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September 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm #228202
McCarthy still has a shot at making it. However, with such stiff competition including the other 5 ladies who joined her (who will most likely return), there’s only one spot left and Laura Dern and Julia Louis Dreyfus are right there waiting to premiere their shows. You really can’t assume the Academy will pass on those two (depending on success of course) in favor of, not McCarthy, but a show like Mike & Molly, a decision they made that more than raised eyebrows. First with the nod, then with the win.
She won’t loose her momentum, she’ll likely have the same quality and ratings she had last season. But with so many important shows debuting and people like Zooey Deschanel and Kat Dennings taking on the “will she or won’t she” role that, say, Courteney Cox has had, if they keep up the success, I just don’t see how McCarthy makes it back.
I also think that Kaley Cuoco’s time has passed. Not only is she not the only female on the show or the funniest (Bialik) but she never stood a chance in Lead and never will. She’ll be wise to drop down (where she belongs) and see if by some miracle she gets the nomination she deserved a couple of years ago.
And Patricia Heaton, I lost all hope. That show will end with maybe a Guest nomination one of these years and nothing else.September 26, 2011 at 11:26 am #229126
I guess it was a good premiere. The only thing I hated was the new guy, because if you have 4 women and a husband who covered up a man’s death (who you know will come back somehow), why, WHY do we need new people again? Specially when you have Vanessa Williams still looking for a purpose on this show. I don’t know who he is, I don’t care.
I will say that starting the final season with a similar note from the first, is a brilliant way to get the few fans the show still has excited for the end. I also hope that this means that the girls are the mistery, and the note is the mistery. Just like it should’ve always been.
As usual with this show, “wait and see” when it comes to good storylines, sucking or not sucking, creative or not creative season, Lynette needing to be punched or not (the answer is always “yes”), and so on.September 26, 2011 at 10:25 am #229055
You can’t really have Christina Ricci as the star of a show and have her appear this little on the Pilot. I came out thinking Kelli Garner was the star.
I thought it was just o.k. It’s amazing to look at, I’m very much into this style and the aviation aspect only made it better, but that can’t be enough for me to actually like a show for several episodes.
I wish it wouldn’t been faster and cooler, the CIA angle didn’t quite work because of this, but I’m grateful that she show has it, because a show about hot girls on an airplane and having affairs wasn’t going to cut it.
I feel like Schlamme was more into setting up the style of the show (amazing shots) than the characters and the story (slow scenes, not the best acting and so on). Not a big fan of the cast either, we’ll see.
I’ll give it another try.September 26, 2011 at 10:11 am #223264
See, I didn’t know that. It’s a great explanation and I guess I have to agree with you that he needs to be picky.September 26, 2011 at 6:11 am #223260
This one was just lame. They keep trying to make something special with these ideas and storyline and they can’t seem to see how limited and dumb they are. At least this time they got the casting right (were you kidding me with Undercovers last year J.J?). But for all the Michael Emerson praise we can pull out, this guy is basically playing the same character again. The slow talk, the mistery, the looks, the head tilt, the I won’t tell you what’s going on…
Jim Caviezel is a strong lead, but none of it really matters when the show is just not that…inevitable pun…interesting.
I remember on Alias there was a lot of mistery, but they carried on with the show regardless of the mistery and even though we knew there were things missing and we would find out later on, the show went on and it wasn’t all about “the secret”. I also loved that on this show we knew the secret but some characters didn’t, those were the fun J.J Abrams days. Now after lost, there’s nothing else he can do but “the secret”. It ruined Fringe for me even though apparently it turned into a great show.
Move on J.J, nobody cares anymore, you’re turning into M Night Shyamalan. And by the looks of it, Alcatraz won’t be any different.September 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm #226557
Connie Britton was considered for this? I don’t see how she could’ve pulled this off, Maria Bello is perfect for this. I liked this Pilot, loved it visually, I think the supporting cast is terrific and if this were a hit with audiences and critics you could see a lot of Emmy nominations in the show’s future…
Having said that, I feel like they didn’t need to remake Prime Suspect to cash in on the brand, that’s basically the only reason. I mean, absolutely everything here has been done before in other places too. Is this the first time that somebody (and a tough woman) has been promoted for whatever reason and the men below her don’t like it and don’t support her? Is this the first procedural in New York City that has had these exact characters and looked this way? No, No and no…no. I feel like I’m watching everything from NYPD Blue to Southland.
So I think they could’ve come up with their own spin on this tired topic and characters and create an “original” show.
It’s because of the cast and because these (cliché) situations will give these guys and Maria Bello some serious acting opportunities and I may want to stick around to see that. Also, I don’t have any other procedurals to watch right now (or in recent years) so I’ll give it a try, but there’s nothing new here.September 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm #223144
Reposting this from the old site. I’m in love with how bad this show is and I’m finding it more hilarious than any new comedy.
Hi-la-rious. Total guilty pleasure.
What’s with the passes? When is somebody going to say something about this woman forgetting stuff…or when is she going to stop knowing things, because Shiobahn apparently had one friend, one lover, one husband, one stepdaughter, none knew her very well, she went nowhere, has zero staff in that appartment and got no calls except from her husband.
Nobody cares about her so that Brigitte could at least ONCE feel threatened that somebody suspects she’s not Shiobhan or Shiobhan is acting weird.
