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Just Shoot Me is now on Hulu

Great news! It was an awesome show and Nina Van Horn should be a DL fave.

by Anonymousreply 2905/24/2020

She is kind of a DL mascot.

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by Anonymousreply 105/19/2020

None of us is getting exactly what we want and so we’ll all mildly resent one another, just like a real family.

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by Anonymousreply 205/19/2020

Wendie Malick was really terrific in that part but the writing was shit.

by Anonymousreply 305/19/2020

She was the best part of the show by far. If the rest of the cast had been up to her standard, it could’ve been a decent AbFab-like series.

by Anonymousreply 405/19/2020

What can’t Wendie do? She’s very talented.

by Anonymousreply 505/19/2020

She's diabolical.

by Anonymousreply 605/19/2020

Nina Van Horn - The A & E Biography.

by Anonymousreply 705/19/2020

I wonder what happened to the actress who played Maya??

by Anonymousreply 805/19/2020

My favorite episode - Hostess to Murder.

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by Anonymousreply 905/19/2020

Wendie completely stole the show away from everyone. She was the reason to watch. It's a shame she has never won an Emmy (although was nominated twice for this show).

Laura San Giacomo still works sporadically.

by Anonymousreply 1005/19/2020

Loved "Just Shoot Me." Always reliably and consistently entertaining.

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by Anonymousreply 1105/19/2020

Thanks to this thread, I just watched the pilot episode and it was very good. The writing wasn’t terrible as I remember it to be. The script actually had a few good zingers and even a couple of smart ones. Laura San Giacomo was very good as the ‘straight man’—it’s obvious that she’s a step up from a Friends-level sitcom actor—and George Segal is good as her father and I can’t believe I’m going to write this, but I’d say honestly that David Spade is almost up to Malick’s level. He’s a funny little imp.

by Anonymousreply 1205/20/2020

I just noticed this was on Hulu. Not that it's peak TV, but it added up to something more than it's parts. I liked it much more than expected.

by Anonymousreply 1305/20/2020

One of my favorite exchanges between Enrico Colantoni and Wendie Malick. I haven't seen the episode since it first aired, but I think the writers were toying with a possible romance between Elliott and Nina. It's late at night, and they're the only ones left in the office:

Elliott: "Workin' late?"

Nina: "Fell asleep..."

The way Malick delivers that line is so perfect... So "Nina Van Horn-ish."

by Anonymousreply 1405/20/2020

Although Wendie was the scene stealer, it was a good ensemble. I definitely preferred it to Friends.

by Anonymousreply 1505/20/2020

Watching it now. It’s so fun and the episodes fly by.

It’s also fascinating to watch them use pay phones, Nina smoking in the office (!!!). This show premiered in 1997, my first year in college, also the year I got my first office job. I remember a no smoking sign on the office door and one of the building’s two stairwells was designated for smokers, and it like a gas chamber. You’d open the door and rancid-smelling smoke would literally billow out of it.

Ah, the 90s!

by Anonymousreply 1605/24/2020

It's hard to believe but at the time David Spade was the breakout star of the series. It was a career anomaly because he was annoying on SNL before the series and unbearable in Joe Dirt and everything else he did after.

by Anonymousreply 1705/24/2020

David Spade should have been forcibly retired or run over by a truck when it was starting out in the business. Painfully unfunny, ugly and annoying little troll that refuses to go away.

by Anonymousreply 1805/24/2020

David Wendie Laura - a good ensemble.

by Anonymousreply 1905/24/2020

Cheri Oteri, Amy Sedaris and David Cross are excellent guest stars in separate episodes, especially Cross's "Chicken pot, chicken pot, chicken pot pie."

by Anonymousreply 2005/24/2020

I just finished watching the whole series, and I enjoyed it, as I hadn't seen the show in years. One word of warning - Hulu has it in order by air date, rather than by production date, so there are some episodes that don't make sense from a continuity standpoint.

Most notably, the series finale, Future Issues, is not the last episode - there are three episodes after the series finale that were aired later, only in syndication. Future Issues makes sense as a final episode. The order on Hulu has Strange Bedfellows as the final episode, and that episode makes no sense as a series finale.

King of the Hill has the same problem.

by Anonymousreply 2105/24/2020

David Spade was well cast as the little insecure office imp secretary who opportunistically takes advantage of everything he can. It’s an odd character and it seems like it had to have been written for him.

by Anonymousreply 2205/24/2020

David Spade is so horrible. Cant' watch it because of him.

by Anonymousreply 2305/24/2020

Nina was great. I always imagined she met up with Karen Walker for drinks with Smitty 🤗

by Anonymousreply 2405/24/2020

Just watched an episode with Cheri Oteri. She played a secretary where the gag was that she was as dumb as a dog and acted like a dog—chasing her tail, etc. It was cute. Will & Grace made Grace do that in the most recent final season and it was embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 2505/24/2020

I thought Spade was good in this. They're not portraying him as a hunky leading an or anything, and if you don't like him, his character is an annoying pest that you're really not supposed to like anyway.

by Anonymousreply 2605/24/2020

Nobody mentioned my man Brian Posehn as Kevin. Brian does great stand up. The one line I remember him saying was "I like Owls." I don't remember the context, but it was a great awkward line by an awkward character.

by Anonymousreply 2705/24/2020

r27 WHET to Brian P? He used to be all over TV, but I haven't seen him since Sarah Silverman's old show.

by Anonymousreply 2805/24/2020

R28. It's funny. Soon after I posted he showed up on a promo for "Worst Cooks in America."

by Anonymousreply 2905/24/2020
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