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(Examiner)   Like Arrested Development, "Running Wilde" features Will Arnett as a lovable D-bag, incredibly sharp comedy writing, and lots of laughs. Also like Arrested Development, it'll likely be cancelled before you watch a single episode   (examiner.com) divider line 61
    More: Sad, Will Arnett, Arrested Development, Keri Russell, Mitch Hurwitz, shut up, Lone Stars, comedy  
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2010-09-29 03:44:13 PM
I watched the premiere and thought it was okay, but not great. I was feeling pretty lukewarm about the series as a whole, and wasn't terribly exited for the second episode. I ended up watching last night's episode anyway, wanting to give the series more of a chance and was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was way better than last week's outing, and I really hope it sticks around long enough to continue developing into something special.

/It probably won't
//It is on Fox, after all
 
2010-09-29 03:47:50 PM
It is doomed.
 
2010-09-29 04:23:34 PM
MtHammer: I watched the premiere and thought it was okay, but not great. I was feeling pretty lukewarm about the series as a whole, and wasn't terribly exited for the second episode. I ended up watching last night's episode anyway, wanting to give the series more of a chance and was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was way better than last week's outing, and I really hope it sticks around long enough to continue developing into something special.

I couldn't hear that. It's hard to hear under this treehouse.

Seriously, though: Fox shiat-canned "Lone Star" after two episodes, and that thing got pretty positive reviews and a ridiculously expensive advertising push before its debut. Maybe the fact that Fox hasn't spent upwards of $15m marketing "Running Wilde" will keep it on the air for another few weeks, but I'd be shocked if it made it to a season finale, much less a second season.

/Cross was awesome on last night's show, but I would rather have seen Tony Hale back in action if they were gonna give it to an A.D. vet.
 
2010-09-29 04:50:53 PM
This is why I don't bother watching a TV series until it has at least 2 seasons out.

Since I'm not a nelson guy it doesn't mean a damned thing either way and this way I'm not holding the bag after they cancel another serial TV series I was enjoying.

Been burned way to many times.
 
2010-09-29 04:52:20 PM
Also, maybe TV shows need to switch formats.

Instead of shows dragging a story out 4 to 5 seasons, maybe they should all be centered around one season with a rare second season.

Sort of like how Anime is done.
 
2010-09-29 06:38:43 PM
Wait, what channel is that on?

*Wikipedias that*

Fox? Oh, that show is FARKED.
 
2010-09-29 07:21:07 PM
Arrested Development was on for three full seasons despite shiat ratings when starting with a plum Sunday night time-slot. Can we please stop pretending it's some farking travesty that Fox didn't choose to continue to lose money on it?
 
2010-09-29 07:21:17 PM
Another Scott Wampler link...oh wow color me surprised...DONT CLICK THE LINK!
 
2010-09-29 07:22:20 PM
It was okay.
 
2010-09-29 07:22:49 PM
img299.imageshack.us
 
2010-09-29 07:23:33 PM
is Scott Wampler the new Brooks?
 
2010-09-29 07:24:56 PM
Do you like this story?
 
2010-09-29 07:26:18 PM
Nope, I closed the link once I saw the picture of the guy who wrote it.
 
2010-09-29 07:26:35 PM
Raising Hope is far better... and that's not really saying much.
 
2010-09-29 07:27:21 PM
Banacek: Nope, I closed the link once I saw the picture of the guy who wrote it.

It was too late by then...Scott Wampler had already taken his penny...
 
2010-09-29 07:31:06 PM
I don't watch it because of Will Arnett;

I watch it despite Will Arnett.


It ain't 'Better Off Ted' but it ain't bad.
 
2010-09-29 07:34:35 PM
farking cocksucker Wampler!
 
2010-09-29 07:38:12 PM
soupbone: Banacek: Nope, I closed the link once I saw the picture of the guy who wrote it.

It was too late by then...Scott Wampler had already taken his penny...


Scott Wampler doesn't need you. But you need Scott Wampler.
 
2010-09-29 07:38:42 PM
Forget that, the show to watch is Raising Hope which comes on before. Absolutely farking hilarious.
 
2010-09-29 07:42:50 PM
I heard it was terrible, with too many jokes written for that Felicity woman. Also, a TV show with just GOB as the main character would have been irritating.

/And I farking love AD
 
2010-09-29 07:44:55 PM
derbtastic: I heard it was terrible, with too many jokes written for that Felicity woman. Also, a TV show with just GOB as the main character would have been irritating.

/And I farking love AD


He's not that bad in it. It's far too early to pass judgement on the show, they need to fall into the roles more deeply. From the first two episodes it already looks better than The Community, so it has that going for it.
 
2010-09-29 07:57:49 PM
rcantley: Arrested Development was on for three full seasons despite shiat ratings when starting with a plum Sunday night time-slot. Can we please stop pretending it's some farking travesty that Fox didn't choose to continue to lose money on it?

