Partners on CBS
I just stumbled across this amazingly funny new sitcom on CBS and thought this would be the perfect place to discuss it!
It stars Michael Urie and David Krumholtz as best friends and partners in business. They both are really great in their roles and I think they have what it takes to make this series a big hit!
Did anyone else catch last night's episode? Want to discuss your favorite lines?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/06/2012|
Who do you work for, OP? CBS, KoMut Entertainment, or Warner Brothers?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/02/2012|
I watched last nite as well and I agree it was very funny. Also R1 I do not work for anyone of the companies you mentioned.
i feel a little guilty enjoying Partners as I did as i simply loath Modern Family
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/02/2012|
Everyone is talking about it at the office water coolers! Men find the raunchy sex-based humor hilarious, while women find the fabulous clothing choices of Michael Urie adorable! And all gays everywhere can recognize themselves in the shallow, narcissistic character whom Urie plays.
It's a smash hit!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/02/2012|
I was thinking the same thing, r1! Let's discuss the long wait in line at the unemployment office when this piece of shit gets cancelled.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/02/2012|
I'm just a regular person and a fan of this show. I thought a site like Data Lounge would be a fun place to talk about the show is all.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/02/2012|
Then join the discussion on the KoMut thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/02/2012|
I agree! It's a wonderful show.
My favorite line from last night was when Urie said, "I don't want you to bone a chicken. I want you to de-bone a chicken!" Truly hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/02/2012|
I can't wait until Friday night when I am with my friends at the gay discotheque and we can discuss the latest episode over Crantinis with our personal "Graces"! SUCH a good show! And Krumholz has turned into such a hotty man since he lost that 200 pounds and had those extra vertebrae added to his neck!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/02/2012|
The only good part was watching the well-built fitness instructor. Anyone know the actors name?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/02/2012|
Ellen Barkin is fantastic in it!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/02/2012|
It's like someone held up a mirror to my sassy life!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/02/2012|
[quote]The only good part was watching the well-built fitness instructor. Anyone know the actors name?
That would be Brandon Routh aka Superman.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/02/2012|
I love all the sassy comebacks! I'll have to use some of those when I go out shopping and then have appletinis with my hags! They think I'm so amusing and funny, especially when I use my sing-song gayvoice!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/02/2012|
Jonathan Tolins, the man who brought you Twilight of the Golds is the "special consultant" (and probably op)
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/02/2012|
Was Twilight of the Golds that awful TV movie with Brendan Fraser as the gay brother of the woman planning to abort her gay fetus? That was an appallingly bad movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/02/2012|
I feel bad for Urie. I have never liked Krumbcake in anything. Sophia Bush may be cute but she cahn't act. Routh is as boring as a box of nails and not nearly as hot as his Superman days. It's rather a dick move on Mokut's part to think they can just recreate W&G when casting was EVERYTHING to the sucess of that show. Jack and Karen were the Lucy and Ethel of modern sitcoms.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/02/2012|
A good move would be to add Megan Mulally to the cast as the new boss of the jewelry store.
Or Julia Duffy.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/02/2012|
Urie is was great as a replacement in Angels in America....his character is so unlikable here though.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/02/2012|
This is sandwiched between How I Met Your Mother & 2 Broke Girls.
But ratings have been flat, People are tuning out after 'Mother' and then tuning back in for 2 Broke Girls.
Hope CBS gives this show time to find an audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/02/2012|
It is too spastic...they all need to calm down a bit.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/02/2012|
I knew Jonathan Tolins years ago. I wonder if the Michael Urie character is based on him.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/02/2012|
no it is based on Max Mutchnick....they wrote a sitcom about themselves....navel gazing
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/02/2012|
Is Max Mutchnick really that horrible of a person? Isn't he embarrassed? The lead gay character is completely loathsome: shallow, self-obsessed, and hypercritical. That's a self-portrait???
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/02/2012|
Michael Urie is so brave for taking this part, girlfriends. It's great seeing a gay character who doesn't fall into stereotypical caftan and earrings territory, like that queen from Modern Family.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/02/2012|
I wanted to smack the Michael Urie character for pulling the dog away from his food.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/02/2012|
It's okay people, give it a chance. Don't give into to your knee-jerk "straight acting" attitudes. Everybody can see your assimilationist insecurities from the moon.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/02/2012|
I gotta admit at first I thought OP was a PR shill but my slow ass finally got it - the sarcasm, I mean.
