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2 minutes ago, Bert said:

I will be looking for reviews from you and posty tomorrow.

I DVR everything but sports so I can skip commercials, but if I get to it tomorrow, I'll post something.  :thumbsup:

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3 minutes ago, Mike Honcho said:

I DVR everything but sports so I can skip commercials, but if I get to it tomorrow, I'll post something.  :thumbsup:

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John Laroquette is great. But man, you almost never hear Phil Hartman doing anything lately.

 

Pretty much single-handedly made news radio.

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Um,  there can be spoilers for a sit com? Don’t you kinda know what’s going to happen in the first five? 

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6 hours ago, wiffleball said:

John Laroquette is great. But man, you almost never hear Phil Hartman doing anything lately.

 

Pretty much single-handedly made news radio.

I think Phil was on a few EP's of last season The Walking Dead.

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4 minutes ago, Hardcore troubadour said:

Um,  there can be spoilers for a sit com? Don’t you kinda know what’s going to happen in the first five? 

That skanky lib chic from TBBT becomes the judge and later on in EP3 Dan finds out she's his daughter.

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7 minutes ago, BeenHereBefore said:

That skanky lib chic from TBBT becomes the judge and later on in EP3 Dan finds out she's his daughter.

Which one? Also, bear in mind I've never watched one full episode of tbbt in my entire life.  Blossom?  The fat blonde? Or the mildly cute blonde? 

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4 minutes ago, wiffleball said:

Which one? Also, bear in mind I've never watched one full episode of tbbt in my entire life.  Blossom?  The fat blonde? Or the mildly cute blonde? 

Howard's girlfriend.

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12 hours ago, BeenHereBefore said:

That skanky lib chic from TBBT becomes the judge and later on in EP3 Dan finds out she's his daughter.

"skanky lib chic" who was some kind of chemistry engineer at a big pharmaceutical company selling mood altering drugs.  I don't think you watched much of that show.  :lol:  

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23 hours ago, Bert said:

I will be looking for reviews from you and posty tomorrow.

Episode 1.  Usual pilot episode quality.  Clearly whoever green-lit production saw John Larroquette and a formerly popular property and said cha-ching!  Rauch's character seems like a Harry Anderson lite, none of the kookiness or charm, just positive motivations machine. The only supporting character that stood out was the black woman bailiff and that was because she was overly annoying and dumb.  Prosecuting attorney doesn't seem to have any real motivation or history and was generally bland.  Clerk of courts role seems like it has a little potential.  Overall a 4, and that's generous and grading on a curve since it's a pilot.  

Episode 2. Maybe 2 decent jokes, characters still being fleshed out.  Larroquette seems to be sliding back into the character that we remember---but if I'm writing the show, he'd be full-on being a sleazy defense attorney.  Two big problems I see so far is that none of the characters are "CHARACTERS"---like thelma/selma, other than the bailiff who I'm guessing is supposed to be a female Bull, but she's just playing it dumb, not naive-dumb like Richard Mol did it and I find it just unfunny. Problem two is that the characters on the first show generated conflict just because of who they are, these characters don't have any sense of conflict or urgency to them.

Best scenes were the few courtroom scenes and an argument between Rauch and Larroquette, but nothing to write home about...and then in the end there was slapstick---not a good sign.

Generally when I watch new shows, I give the show and the writers about 8-12 to find the voices of the characters(not everything is Breaking Bad and good from the jump), think The Office or Parks and Rec.  I'll stick with it for a few weeks, but  right now, in's not a recommend. 

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2 hours ago, Mike Honcho said:

Episode 1.  Usual pilot episode quality.  Clearly whoever green-lit production saw John Larroquette and a formerly popular property and said cha-ching!  Rauch's character seems like a Harry Anderson lite, none of the kookiness or charm, just positive motivations machine. The only supporting character that stood out was the black woman bailiff and that was because she was overly annoying and dumb.  Prosecuting attorney doesn't seem to have any real motivation or history and was generally bland.  Clerk of courts role seems like it has a little potential.  Overall a 4, and that's generous and grading on a curve since it's a pilot.  

Episode 2. Maybe 2 decent jokes, characters still being fleshed out.  Larroquette seems to be sliding back into the character that we remember---but if I'm writing the show, he'd be full-on being a sleazy defense attorney.  Two big problems I see so far is that none of the characters are "CHARACTERS"---like thelma/selma, other than the bailiff who I'm guessing is supposed to be a female Bull, but she's just playing it dumb, not naive-dumb like Richard Mol did it and I find it just unfunny. Problem two is that the characters on the first show generated conflict just because of who they are, these characters don't have any sense of conflict or urgency to them.

