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#1 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:54 pm


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Re: TV of 2018

#2 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:14 pm

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The trailer screams "Michel Gondry" from the first shot; I'm pleased to see he has directed all ten episodes. Looking forward to this one.

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#3 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:49 pm

Roger Ryan wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:14 pm
flyonthewall2983 wrote:
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The trailer screams "Michel Gondry" from the first shot; I'm pleased to see he has directed all ten episodes. Looking forward to this one.
The first episode is up on Showtime. It's promising, but there's room for improvement as there almost always is with new shows.

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#4 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:19 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:49 pm
Roger Ryan wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:14 pm
flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:54 pm
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The trailer screams "Michel Gondry" from the first shot; I'm pleased to see he has directed all ten episodes. Looking forward to this one.
The first episode is up on Showtime. It's promising, but there's room for improvement as there almost always is with new shows.
I've caught myself up on the show in the last few days. This might be some of Carrey's best dramatic work, and the ensemble is entirely engaging. It's neck-and-neck with Barry for being my favorite new show this year.


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#6 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:48 pm

Have been through the first three episodes and this show is everything I wanted Maniac to become from a filmmaking perspective. Gondry is doing his Gondry thing, with beautiful little creative flourishes littered throughout each episode, whether it be in the camera work or some unusual plot occurrence that's reliant upon some tricky prop work that you don't see every day, or ever
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(there is no way the garbage cans and streetlights thing wasn't his idea, stem to stern).
I'll be delighted if Showtime is willing to foot the bill for a 2nd season, and if Gondry returns to do much of the directing. The only real weak point so far for me is Frank Langella, who doesn't seem to be playing in the same ballpark as everyone else (if this interview is any indication, it's no accident), but he's good enough at his job that it hardly matters that the characterization will need time to gel.
The standout sequence so far is indeed this virtuoso passage of time featuring Riki Lindhome in her apartment as her life improves from rock bottom to sunnily, functionally mundane. It's on the nose, sure, but Gondry is so great with in-camera how-dey-do-dat heroics that the material is elevated to soaring heights. I'm always very glad when he finds interesting material to work with, we don't see nearly enough of him in conversations about the best (or at least most talented) living directors, and perhaps this might lead to another excellent feature film script landing on his desk. Which I'm assuming is made out of cardboard and paper towel rolls.

Oh, and Keener and Carrey are fantastic and underrated in every conceivable way, but when are they not?

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#7 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:59 pm

Renewed for a 2nd season, Showtime says its ratings have more than quadrupled since the premiere and it's pulling down a really impressive 2+ million views per episode across TV & legal Showtime streaming

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#8 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:48 am

Wonderful news. I didn't see I'm Dying Up Here but I was afraid news of it's cancellation didn't spell anything good for this, glad that was unfounded.

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#9 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:10 pm

This show is even clever in how it uses flashbacks. The scene with young Jeff and his sister, seen arguing with her mother who's about to leave was pretty raw and real for me, as well as smartly dove-tailing itself into issues going on presently.

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