Comments on: Review: Showtime’s ‘Episodes’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/ Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:54:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: cquin http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-101493 cquin Sun, 27 Feb 2011 01:19:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-101493 It's hysterical. I can believe people don't get it. It’s hysterical. I can believe people don’t get it.

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By: Jane http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-101019 Jane Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:05:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-101019 I may live in that country that rates "Two and a Half Men" as its favorite comedy (not mine, I can't stand to watch it...) but I absolutely love Episode's on Showtime. Funny, acerbic and probably pretty close to what actually happens all the time to show business writers and their creations. Love the British couple and even though some of the wit may be a little bit cliche', I'm still finding it laughable...out loud even! I may live in that country that rates “Two and a Half Men” as its favorite comedy (not mine, I can’t stand to watch it…) but I absolutely love Episode’s on Showtime. Funny, acerbic and probably pretty close to what actually happens all the time to show business writers and their creations. Love the British couple and even though some of the wit may be a little bit cliche’, I’m still finding it laughable…out loud even!

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By: Jane http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-101020 Jane Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:05:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-101020 I may live in that country that rates "Two and a Half Men" as its favorite comedy (not mine, I can't stand to watch it...) but I absolutely love Episode's on Showtime. Funny, acerbic and probably pretty close to what actually happens all the time to show business writers and their creations. Love the British couple and even though some of the wit may be a little bit cliche', I'm still finding it laughable...out loud even! I may live in that country that rates “Two and a Half Men” as its favorite comedy (not mine, I can’t stand to watch it…) but I absolutely love Episode’s on Showtime. Funny, acerbic and probably pretty close to what actually happens all the time to show business writers and their creations. Love the British couple and even though some of the wit may be a little bit cliche’, I’m still finding it laughable…out loud even!

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By: Janbkr http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-100758 Janbkr Thu, 10 Feb 2011 00:11:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-100758 Dislike this show immensely. The sexual innuendos, language and topics are not funny. Just reminds me of another "Charlie Sheen" gone bad. Dislike this show immensely. The sexual innuendos, language and topics are not funny. Just reminds me of another “Charlie Sheen” gone bad.

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By: JMCDUB http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-100392 JMCDUB Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:13:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-100392 Yeah, I'd have to respectfully disagree with this review as well. I enjoy this show immensely! I thought the 2nd episode was a gem--the jokes came full circle and the last scene left me laughing uncontrollably even after it had ended. If you've got some time, check it out for yourself.... Yeah, I’d have to respectfully disagree with this review as well. I enjoy this show immensely! I thought the 2nd episode was a gem–the jokes came full circle and the last scene left me laughing uncontrollably even after it had ended. If you’ve got some time, check it out for yourself….

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By: JMCDUB http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-100393 JMCDUB Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:13:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-100393 Yeah, I'd have to respectfully disagree with this review as well. I enjoy this show immensely! I thought the 2nd episode was a gem--the jokes came full circle and the last scene left me laughing uncontrollably even after it had ended. If you've got some time, check it out for yourself.... Yeah, I’d have to respectfully disagree with this review as well. I enjoy this show immensely! I thought the 2nd episode was a gem–the jokes came full circle and the last scene left me laughing uncontrollably even after it had ended. If you’ve got some time, check it out for yourself….

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By: Bachbeet http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-100203 Bachbeet Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:13:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-100203 I've seen the first 3 episodes and thought they were very funny. I liked the subtlety of the Myra(?) character who is head of comedy development yet seems completely wrong for such a position (She says something is hilarious with absolutely no emotion). I like the general "fish out of water" theme for the two Brits in LA. I thought the Tourette's gag was carried off quite well, especially when capped at the end by the Brit husband explaining that his wife has Tourette's to the guard at the gate. And Matt may be typed as stupid but he's quite right about the change in the Lesbian character. I’ve seen the first 3 episodes and thought they were very funny. I liked the subtlety of the Myra(?) character who is head of comedy development yet seems completely wrong for such a position (She says something is hilarious with absolutely no emotion). I like the general “fish out of water” theme for the two Brits in LA. I thought the Tourette’s gag was carried off quite well, especially when capped at the end by the Brit husband explaining that his wife has Tourette’s to the guard at the gate. And Matt may be typed as stupid but he’s quite right about the change in the Lesbian character.

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By: Bachbeet http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-100204 Bachbeet Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:13:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-100204 I've seen the first 3 episodes and thought they were very funny. I liked the subtlety of the Myra(?) character who is head of comedy development yet seems completely wrong for such a position (She says something is hilarious with absolutely no emotion). I like the general "fish out of water" theme for the two Brits in LA. I thought the Tourette's gag was carried off quite well, especially when capped at the end by the Brit husband explaining that his wife has Tourette's to the guard at the gate. And Matt may be typed as stupid but he's quite right about the change in the Lesbian character. I’ve seen the first 3 episodes and thought they were very funny. I liked the subtlety of the Myra(?) character who is head of comedy development yet seems completely wrong for such a position (She says something is hilarious with absolutely no emotion). I like the general “fish out of water” theme for the two Brits in LA. I thought the Tourette’s gag was carried off quite well, especially when capped at the end by the Brit husband explaining that his wife has Tourette’s to the guard at the gate. And Matt may be typed as stupid but he’s quite right about the change in the Lesbian character.