Best scenes were the few courtroom scenes and an argument between Rauch and Larroquette, but nothing to write home about...and then in the end there was slapstick---not a good sign.

Generally when I watch new shows, I give the show and the writers about 8-12 to find the voices of the characters(not everything is Breaking Bad and good from the jump), think The Office or Parks and Rec.  I'll stick with it for a few weeks, but it's right now, in's not a recommend. 

Thanks :thumbsup:

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The teasers during the football games looked turrble; unless someone says otherwise Ima pass.  

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On 12/16/2020 at 12:41 PM, Reality said:

Man, what a great show this was back in the day. Think I'll just go ahead and remember it fondly and not watch whatever this monstrosity will be.

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9 hours ago, Mike Honcho said:

Episode 1.  Usual pilot episode quality.  Clearly whoever green-lit production saw John Larroquette and a formerly popular property and said cha-ching!  Rauch's character seems like a Harry Anderson lite, none of the kookiness or charm, just positive motivations machine. The only supporting character that stood out was the black woman bailiff and that was because she was overly annoying and dumb.  Prosecuting attorney doesn't seem to have any real motivation or history and was generally bland.  Clerk of courts role seems like it has a little potential.  Overall a 4, and that's generous and grading on a curve since it's a pilot.  

Episode 2. Maybe 2 decent jokes, characters still being fleshed out.  Larroquette seems to be sliding back into the character that we remember---but if I'm writing the show, he'd be full-on being a sleazy defense attorney.  Two big problems I see so far is that none of the characters are "CHARACTERS"---like thelma/selma, other than the bailiff who I'm guessing is supposed to be a female Bull, but she's just playing it dumb, not naive-dumb like Richard Mol did it and I find it just unfunny. Problem two is that the characters on the first show generated conflict just because of who they are, these characters don't have any sense of conflict or urgency to them.

Best scenes were the few courtroom scenes and an argument between Rauch and Larroquette, but nothing to write home about...and then in the end there was slapstick---not a good sign.

Generally when I watch new shows, I give the show and the writers about 8-12 to find the voices of the characters(not everything is Breaking Bad and good from the jump), think The Office or Parks and Rec.  I'll stick with it for a few weeks, but it's right now, in's not a recommend. 

Totally agree and could the cast be any more diverse?  Nothing wrong with that, but it really looked like they tried to make sure not to have a white male in it, other than Larroquette...

I usually give a new show about four episodes to get the feel of it, but it better improve quickly...  Rauch just doesn't seem like a good lead at all, she would be better served as a secondary character IMO...

As for the black bailiff, I really think they pushed it to make her be dumb like Bull, it just doesn't work and makes it look she is a complete idiot...  The prosecuting attorney could have been completely removed from the show and wouldn't have been missed...  And I don't recall the original EVER having the stenographer speak, but they had both of them with multiple lines in these two episodes...

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Rarely do I watch network television any more.  The only network shows currently on the menu are Survivor and Amazing Race, both reality shows.  Just haven't seen any compelling scripted shows from network television in a long time.

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4 hours ago, jerryskids said:

The teasers during the football games looked turrble; unless someone says otherwise Ima pass.  

Good decision.  I DVR'd the first two episodes and came to the same conclusions that Honcho did.

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Mho is the show(s) appear to be well written for network comedy.  I doubt that I'll be watching it past these 2 episodes.  Maybe if my TV wasn't cable and there were only 3 channels to watch.  Even then, meh.

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Episode three is tonight at 8pm ET...  I wonder how this one will turn out?

I usually give new series 3-4 shows to see if there is anything worth watching, tonight might be make or break...

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Episode 3.  The highlight of the show was the cold open, I chuckled, but it was 90% Dan reliant. The dumb bailiff was given a few more dumb moments, but actually had a couple of moments where I appreciated the work the actress was doing.  Still, very far from a complete character. The DA is a mess, either she was terribly miscast, or more cynically she's a terrible actress. It doesn't help that that her story line was incredibly stupid.  I'm still on the fence about the clerk of courts, but the actor seems to be doing the best he can with the material he's got.

