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2020-08-12 9:37:47 PM  
That was very nice.
 
2020-08-12 9:45:17 PM  
I'm always looking for nice, we need it these days. It's good when I find it.
 
2020-08-12 10:52:48 PM  
d'aww
 
2020-08-12 11:01:06 PM  
Greetings from Bobby Bittman
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2020-08-13 1:33:48 AM  
I love that he's got a nice picture with John Candy front and center.  Armed and Dangerous is one of my favorite crappy films
 
2020-08-13 1:39:32 AM  

bhcompy: I love that he's got a nice picture with John Candy front and center.  Armed and Dangerous is one of my favorite crappy films


December., yes. When Meg Ryan still looked human.
 
2020-08-13 2:04:51 AM  
Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

He just can't hold a candle to Earl Camembert.
 
2020-08-13 2:41:52 AM  

bhcompy: I love that he's got a nice picture with John Candy front and center.  Armed and Dangerous is one of my favorite crappy films


There's nothing crappy about it. John Candy is missed.
 
2020-08-13 5:45:06 AM  

gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.


I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.
 
2020-08-13 6:50:31 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.


Not sure what the draw is either. I thought the characters were insufferable. I got through maybe two episodes before giving up. I usually enjoy Eugene Levy.
 
2020-08-13 7:04:02 AM  
how long these buggars have been performing, and they ar still funny and still enjoy each other- it's pretty cool.
 
2020-08-13 7:06:38 AM  

Wendigogo: Bennie Crabtree: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.

Not sure what the draw is either. I thought the characters were insufferable. I got through maybe two episodes before giving up. I usually enjoy Eugene Levy.


Personal anecdote - we found the first season to be a chore, but the second season and beyond is FAR better. It found its footing and changed the balance between "pretentious asshole" and "fish out of water trying to adapt". Obviously not everyone will, but in our circle of friends most who took our advice and pushed through season 1 were glad they did.
 
2020-08-13 7:25:11 AM  

dentalhilljack: Wendigogo: Bennie Crabtree: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.

Not sure what the draw is either. I thought the characters were insufferable. I got through maybe two episodes before giving up. I usually enjoy Eugene Levy.

Personal anecdote - we found the first season to be a chore, but the second season and beyond is FAR better. It found its footing and changed the balance between "pretentious asshole" and "fish out of water trying to adapt". Obviously not everyone will, but in our circle of friends most who took our advice and pushed through season 1 were glad they did.


Same here. The characters developed and grew to be really loveable. I'm finishing the last season soon. Absolutely loved it so far.
 
2020-08-13 7:56:00 AM  
that was great. Thanks.

I would like to have a beer with Eugene and Steve Martin.
 
2020-08-13 8:02:15 AM  

gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

He just can't hold a candle to Earl Camembert.


Yeah, it's difficult to keep characters that are supposed to be self-centered actually likable enough to watch and they came up short.
 
2020-08-13 8:47:17 AM  
Wow, Chirs Elliott's got a Randy Quaid beard going there!
 
2020-08-13 9:12:08 AM  

Blathering Idjut: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

He just can't hold a candle to Earl Camembert.

Yeah, it's difficult to keep characters that are supposed to be self-centered actually likable enough to watch and they came up short.


I mean everyone who watched It to the end disagrees with you, but you have a right to be wrong.
 
2020-08-13 9:46:00 AM  

Wendigogo: Bennie Crabtree: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.

Not sure what the draw is either. I thought the characters were insufferable. I got through maybe two episodes before giving up. I usually enjoy Eugene Levy.


Because after an era of darky, edgy shows with anti-heroes and during a time when all people do is fight online, it was a break to watch a show that was very Canadian and nice.
 
2020-08-13 9:51:49 AM  

Wendigogo: Bennie Crabtree: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.

Not sure what the draw is either. I thought the characters were insufferable. I got through maybe two episodes before giving up. I usually enjoy Eugene Levy.


I thought the same after the first couple episodes, but by the fourth or fifth one I started to understand the characters and tone a little better. I haven't seen the last season yet, but having watched all of the rest of the series I highly recommend it. The characters all manage to grow and become more likeable (even Moira, my personal least favorite). Some episodes are incredibly funny and laugh out loud, and some are poignant and touching and genuinely made me cry. Just my two cents.
 
2020-08-13 10:05:28 AM  

GreenNinja: Wendigogo: Bennie Crabtree: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.

Not sure what the draw is either. I thought the characters were insufferable. I got through maybe two episodes before giving up. I usually enjoy Eugene Levy.

I thought the same after the first couple episodes, but by the fourth or fifth one I started to understand the characters and tone a little better. I haven't seen the last season yet, but having watched all of the rest of the series I highly recommend it. The characters all manage to grow and become more likeable (even Moira, my personal least favorite). Some episodes are incredibly funny and laugh out loud, and some are poignant and touching and genuinely made me cry. Just my two cents.


