'Episodes' Season 2: Matt LeBlanc's alter ego 'not the kind of guy who dwells'

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Showtime's "Episodes," the bitingly funny, Emmy-nominated showbiz comedy from "Friends" creator David Crane and his partner, Jeffrey Klarik, didn't skimp on laughs in Season 1 with its saga of two married English writers (Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig) who came to Hollywood to adapt their award-winning Britcom for American television, only to see it grotesquely overhauled as a vehicle for an ego-driven star (Matt LeBlanc, playing a satiric version of himself).But something interesting has happened as the sitcom starts its second season on Sunday, July 1. The belly laughs are still there, to be sure, but the characters, their relationships and the performances by the cast have grown much deeper and more subtle. If Season 1 was an exceptional piece of work, this new batch of episodes takes things to a whole new level.First, though, a brief review, for those who didn't see the first season -- and apparently, there were a lot of you.PICS: Summer...


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