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Old 03-08-2006, 01:42 AM   #1
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Sons And Daughters

Did anybody watch the premiere episodes of this show tonight?

I thought it was a great show.
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you dont mean the old show from the 80s, huh.

nevermind
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OMG that is bringing back some awful memories! What about Pat the Rat!
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you dont mean the old show from the 80s, huh.

nevermind
Thats what I was thinking when I saw the torrent file on a site the other day
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:10 AM   #6
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Did anyone watch tonight?

I wish there would be more conversation about this show.

It's a great show. The characters are well-defined, the script is partially improvised, the comedy is edgy, and the plots are about real people with real imperfections.

Watch it. Talk about it.
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Is anyone here watching this yet? Why will nobody talk about it?!

GREAT show.
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you dont mean the old show from the 80s, huh.

nevermind
That is what I thought when I saw the thread and now I have the theme music in my head...

"Sons and Daughters,
Love and laughter,
Tears and sadness and happiness.
We will find out our Sons and Daughters
Are what, we too, were once about."



I haven't seen the new version, sorry namkcuR!
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i saw the promos for it and it seemed like ABC's answer for not getting Arrested Development on their network
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You can't judge a show from its promos for pete's sake...

This is what Fred Goss - who plays Cameron Walker, the center of the cast of Sons&Daughters - had to say about the S&D/AD comparisons, on IMDB.com:

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My partners cringe when I weigh in on the boards, but this stuff makes me crazy.
I'm one of the co-creators and I act in Sons & Daughters.
The idea that we would in any way be compared to or held up against AD never crossed our minds.
I didn't cancel AD, why blame me? Our show is so different in approach than AD.
We are a dramedy in half hour format. We're trying to create comedy not from joke structure but improvisationally and having it stem from out of a relatible, real family scenario. We'd like to get people emotionally attached to the characters and have the comedy come from a more low key place.
That's not AD. If you want AD this isn't your show...but don't tell me you hate the show because it isn't AD...we don't want to be AD!!
I wish that ABC hadn't promoted us in the way they did, because I think the promos are what draw comparisons to AD. The promo dept. said it's impossible to sell the "heart with humor" concept in a 15 second sound bite and I guess they're right, but it's also a drag that people may have been drawn to the show by promos that led them to believe they were going to get something different than what the show actually is.
To all the AD fans who are such haters, I say, how are we supposed to go out there and try new things when you're all so prepared to shut it down as soon as we try. You say you wish network TV would think out of the box more...like it or not but our format is out of the box.
AD was a scripted show. The Office is a scripted show. The jokes are very structured. Our dialogue is improvised...our aim is to not tell a joke, but to play the scene as real as possible and let the humor come from the size of the elephant in the room. Whether or not someone finds something funny in our show has a lot to do with whether or not it speaks to their personal family experience.
We've got a real uphill battle here trying to get the network and the audience to let a different approach to comedy compete in the old school arena...give us a break.
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I only know about the original show of the eighties&as Tilli was saying, i too have that tune in my head now corniest song of all time or what?!
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I'll check it out

but yep, some shows are telegraphed by their promos/extended promo spots.
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Is anyone here watching this yet? Why will nobody talk about it?!
I'm watching it! I just caught up with the airred episodes.

I must admit that as a huge AD fan, I was a bit wary to start watching this show due to all the backlash I had been hearing about this show being an AD knockoff. Both shows are completely different. The only similarity is that both shows focus on a family - the comparisons pretty much end there. Anyway, I wasn't really interested in this show after the pilot, but I decided to keep watching and I'm glad I did. Great show
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namkcuR, did this show get cancelled?

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namkcuR, did this show get cancelled?

if it was intelligent, actually funny, and didn't have ridiculous sitcom canned laughter it probably did.
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