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I actually saw most of these episodes back when they aired in 2001 and 2002, and I vaguely remembered really liking the characters. Seeing it again, I now recognize that it was a well-written show that was very insightful about the college experience. It's a shame that a show like this didn't get a fair shake from Fox, while ordinary crap like Everybody Loves Raymond managed to continue season after season after season. At least Apatow went on to do well with movies.
Gary Sax wrote: ...and Jax Teller is in it as the cool kid from Britain?
True. He looked so different back then that it's hard to see the same actor in the two characters.
Oh, and Jenna Fischer from The Office makes a couple of cameo appearances, with a couple of funny lines. Ted Nugent plays himself in one episode. Jon Favreau directed an episode.
Apatow had an eye for talent. While he wasn't responsible for the subsequent success of some of the funnier people on Undeclared, he did manage to work with them before they got big.
Started Narcos on Netflix. I'm enjoying it so far. Good acting, writing etc. It makes me want to get in a game of Andean Abyss.
I also watched the first episode of Marvel's Guardian of the Galaxy Animated Series from Disney XD. Overall, it's the typical Disney animated stuff like Star Wars Clone Wars, X-Men and Avengers Assemble. I would have loved this kind of show when I was 9-12 years old and I find my liking this this kind of animated show when I'm watching with one of my daughters but there's too many other good non-animated shows to watch now a days. So I don't tend to watch animated shows too often now a days. However, me and my daughter are planning on watching the whole Guardian series and I'm looking forward that.
After one episode and the short origins stories. What they got right:
1. Excellent visual, animation, scenery and characters.
2. Use the sound track from the movie. I hope they add in some more 70s tunes.
3. Rocket and Groots voice overs are pretty good.
4. Sticking close to the movie tie in with Yondu and a trip to Knowhere
5. Good mix of humor and action. The humors is geared more for 10 - 12 year but they only had one fart joke so I'm ok with that.
What they didn't get right:
1. Star-Lord sounds and acts a little more like a 14 year old. More like a young Peter Parker not adult Peter Quinn. It got a little better as the show went on.
2. The biggest problem I had was the writing and voice acting for Gamora. It was horrible. How come writers and actresses play almost ever women warrior type as a stiff emotionless robot. Personally, I think Zoe Saldana did a pretty good job Gamora the most dangerous women in the universe. The animated Gamora reminds me of the stiff emotionless Wonder Women from the 1970's Super Friend, May on Shield or Nebula (Amy Pond) in the Guardian's Movie.
3. Drax and Rocket are the 2 funniest character in the Guardian movie and in the comic books. As I mentioned they did good job with Rocket. I'm hopeful they'll find a way mix in more of the great Drax humor rather than have him say let me get my revenge on Thanos every other line.
Green Lantern wrote: Homeland season two is going fine but man does the relationship between Brody and Carrie strain the suspenders of disbelief. I think I'll call it after this season as I'm getting to the point where I don't really care for any of the characters and Carrie is wearing out her welcome.
Yeah, I quit after Season 1. I just thought the whole thing was pretty hard to believe after the last few episodes. Agree on the characters., except the daughter. She was the only one who seemed like a realistic character.
Parts of this show relating to Elliot's father knocked the wind out of me as my father passed away in August, and I learned things about him I wished I hadn't. He was also into electronics and old school nerdery. He spent the last years of his life obsessively copying rental movies onto dvds.
New correspondant was terrible but I'm glad Klepper is still there. He's my favorite
Columbob wrote: Anyone watching the new Muppets? Second episode tonight. I missed the first one but it's on repeat on Sunday.
I really liked the first ep. I'm a long time Muppets fan, but wasn't really sold on this concept, initially. But it's kind of the perfect vehicle for them; the old Muppet show was sending up the variety shows of the 70's, and this follows the reality comedy style (Office, Modern Family, etc.) as well as late night talk shows (a great way to get some celebs on). I thought the writing was sharp and there were a good number of gags and jokes that landed. And they had Pepe show up a few times. He's my favorite character from the newer era, but they barely used him at all in the two recent films, so it was good to see him have a few lines.