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Man. Dat cast. I had no idea that Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, and Danny McBride were involved in this, too. And J.B. fucking Smoove? So ready.
My only real issue with the pilot was that they may have covered too much ground. Like, where do they go from here with it?
See, I thought Ricky was the standout, as his performance following his friend's death showed the most depth I've ever seen from him as an actor. Like, I was almost moved to tears by it. Sure, Karl was his usual self, which is always great, but he wasn't being pushed into any new kind of territory. And in a weird way, I think his performance on the show sort of lends more credence to his entire shtick being an act. That his character transitioned so seamlessly into a fictional setting told me that there's always been a fictional component that Ricky, Steve, and him have just been really good about keeping covered up.
The actual character of Derek didn't bother me in the least as Gervais showed a great deal of respect and affection for him. It didn't feel like he was making a mockery of the learning disabled so much as he was just showing that sort of character warts-and-all. I would have been more offended had he tried to sugar coat it and play it without the modicum of truth.
Just got done with the pilot for Derek. Legit thought it was the best thing Ricky has done since the original Office.
Hahahaha. Your new CBoT tag is the tag of the week. Kudos.
Have you checked out any of the American version of Shameless yet? I'm sort of shocked at how awesome that show has become since coming into its own. Its recently-ended second season was one of the most compelling and addictive pieces of idiot box that I've seen in some time. Great, great stuff.
Yeah, it pretty much just sucks all around, but especially so for the technical crew as they were informed that they wouldn't be getting any sort of severance pay and that they were out of jobs effectively immediately. And this is just as they had begun shooting the second season, so the crew were expecting for several months worth of work ahead of them.
As a viewer, though, it was nice to see that they had at least wrapped up a bunch of story arcs, so the season finale actually worked as a series finale in many regards. Come to think of it, Hoffman's "Ace" Bernstein might have been the only character without any sort of closure. Sucks to see it go, but at least it doesn't feel as gaping open and unresolved as, say, Milch's Deadwood.
Yeah, Luck was well-received by critics, but there was just no way in hell they could survive the PR nightmare associated with killing 3 horses to make some television. Shame, too, as the show was quite excellent. But, yeah, once the story broke on TMZ, the show was pretty much doomed.
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