The I.D sequence at the bank…yeah, you don’t look anything like your twin sister who you are so incredibly impersonating…I mean common Brigitte, didn’t you know that THIS IS THE STORY OF TWO SISTERS WHO SHARE THE SAME FACE! (amazing line writers, congrats)
And that extension/pony tail. Are you f-cking kidding me hair department? I couldn’t stop laughing when Mr Fantastic and Layla from Dexter were starting their speech and everybody’s back was to the camera and all you could see was that ridiculous piece of hair. “So what color is SMG’s hair?”, “Um she’s like a blonde #2”, “Ok let’s get her a blonde #8 pony tail, something really bleached”
And speaking of Dexter, Brigitte should stop watching that show, you know, the saw and the body…
I could go on and on, it’s just so amazing that something can be this bad. I’m hooked and laughing during the whole 40 minutes.
And the Main Title bit of music, a copy of The Killing!. It took me a while to recognize it. Then I saw the other hilarious new show of the season, Unforgettable, and it had similar music for the title.
Please don’t cancel this CW, I’m having a blast.September 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm #226152
I liked the first season a lot, I did think they had a lot of problems, but I generally liked it. Hopefully this one will be better.September 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm #228190
Again, never said she wasn’t a good actress, I think she’s excellent. I edited my post with an “OR THAT” on the first line, in case it seemed like I said she wasn’t good.September 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm #227075
If the Globes were going to give recognition to Community, they had two shots already and failed. If anything, Joel McHale might be nominated, but I doubt it.
At least it’ll be fun predicting and seeing the actual nominations, there are A LOT of people and shows that haven’t been nominated yet (Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Killing, Big Bang), others that came back (Glenn Close), a bunch of new people….
Modern Family (winner)
Elightened (I’ll keep it on the list until it airs…)
The Big Bang Theory
Ashton Kutcher (winner)
Zooey Deschanel (winner)
Laura Dern (could win, but she did just win one)
The Good Wife (Winner)
Game of Thrones
Bryan Cranston (Winner)
Michael C Hall
Maria Bello (Winner)September 25, 2011 at 4:37 pm #228188
I’m not saying McCarthy is better than Poehler, or that Poehler isn’t a great actress or anything like that.
Tape isn’t always “performance” “funniest” “best actress than…”. The tape as a whole was better and as evidenced by the win, more effective than Poehler’s.
Flu Season was everbody’s choice from the moment it aired to the moment it was announced as Poehler’s official tape. And then…we saw it again. Super short screentime, very much spread through the whole episode, too many storylines, no focus on Poehler’s, instead on everybody’s flu and McCarthy had a similar tape. Under the influence of medication. McCarthy was in it more than anybody else (except Linney), she was hilarious in a very multicamera, CBS, old people, traditional sitcom kind of way. And Poehler just wasn’t that funny. And again, I adore both women, I’ll put Amy over Melissa any day, and if Parks and Rec is my #1 comedy of the year, Mike & Molly isn’t even on that list. But is what it is.
My choice for the win was Plimpton, by the way.September 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm #227614
A couple of things…
Good episode to begin the season…
Steve Martin looked like Dwight Schrute
Jay Pharaoa wasn’t even in the Top Gun sketch? No? Not even that?
Nassim is main cast now…
Alec always kills with Tony Bennett
The Who’s on Top Sketch was good
Vanessa Bayer looks better in any wig than with her own haircutSeptember 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm #227055
This is going to be one of those “it’s because of the cast” shows….I don’t mind a medical drama, but I didn’t see anything special here. Again, because of the cast, I’ll watch it some more…September 24, 2011 at 5:48 pm #228184
The thing with McCarthy is that she was very much one of the top things people discussed in a very discussed and loved movie over the summer. The success of this movie pretty much stretched from before the nominations to right around the voting period. And McCarthy was always in the discussion. But the thing is that most people don’t realize that she actually sent in a good tape. A similar tape to Poehler’s in which she outdid her in every way except that she has one of the worst shows in television right now. But she was great in her tape, regardless of crappy writers, crappy co-stars and so on.
Bowen was in a very successful movie that featured her for about 5 minutes total and nobody cared about her character or her performance. She was in another movie that nobody saw. That was all tape and show. Same with Kyle Chandler, decent tape, loved show, final season. His movie was very popular but did anybody really love it, talked about it or even talked about him?
McCarthy’s win was all tape with a bunch of Bridesmaids success, even if some people believe that nobody from the voting section of her category watched the movie.
I understand why some people like to toss out this theory because Kristen Wiig didn’t win, but that was a category she never had a chance to win, she sent a so-so tape that also had a co-nominee in it, featured more heavily than she was, coupled with her own 1 hour dramatic/comedic tape. No matter how much she put herself into Bridesmaids and came out winning , her tape did not. Plus there’s the whole “SNL performers in supporting categories” which we’ll never know if it’s going to work or not. Bridemaids-wise, McCarthy always had the better shot. And Rose Byrne probably would’ve too.September 22, 2011 at 8:42 am #223086
I forgot about Smash. That could be it like you all say. On the cable side, there’s that Dustin Hoffman show, and Don Cheadle’s show. I still don’t know if these are comedies or dramas. I also doubt they’ll have Glee AND Smash together on the comedy side, assuming it goes comedy. So if Glee keeps it up, it might be thrown by Smash…if it actually succeeds.