Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by J Ed, Sep 21, 2013.
Like a live action South Park (in terms of style of humour and willing to push the boundaries of taste for the sake of humour)
David DiVito in a trashcan on acid.
I've been meaning to watch it for years. This thread is the spark that gets it going. I've watched the first two from the first series and they're great.
1st season is pretty weak. Danny DeVito joins the cast in the 2nd season and it just really takes off.
Fun fact Fred Savage (aka Kevin from the Wonder Years) is a director on the show.
I find myself barely able to watch
The Abortion episode is fantastic. Mac tries to Impress a Prolife girl.
Addicted. Probably the best comedy series I have ever seen. I don't think the first series is weak , in fact its the first episode that is bold enough to hook you in for more and more. Brilliant.
Sorry I should have said the 1st series is the weakest. The addition of Danny DeVito hugely improves the show.
Myself and the wife shotgunned 8 series in January and February after our Son was born. The Episodes are just the right length to watch in bed, when he woke up for a night feed twice or three times a night.
yes Devito gives the whole show an extra complexion and complication. I am through series 7 and am looking forward to series 8.
That was the exact episode I was thinking of
You do realise that sick humour is communicable through milk? That boy is fucked
It's great. I just downloaded the first 3 episodes of series 9, nice viewing for a Sunday afternoon
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You've got "Reynolds V Reynolds, the cereal defense" where Mac attempts to disproves evolution
I watched the first episode and really wasn't impressed. So general consensus is that it takes some time to warm up, yes?
TBH we are not really talking major character development or 'emotional journeys', so if S1E1 was not to your taste, I can't see it worth your while ploughing through episode after episode in the hope you grow to love it.
Honestly yes. I'd stick with it through and past the 1st season which is the weakest. Once you're into season 2 on it's consistently one of the funniest tv shows ever made, if you like your comedy tasteless, misanthropic and dark as all hell. Drug abuse, rape, war on terror, child abuse, incest.
The only real comparsion is to call it a live action south park in terms of the style and tone (except there's four cartmans and kenny, with no kyle or stan) the pick topics and themes for episodes that no one else would touch.
I fired through 8 seasons of this on netflix without watching anything else, just chaining episodes every night. Brilliant sitcom, and it just gets more insane as it progresses.
There are more episodes!? I thought I'd got to the end on netflix, I'll have to download the new ones then.
The first three episodes of the new series have all been pretty phenomenal imo
It gets progressively weirder and more extreme as each season goes by. I recall watching a S1 episode on TV and not finding it a bit too dry and not that good (same happened when binge-watching all seasons) but changed my mind when I saw the episode where they decided to ease on the rules, and it quickly escalates from college girls showing their breasts for beads (what they Mac and Dennis wanted) to Vietnamese gamblers, violent drug addicts and the McPoyles. And it finishes off with this.
It's one of the best comedy shows on US TV, but certainly isn't for everyone.
I am now up to Season 3 episode 3 and enjoying it a lot. I actually have a bit of a problem with Danny Di Vito being in it as every time he's onscreen my mind just shouts, "IT'S DANNY DI VITO!". I liked the gang being anonymous and I thought the first episode that the incest brothers appeared to be one of the best so far.
However, the scenarios are getting ramped up bit-by-bit and I am enjoying that. I guess the laughs are getting bigger but I actually wish they hadn't made the cast addition in the second series. I bet I'm in a minority of one.
Anyone watch the Maureen Ponderosa Wedding episode in season 8? Aka the McPoyle wedding (and yes a McPoyle wedding is as fucked up as it sounds)
Is in fact is Guillermo Del Toro.
OMG, I've seen it like 5 times and I did not know that
Nah I agree with you, I never really accepted di vito into the group
In his first episode the gang are all really resistant to his presence. I think I identified with that resistance and never really shook it off.
Holy crap yes
brilliant, brilliant series.
"I'm gonna eat your babies, bitch!"
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