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(The Hollywood Reporter)   ABC yanks the remaining episodes of Happy Endings and, to a lesser extent, Don't Trust the Biatch in Apartment 23   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 101
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2013-01-15 09:50:34 PM
Aw.  I don't watch either of those shows, but I really like Krysten Ritter. Hate seeing that her stuff's failed.
 
2013-01-15 09:55:14 PM
Both are hilarious. Happy Endings is my #1 seed right now.
 
2013-01-15 09:58:07 PM
NOOOOOO!!!!!!
 
2013-01-15 10:04:57 PM
Wow. They used these shows to fill in the timeslot vacated by "666 Park Avenue".

/10 PM Sundays on ABC is the new death slot
 
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2013-01-15 10:32:06 PM
Comprehend what you're reading much, Subby?
 
2013-01-15 11:18:28 PM
I liked don't trust the b in apartment 23. I found that milk white skin and thin throat, sexy
 
2013-01-15 11:26:07 PM

NeedlesslyCanadian: Aw.  I don't watch either of those shows, but I really like Krysten Ritter. Hate seeing that her stuff's failed.


I hadn't seen her before she showed up on Breaking Bad.  Then I spent a weekend trying to find out if she had done any nude scenes.  Why?  'Cause that's what guys do.
 
2013-01-15 11:56:07 PM

NeedlesslyCanadian: Aw.  I don't watch either of those shows, but I really like Krysten Ritter. Hate seeing that her stuff's failed.


I hear she's really big in Japan.
 
2013-01-15 11:58:16 PM
Both show will be on TBS within 6mos.
 
2013-01-16 12:22:30 AM

OtherLittleGuy: Wow. They used these shows to fill in the timeslot vacated by "666 Park Avenue".

/10 PM Sundays on ABC is the new death slot


I know, right? TOTAL mystery as to why the ratings dropped.


SnarfVader: NeedlesslyCanadian: Aw.  I don't watch either of those shows, but I really like Krysten Ritter. Hate seeing that her stuff's failed.

I hear she's really big in Japan.


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2013-01-16 12:53:23 AM
They barely announced it on tv. I only caught the Sunday airings because of the dvr.

You've been Mindforked
 
2013-01-16 01:08:45 AM
ABC has been terrible about promoting the shows. I'm a huge fan of both of them and I didn't even realize that they were airing episodes on Sundays. I only discovered it because my DVR recorded them.

And I still think that Happy Endings is the most subversively progressive show on network television, even if I suspect that people with questionable senses of humor are going to nitpick the "Jane's ex-girlfriend comes to town and Brad gets jealous" storyline from tonight's episode.
 
2013-01-16 01:11:59 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Both shows are great.  "Happy Endings" is the greatest, however.
 
2013-01-16 01:20:31 AM
The network said Tuesday that Sunday's planned episodes of Happy Endings and Apt. 23, intended to air at 10 and 10:30 p.m., respectively, will be replaced by an encore of Shark Tank.

fark you and fark everyone who watches Shark Tank.

My girlfriend just got me into Happy Endings (lol) and it's a damn funny show. Way better than the commercials made it look. I got worried from the headline that it's canceled but it's still unfortunate to see it not get good ratings.

...says the guy who only watches it on DVD.
 
2013-01-16 03:07:18 AM

Quasar: fark you and fark everyone who watches Shark Tank.


Seconded.
 
2013-01-16 05:00:55 AM
Van Der Beek was hilarious on that show. This is just stupid.
 
2013-01-16 05:08:30 AM
So Happy Endings failed to jump the Shark Tank?

Ay!
 
2013-01-16 05:09:35 AM
At first I thought they were only showing repeats on Sunday nights and was kind of surprised when I found out they were all new episodes. That's right, ABC, blame the shows for your poor marketing.
(Love "Happy Endings" for things like an out-of-nowhere Tim Russert joke in the kickball episode.)
 
2013-01-16 05:21:21 AM
Is anyone actually reading the article?

Both shows are staying put at Tuesdays until the Dancing results show, which was always the plan. The experiment to put them on Sundays is what failed.
 
2013-01-16 05:41:22 AM

OtherLittleGuy: Wow. They used these shows to fill in the timeslot vacated by "666 Park Avenue".

