May 12, 2014 at 11:28 pm #317482
The first trailer for the upcoming Fox show starring John Mulaney, Nasim Pedrad, Elliot Gould and Martin Short
This looks great. It reminds me a lot of Seinfeld – the stand-up segments, the quirky, sane lead surrounded by a bunch of strange, crazy personalities and the more cerebral humor of the multicam sitcom.
Oh, and Martin Short
My personal thoughts is that this show will be acclaimed by critics, but not do incredibly well with general viewers due to it being a more intelligent kind of multicam. However, Brooklyn Nine-Nine succeeded wonderfully with a similar kind of brainy-but-funny humor.
Its too early to tell of course, but if this is good, then I think we can see Emmys in the works for Martin Short and the rest of the cast.May 13, 2014 at 7:27 am #317484
The trailer makes it seem kind of corny for the most part but I do love me some John Mulaney.May 13, 2014 at 7:28 am #317485
And for those of you who are unaware of who Mulaney is – go watch New In Town on Netflix right now.May 13, 2014 at 8:33 am #317486
John Mulaney is great, but the trailer didn’t sell me. I’ll probably give it a few episodes.October 6, 2014 at 6:01 am #317487
What did everyone think of the pilot?
I will be honest here – this was far better than initial reviews are making it seem. Instead of being absolutely terrible, it was merely mediocre. John Mulaney is a funny man, but his acting was incredibly wooden, but the supporting cast is a lot better. Martin Short elevates the material so well, and Nasim Pedrad is great here. Elliot Gould may not be necessary, but hopefully this character gets more to do. The Andre character was completely unneeded and I hope he doesn’t stick around.
I liked this show – it reminded me of Seinfeld, which also wasn’t critically acclaimed in its first year, but found its voice later on. I hope Fox just gives this show a chance, because it could be really good if they just let it develop a little more. Awards prospects are quite low right now, with the exception of Martin Short potentially getting nominated (maybe even winning) at the Emmys. I think this show will also be able to bring some interesting guest stars – Lorne Michaels is a huge titan of TV comedy, after all.
Overall, it wasn’t a great pilot, but I do see potential. Fox should just give the show a chance, and in return the show should trim some fat – figure out what Elliot Gould’s character brings to the show, get rid of the Andre character, make John interesting and have his acting improve, and then we can have a pretty good show. The Seinfeld comparison is quite overt and obvious, but I think it is merely using the show as a springboard, and after a while, if it is renewed, will take its own interesting direction.
A pretty mediocre pilot that was all over the place, but there is certainly tons of potential here
(C+)October 6, 2014 at 1:35 pm #317488
I really liked this show why did the critics trash it? I guess going in with a love for Nasim and John was a plusOctober 6, 2014 at 1:56 pm #317489
Mulaney is bear chow with its terrible ratings. How many more episodes 2 or 3? Poor Martin Short.October 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm #317490
10. That’s what FOX ordered and I think they’ll at least get there. If Dads could last 13 episodes this canNovember 11, 2014 at 6:32 pm #317491
Woof. This thread is barren.
Just wanted to post that, along with the cut in episodes that Mulaney received a while back, it’s now swapping timeslots with Bob’s Burgers.November 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm #317492
Yikes. That doesn’t seem good. I wish they would let Mulaney fix the show before axing it. He mentioned on twitter that he has been reading the comments towards the show and wants to fix itNovember 13, 2014 at 8:41 am #317493
Woof. This thread is barren.
Just wanted to post that, along with the cut in episodes that Mulaney received a while back, it’s now swapping timeslots with Bob’s Burgers.
True, this thread is very bare. I’m not really surprised by that. I am very surprised by how barren the Gotham Thread is. Maybe that is because this is an awards based web site, and most people here do not expect it to win awards. It may be recieving more attention at other entertainment focused web sites.
Sadly, Mulaney may have been doomed to fail from the start. It was given an extremely tough night and timeslot, competing with Sunday Night Football, The Walking Dead, and The Good Wife. Even if it had been a great show, it would have struggled to find an audience. I’m guessing that is where the attention of most posters (and general TV audiences) are, and that is why this thread is so bare.November 13, 2014 at 8:53 am #317494
Yikes. That doesn’t seem good. I wish they would let Mulaney fix the show before axing it. He mentioned on twitter that he has been reading the comments towards the show and wants to fix it
I checked out Mulaney, and thought it was absolute garbage. It was almost painful to watch. Two episodes was all I could handle before I shut the third one off five minutes into it.
I felt like I was watching a table read of a script, before they bother to fix or change anything for the actual episode. It felt like a really bad dress rehearsal. Like the actors were just reading whatever was on the page, without edits or adjustments.
And sadly it is not only Mulaney who is struggling. The show is terrible from top to bottom. I really cannot think of anything I enjoyed about the show. Which is a real shame, because there are some very talented actors on the show.
This show feels like a really bad version of Seinfeld. That is where the comparisons stop between Mulaney and that show.
With all that said, I do appreciate John Mulaney’s attitude towards his current situation. He was on @Midnight last week and was joking about the inevitable cancellation. As you stated KyleBailey, it sounds like he is taking the criticism and negative reviews of his show in stride as well. I doubt anyone intends to create or be a part of a bomb like this, and he seems to be handling it in the classiest and most professional way possible.
Hopefully he will have better luck on his next project, whatever that may be.
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