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Anyone else catch this? I'm a fan of Tom Cavanagh but didn't even know about the series until about a week ago. I enjoyed it for the most part, it has promise. It felt a little too staged for me, but I still got some laughs out of it.

Also, anything shot in NYC is a bonus. :) It's fun seeing the local scenery.

Plus... Love Monkey?? How could anyone NOT watch a program with that title? :D
 

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Watched, enjoyed, looking forward to a few more shows to really make a decision. For now season pass stays.
 

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So, apparently Tom Cavanagh's contract requires his character to have a best friend named Mike, and his character must get fired and lose his girlfriend/wife in the first episode of any series he stars in.

I thought it was a pretty good introduction to the characters and the situation. I'll tune in again.
 

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I enjoyed it a lot for a pilot. They're always dodgy since they have to introduce so much. It had a few laughs and showed promise. By the end I was interested to see what happens next which is obviously a good thing. I'm a huge music fan, so if they keep showing what goes on in the music industry along with the romance storylines then it could be good. I've heard they're going to have quite a few cameos from real musicians so that alone might keep me watching. I thought Teddy Geiger was pretty good as Wayne in this episode. I guess I'm old fashioned, but I agreed with what Tom said about it being "about the music" in his meeting. Maybe he and Jerry MacGuire can get together and start a music/sports conglomeration. :)
 

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I liekd seeing all the music landmarks in NYC...that was cool. Show has potential...wasnt the best pilot though.
 

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getbak said:
So, apparently Tom Cavanagh's contract requires his character to have a best friend named Mike, and his character must get fired and lose his girlfriend/wife in the first episode of any series he stars in.
Some similarities, but in Ed his wife cheated on him, and he quit his job in NY, he wasn't fired. Was a big fan of Ed,and I see this being one of my favorites.
 

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The guy that played Wayne, Teddy Geiger, got signed to an actual contract long before the last night's the pilot. And guess who the contract is with....I believe Sony....and if you watched the end credits, you saw that it is produced by Sony Television. IIRC, they will be using "real" new music talent as the "acts" on the show.

http://music.aol.com/artist/main.adp?artistid=748594

So it's sort of like art imitating life.......

Either way, I liked it. Here's hoping for a Julie Bowen cameo, assuming she can get away from Boston Legal long enough to do it.......

And did anyone else that used to watch "Ed" jump up and down a bit when they said "here's the $10 bet....."?
 

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...and if you watched the end credits, you saw that it is produced by Sony Television.
Hmm, I wonder which record label is responsible for "The Essential Bob Dylan," as mentioned a couple of times during this episode. Hmm...

Here's hoping for a Julie Bowen cameo, assuming she can get away from Boston Legal long enough to do it......
Who needs Julie Bowen when you've got Judy Greer, who looks much better when she's not appearing on "Arrested Development"? :D
 

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i totally did not catch the friend was gay until the 'date montoge' at the end.

My wife claims she knew... but i can't get her to tell me how she figured that one out...
Well apparently there is a new law that all new shows must have a gay character, so she knew to be looking for one.
 

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I liked Ed and Tom Cavanaugh coincidently his friend 'Mike' from Ed is going to be in a new series as well. I believe he's going to be in Courting Alex so i'm going to have to try and catch that as well.

As for the pilot I liked it and it seems to have potential so I'm looking forward to watching especially since I don't really have a 10:00 show on Tuesdays.
 

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"Wayne" sounded alarmingly like my friend Terry, who'll toil in obscurity in the midwest because that style of music isn't all that appreciated. (I love it, though.)

He is relatively popular regionally, though. Enough to keep him busy.
 

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"Wayne" sounded like every young acoustic guitar-playing guy. They all sound the same. So unfortunately they point they kept hammering in about lasting music and modern classics dropped like a brick due to this fact.

Too bad this show is on opposite Commander in Chief. No SP for me.

Oh, and too bad they couldn't get Eric Bogosian as a regular character.

Greg
 
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