/10 PM Sundays on ABC is the new death slot


It's only gonna get worse in February, now that the NFL is done and The Mentalist will be steady at 10 pm. They have pretty much nothing to go against it, unless they decide to move Castle there, which would be an incredibly stupid move that only ABC execs would make (for fear of the 18-49 numbers Revolution is pulling, probably).
 
2013-01-16 05:42:51 AM

Neums: Is anyone actually reading the article?

Both shows are staying put at Tuesdays until the Dancing results show, which was always the plan. The experiment to put them on Sundays is what failed.


Because, like CarnySaur said, everyone who knew about the extra eps thought they were repeats.
 
2013-01-16 05:44:40 AM

TheManofPA: They barely announced it on tv. I only caught the Sunday airings because of the dvr.

You've been Mindforked


This is true. I was surprised to see 2 episodes of each this morning when I checked my DVR. I did not know they were being run on Sundays.

Good job ABC, waste new episodes of still-building shows on Sunday nights. Then, don't tell anybody.
 
2013-01-16 06:01:49 AM
"Happy Endings" is a seriously underrated sitcom -- great writing, a unique mix of plausible and surreal plots pulled off very well by an excellent cast.
"Don't Trust the B" has highs and lows but Krysten Ritter is fantastic in the role (as well as screamingly hot) and, I never, ever thought I'd say this, James Van Der Beek is a friggin' riot. He kills in every scene.

It was disappointing to see ABC burning off out-of-sequence episodes in such an odd timeslot. Hopefully the shows can maintain enough of an audience to survive another season.
 
2013-01-16 06:10:37 AM
Firstly I have loved Happy Endings since the beginning. But I am seeing a disturbing pattern where it is starting to get stale, mind you it has only been recently but I am afraid that it will start happening more often. Kind of like Community was the last season. I may be the only one but I found there was too many "theme" based shows
With that said I loved Janes Ex and Brad's reaction.
 
2013-01-16 06:41:15 AM
I'd pay extra for the 'Happy Ending'.

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You're welcome.
 
2013-01-16 07:17:02 AM
I wouldn't mind a happy ending from Krysten Ritter. Can that be arranged ?
 
2013-01-16 07:22:04 AM
i always thought it was Don't Trust the Bee !

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2013-01-16 07:25:16 AM
Never saw an episode, but isn't that the worst name for a series since Cougar Town? Why not call it Apt 23?
 
2013-01-16 07:28:56 AM
My favorite moment from any holiday episode this year.

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2013-01-16 07:39:44 AM
WTF???!!!! Two of the freshest comedies on TV in a long time.
 
2013-01-16 07:40:08 AM

NeedlesslyCanadian: Aw.  I don't watch either of those shows, but I really like Krysten Ritter. Hate seeing that her stuff's failed.


Yea she's awesome
 
2013-01-16 07:41:31 AM

fusillade762: OtherLittleGuy: Wow. They used these shows to fill in the timeslot vacated by "666 Park Avenue".

/10 PM Sundays on ABC is the new death slot

I know, right? TOTAL mystery as to why the ratings dropped.


SnarfVader: NeedlesslyCanadian: Aw.  I don't watch either of those shows, but I really like Krysten Ritter. Hate seeing that her stuff's failed.

I hear she's really big in Japan.

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Link
 
2013-01-16 08:05:10 AM
So changing a show's air night completely wrecked the ratings? This has never happened before, why would anyone consider it a bad idea?

//I do not understand the dance/singing shows that are on basically whenever
 
2013-01-16 08:16:08 AM
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2013-01-16 08:37:14 AM
Happy Endings > The New Girl

/loves me some Casey Wilson
 
2013-01-16 08:52:12 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: This thread is broken. I shall fix it.

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Bless you, good sir.
 
2013-01-16 08:57:18 AM
Show's missing a guest appearance from Aaron Paul as her boyfriend.
 
2013-01-16 08:58:12 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: This thread is broken. I shall fix it.

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You should post more often.

Thank you!
 
2013-01-16 09:04:23 AM

John's little girl is all grown up.

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2013-01-16 09:08:31 AM

Sybarite: My favorite moment from any holiday episode this year.

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I have to agree...her second shorter segment was pretty hot as well. Well, hell she's just hot.
 
2013-01-16 09:12:30 AM
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2013-01-16 09:14:15 AM

Wellon Dowd: John's little girl is all grown up.


She's not related to John Ritter.
 