I think the real turning point for me was the end of the first season, when the Roses run into a couple of their old friends at dinner.  Johnny's speech is great and shows that the characters are evolving, which doesn't usually happen in a sitcom.
 
2020-08-13 10:16:23 AM  

CarnySaur: Wow, Chirs Elliott's got a Randy Quaid beard going there!


No. He's farking with Letterman again.
 
2020-08-13 10:19:29 AM  
What a week he's having.
 
2020-08-13 10:21:35 AM  
CSB.  I was in line with Eugene at the repair desk at Bay Bloor Radio around 25 years ago.  I ventured a , "Hi, Eugene, thanks for all the laughs  - you have a great gift..." sort of thing  and he responded with "I'm so lucky, so fortunate.  Thank you for the kind words....it means a lot to me when members of the public greet me....."  etc.

We then chatted about our reasons for being in line and he was there to get a radio repaired "for his son"...which must have been Dan.

Truly a humble, gracious man....

And I loved Schitt's Creek from the very beginning..  Imagine a sitcom where NONE of the laughs come from cruelty or mean spiritedness.....just from love and the quirky nature of ordinary people....
 
2020-08-13 10:24:28 AM  

Wendigogo: Bennie Crabtree: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.

Not sure what the draw is either. I thought the characters were insufferable. I got through maybe two episodes before giving up. I usually enjoy Eugene Levy.


It gets way better after the first season. Surprisingly it's actually very touching and thoughtful.
 
2020-08-13 10:45:37 AM  

Wendigogo: Bennie Crabtree: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.

Not sure what the draw is either. I thought the characters were insufferable. I got through maybe two episodes before giving up. I usually enjoy Eugene Levy.


with everyone else on here, that show was horrible for me. I feel if I stuck with it those characters would have drove me nuts.
 
2020-08-13 12:14:57 PM  

hotmoonsauce: Wendigogo: Bennie Crabtree: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.

Not sure what the draw is either. I thought the characters were insufferable. I got through maybe two episodes before giving up. I usually enjoy Eugene Levy.

with everyone else on here, that show was horrible for me. I feel if I stuck with it those characters would have drove me nuts.


I hear you.  I had the same reaction at first, especially Chris Elliott's character.  I stopped after the first episode.

But then after it started getting a lot of praise from sources I generally respected, I gave it another shot, and I'm so glad I did.  The characters really do develop a surprising amount of humanity and compassion while still staying true to who they are.  I'd say the exceptions are Chris Elliott's character, who only really starts to settle down and stop playing a cartoon character by the last season or so, and Catherine O'Hara whose character remains almost completely self-centered throughout (but is still hilarious in other ways, especially her daffily affected accent and pronunciations).  But everyone else?  Absolutely phenomenal.  A show that initially looked to be about a bunch of uncaring snobs being rude to the backwards hicks around them very quickly became one of the most enjoyable, heartwarming, and extremely funny shows I've ever watched.

So yeah.  Nothing is for everybody, and this no exception of course.  And there is sooooo much to choose from out there that I can understand not wanting to waste time on something that didn't grab you right away.  But if you ever find yourself with some time on your hands, you might want to give it another shot.
 
2020-08-13 12:16:35 PM  

CarnySaur: I think the real turning point for me was the end of the first season, when the Roses run into a couple of their old friends at dinner.  Johnny's speech is great and shows that the characters are evolving, which doesn't usually happen in a sitcom.


I'll second that.  That was when I realized I was watching something that had potential to be really special.
 
2020-08-13 12:33:41 PM  
Martin Short was really good in The Morning show on apple tv,a good villainous role.
 
2020-08-13 1:02:13 PM  

Gawain: hotmoonsauce: Wendigogo: Bennie Crabtree: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.

Not sure what the draw is either. I thought the characters were insufferable. I got through maybe two episodes before giving up. I usually enjoy Eugene Levy.

with everyone else on here, that show was horrible for me. I feel if I stuck with it those characters would have drove me nuts.

I hear you.  I had the same reaction at first, especially Chris Elliott's character.  I stopped after the first episode.

But then after it started getting a lot of praise from sources I generally respected, I gave it another shot, and I'm so glad I did.  The characters really do develop a surprising amount of humanity and compassion while still staying true to who they are.  I'd say the exceptions are Chris Elliott's character, who only really starts to settle down and stop playing a cartoon character by the last season or so, and Catherine O'Hara whose character remains almost completely self-centered throughout (but is still hilarious in other ways, especially her daffily affected accent and pronunciations).  But everyone else?  Absolutely phenomenal.  A show that initially looked to be about a bunch of uncaring snobs being rude to the backwards hicks around them very quickly became one of the most enjoyable, heartwarming, and extremely funny shows I've ever watched.

