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Will Tim Allens new show bomb?


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#51 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:27 AM

Saw, Saw II and Saw III, yeah, they were. Saw 4, 5 and 6, not so much. Kind of hard to make it good when the star is dead.



Those are the ones that should be XXX Rated with restricted viewing on special blockable channel ranges. Not the ones showing people enjoying themselves in pleasurable activities.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:04 PM

Well, the numbers are in 12.9M for the 1hr premiere. Good enough for #2 for the night, but not spectacular in the 18-49.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:23 PM

So when he showed up on your screen you didn't say "Hey! That Urkel!" :D?


No, I honestly didn't recognize him as Urkel at first. I knew I recognized him but wasn't sure where from. I had to look him up.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 02:28 PM

Sorry to drag this back from philosophical discussions of sex, violence, chain saws, and type casting, but ....

I thought Tim Allen's first two shows were okay, not great. Looks like they're trying to combine Tim-the-Toolman's macho baloney with a sort of watered down Archie Bunker character. If the writers do it right as they get more comfortable with the character, they might make this work. So far the kids are just there to be foils for Tim's shtick. But I expect some of you are right -- we're destined for some "very special" episodes about the kids as they run out of ideas for Tim.

Maybe I've just been sensitized to it by a recent thread here, but I thought the laugh track was awful.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 04:06 PM

Interesting rating tidbit - Female 18-49 4.2/11 & Male 18-49 3.0/9. Maybe baseball playoffs?

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 04:08 PM

I don't dislike kids on shows, but not a big fan of babies. A baby killed Mad About You and another show I can't think of right now.


Mork and Mindy?

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 04:48 PM

Mork and Mindy?


Jonathan Winters was awesome as Mearth!
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:46 PM

Sorry to drag this back from philosophical discussions of sex, violence, chain saws, and type casting, but ....

I thought Tim Allen's first two shows were okay, not great. Looks like they're trying to combine Tim-the-Toolman's macho baloney with a sort of watered down Archie Bunker character. If the writers do it right as they get more comfortable with the character, they might make this work. So far the kids are just there to be foils for Tim's shtick. But I expect some of you are right -- we're destined for some "very special" episodes about the kids as they run out of ideas for Tim.

Maybe I've just been sensitized to it by a recent thread here, but I thought the laugh track was awful.


I only watched the first half hour, but really the only part that made me even remotely crack a smile was when he comes into the office and says ".... MAN, this place smells like balls!" or something like that and the blonde guy takes a deep whiff and smiles.

I loved Home Improvement, but already gave up on this show.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:04 PM

If they were trying to redo Tim the Toolman, they missed by a mile. Tim was a well meaning bumbler who had mistaken ideas on life but was willing to learn. He was a bit phony macho but with a soft heart. The guy on this show is harsh. He is too angry. He may soften but he is way too harsh. The second episode was better than the first (as pilots often suck) but they need to make him more like the Toolman and let his angry side only show when doing the video catalog things.

As for catalogs....uh??? Catalogs are bigger than ever. And 99% of internet sales sites are electronic catalogs. How far off can the premise of his job be?
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:28 PM

I dunno if I thought he was too harsh, I just thought the show was completely unfunny. I didn't hate any of the actors, but did notice that there was zero chemistry. On HI, they were a believable family from eps 1. On this show, they all felt like strangers. People still get catalogs? Really? I buy everything online.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:04 PM

Was not impressed but will give it another shot or two...

And Merth was some of the funniest stuff on Mork & Mindy :D
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