2013-01-16 09:14:51 AM

Flakeloaf: Show's missing a guest appearance from Aaron Paul as her boyfriend.


When they were first hyping the show before it aired Bryan Cranston did a bit about her screwing over his partner.
 
2013-01-16 09:15:56 AM
Too much Ritter love when Dreama and the asian chick are FAR hotter.
 
2013-01-16 09:18:30 AM

titwrench: Flakeloaf: Show's missing a guest appearance from Aaron Paul as her boyfriend.

When they were first hyping the show before it aired Bryan Cranston did a bit about her screwing over his partner.


If the show creators were able to end the series with an appearance by Jesse and Heisenberg, it may be the most meta- moment in television history since Abed cameoed on Cougar Town.
 
2013-01-16 09:20:41 AM
I too only knew about the Sunday airings due to my DVR.
Both shows are excellent, but they seem more edgy than what ABC would normally show.
I suspect this along w/ poor advertisement play large roles in their lack of ratings.
 
2013-01-16 09:25:30 AM

OtherLittleGuy: Wow. They used these shows to fill in the timeslot vacated by "666 Park Avenue".

/10 PM Sundays on ABC is the new death slot


They're still in their regular slots as well. You'd think that giving a show two weekly slots meant that it was doing well, but I guess not.

I'm hoping Happy Endings doesn't get canned. It's only the middle of the 3rd season, and it's still damn hilarious.
 
2013-01-16 09:26:15 AM
...yanks....Happy Endings....

Tee heeeeee
 
2013-01-16 09:31:20 AM
1. Funny that someone mentions Happy Endings and Community together, as tons of the writers and producers on Happy Endings worked on earlier seasons of Community. When I first started watching HE more regularly, and watched the credits, it was like someone put the credits for Community during the wrong show or something.

2. The article states that the two shows hit their all-time low for ratings THIS Sunday? Huh- imagine that- losing out to THE GOLDEN GLOBES. Maybe they should run it against the Super Bowl or something? Or maybe do what Fox did with Arrested Development and burn off the last 4 episodes the same night as the Olympic Opening Ceremonies and then be shocked when ratings were down.

3. Apt 23 isn't on OnDemand. WTF?

4. I'm more prone to be attracted to Chloe, but holy cow Dreama...and that is after I drool over Jane for a half hour...

I've said too much...
 
2013-01-16 09:42:59 AM

rynthetyn: ABC has been terrible about promoting the shows. I'm a huge fan of both of them and I didn't even realize that they were airing episodes on Sundays. I only discovered it because my DVR recorded them.


ABC promoted the crap out of "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" around the holidays, to remind people they were coming back. The pacing of the promos would have also included "666 Park Avenue", but since that was shelved, they squeezed the "Rule of Three" into two shows.

The two comedies definitely did not fit well with those shows as lead-ins and it wouldn't be a stretch that they would be considered filler reruns.

/when is "Compliance' coming out on Netflix/Bluray?
 
2013-01-16 09:45:20 AM
People watch Shark Tank? Seriously? I tried watching a few episodes of it and just couldn't sit through 5 minutes of those greedy, obnoxious sharks would want to take advantage of those people. They make Rick Harrison from Pawn $tars look like a saint.
 
2013-01-16 09:55:47 AM

Lsherm: NeedlesslyCanadian: Aw.  I don't watch either of those shows, but I really like Krysten Ritter. Hate seeing that her stuff's failed.

I hadn't seen her before she showed up on Breaking Bad.  Then I spent a weekend trying to find out if she had done any nude scenes.  Why?  'Cause that's what guys do.


Don't leave us hanging man... what did you find?
 
2013-01-16 10:00:33 AM
Very few primetime shows make me put down the tablet and stop multitasking while they're on. I put it down voluntarily for Happy Endings.

/The closing scene with Brad being led away from the ex-es last night was awesome.
 
2013-01-16 10:03:04 AM
Yeah they did nothing to promote the extra episodes on Sunday. I too only knew about it because of DVR. Plus they're going our of order. Penny ended the Sunday show with a new romance w one dude, & started Tuesday's with an established romance w another dude. Thanks a lot ABC.

