I couldn't disagree more with the negative reviews written here. This show is hilarious! It's not just about fame and money. It's about all the things we don't think about or see happening in the lives of the recently rich and famous - from people coming out of the woodwork wanting cash to endorsement deal problems to "domestic violence" issues. I find all the characters to be vibrant & interesting (except I hope that the mom is allowed to show more layers soon), but the uncle is so funny he deserves a spin-off!
LOVE this show! So funny and original! Doesn't just go for the cheap, easy jokes. The supporting cast is spectacular. Their characters are absurd and bizzare but lovable and hilarious. Really hate that it was cancelled!
Beth, I'm going to watch it b/c I'm from Alabama, but you are right - the timing and dialogue are issues. The dialogue needs to be above Dick, Jane, & Spot. (See Spot run? He runs and runs. I see him run. Do you see him jump? Jump, Spot, jump!) And poor, handsome Brody! His actor needs coaching. He's so stiff; bless his heart! :) I have to say, though, that after watching the first 3 episodes, there is so much potential if some of these issues are corrected. Apparently there's a 2nd season already ordered, so hopefully that will be enough time to hone this big little drama.
Happy that Hulu saved TMP!*SPOILER ALERT* (have to allude a bit to plot in order to support review of this show; it's not a huge S.A.- just stop reading here if you don't want even hints). It would be so disappointing to not know what happens next! It's a valid point that Season 3 may be a bit boring & disjointed compared to S1&2, but I found it brave to let one of the relationships bloom as it did. And come on - Rhea Perlman is great in a scary MIL kind of way! I think Mindy Kaling's writing is brilliant; TMP (to me) still has the humor, the creativity, and the tension needed for great comedy - despite the coupling! I for one hope she doesn't cave to the criticism by inserting the Sam & Diane Curse (see "Cheers").
Agree wth FrozenField. I didn't have any good expectations about this show just going by the title. Figured it would be just another stale 21 minutes of sex jokes and either female or male bashing. It is none of those. The writing is fresh, funny and fair (all of the characters have flaws and strengths). Most of all it has heart. The "hippy" ex-wife and her son are especially cute! Sad to see it end so soon.
I'm saying 4 stars only because a)it's Oliver Stone and b)because it's fascinating to watch a world leader tell one lie after another. Watch/listen carefully; hopefully Putin makes more telling slips in the next 2 episodes, showing even more of his true colors. He's an evil little egomaniac with (ironically?!) a Napoleon Complex....P.S. Oliver, I'm counting on you to expose Putin in a rage, a meltdown, or a loss of control. But I'm sure it's just wishful thinking since "only women lose control" of themselves. That makes me so angry, Vlad! =)
Ever see a bad marriage? If you haven't known a lot of dysfunctional couples, you might think this new SJP-driven program is depressing. It IS one of the most realistic portrayals of a crumbling marriage I've seen & I've seen a LOT of crappy couples. They can be cruel. They nitpick. They play games and lie and project and point fingers. Most eventually "learn to laugh to keep from crying," especially when there are good friends to share "war stories" about the range of subtle to ridiculous to extreme acts of contempt and the moments of annoyance between man and wife. SJP, Church, and supporting cast are fantastic depicting these scenes. From my perspective, they're spot-on real & TV desperately needs that (and not more "reality") right now. Crossing my fingers that the writing will stay this good. The creator, Sharon Horgan, has another hit about new love called Catastrophe & true to form, it's hilariously realistic as well. I hope this will grow on the viewers & be around for a while!
Set in the Deep South of the early 1970's, "Quarry" denotes a minor place but is the nickname given to a Vietnam Vet who's returned home to unwanted notoriety, a wife with a secret, and terrible job prospects. But Quarry (Mac) isn't an ordinary person & viewers are in for a ride after Mac gets inadvertently pulled in with a group of contract killers. One must be patient because there are a few meandering moments, but there's also lots of action - some surprising & brisk. And these characters are multi-dimensional; I was particularly impressed with how Mac's wife handles one ordeal. No damsels in distress, no stereotypes in this bold exciting new series.
Season One was so superb, even it's 2nd season can't bring down my 5-star rating for this outstanding program! Season 2 took too long to tie together loose threads, so it lost a lot of interest for many I'm sure! The payoff does happen, however, in the latter episodes. And S2 of T.D. is still better than most of the warmed-over, generic feeling crime shows all over the public networks. It's going to be difficult to beat or measure up to the first season (but I hope they do!).