Not if you are going to be wrong.

AD had one full season of 22 episodes. That was season 1. Fox ordered two more full seasons after season 1. Halfway through season two, they cut the order down to 18 for that year. There was talk of canceling the third season. They brought it back for season three and after a few episodes, cut the order to 13. As a final insult to the show, they showed the last four episodes back to back on a Friday night.

It was a critical darling, and an award winner, in addition to being the smartest sitcom on television, perhaps ever.

Fox IS to blame. Remember Brad Garrett's ridiculously unfunny "'Til Death?" That farking show lasted four season on Fox.
 
2010-09-29 07:59:54 PM
I think AD was perhaps the smartest show in the last 15 years (post-Seinfeld, Pre-30 Rock). And the funniest....I still rewatch episodes all the time.

It will be well remembered in history.

But I also think Hurwitz and Co. got lucky with a great cast and took a decent idea to great heights.

I don't think it can be easily replicated...and it won't be. Someday Tony Hale will get his due, and David Cross will find another equally quirky character to garner him awards, but AD was a 1-million shot that simply worked, for whatever reason.

I don't think Hurwitz has a magic formula, he simply got lucky with AD and the cast.
 
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2010-09-29 08:13:00 PM
Hmm, must just be me but I don't find Will Arnett likeable at all. I turned the premiere of this show off after like 5 minutes, just not interesting or entertaining at all. Sorry.
 
2010-09-29 08:13:08 PM
I like to think of myself as vaguely hip, but there's something about David Cross that just makes me all punchy. Everything he's in immediately triples its douchebag level, he's never made me laugh, chuckle or even smirk, and yet he's treated like some kind of transcendent wit. Hate hate hate.
 
2010-09-29 08:21:32 PM
soupbone: Another Scott Wampler link...oh wow color me surprised...DONT CLICK THE LINK!

GODDAMNIT. I hate, hate, hate that Scott "RentBoy" Wampler (apparently a.k.a. IAmNotRickMoranis & TheEnglishMajor) gets to greenlight his own bullshiat. It's like giving a monkey free license to fling it's own shiat at a captive audience.

Thanks for the heads up, soupbone. Is there some way to make this SOP, where one brave soul ducks into an Examiner link to see if it's a RentBoy shiatshow and report back in the comments? I don't want to give that douchbag traffic.

Thanks again soupbone. You took one for the team.
 
2010-09-29 08:24:01 PM
AnubisMan: From the first two episodes it already looks better than The Community, so it has that going for it.

Do you know how I know you don't watch "Community"?

/plus it's the funniest comedy on TV right now
//neck and neck with "P & R," but that's still on hiatus
///did not click the link
////DIAF, Wampler
 
2010-09-29 08:26:25 PM
Dired: I like to think of myself as vaguely hip, but there's something about David Cross that just makes me all punchy. Everything he's in immediately triples its douchebag level, he's never made me laugh, chuckle or even smirk, and yet he's treated like some kind of transcendent wit. Hate hate hate.

Christ, are you me? Because as much as I want to say this kind of thing out loud, it would normally get me hounded out of a thread.
 
2010-09-29 08:29:21 PM
Six_By_Nine: Dired: I like to think of myself as vaguely hip, but there's something about David Cross that just makes me all punchy. Everything he's in immediately triples its douchebag level, he's never made me laugh, chuckle or even smirk, and yet he's treated like some kind of transcendent wit. Hate hate hate.

Christ, are you me? Because as much as I want to say this kind of thing out loud, it would normally get me hounded out of a thread.


Well, okay, to be fair, I do like Arrested Development. But AD makes everything better.
 
2010-09-29 09:06:50 PM
I watched the first two episodes, and it sucked donkey ballz. Subby must work for Fox.

Raising Hope was not bad, though. Cloris Leachman is great.
 
2010-09-29 09:14:18 PM
sarek_smile: Raising Hope was not bad, though. Cloris Leachman is great.

Her trying to breastfeed the baby was so farking epic.
 
2010-09-29 09:17:38 PM
sarek_smile: I watched the first two episodes, and it sucked donkey ballz. Subby Scott Wampler must works for Fox Fark.

Raising Hope was not bad, though. Cloris Leachman is great.


FTFY
 
2010-09-29 10:08:04 PM
I will use this time to express the joy I experienced seeing all the AD references in Archer! Makes an awesome show that much better.
 
2010-09-29 10:35:19 PM
STEVE HOLT!
 
2010-09-29 11:08:47 PM
BACATION.
 
2010-09-29 11:13:23 PM
well, if im not mistaken, ADs first episode wasnt all that great, it was more of an establishing piece and from there on out it was the funniest shiat to ever hit television in the thousies. i dont have cable so imma have to check this out on hulu. totally forgot hurwitz was throwing another show.
 