Now to Melissa Rauch/Abby Stone.  Problem 1, she's a boring 'Mary Sue' wanna be.  Make the world better, dig deeper into criminals and find out reason for their crimes...it's boring, flat and one long boring note. If it were me writing and I was going to do that, then go all-in, but you need some conflict, like that everyone else in the building just wants to go home, or the DA flat out hates crime and wants them all to get the chair...while Dan doesn't care, except that he wants a winning record as a defense attorney, but right now it's missing conflict. 

Finally, structurally this episode came off as an after school special, starring Dan Fielding as the understanding Dad(only in the third act). They added a moment of character development for Rauch---but so far it's nothing we've seen in previous episodes as affecting her character. Doubt the writers/producers have the guts to actually use it going forward. And lastly, the writers missed a huge joke.  The clerk of courts gets cup cakes for the office, and the only baker open that late specializes in porn pastries.  Dan unwittingly opens the box and is quasii-taken back, when his reaction should have been "Oh you got these from Enzo's, delicious".  

I'll go a few more episodes and see if it improves this year, but if not, I'm out for the year.  If it gets picked up for another season, I'll probably see if they course correct like The Office or Parks and Rec did, but it's still a "not recommend". 

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Yeah I was not impressed at all...  Maybe a chuckle here and there, but it is always with Larroquette...  I agree with you, one or two more and if it doesn't get better, I'm out...

I did notice the court reporter was different again, but zero lines...  I wonder if they are going to have a different one each episode like Murphy Brown did with secretaries?

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Night Court opened the night with 5 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, down 32 and 26 percent from its boffo, double-episode debut (which aired opposite an FBI rerun). American Auto‘s sophomore opener retained just 2.4 mil and a 0.4, matching its demo low.

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@Mike Honcho

Did you watch last night's episode yet?

I maybe let out a "ha" one time...

I will give it one more episode and then I am probably done...  I don't think Rauch is able to be the headliner of a show...  She might be, but the ADA, clerk and bailiff just really kills any chance IMO...

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10 minutes ago, posty said:

@Mike Honcho

Did you watch last night's episode yet?

I maybe let out a "ha" one time...

I will give it one more episode and then I am probably done...  I don't think Rauch is able to be the headliner of a show...  She might be, but the ADA, clerk and bailiff just really kills any chance IMO...

You watched this with the Caps on and Curse of Oak Island ?  My question is WHY ?

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13 minutes ago, posty said:

@Mike Honcho

Did you watch last night's episode yet?

I maybe let out a "ha" one time...

I will give it one more episode and then I am probably done...  I don't think Rauch is able to be the headliner of a show...  She might be, but the ADA, clerk and bailiff just really kills any chance IMO...

Watched it while I did my 3 miles on the treadmill this morning, made it seem like 10 miles.  Only moments I found interesting were the interactions between Wendie Malick and Laroquette. Made me realize how awful all the other characters/actors are...Malick in a guest spot was more interesting, commanded attention and had comic chops the rest of the cast could only dream of.  You are spot-on with Rauch, she can't carry a show. As a kooky over-the-top side character on the TBBT, small doses, fine, but this isn't working. And the ADA, she can't act at all,  not that it would matters, Caroline Burnett couldn't make what's she's given funny.

One last thing, evolved 'Dan'(wife changed me) is as you kids say 'too woke'. Heck, Dan just being Dan in today's woke world would at least be something interesting. And if I'm writing the ending, Dan rejects Malick, Malick comes clean about the revenge plot, & being declared criminally insane,..changes Dan's mind and now he has to be with her. 

I might continue to only to hate watch at this point. 

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9 minutes ago, Mike Honcho said:

Watched it while I did my 3 miles on the treadmill this morning, made it seem like 10 miles.  Only moments I found interesting were the interactions between Wendie Malick and Laroquette. Made me realize how awful all the other characters/actors are...Malick in a guest spot was more interesting, commanded attention and had comic chops the rest of the cast could only dream of.  You are spot-on with Rauch, she can't carry a show. As a kooky over-the-top side character on the TBBT, small doses, fine, but this isn't working. And the ADA, she can't act at all,  not that it would matters, Caroline Burnett couldn't make what's she's given funny.

One last thing, evolved 'Dan'(wife changed me) is as you kids say 'too woke'. Heck, Dan just being Dan in today's woke world would at least be something interesting. And if I'm writing the ending, Dan rejects Malick, Malick comes clean about the revenge plot, & being declared criminally insane,..changes Dan's mind and now he has to be with her. 

I might continue to only to hate watch at this point. 