/I too desperately wanted a hip hop Santa after the Xmas episode
 
2013-01-16 10:04:18 AM
ABC has done about as well at promoting those shows at it did with Better Off Ted, which was the last really funny show they had. I haven't seen Don't Trust The B, but Happy Endings is hilarious. I completely caught it by accident (it's not like I'd seen a promo or anything for it), and immediately added it to my DVR list.

It's no wonder most of the good shows are on cable or pay channels. The networks have no idea what they're doing.
 
2013-01-16 10:06:37 AM
This is probably the thread for this...is anyone else interested in The Americans? I watch very little tv, usually comedies like Archer, Community, or Scrubs. TV Dramas always suck in my book, because they have to stretch suspension of disbelief to make it work across multiple seasons. Basically I don't want to waste time on something unless it will actually be quality (still waiting for an easy way to watch the wire on my tv). Does anyone else think this show will be good?
 
2013-01-16 10:08:53 AM

ToxicAvenger: WTF???!!!! Two of the freshest comedies on TV in a long time.


Not 'Better Off Ted' fresh, but still good.

Thought I would hate 'B****' because of the original ads but it's damned funny and Van Bleek is great.
 
2013-01-16 10:12:00 AM

megalynn44: Yeah they did nothing to promote the extra episodes on Sunday. I too only knew about it because of DVR. Plus they're going our of order. Penny ended the Sunday show with a new romance w one dude, & started Tuesday's with an established romance w another dude. Thanks a lot ABC.

/I too desperately wanted a hip hop Santa after the Xmas episode


It's been even worse for Apt 23, since they seem to be mixing in unaired season 1 episodes with new episodes, which is confusing because June is going back and forth between being employed in her new Wall Street job and the coffee shop.
 
2013-01-16 10:13:56 AM
So who's the brunette with the legs?

/Never watched either show
//won't miss 'em
 
2013-01-16 10:15:45 AM
I'm gonna be that guy...I don't really like Happy Endings and it's entirely because of the two straight guy characters. Not that I think the actors are doing a bad job, I just don't like the way they're written.

/I realize I'm in the minority here
//Never watched Don't Trust...
 
2013-01-16 10:15:47 AM

Neums: Is anyone actually reading the article?

Both shows are staying put at Tuesdays until the Dancing results show, which was always the plan. The experiment to put them on Sundays is what failed.

 
2013-01-16 10:16:44 AM

megalynn44: Yeah they did nothing to promote the extra episodes on Sunday. I too only knew about it because of DVR. Plus they're going our of order. Penny ended the Sunday show with a new romance w one dude, & started Tuesday's with an established romance w another dude. Thanks a lot ABC.

/I too desperately wanted a hip hop Santa after the Xmas episode


The Sunday show was an episode from the second season that had never aired in the US. I'd already seen it because it showed up on torrent sites after airing in the UK and Canada last summer.
 
2013-01-16 10:19:38 AM

Lsherm: NeedlesslyCanadian: Aw.  I don't watch either of those shows, but I really like Krysten Ritter. Hate seeing that her stuff's failed.

I hadn't seen her before she showed up on Breaking Bad.  Then I spent a weekend trying to find out if she had done any nude scenes.  Why?  'Cause that's what guys do.


Supposedly she is in the running for the lead in 50 Shades of Gray, which could yield a bounty of nude scenes. The downside would of course be having to watch a 50 Shades movie.
 
2013-01-16 10:22:38 AM

thecpt: This is probably the thread for this...is anyone else interested in The Americans? I watch very little tv, usually comedies like Archer, Community, or Scrubs. TV Dramas always suck in my book, because they have to stretch suspension of disbelief to make it work across multiple seasons. Basically I don't want to waste time on something unless it will actually be quality (still waiting for an easy way to watch the wire on my tv). Does anyone else think this show will be good?


I'm not sure if it'll be good, but it caught my interest. I'm going to give it a shot.
 
2013-01-16 10:22:54 AM

rynthetyn: megalynn44: Yeah they did nothing to promote the extra episodes on Sunday. I too only knew about it because of DVR. Plus they're going our of order. Penny ended the Sunday show with a new romance w one dude, & started Tuesday's with an established romance w another dude. Thanks a lot ABC.

/I too desperately wanted a hip hop Santa after the Xmas episode

The Sunday show was an episode from the second season that had never aired in the US. I'd already seen it because it showed up on torrent sites after airing in the UK and Canada last summer.