2010-09-29 11:15:05 PM
Markoff_Cheney: well, if im not mistaken, ADs first episode wasnt all that great, it was more of an establishing piece and from there on out it was the funniest shiat to ever hit television in the thousies. i dont have cable so imma have to check this out on hulu. totally forgot hurwitz was throwing another show.

All of the seasons are on Netflix, available to watch instantly.
 
2010-09-29 11:31:37 PM
HappyLittleTree: Markoff_Cheney: well, if im not mistaken, ADs first episode wasnt all that great, it was more of an establishing piece and from there on out it was the funniest shiat to ever hit television in the thousies. i dont have cable so imma have to check this out on hulu. totally forgot hurwitz was throwing another show.

All of the seasons are on Netflix, available to watch instantly.


oh, trust me, i know. its the most frequently watched thing on my que. i make it a point to watch at least a few eps a week to cheer me up. i meant the new show.
same with better off ted. i dont have cable solely because of notflox.
wollsmoth.jpg goes here.
 
2010-09-29 11:44:56 PM
That sucks that Fox canceled Lone Star after just 2 episodes. I had read that it was good and gave the second episode a watch. It was pretty good!

On the odd twist of fate that I'd be in a position to produce a pilot for a show, I wouldn't even bother pitching it to Fox. Because if it's not the next House or American Idol, Fox throws new shows under the bus before they can get their legs.

On a side note, I'd love to see a website that streams old pilots and canceled shows that never made it to syndication or DVD.
 
2010-09-30 12:44:51 AM
Darth Invictus: Because if it's not the next House or American Idol, Fox throws new shows under the bus before they can get their legs.

How the hell did House even make it? I mean looking back, there is no reason why it couldn't of got axed as well. I don't recall it being a smash hit in the first episodes. I'm guessing it was cheap to make and the actors at the time were unknowns.
 
2010-09-30 01:57:06 AM
Pray to Baal that you are correct.
 
2010-09-30 01:57:38 AM
I really like the show-- I think people are forgetting that AD was slow to start, too, but it had the advantage of a larger, arguably more talented cast. Once they built on the characters and started doing call-backs to running gags, it really started hitting on all cylinders. Wilde is starting to get there-- I'll bet good money that "for some reason, it's really hard to hear under that treehouse" will become a running gag.

Also, I thought it was pretty funny that the neighbor/friend Fa'ad (played by the guy who was the jerk roommate in Shawn of the Dead!) wears two watches, because that's just how rich he is.
 
2010-09-30 02:53:11 AM
I can't watch FOX any more... they've let me down too many times.

/I know, call the whambulance
//It's hard to get interested in a a show that will most likely not even last a full year.
 
2010-09-30 04:29:53 AM
In the pilot, it was funny when Felicity said "I've made a huge mistake". And then in episode #2, it was funny, although a little less so, when David Cross was saying "Come on!" and both main characters told him to stop saying that.

I love self-referential humor, and much of what made AD great was just that - subtle references to past occurrences that only people who had been paying attention would get.

Seems like they are trying to replicate that but in a too obvious way. Without the subtlety, AD would have been funny, but not as good as it was. Referencing AD is fine (and expected), but...come on.
 
2010-09-30 05:18:28 AM
Summer Glau's Love Slave: I can't watch FOX any more... they've let me down too many times.

/I know, call the whambulance
//It's hard to get interested in a a show that will most likely not even last a full year.


Just watch FOX's better half, FX.
 
2010-09-30 06:46:15 AM
Despite being on Fark and automatically compelled to hate everything, I like "Running Wilde". One show I looked forward to, with the reservation that it would die on network television, is "shiat My Dad Says". I'm pretty sure that won't last the season unless it improves big time.

If that show was on cable, it would rock. Too watered-down for the masses right now.
 
2010-09-30 07:15:10 AM
Number of ads I've seen promoting this show: 0.0
 
2010-09-30 07:59:33 AM
AD sucked beyond compare it wasn't smart it sucked.
 
2010-09-30 08:22:56 AM
drake113: I really like the show-- I think people are forgetting that AD was slow to start, too, but it had the advantage of a larger, arguably more talented cast. Once they built on the characters and started doing call-backs to running gags, it really started hitting on all cylinders. Wilde is starting to get there-- I'll bet good money that "for some reason, it's really hard to hear under that treehouse" will become a running gag.

Also, I thought it was pretty funny that the neighbor/friend Fa'ad (played by the guy who was the jerk roommate in Shawn of the Dead!) wears two watches, because that's just how rich he is.


Goddamnit all to hell - Peter Serafinowitz is in this? Now I HAVE to watch it.
 
2010-09-30 10:26:13 AM
I think the show is starting to find it's groove. I hope it lasts at least a season..
 
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