Up All Night - 9/14/11 - Pilot

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  1. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001


    It was better than I expected it to be.
  2. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    I watched a few minutes but it wasn't grabbing me. I plan to try it later, but I have too many other shows to clear off that I felt like watching.
  3. Azlen

    Azlen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ
    I like the actors and fit into the target demographic having a one year old and three year old at home. Had a couple of chuckles but overall found it to be pretty flat. Won't be watching unless I hear it got a lot better.
  4. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    I didn't laugh but I like the characters and will keep watching.
    Maybe I had just seen all the funny bits too many times on the promo ads.
  5. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

    Nov 27, 2002
    London, UK


    I thought it was so ****ing beautiful.
  6. kar74

    kar74 hi.

    Feb 13, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    With that cast, it has a lot of potential. Last night's episode wasn't that funny though. I'll give it a few more episodes before canceling my season pass.
  7. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    Giving it a few more episodes. Good but curious how they will keep it going.
  8. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    For what little it's worth, this show didn't really make an impression on me. Didn't like it or dislike it, just not much of anything... <shrug>

    Given the amount of TV I already watch I think I'm giving this a pass unless I hear it get sigificantly better.
  9. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    I didn't think it was hilarious but I had a few chuckle out loud moments. I'll definitely continue watching it.
  10. Supfreak26

    Supfreak26 Go Cowboys!

    Dec 12, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Love the cast and I was entertained. I'm in.
  11. smark

    smark Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Damn. I thought USA Up All Night was making a comeback. Bring back Rhonda Scheer and Gilbert Godfried!
  12. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Finally got around to watching this. I thought it was meh, but there's a lot of potential here to be funny. It had a Mr. Mom vibe to it, and I really liked that movie. So I set an SP for now, and I'll keep watching and see what happens.
  13. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    We liked it. The oprah character needs some work to be more consistently funny but Will Arnett had some terrific lines and delivery. Definitely a keeper for now.
  14. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    The scene in the grocery store (trying to find the cheese, and dodging the old woman) was pretty funny, I thought.
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    We definitely enjoyed the Will Arnett/Christina Applegate parts, but the Maya Rudolph stuff needs work. Apparently, this version of the pilot was completely redone after Maya Rudolph's movie "Bridesmaids" was such a hit. In the original pilot, Rudolph and Applegate worked together at a PR firm, and Rudolph was simply the ditzy friend with a relatively small role. But when "Bridesmaids" was such a hit, NBC wanted to promote the fact that Rudolph was in it and they insisted that her role be reworked and the pilot reshot. Rudolph is now given top billing with the other two, and it means they're going to have to make the parts with Applegate at work more prominent. I could certainly do with more home and less work.
  16. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    It was okay.

    I love the cast so I will give it a couple more episodes to catch on.

    With the bleeping of the cussing, I was getting an Arrested Development vibe. And then when they sang karaoke, I wanted them to do Afternoon Delight. I just saw that episode of Arrested Development a couple days ago.

    Wow, just realized I shouldn't abbreviate when I am talking about Arrested Development and Afternoon Delight in the same sentence, so I went back and spelled it all out.
  17. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Considering that this is a Lorne Michaels production, I'm not sure how hard NBC pushed.
    I'd guess that NBC suggested it and the producers gladly went along.

    And considering that this is a Michaels production, NBC will probably give this show a fair amount of rope, which at this point, I think it needs as I found the pilot to be very lackluster.
    And I say this as someone who likes Arnett and Applegate (I can take or leave Rudolph.

    Still, I'll take another look next week.
  18. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    I have had EXACTLY that experience recently-minus dodging the old lady. I welcome the old ladies-it means I might get to have conversation with an adult.

    Having a baby myself, parts of it were really funny-wipes game in particular.

    But it reminded me a little of the 30 Rock pilot-a little awkward trying to find a rhythm.
  19. CatScratchFever

    CatScratchFever Guest

    Apr 14, 2011
    Prescott AZ
    I and my wife both thought it was pretty bad. Didn't laugh once and I'm easy to get to laugh :)

    I'll give it another shot but she is not so forgiving.
  20. Ruth

    Ruth Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    I'm currently on maternity leave, so I was a pretty easy sell for this show. I enjoyed it -- well, at least the mom/dad/baby scenes. I agree with others who have posted that the work scenes were kind of painful.

    I'll keep watching for now.


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