Screen Junkies » episodes http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:49:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Showtime Renews Shows About Shows And Alcoholism http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/showtime-renews-shows-about-shows-and-alcoholism/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/showtime-renews-shows-about-shows-and-alcoholism/#comments Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:19:48 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=30674 'Shameless' and 'Episodes' will both be returning for second seasons.

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Here’s some good news for fans of Showtime’s one-word-titled freshman sitcomsShameless” and “Episodes:” both will be returning for second seasons. The hourlong dramedy Shameless, starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, will be back for a 12 episode season two, while the Matt Leblanc starring meta show-about-a-show “Episodes” will return for another season, but the episode order isn’t known. Both are smaller, thoughtful shows that are getting to the point of being strong and compelling but maybe  needed a second season to get there. It’ll be great to see more strong original programming on the network to act as a companion to”Weeds,” which has been coasting on fumes and Justin Kirk’s charm for several years now. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Full Episodes Of Showtime’s ‘Californication,’ ‘Episodes,’ and ‘Shameless’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/full-episodes-of-showtimes-californication-episodes-and-shameless/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/full-episodes-of-showtimes-californication-episodes-and-shameless/#comments Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:24:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=14921 If you didn't have the chance last night to see David Duchovny nail nineteen-year old ass, Matt LeBlanc behave like an ass, or William H. Macy look like ass, we've got your back.

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If you didn’t have the chance to see David Duchovny nail nineteen-year old ass, Matt LeBlanc behave like an ass, or William H. Macy look like ass last night, we’ve got your back.

All three premiere episodes for the Showtime Originals “Californication,” “Episodes,” and “Shameless” are now available below for your viewing pleasure. Content is NSFW so be sure to keep a Solitaire window on the ready in case your boss comes by. Assuming, of course, that your boss doesn’t mind your playing Solitaire. Check them out.

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Mircea Monroe http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/mircea-monroe/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/mircea-monroe/#comments Thu, 06 Jan 2011 18:58:33 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=14462 Since launching her acting career just seven years ago, Mircea Monroe has racked up an impressive rundown of TV appearances and movie parts, including a series of recurring appearances on "Late Night With Conan O’ Brien."

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Mircea Monroe keeps herself busy. Since launching her acting career just seven years ago, she has racked up an impressive rundown of TV appearances and movie parts, including a series of recurring appearances on “Late Night With Conan O’ Brien.” Catch her alongside Matt LeBlanc and a couple of British people on Showtime’s new series, “Episodes,” premiering on Sunday night.

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Review: Showtime’s ‘Episodes’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comments Tue, 28 Dec 2010 18:33:49 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461 Showtime sent out the first seven episodes of their new comedy “Episodes,” which is the entire first season. It certainly gets better once you get past the plodding set-up, but never good enough to add to your DVR queue.

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Showtime sent out the first seven episodes of their new comedy “Episodes,” which is the entire first season. It certainly gets better once you get past the plodding set-up, but never good enough to add to your DVR queue.

The big teaser is an angry Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly Lincoln (Tamsin Greig) arguing about “wanking,” as the Brits call it, and complaining about the voice of their home security system. Matt LeBlanc’s voice activated dialer calls mom instead of Bob. Groan. That’s LeBlanc’s only appearance in the pilot too. It takes a whole episode to get to him.

The real show begins seven weeks earlier. The Lincolns win a BAFTA for their show “Lyman’s Boys.” Their banter with the American producer Merc Lapides (John Pankow) is full of attempts to make witty the exposition about remaking the show in Hollywood. Sexual metaphors alone are not wit, and it’s not a British thing.

This will be a show about the culture shock of British producers in Hollywood, and the laughable attempts of Hollywood to meddle in great art. The humor is all the same kind of lame though.

When the Lincolns try to get into their American house, the security guard pulls a really lazy act about not having the Lincolns on the list and no knowing who they are. If you think that’s funny, you’ll love it when they repeat it every time the Lincolns enter the gate.

When they get inside, Beverly enjoys the security voice. That’s ironic because we saw that later she’s annoyed with it. I would think it’s funny that the Lincolns wait forever for their lavish new bath to fill with water, but the show had already exhausted my good will by then.

For insightful industry laughs, head of comedy Myra Licht (Daisy Haggard) is actually a humorless bore. How could that person ever be in charge of comedy? No wonder Hollywood makes bad shows. That explains everything.

It turns out Merc hadn’t actually seen the show, so now he wants to recast the American version. Promises are not guaranteed, executives won’t watch the properties they’ve optioned, yes men support stupid ideas, Americans make British stereotypes like “’allo gov’na.” By the second episode, we also learn that executives are selfish, insensitive to the blind and slurp food during table reads. Also, even assistants watch their weight and the Lincolns don’t know who Eliza Dushku is.