I saw the name Wendie Malick and recognized it but couldn't remember anything about her so I Googled her name; my God she's been in a lot of shows but nothing I'd ever seen until I scrolled down and down and down and down and there it was = HBOs Dream On from 19 fuching 90.  Gezus, she's 70 fuching 2 years old.

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23 minutes ago, Mike Honcho said:

Watched it while I did my 3 miles on the treadmill this morning, made it seem like 10 miles.  Only moments I found interesting were the interactions between Wendie Malick and Laroquette. Made me realize how awful all the other characters/actors are...Malick in a guest spot was more interesting, commanded attention and had comic chops the rest of the cast could only dream of.  You are spot-on with Rauch, she can't carry a show. As a kooky over-the-top side character on the TBBT, small doses, fine, but this isn't working. And the ADA, she can't act at all,  not that it would matters, Caroline Burnett couldn't make what's she's given funny.

One last thing, evolved 'Dan'(wife changed me) is as you kids say 'too woke'. Heck, Dan just being Dan in today's woke world would at least be something interesting. And if I'm writing the ending, Dan rejects Malick, Malick comes clean about the revenge plot, & being declared criminally insane,..changes Dan's mind and now he has to be with her. 

I might continue to only to hate watch at this point. 

I agree, Malick and Larroquette's interaction was it...

I do think the one issue is that it is on at 8pm instead of the 9pm or 9:30pm that the original ran as one could be a little more daring in the later time slot...  But even though Larroquette is the best of the show, it being 2023, and on network television, killed on what he could be again...  Even if they did bring that back, the other actors are too awful to assist for sure...

One thing that I did catch, was one of the fish was named "Zazzle" and Sheldon had one of his cats named "Zazzles" in TBBT...

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10 minutes ago, posty said:

I agree, Malick and Larroquette's interaction was it...

I do think the one issue is that it is on at 8pm instead of the 9pm or 9:30pm that the original ran as one could be a little more daring in the later time slot...  But even though Larroquette is the best of the show, it being 2023, and on network television, killed on what he could be again...  Even if they did bring that back, the other actors are too awful to assist for sure...

One thing that I did catch, was one of the fish was named "Zazzle" and Sheldon had one of his cats named "Zazzles" in TBBT...

Good meta catch, totally missed it, but I remember the Zazzles episode of TBBT.  :P

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On 1/25/2023 at 3:02 PM, posty said:

Night Court opened the night with 5 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, down 32 and 26 percent from its boffo, double-episode debut (which aired opposite an FBI rerun). American Auto‘s sophomore opener retained just 2.4 mil and a 0.4, matching its demo low.

I guess I'm a part of the "down 32 and 26 percent".  I watched the first 2 episodes.  I won't be watching any more.  Really disappointing.

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57 minutes ago, kozmiq said:

I saw the name Wendie Malick and recognized it but couldn't remember anything about her so I Googled her name; my God she's been in a lot of shows but nothing I'd ever seen until I scrolled down and down and down and down and there it was = HBOs Dream On from 19 fuching 90.  Gezus, she's 70 fuching 2 years old.

I remember her from David Spade's show, Just Shoot Me.

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2 hours ago, kozmiq said:

I saw the name Wendie Malick and recognized it but couldn't remember anything about her so I Googled her name; my God she's been in a lot of shows but nothing I'd ever seen until I scrolled down and down and down and down and there it was = HBOs Dream On from 19 fuching 90.  Gezus, she's 70 fuching 2 years old.

She really is in everything and at least a EP or two in almost every sitcom in the last 20 years. Was switching the channels the other night and here she is on a EP of Mom and then Fraiser on another channel.

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Okay, on the way home I conceptualized Night Court 2023. 

Abby Stone, a once promising law/judicial career has gone kaput after her becoming an alcoholic,. In honor of her late father(someone---can't be Mac or Markie Post :( ) , she is given one last chance to turn things around in the same night court her father worked.  That same person recruits Dan back into the court, to watch out for her. Dan is put in the very strange but awkwardly funny position of having to be the one with the conscience now.  Abby's a self destructive train wreck and he's trying to stop that from happening out of a loyalty to Harry.

Dan would return as a DA, antagonized by an overly woke defense attorney who's every defense is some woke BS(instant conflict).  Bailiff lady can return, but in a role that is in no way at all inspired by Bull. Actress who plays the DA now is gone, cause she can't act.  Still fleshing out the clerk of courts, but most likely someone caught in the crossfire of the hi-jinx. 

Someone get Melissa Rauch's people to call me. 

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