June 26th, 2012, 10:34 AM #281
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June 28th, 2012, 09:40 AM #283
Hercules Can’t Be Bothered To Rage Against FX’s Tired, Terrible New Charlie Sheen Sitcom ANGER MANAGEMENT!!
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Wilfred/Louie and Russell Brand's Brandxxx start tonight.
June 30th, 2012, 12:44 PM #284
Some thoughts on the comedy block the other night...
Anger Management. What a hot mess. Clunky, awkward, amateur and so bad it's almost a satire of all the worst things a standard network sitcom represents...yet, for some reason there is a little something that made me not hate it, not turn it off. Cannot for the life of me explain it other than Charlie Sheen is the Devil. That's the only explanation.
Wilfred, I dunno. Left me a lttle cold. And I loved this show last season. Hopefully it was just a duff episode but it felt kind of 'been there, done that' and had that less than fresh feeling.
Louie...was kind of the same. Yet I didn't mind so much. It was almost stream of consciousness and just so odd at times that you kind of just go with it. The construction car smash(as if it were perfectly natural), the Italian/Parisian music & feel while he was riding(btw...any Eddie Izzard fans thinking 'Ciao' during that scene?) and the wtf moment when you find out Louie's ex is Puerto Rican(?) and they have 2 of the whitest children ever. I think EW and others are getting a little carried away...but I am glad for Louis' success. Seems a good guy and toiled hard for a long time.
Sorry, still haven't watched the Russell Brand show but I am not hearing good things.
July 2nd, 2012, 09:46 AM #285
I only watched this one, so it's the only one I can comment on, but I generally felt the same. I thought the part where he was riding through New York on the bike felt very much like an old French movie to me. With the music and the way some of it was shot. It was very different. I heard an interview with him on NPR a couple weeks ago where he talked some about how he's really interested in the technical aspects of filming, like cinematography and lighting and such and I'm wondering if he's experimenting or...? I don't know.
Originally Posted by jerseydevil
I liked the episode, but I do agree that the way so much of the media seems to be sucking his dick is kind of... awkward. Though I do love reading interviews he does, so I'm ok with it. I stood in Target this weekend and read the entire EW piece. Good read.
July 3rd, 2012, 03:57 AM #286
You pretty much nailed it with Anger Management. I felt like the show runners wanted to put Sheen in an easy role similar to Two and a Half Men. Sounds silly but it simply felt like the same show with even worse supporting characters and terrible writing.
Originally Posted by jerseydevil
July 3rd, 2012, 08:10 AM #287
I thought the best part of Louie last week was his standup in the beginning of the show and talking about when he gets old and getting a penis transplant much like chicks get "new boobs." I hated seeing his Infinity get trashed. But that is Louie, right?
Originally Posted by adgy-san
July 3rd, 2012, 10:16 AM #288
But...I didn't stop watching it...I am still trying to come to grips with that in my mind.
Originally Posted by lagwagon0
July 5th, 2012, 07:00 PM #289
Creator Bruce Helford ANGER MANAGEMENT Interview
Interesting interview. The mechanics of the show(the 10/90 pick up, the shooting schedule) are certainly interesting. I just want to save this for when Sheen goes #10 again and starts a war with this guy so you can see the contrast. Like I have said previously, it's a terrible show bordering on parody, but I can't seem to not watch.
July 6th, 2012, 02:15 PM #290
Last night's episode of Louie was pretty good, I thought. Great cameo by Melissa Leo. Totally did not expect it to go where it did.