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I forgot to watch Sean Hayes!

How was it?

by Anonymousreply 3510/08/2013

I actually enjoyed it. There were times I laughed out loud.

by Anonymousreply 110/04/2013

does he play a gay character?

by Anonymousreply 210/04/2013

I think the network is rebroadcasting it tonight. Friday Oct 4th.

by Anonymousreply 310/04/2013

I believe Sean Hayes plays a UFC cage-fighting barbarian.

by Anonymousreply 410/04/2013

I didn't watch either but I hope it's a success. A network has given an out gay man a comedy series. SUPPORT SEAN.

by Anonymousreply 510/04/2013

Absolutely dire. The laugh track was so fake sounding and nothing was funny.

by Anonymousreply 610/04/2013

Was disappointed - just too hyper, too much going on . A male Lucy. The format just didn't work. He tried hard, but didn't bring it together.

by Anonymousreply 710/04/2013

Another second banana who shouldn't be the lead. You could smell the flop sweat through time and space.

by Anonymousreply 810/04/2013

Will karen make a cameo?

by Anonymousreply 910/04/2013

I couldn't get past one minute of it because of the laugh track. Why would a sitcom use one in 2013?

by Anonymousreply 1010/04/2013

The show, like "W & G", is shot before a live audience. So , hard as it is to believe, after watching it, that was the audience reacting. He tried hard, but just didn't work for me.

by Anonymousreply 1110/04/2013

Remember when he was all coy about his sexuality? Yuck.

by Anonymousreply 1210/04/2013

[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

by Anonymousreply 1310/04/2013

Happy Endings, R13. The best sitcom in years that was sadly cancelled last year.

by Anonymousreply 1410/04/2013

Sean, OK, Linda Lavin, unlikable. She's dyed her hair and looks even worse.

by Anonymousreply 1510/04/2013

I only saw the last two minutes. Who was the guy with the bird, and why was he staying in a hotel?

by Anonymousreply 1610/04/2013

I watched about 10 minutes. Hayes was doing a slightly older and only slightly less manic version of Jack, which only made me realize that this character shouldn't be headlining a comedy show.

And what was with his face? He looked like he'd been botoxed in a big way - it didn't look natural.

Hayes would have done better to tackle a different character, though I'm sure NBC wanted to go with something they execs knew had worked before.

Linda Lavin gave the exactl same performance she's been giving for the last several years onstage.

by Anonymousreply 1710/04/2013

R10 I don't mind laughter (live and/or sweetened) when it's a three-camera sitcom recorded with a live audience. But I was shocked when I saw "Dads," which appears to be a single-camera sitcom (like "Modern Family," "The Middle," et. al.) that has an added canned laugh track. I cannot remember the last time there was a successful sitcom that had that format.

by Anonymousreply 1810/04/2013

Did Linda... sing...?

by Anonymousreply 1910/04/2013

We were spared that experience, R19.

At least for the inital episode.

by Anonymousreply 2010/04/2013

I liked it. Manic true, needs one more character. But I laughed a couple times and that doesn't not happen often

by Anonymousreply 2110/04/2013

He is not doing a toned down Jack McPharland. This character is probably closer to who he really is. It wasn't great but far better than Two and a Half Men, The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, Dads, Mom, Mike and Molly, Two Broke Girls, The Michael J. Fox Show, We Are Men, Welcome to the Family and The Mindy Project. None of the supporting players with, the exception of Lavin, work. I HATE the boss. He looks like Hitler. The daughter is bland but she's cute and way better than any of the employees, including Megan Hilty. He does need to find a more interesting job and they need to stop showing the shot of the building where he works to indicate a change of scene. I noticed that James Burrows directed the first episode of The Millers as well as this show. The Millers was far better but that's another post:) I think he looks great. Yes, he hedged on the gay questions but he never denied being gay. I like Sean. I hope this show works out for him.

by Anonymousreply 2210/04/2013

I wonder if they need to go back to filming TV shows before a live studio audience. These laugh tracks are getting so annoying. Did 30 Rock have a laugh track? I don't remember.

by Anonymousreply 2310/04/2013

[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]

by Anonymousreply 2410/04/2013

No, the them song is sung by someone called Jane Howdyshell.

by Anonymousreply 2510/04/2013

He's less repulsive than Jon Cryer.

by Anonymousreply 2610/04/2013

I dunno, R13. He wasn't a shrieking queen like Jack or faux butch. He seemed, like a lot of gay men, somewhere in the middle of the spectrum.

by Anonymousreply 2710/04/2013

It was middling, at best. The second episode better impress or I don't think it's long for this world (even despite being on NBC). He also was wearing WAY too much makeup.

by Anonymousreply 2810/06/2013

It was so-so. Multi-cam shows always change on the fly, so I hope it gets a dozen episodes to figure itself out. The cast is good, and there is potential for it to be pretty funny.

by Anonymousreply 2910/06/2013

[quote]No, the them song is sung by someone called Jane Howdyshell.

Uh-oh. Someone's not a theater queen. Her name is HOUDYSHELL.

by Anonymousreply 3010/06/2013

Just like the rest of America!

by Anonymousreply 3110/06/2013

Does Sean have a partner ? If so, he keeps that relationship really secret. Anyone know ?

by Anonymousreply 3210/06/2013

They should have called it "Mary-Alice" and had Lavin play an aging lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 3310/08/2013

Patty Duke could have should have played the Linda Lavin part...

by Anonymousreply 3410/08/2013

The show was pretty gay

by Anonymousreply 3510/08/2013
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