You're talking about Sunday's kickball episode, right? Because I noticed that Penny didn't know how to pronounce the name of Alex's store (Xela), even she was pronouncing it just fine in an earlier episode about the paparazzi staking out Alex's store for celebrities.
 
2013-01-16 10:24:31 AM

FuryOfFirestorm: You're talking about Sunday's kickball episode, right? Because I noticed that Penny didn't know how to pronounce the name of Alex's store (Xela), even she was pronouncing it just fine in an earlier episode about the paparazzi staking out Alex's store for celebrities.


Ya that stuck out like a sore thumb.
 
2013-01-16 10:32:15 AM
What's been bothering me about the "bonus episodes" of Don't Trust the B-- is they seem to be throwing in cast-offs from season 1. One night Jane is starting her new job on Wall Street and the next episode she's still learning about New York and working at the coffee shop.

Didn't Firefly show episodes out of order as it was dying? Makes me nervous about the future of the show.
 
2013-01-16 10:34:14 AM
*June
 
2013-01-16 10:38:41 AM

Darkwing: What's been bothering me about the "bonus episodes" of Don't Trust the B-- is they seem to be throwing in cast-offs from season 1. One night Jane is starting her new job on Wall Street and the next episode she's still learning about New York and working at the coffee shop.

Didn't Firefly show episodes out of order as it was dying? Makes me nervous about the future of the show.


Firefly was shown out of order from the moment of its premiere.
 
2013-01-16 10:40:23 AM
While I cannot fault a network for trying to make money, the fly-like attention span of said network execs is a joke. Cheers was the lowest rated show on TV its first year, and yet it was on the air for how long, 11 years? Sienfeld was a summer, 6 episode, first 'season' and was pretty lowly rated as well, yet it ran for 9 years. Now, if a show has bad rating after 2-3 episodes it is removed from the schedule. There is no accounting for competition on a night, or given a chance to find an audience in an evolving tv viewing market. "Last Resort" is a perfect example. It was up against a highly rated show in BBT yet managed to improve the numbers from the show ABC had in the same slot last year. It also had a pretty good online/DVR following. Once the network execs understand that with itunes/ondemand/dvr options around, watching a TV show is not appointment viewing anymore. I watch shows on my time, not theirs.
 
2013-01-16 10:51:57 AM
Dreama has done Topless scenes. Not in a sexy way, but it exists.


/NSFW obviously
 
2013-01-16 10:58:15 AM

Darkwing: What's been bothering me about the "bonus episodes" of Don't Trust the B-- is they seem to be throwing in cast-offs from season 1. One night Jane is starting her new job on Wall Street and the next episode she's still learning about New York and working at the coffee shop.

Didn't Firefly show episodes out of order as it was dying? Makes me nervous about the future of the show.


That was driving me crazy, and after checking the wiki page for the series, it looks like they only aired 7 of the 13 season 1 episodes, so they have been mixing in season 1 and season 2 episodes. The problem for regular viewers with DVRs is that the episode where she literally backstabbed her new co-worker was a sunday episode, so they would have totally missed an important set up episode for the rest of the season.
 
2013-01-16 11:12:04 AM
I like both shows but I didnt even know they were back until last weekend. Me & the roomate were both suprised about that. Network did a crap job promoting it. I wont be suprised if they do better on TBS they promoted the shiat out of Cougartown and king of the nerds show. I do miss Better off Ted.
 
2013-01-16 11:28:32 AM
I would kill all of you and burn your houses to the ground, then salt the Earth so nothing grows just at the chance any of you tried to get to a leftover glass left from Dreama Walkers that still has lipstick on it so I can kiss it.
 
2013-01-16 11:43:39 AM
Crap, I love Happy Endings.

The Christmas episode was hilarious: "Just open the FARKING presents!".
 
2013-01-16 11:47:48 AM
Fox needs to follow suit with Mindy Kaling's show. That thing is godawful.
 
2013-01-16 11:53:46 AM
I feel as if I fell asleep and woke up in an alternate universe in which Krysten Ritter is considered super-hot, and not built like a 12-year-old girl.
 
2013-01-16 12:05:01 PM

shortymac: Crap, I love Happy Endings.

The Christmas episode was hilarious: "Just open the FARKING presents!".


Well, then you're in luck because the show is still going to be shown on its regular night at its regular time. Just because subby failed doesn't mean you have to too.
 
