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$#.! My Dad Says: Pilot: S01E01: 09/23/2010

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Earl Bonovich, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. say-what

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    I watched it tonight. It was OK. The son is a bit too much to take though, he'll be the ultimate reason this show fails.
     
  2. phrelin

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    I thought it was ok for a pilot. There were some good one-liners. Shatner can play the Denny Crane role well, so it stands a chance.

    It would be better played to a live audience and no laugh track.
     
  3. tsmacro

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    There were jokes that made me laugh and it was Shatner. Luckily I have room in my life for a 1/2 hour comedy (0r 23 mins via DVR) so i'll keep watching it for now.
     
  4. Sackchamp56

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    It was definately not as bad as all the reviews Ive read. I went into it thinking it would be awful. It was certainly better than I thought it would be.
     
  5. dpeters11

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    Unless the pilot was different, or they augment with a laugh track, it is played to a live audience. Tickets are available for October shooting.

    http://www.tvtickets.com/fmi/xsl/shows/browserecord.xsl?&Show=!+dad+says
     
  6. spartanstew

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    Based on what I viewed, I'm thinking nobody in the live audience laughed at anything, so they had to throw the laugh track in.
     
  7. GrumpyBear

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    I had/have High hopes for this one too. I had read they made major changes to the show already, so the pilot was in trouble from the get go. Show producers weeks ago said they had made major changes after the pilot was filmed so I am willing to watch it a few more times. I was hoping for a Becker meets Titus combo show, maybe hoping for to much.
     
  8. James Long

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    Here is where one can get tickets to be in the audience:
    http://www.hollywoodtickets.com/ShowPages/BleepMyDadSays.asp

    That doesn't mean that the audience doesn't need to be supplemented when they don't find something funny.




    I wonder if this show is going over differently between those who have read the Twitter feed and those who have not? Also with $#.! in the title some may be expecting a raunchier show.

    It was a bit stilted but I liked the quick back and forth humor ... especially when reversed at the end.

    And I can see some anger/frustration/resentment for the characters based on the viewer's real life. Those that would not want to be treated like that by their son might be turned off. Possibly before the story got to the point of redemption. The kid screwed up ... but he's family. And family is all that matters.

    And I've watched a lot of crap on TV (or should I say $#.! ?). This may be the last 30 minutes I watch each week if it doesn't improve but there are times where I want 30 minutes of filler. If it stops amusing me I'll move on.
     
  9. Herdfan

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    Yes he can and I loved DC. But many of his lines are shocking based on where he says them. Saying the same lines to your son in a private home is not the same as saying them in an open office.
     
  10. say-what

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    So I kept this in my series links and after barely 10 minutes of episode 2, I couldn't take any more and deleted it. The show got worse and the characters are just insufferable.
     
  11. dpeters11

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    It pretty much was done for me after the spaghetti and meatballs side "plot", particularly at the end.
     
  12. James Long

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    Episode 2 was a little raunchier than the first ... perhaps it will attract those disappointed in the cleanliness of the pilot.
     
  13. Stewart Vernon

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    I didn't even set a timer for the 2nd episode... and if I hadn't seen this thread, I would already have forgotten about it.

    I like Shatner usually, but this one just didn't do anything for me so I decided to bail.
     
  14. TBlazer07

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    You're right. it wasn't half-bad it was 100% bad.

    And what is is bad, shows like this will last for 3 years but GOOD shows (IMO of course) like Flash Forward and Mercy get canned.
     
  15. spartanstew

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    They could have shown hard core porn and the Pilot still would have sucked.
     
  16. James Long

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    I believe with the title they kept the pilot less raunchy so people wouldn't see the series as an attempt to see what they could get away with on early prime time TV. The second show is likely to get more complaints at the FCC (although enforcements of standards is on hold thanks to a court interfering with the FCC's efforts). If anywhere the show belongs on cable, not 8:30pm broadcast.
     
  17. phrelin

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    Based on ratings alone, perhaps Donald Trump should join Shatner for some of the fun as Shatner's are good enough to keep going.
     

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