So yeah.  Nothing is for everybody, and this no exception of course.  And there is sooooo much to choose from out there that I can understand not wanting to waste time on something that didn't grab you right away.  But if you ever find yourself with some time on your hands, you might want to give it another shot.


mercurypig: Wendigogo: Bennie Crabtree: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.

Not sure what the draw is either. I thought the characters were insufferable. I got through maybe two episodes before giving up. I usually enjoy Eugene Levy.

It gets way better after the first season. Surprisingly it's actually very touching and thoughtful.


GreenNinja: Wendigogo: Bennie Crabtree: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.

Not sure what the draw is either. I thought the characters were insufferable. I got through maybe two episodes before giving up. I usually enjoy Eugene Levy.

I thought the same after the first couple episodes, but by the fourth or fifth one I started to understand the characters and tone a little better. I haven't seen the last season yet, but having watched all of the rest of the series I highly recommend it. The characters all manage to grow and become more likeable (even Moira, my personal least favorite). Some episodes are incredibly funny and laugh out loud, and some are poignant and touching and genuinely made me cry. Just my two cents.


dentalhilljack: Wendigogo: Bennie Crabtree: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

I am always amazed by how popular it is. Like, I doubt the CBC thought it would become this huge thing.

Not sure what the draw is either. I thought the characters were insufferable. I got through maybe two episodes before giving up. I usually enjoy Eugene Levy.

Personal anecdote - we found the first season to be a chore, but the second season and beyond is FAR better. It found its footing and changed the balance between "pretentious asshole" and "fish out of water trying to adapt". Obviously not everyone will, but in our circle of friends most who took our advice and pushed through season 1 were glad they did.


Thank you for sharing! I may give it another shot. :)
 
2020-08-13 3:00:05 PM  
I'm going to have to give Schitt's Creek another try. I was looking forward to this when it first came out b/c I have always liked Eugene Levy, Chris Elliott and Catherine O'Hara but like others, I gave up after a few episodes. I remember it was on some cable channel (Pop?) that I didn't get so I think I got the DVD of season 1's first half from Netflix a few years ago and didn't bother with the second. But I can see it could get better as so many have posted. I remeber the same thing with Parks & Rec.  Watched the first season, or most of it, and just didn't bother after that even after it was getting all this praise. What I saw did not seem that great. Then my kids start watching (because my daughter saw The Outsiders in school and had a crush on Rob Lowe) and kept telling me to watch it because it was hysterical. So I did and now have to say it's a top 5 all time favorite show. Good for Eugene Levy though.
 
2020-08-13 3:19:54 PM  

Blathering Idjut: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

He just can't hold a candle to Earl Camembert.

Yeah, it's difficult to keep characters that are supposed to be self-centered actually likable enough to watch and they came up short.


It's won literally dozens of awards. Did it really come up short? Or was it just not your thing?
 
2020-08-13 6:14:20 PM  

holdmybones: Blathering Idjut: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

He just can't hold a candle to Earl Camembert.

Yeah, it's difficult to keep characters that are supposed to be self-centered actually likable enough to watch and they came up short.

It's won literally dozens of awards. Did it really come up short? Or was it just not your thing?


I got through season one and the characters just seemed kind of unreasonably dumb. I'm sure there are people that shallow and clueless out there, but I don't want to deal with them in real life, why would I watch them on a tv show? 

I did like Chris Elliot though. And I can't say Eugene Levy's performance was bad, I just wasn't into it. 

Maybe I'll give it another shot. I mean, what's the alternative? Billy Bob Thornton's Bad New Bears?
 
2020-08-13 6:44:08 PM  

gunther_bumpass: holdmybones: Blathering Idjut: gunther_bumpass: Schitt's Creek is terrible.

There, I said it.

He just can't hold a candle to Earl Camembert.

Yeah, it's difficult to keep characters that are supposed to be self-centered actually likable enough to watch and they came up short.

It's won literally dozens of awards. Did it really come up short? Or was it just not your thing?

I got through season one and the characters just seemed kind of unreasonably dumb. I'm sure there are people that shallow and clueless out there, but I don't want to deal with them in real life, why would I watch them on a tv show? 

I did like Chris Elliot though. And I can't say Eugene Levy's performance was bad, I just wasn't into it. 

Maybe I'll give it another shot. I mean, what's the alternative? Billy Bob Thornton's Bad New Bears?


I don't fault people for not liking it. Everyone likes what they like and that's great. It's when people make objective statements that something failed or fell short or whatever when observable reality indicates they very much hit the mark for most people (according to awards shows, anyway) that I'll say something.

And, trust me, once I've spoken on a matter.....yeah, it really doesn't have much impact on anything. Ask my family.
 
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