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  • marcus_emn
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    According to critics, this is supposed to be one best comedies debuts ever and Hbo max just released the first two episodes.

    I watched the pilot and it’s good but not great, laughed one or two times. Jean Smart is amazing of course. Hannah Einbinder is lead too and she has good material but the performance is just ok. I didn’t care about the rest of the cast.

    Anyone else watching?

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    BamaEd
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    I enjoyed the first two episodes. I’m interested in where things go with this!

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    gabspss
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    The first two episodes were good but not revolutionary as I was expecting, I guess?

    Both episodes are Emmy winning submissions for Jean Smart.

    The funniest scene was on episode 2 when Ava picked up the jar and started screaming at the seller LOL.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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    JV
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    I thought it was so fucking great. Eibinder and Smart chemistry is another level. I want them both to win.

    The wait for the next episodes is going to suck. I think these kind of shows should be released at all once and shows like Dark and Mare of Easttown, where there’s a mystery, should be released weekly.

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    Couverture
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    This might be my favourite new comedy of the season.

    A Negroni. Sbagliato. With Prosecco in it.

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    Rich Landry
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    Obsessed with this show after two episodes. I have been on the Ted Lasso train since that show surprised me last summer, but I may quickly be jumping behind this. The first episode did a nice job setting everything up but if the rest of the season is like episode two, nominate it for everything. Jean Smart is amazing and so happy she is getting a role like this.

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    Gabarnes43
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    The pilot was absolutely hilarious

    EMMYS FYC

    The White Lotus in all categories

    Landscapers, Olivia Colman & David Thewlis

    Ted Lasso in all Categories

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    True Tenor
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    Hacks first two episodes had me cracking up from start to finish. If it’s quality is at this level for the rest of its run, I think it will upset Ted Lasso for best comedy, especially with HBO behind it. Smart stole the Emmy when she stole the fork and steak in the pilot. She is giving me EVERYTHING!

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    diego
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    The first two episodes were… excellent?? I was not expecting them to be this good omg. I’m rooting hard for this now.

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    Gabarnes43
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    I’m loving this so far, but I don’t think it’ll be strong enough to overcome Ted Lasso.

    EMMYS FYC

    The White Lotus in all categories

    Landscapers, Olivia Colman & David Thewlis

    Ted Lasso in all Categories

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    FairWeatherAffair
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    Almost unbelievable how unfunny this is. Smart deserves better. Will continue to watch for Meg Stalter, I guess lol

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    JV
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    Really loving Hacks, but it better have some pay off because I’m not a fan of workplace harassment, psychological torture and abuse of power, because that’s exactly what the show is doing and making fun of by portraying Deborah Vance in a bright way.

     

     

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    wolfali
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    This show isn’t like the best in the entire history of comedy but I still find it really enjoyable.

    And Smart owns every moment she’s on screen (as she should).

    FYC: Better Call Saul and The Good Fight in all categories including Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    JV
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    It’s better than Ted Lasso (which I loved), for sure.

    There was a scene at episode 3 that really bothered me because it was straight up bullying and the show didn’t portray that as such. That’s my only problem with the show so far and I hope there’s a pay off to this kind of The Devil Wears Prada stuff.

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