LeBlanc has a good time playing the D-bag version of himself. The delight he takes in texting profanity and laughing at Tourettes is real comedy. The “Matt LeBlanc Acts Like a Douche” show would be great. Everything else David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik wrote around that is not funny.

“Episodes” premieres Sunday, January 9th at 9:30PM EST on Showtime.

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Matt LeBlanc Auditions for Matt LeBlanc Role in Showtime Series ‘Episodes’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/matt-leblanc-auditions-for-matt-leblanc-role-in-showtime-series-episodes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/matt-leblanc-auditions-for-matt-leblanc-role-in-showtime-series-episodes/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Matt LeBlanc Auditions for Episodes - Watch more Funny VideosIn the above clip, Matt LeBlanc has to swallow his pride and audition to play himself in the new Showtime sitcom Episodes. As if the task wasn't degrading enough, he shuffles in to a waiting room full of Joey look-a-likes who all want to land the same role. It's reasons like this why LeBlanc is going grey.  Episodes is about a successful British husband-and-wife comedy team who are lured by Hollywood to produce a new version of their hit series for a stateside audience. But they soon realize what the American execs have in store for their precious show – including replacing the erudite British lead with Matt LeBlanc. Check out today's imported links. Conan O'Brien's Next Job (HolyTaco) Amanda Seyfriend and Julianne Moore Make Out (Moviefone) School Pride + 9/11 = Fail (TotalProSports) 10 Best Animated Gifs of the Week (TheChive) Maxim.com's Hottest Blonds (Maxim) Japan Has Space Battleships Too! (FilmDrunk) 25 Great Moments in Brutal Honesty (Manofest) Spider-Man Reboots We'll Never See (Pajiba) Jay Leno to Bang Conan's Wife (CelebJihad) 10 TV Actors Who Need a Big Movie Break (Unreality) Prepare Your Eyes for the Upcoming 3D Onslaught (Asylum) FPS Gaming from a Female's POV (RegretfulMorning) How Your Girlfriend Ruined You (MadeMan) Racing Expos Connect Fans with NASCAR (AllLeftTurns) Dude Gets Mashed Up by Security in Lobby (NothingToxic) Check in with Doctor (Atom)

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Matt LeBlanc Auditions for Episodes – Watch more Funny Videos

In the above clip, Matt LeBlanc has to swallow his pride and audition to play himself in the new Showtime sitcom Episodes. As if the task wasn’t degrading enough, he shuffles in to a waiting room full of Joey look-a-likes who all want to land the same role. It’s reasons like this why LeBlanc is going grey. 

Episodes is about a successful British husband-and-wife comedy team who are lured by Hollywood to produce a new version of their hit series for a stateside audience. But they soon realize wha the American execs have in store for their precious show – including replacing the erudite British lead with Matt LeBlanc.

Check out today’s imported links.

Conan O’Brien’s Next Job (HolyTaco)

Amanda Seyfriend and Julianne Moore Make Out (Moviefone)

School Pride + 9/11 = Fail (TotalProSports)

10 Best Animated Gifs of the Week (TheChive)

Maxim.com’s Hottest Blonds (Maxim)

Japan Has Space Battleships Too! (FilmDrunk)

25 Great Moments in Brutal Honesty (Manofest)

Spider-Man Reboots We’ll Never See (Pajiba)

Jay Leno to Bang Conan’s Wife (CelebJihad)

10 TV Actors Who Need a Big Movi Break (Unreality)

Prepare Your Eyes for the Upcoming 3D Onslaught (Asylum)

FPS Gaming from a Female’s POV (RegretfulMorning)

How Your Girlfriend Ruined You (MadeMan)

Racing Expos Connect Fans with NASCAR (AllLeftTurns)

Dude Gets Mashed Up by Security in Lobby (NothingToxic)

Check in with Doctor (Atom)

 

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EPISODES http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/shows/episodes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/shows/episodes/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Network: ShowtimeCreators: David Crane & Jeffrey KlarikCast: Matt LeBlancSynopsis: A single-camera comedy series about a successful British husband-and-wife comedy team who are lured by Hollywood to produce a new version of their hit series for a stateside audience. But they soon realize what the American execs have in store for their precious show – including replacing the erudite British lead with the quintessential comedy star, Matt LeBlanc.

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Network: Showtime

Creators: David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik

Cast: Matt LeBlanc

Synopsis: A single-camera comedy series about a successful British husband-and-wife comedy team who are lured by Hollywood to produce a new version of their hit series for a stateside audience. But they soon realize wha the American execs have in store for their precious show – including replacing the erudite British lead with the quintessential comedy star, Matt LeBlanc.

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