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By: Forshorn http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-95226 Forshorn Mon, 10 Jan 2011 07:40:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-95226 I may be the only person avidly following the show because I was a huge fan of 'The Class," but... I thought the over-the-top satire of the first episode was spot on. Eagerly awaiting the rest. I may be the only person avidly following the show because I was a huge fan of ‘The Class,” but… I thought the over-the-top satire of the first episode was spot on. Eagerly awaiting the rest.

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By: Jack http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-94752 Jack Mon, 03 Jan 2011 00:56:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-94752 Can't believe I wrote "it's" as opposed to "its". Ironic :( Can’t believe I wrote “it’s” as opposed to “its”. Ironic :(

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By: jack http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-94751 jack Mon, 03 Jan 2011 00:55:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-94751 They're both great comic actors and well respected in Britain. I hate to be 'that guy' but I'll trust our opinion over a country which rates Two and a Half Men as it's favourite comedy. They’re both great comic actors and well respected in Britain. I hate to be ‘that guy’ but I’ll trust our opinion over a country which rates Two and a Half Men as it’s favourite comedy.

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By: Evantherainman http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-94733 Evantherainman Sat, 01 Jan 2011 12:05:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-94733 Hey, I caught the delightful complete debut season - seven 30-minute episodes - of Episodes, to start on Showtime, Sunday, January 9, courtesy of a Showtime advance screener. If you're in the mood for a deft, daft mix of classic droll British humor and California fine ass funny - which, come to think of it, I always am - you'll love Episodes. The basic story: the creators/writers of a successful comedy show in the UK are brought over and out to California to recreate their series right here in the USA. The creators are a young, happily married, breezily and often profoundly witty couple. You know that they won't be in for smooth sailing over here, just by looking at the opening credits (one of the best I've seen in a while), which feature a manuscript picked up in the wind in England, winging its way to California, only to be shot down right over the big white Hollywood sign. Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greg, two relative little knowns here in the States, play the "lucky" British couple Sean and Beverly Lincoln, and they're excellent. Trouble starts pretty much as soon as they're told that the British actor who played the lead in their comedy will be replaced by an American - none other than Matt LeBlanc, who plays himself, and delivers a performance every bit as a good or better than Joey from Friends. Indeed, the script makes satisfying, explicit reference to all manner of Joeyisms, including at least one on which the somewhat surprise ending hinges. (I saw it coming, but still loved it.) Even the secondary characters are striking - Daisy Haggard as Myra Licht doesn't say much but makes some of the best blond faces you'll ever see, and Mircea Monroe as Morning is luscious (well, maybe more a primary than secondary character). But really nothing about this comedy is secondary. If you like laughs a minute, sarcasm to the max about both American and British popular culture, Episodes will be just your cup of tea - or coffee. Hey, I caught the delightful complete debut season – seven 30-minute episodes – of Episodes, to start on Showtime, Sunday, January 9, courtesy of a Showtime advance screener. If you’re in the mood for a deft, daft mix of classic droll British humor and California fine ass funny – which, come to think of it, I always am – you’ll love Episodes.

The basic story: the creators/writers of a successful comedy show in the UK are brought over and out to California to recreate their series right here in the USA. The creators are a young, happily married, breezily and often profoundly witty couple. You know that they won’t be in for smooth sailing over here, just by looking at the opening credits (one of the best I’ve seen in a while), which feature a manuscript picked up in the wind in England, winging its way to California, only to be shot down right over the big white Hollywood sign.

Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greg, two relative little knowns here in the States, play the “lucky” British couple Sean and Beverly Lincoln, and they’re excellent. Trouble starts pretty much as soon as they’re told that the British actor who played the lead in their comedy will be replaced by an American – none other than Matt LeBlanc, who plays himself, and delivers a performance every bit as a good or better than Joey from Friends. Indeed, the script makes satisfying, explicit reference to all manner of Joeyisms, including at least one on which the somewhat surprise ending hinges. (I saw it coming, but still loved it.)

Even the secondary characters are striking – Daisy Haggard as Myra Licht doesn’t say much but makes some of the best blond faces you’ll ever see, and Mircea Monroe as Morning is luscious (well, maybe more a primary than secondary character).

But really nothing about this comedy is secondary. If you like laughs a minute, sarcasm to the max about both American and British popular culture, Episodes will be just your cup of tea – or coffee.

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By: Francois http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-94697 Francois Fri, 31 Dec 2010 06:45:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-94697 I thought it was terrible. It's very rarely funny and the Lincoln's are unattractive and thoroughly unlikeable. I thought it was terrible. It’s very rarely funny and the Lincoln’s are unattractive and thoroughly unlikeable.

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By: Anonymous http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/review-tv/review-showtimes-episodes/#comment-94676 Anonymous Wed, 29 Dec 2010 21:01:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13461#comment-94676 Wow - I completely disagree with this review. Watch it for yourself, folks! It's not perfect, but it has a lot of funny moments, and Mangan and Greig are at times hilarious. Reminiscent of "Extras" in some ways, but really its own show. Wow – I completely disagree with this review. Watch it for yourself, folks! It’s not perfect, but it has a lot of funny moments, and Mangan and Greig are at times hilarious. Reminiscent of “Extras” in some ways, but really its own show.

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