Once more, Mutchnik telling people how the gays and their hags are all uber-groomed shopaholics who'd never be caught dead anywhere other than in a successful white collar job telling straight peoplke how square they ar and making references to designer labels and female icons.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/02/2012|
Are you high, OP? The jokes are incredibly lame and full of cliches, and the set looks like something right out of an 80s or 90s sitcom. Horrible, horrible stuff. Enough with the penis jokes already. This show actually makes The New Normal look good.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/02/2012|
The New Normal is Citizen Cane compared to this turd. The writing, acting, and music on this show seem to be competing with each other to turn the most viewers off. I'd sooner vote for Romney than watch another episode of this shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/02/2012|
[quote]The lead gay character is completely loathsome: shallow, self-obsessed, and hypercritical.
I take it you've never met a gay Jew, huh?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/02/2012|
The NewNormal just got a full season order, bitches!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/02/2012|
I almost wet my pants laughing when I heard the classic line "It was as bland as an Enya CD". And the laugh track confirmed I was right! Such wit.
(seriously, it's pathetic. producers need to come on DL and hire writers, certainly if they are going for gay camp. the people writing this crap on CBS need to be put in Movie Jail forever and never allowed near a script again).
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/02/2012|
Oh dear God, could R27 be a bigger cunt?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/02/2012|
Gays should be supporting gay shows like this so we can get more.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/02/2012|
I thought the second episode was a little better.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/02/2012|
I think the people reacting are not getting it.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/02/2012|
I'm sure Michael only took this part for the money. I remember when Ugly Betty was cancelled and he said in one of the podcasts that he's only going to miss the money.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/02/2012|
The viewing audience is nowdays used to instant gratification. Either you like a show instantly or you switch to something else. And the general gay audience is (almost) impossible to please.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/02/2012|
Yes, I'm the OP I posted this in mocking. The show is terrible. Thanks for those who understood and played along!
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/02/2012|
My grandmother loves this show, these are the types of gay guys she's comfortable with. She said she hasn't laughed this hard since Amos and Andy.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/02/2012|
Max M. does seem like an incredible jerk in person. I remember him being once Larry King with Sean Hayes. Max was going on about how he sometimes doesn't understand why actors at auditions don't provide him with what he wants and everything they could possibly need is right there in the room (meaning his material is such perfection it is the actors fault if they don't get a laugh.) Hayes got justifiably annoyed and kept saying no, I disagree, there is a lot of pressure in auditions etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/02/2012|
A year or so ago my partner and I had the good fortune to meet Michael Urie. He was such a nice guy and very friendly. We met him after a play where he played Rudy Guenrich(?).
Anyway, he was very nice (cute too).
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/02/2012|
r45 needs a clue - see r41
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/03/2012|
It's not great, but it's not that bad either. Most of the issues stem from the writing. I think there's a good show hidden in there that could be brought out if KoMut would accept that they are not infallible.
I did like how they're writing around the fact that Brandon Routh can't act. That was legitimately funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/03/2012|
It is bad: the writing, the acting and the fucking set.
That backdrop with the buildings and the out-of-perspective water tower look as if on loan from the local community theater.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/03/2012|
[quote]producers need to come on DL and hire writers
At one time, maybe, but 90 percent of the humor around here these days is eldergays who think they're Jay Leno.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/05/2012|
I don't watch CBS. I'm under 70 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/05/2012|
I watched the CBS sitcoms for the first time last Monday. They're all crap. I can't believe that's the best they can do. It's just bad writing, so unfunny.
Melissa McCarthy is a talented actress - she deserves much better than the show she has.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/06/2012|
Painfully bad. Michael seems like he's playing the same cardboard character he played on "Ugly Betty" only this time he's not self loathing. He's one note.
What a waste of that nice Jewish actor who plays the hetero.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/06/2012|
At least on UGLY BETTY, Urie had a) a fag hag sidekick - the fabulous Becky Newton, and b) a fabulous wardrobe (which has been passed along to Chris Colfer on GLEE).
Urie is a good actor (he stole HOW TO SUCK SEED on Broadway from such hams as Beau Bridges, Tammy Blanchard, and one of those Jonas brothers) but even he can't make this shoddy material work.
He did say, however, that he's asked his friend Judith Light to play his mother for sweeps. that could be fun...
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/06/2012|
Go to the "Childhood Indicators You Were Gay" thread, R50. More genuine laughs there than 10 years on CBS and, yes, many from those wonderful eldergays you are so terrified of becoming. If you don't find anything funny on that thread, the problem is YOU, trust me.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/06/2012|
OP clearly hit his head and suffered severe brain damage when he stumbled upon Partners.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/06/2012|
In the pilot they did the same thing with Michael Urie they did with Sean Hayes way back in 1998 -- put him in drab, conservative clothes so he wouldn't overwhelm the audience with his queerness.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/06/2012|