2013-01-16 12:20:27 PM

Telos: Lsherm: NeedlesslyCanadian: Aw.  I don't watch either of those shows, but I really like Krysten Ritter. Hate seeing that her stuff's failed.

I hadn't seen her before she showed up on Breaking Bad.  Then I spent a weekend trying to find out if she had done any nude scenes.  Why?  'Cause that's what guys do.

Don't leave us hanging man... what did you find?


I spent 20 seconds. Nope. (NSFW)
 
2013-01-16 12:26:13 PM
Krysten Ritter reminds me of female creature on the water planet in Star Wars Episode II.
 
2013-01-16 12:45:44 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Wow. They used these shows to fill in the timeslot vacated by "666 Park Avenue".

/10 PM Sundays on ABC is the new death slot


and the first season of happy endings look like they aired out of order (dave runs a food truck early in the season then at the end of the season he's working at a call center and decides to buy a food truck).

i'm amazed it lasted 3 seasons. i guess it really was a good show.
 
2013-01-16 01:01:19 PM

not5am: OtherLittleGuy: Wow. They used these shows to fill in the timeslot vacated by "666 Park Avenue".

/10 PM Sundays on ABC is the new death slot

and the first season of happy endings look like they aired out of order (dave runs a food truck early in the season then at the end of the season he's working at a call center and decides to buy a food truck).

i'm amazed it lasted 3 seasons. i guess it really was a good show.


Is there like, three commentors on here that actually read TFA?
 
2013-01-16 01:02:23 PM

shortymac: The Christmas episode was hilarious: "Just open the FARKING presents!".


He's back on the sweet and creamy.
 
2013-01-16 01:16:06 PM
Apt23 and Raising Hope are the primary reasons I spend money on Hulu Plus.
 
2013-01-16 01:39:04 PM
On the "Me in my Place" tumblr, there's a nice series of Kristen Ritter in her underwear. Google will be your friend.
 
2013-01-16 01:40:16 PM
I tried watching Happy Endings and didn't make it beyond 5 minutes despite being a huge fan of ogling the Cuthbert. The humor was too much on the level of Two and a Half Men for my taste.
 
2013-01-16 01:48:15 PM
It's stunning to me when TV execs make horrible decisions. Unless, of course, they actually want to kill off shows.

Happy Endings is my #2 after New Girl, which was a surprising hit for me. Don't Trust the B is a little too wacky and goofy at times, but that's fine.

But airing new episodes on Sunday nights? What the hell? Just stupid all around. No way that was going to work.
 
2013-01-16 01:57:30 PM

thecpt: This is probably the thread for this...is anyone else interested in The Americans? I watch very little tv, usually comedies like Archer, Community, or Scrubs. TV Dramas always suck in my book, because they have to stretch suspension of disbelief to make it work across multiple seasons. Basically I don't want to waste time on something unless it will actually be quality (still waiting for an easy way to watch the wire on my tv). Does anyone else think this show will be good?


It's FX's version of Homeland. You would probably like Homeland more because they ripped through plot lines like crazy. I hope Americans is more of a slowburn.
 
2013-01-16 02:01:54 PM

Brubold: I tried watching Happy Endings and didn't make it beyond 5 minutes despite being a huge fan of ogling the Cuthbert. The humor was too much on the level of Two and a Half Men for my taste.


You may wanna skip 2 Broke Girls then.
 
2013-01-16 02:19:07 PM

Flakeloaf: Brubold: I tried watching Happy Endings and didn't make it beyond 5 minutes despite being a huge fan of ogling the Cuthbert. The humor was too much on the level of Two and a Half Men for my taste.

You may wanna skip 2 Broke Girls then.


2 Broke Girls is a terrible show. Lets shove as many stereotypes in as possible, have shiatty sets, and unfunny jokes....yay
 
2013-01-16 02:19:22 PM

KWess: Is there like, three commentors on here that actually read TFA?


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/my bad.
//happy endings was a midseason filler show, so i just assumed.
 
2013-01-16 03:46:28 PM

Brubold: I tried watching Happy Endings and didn't make it beyond 5 minutes despite being a huge fan of ogling the Cuthbert. The humor was too much on the level of Two and a Half Men for my taste.


Does not compute.
 
