and then walks off the set toward the cameras. Danny watches her walk off and says, "Is there a door over there?"
     
  14. TonyD79

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    Your opinion. I think the live show is strained because they want to emphasize live. You may like cracking each other up and the antics but I prefer the show as it was. It was clever and polished. Now it resembles more an improv show which isn't as funny as it was.
     
  15. markz

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    I like the live show but preferred it the way it used to be. However, my wife likes the live format better than how it was. Either way, we both enjoyed it before and now.
     
  16. Supfreak26

    Supfreak26 Go Cowboys!

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    I didn't watch the show before this season so I can't really compare. I love the live show gimmick, though. But I like improv comedy and I like it when they try to make the other actors lose it.
     
  17. busyba

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    I imagine that they looked at what they had previously been doing, and felt that they were just a cookie-cutter sitcom that had nothing to distinguish itself from the others. The television graveyard is littered with dozens upon dozens of such shows.

    For better or worse, they're a much more distinctive show now in the current TV landscape.
     
  18. mattack

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    I actually _agree_ with you (I think.. I may be wavering a bit) that the older version was better.. though the cracking each other up is funny to me, especially when they make references to the actors' previous roles and such.

    But anyway, even with currently liking the previous version better.. I wouldn't call it clever and polished! It was a pretty darn standard sitcom if you ask me!

    I don't remember why they got rid of the previous woman the bar owner loved, if they're just going to have him in a constant relationship with the new young woman.

    Some of you seem to watch both versions. I ended up watching this one on On Demand, and it was labelled as the East Coast version. Does anybody know what the differences were?
     
  19. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I haven't heard anything about why she was replaced, but if I had to guess, I think someone decided that Justin getting a girl as hot as the original waitress was too severe a strain upon credulity, even for a sitcom. :)


    The new girl is super-cute too, but unlike the first girl, they made this one a little quirky and damaged, so she would be more believably attainable.
     
  20. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    The first girl (Briga Heelan) was never intended to be on long term. When the show premiered, she was a series regular on another Bill Lawrence sitcom (Ground Floor on TBS). Therefore, she was only "on loan" from the other show and it was always the plan to have them break up.
     

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