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Old 01-18-2012, 03:47 AM   #301
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Here's the deal.....

I've seen clips of this show.....I've seen the Pilot......I've seen the episode "Practice Date" from the second season....none of it won me over.

Now, given all the critical praise and the fact that my sister calls it the best thing ever, I really want to like this but don't think I will. I understand that the first season is widely regarded as a piece of shit, but the "Practice Date" episode that I randomly watched a couple years back didn't really make me laugh much more. Did I just pick a weak choice for a second outing?

Anyway, I'm willing to watch one more episode on Netflix. Any recommendations?
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:51 AM   #302
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That was a pretty funny episode. I'd say just watch the first few episodes of season two and see if it clicks.

Personally I don't like it as much as I do Community but it's still a great show.

That said, I've never really liked 30 Rock.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:55 AM   #303
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Yeah, my sister said it was one of her favorite episodes also. I think the show probably just isn't for me. It's character based humor, mostly from what I can gather/little that I've seen....I'm not against that (I absolutely love King Of The Hill), but I just don't think this works for me. Parks & Recreation kind of reminds me of Modern Family although Parks is not as obvious with its humor. Both rely on the characterizations more than anything else, rather than having a lot of great rapid fire deliveries.

Personally, I am more of the 30 Rock type. I love having like 261 jokes thrown at me in a 21 minute span, and the more ridiculous/random the better.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:13 PM   #304
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I've had that damn Gloria Estefan clip stuck in my head all week.
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Here's the deal.....

I've seen clips of this show.....I've seen the Pilot......I've seen the episode "Practice Date" from the second season....none of it won me over.

Now, given all the critical praise and the fact that my sister calls it the best thing ever, I really want to like this but don't think I will. I understand that the first season is widely regarded as a piece of shit, but the "Practice Date" episode that I randomly watched a couple years back didn't really make me laugh much more. Did I just pick a weak choice for a second outing?

Anyway, I'm willing to watch one more episode on Netflix. Any recommendations?
Practice Date isn't the best one I'd pick from the second season. Even that season was up and down for the first few episodes before it got consistently great. And I'd definitely argue the third season is better than the second.

My favorites from the second season off the top of my head were Ron & Tammy and Telethon.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:19 PM   #306
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I randomly watched a bunch of YouTube clips of this show last night and was in tears most of the time. There will be like a minute of me thinking "hmm...that's clever" and then the scene will end with an action, line or facial expression that just absolutely slays me. Definitely will watch some more of the second season later.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:02 PM   #307
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I guess I like it ok. I watched seventeen episodes yesterday.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:15 AM   #308
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Where will all the water go?

Wherever it's headed now.
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I didn't like it the 1st few times I watched it...but now I am hooked
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This show just started on Australian cable last night...I set the record button...so I'll be watching the first few, at least.
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Don't be turned off if the first season doesn't wow you. It's pretty universally agreed that they found their feet in season two.
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