2013-01-16 03:48:00 PM
Happy Endings just got nominated for a GLAAD media award, time to start tweeting at ABC @ABCPublicity using that as a reason to keep it on the air. Who cares if GLAAD is kind of a joke, I'll use every excuse in the book if it keeps the show alive.
 
2013-01-16 04:19:42 PM

kronicfeld: Brubold: I tried watching Happy Endings and didn't make it beyond 5 minutes despite being a huge fan of ogling the Cuthbert. The humor was too much on the level of Two and a Half Men for my taste.

Does not compute.


Yeah, I'm not seeing the similarities either. I've seen a lot of episodes of Two and a half men against my will, and only five minutes of Happy Endings. It only took me that five minutes to realize that Happy Endings was actually funny. Plan on watching some more, some time. Judging by the promos (and I did, harshly), I would've assumed that Happy Endings was god awful. Strange how bad ABCs ads are for their own shows.
 
2013-01-16 05:30:14 PM

FuryOfFirestorm: rynthetyn: megalynn44: Yeah they did nothing to promote the extra episodes on Sunday. I too only knew about it because of DVR. Plus they're going our of order. Penny ended the Sunday show with a new romance w one dude, & started Tuesday's with an established romance w another dude. Thanks a lot ABC.

/I too desperately wanted a hip hop Santa after the Xmas episode

The Sunday show was an episode from the second season that had never aired in the US. I'd already seen it because it showed up on torrent sites after airing in the UK and Canada last summer.

You're talking about Sunday's kickball episode, right? Because I noticed that Penny didn't know how to pronounce the name of Alex's store (Xela), even she was pronouncing it just fine in an earlier episode about the paparazzi staking out Alex's store for celebrities.


Yep, the kickball episode. It definitely felt way out of continuity.
 
2013-01-16 05:37:02 PM

Mad_Radhu: megalynn44: Yeah they did nothing to promote the extra episodes on Sunday. I too only knew about it because of DVR. Plus they're going our of order. Penny ended the Sunday show with a new romance w one dude, & started Tuesday's with an established romance w another dude. Thanks a lot ABC.

/I too desperately wanted a hip hop Santa after the Xmas episode

It's been even worse for Apt 23, since they seem to be mixing in unaired season 1 episodes with new episodes, which is confusing because June is going back and forth between being employed in her new Wall Street job and the coffee shop.


That and they broke up the "Dancing with the Stars" plot line. It was introduced then it was like they forgot about it for 5 episodes.
 
2013-01-16 07:12:46 PM
I accidentally watched happy endings this Sunday, while sanding down a fender, It did not suck.
 
2013-01-16 07:13:34 PM

sadbad: kronicfeld: Brubold: I tried watching Happy Endings and didn't make it beyond 5 minutes despite being a huge fan of ogling the Cuthbert. The humor was too much on the level of Two and a Half Men for my taste.

Does not compute.

Yeah, I'm not seeing the similarities either. I've seen a lot of episodes of Two and a half men against my will, and only five minutes of Happy Endings. It only took me that five minutes to realize that Happy Endings was actually funny. Plan on watching some more, some time. Judging by the promos (and I did, harshly), I would've assumed that Happy Endings was god awful. Strange how bad ABCs ads are for their own shows.


It is actually consistently funny.
 
2013-01-16 08:53:54 PM
This explains everything.
I was wondering why the last few episodes of Apt 23 were clearly set before the ones we already saw.
I guess the scene people capturing and releasing it weren't aware the Sunday episodes were fresh, but once they figured it out they went back and released those in-between episodes as new content.
So it all seems out of order.
/also apt 23 is awesome
//how the hell is van der beek cool now?
 
2013-01-17 01:55:20 AM
Half-hour prime-time comedies are weird. They can make me laugh, but I seldom feel attached to them in the same way as with cable comedies (Archer, Party Down) or drama-lite. The only one I got that feeling out of was Community.

While living with friends for a while, we watched the first two seasons of 30 Rock which I enjoyed. After I moved out, I had absolutely no desire to continue watching. Same with the Office, HIMYM, Scrubs, other stuff recommended by offline friends (not to mention BBT or 2.5 men, also recommended).

How do these ones stack up? I'm trying to find new stuff to watch because Community seems to be on its last legs, Suburgatory didn't live up to its potential, and I'm still divided on Veep.
 
2013-01-17 07:10:36 AM

Penny_Ante:
//how the hell is van der beek cool now?


This helps.
 
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