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SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE new HBO series

Loved the first episode. Bridget Everett is fantastic. Anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider needs to watch.

by Anonymousreply 99May 6, 2022 6:58 PM

That song had me tearing up. I used to play it all the time in my 20s.

by Anonymousreply 1January 17, 2022 3:09 AM

Welp. It's my favorite new show officially.

I loved the tone, the tenor, the humor, the melancholy, the acting, and the writing.

by Anonymousreply 2January 17, 2022 7:42 AM

Added to my list. Yes, I love Bridget Everett. Funny as shit but super raunchy. Thanks for the heads up. I had NO idea about this and I was looking at HBO Max last night. Man, there is SO MUCH stuff I want to watch. It's kinda overwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 3January 17, 2022 9:16 AM

It was great. I am not at all familiar with her but connected with the character within the first ten minutes.

It looks like HBOMax is only going to release one episode per week.

by Anonymousreply 4January 17, 2022 5:06 PM

It was lovely. Kind of what Tig Notaro's show was trying to do, but so much better.

Nice to see Bridget Everett playing a low-key character.

by Anonymousreply 5January 17, 2022 7:42 PM

Saw her close one of Amy Schumer’s shows—fucking hilarious. Yes, she’s super-raunchy, but there’s also something incredibly joyful about her performance.

by Anonymousreply 6January 17, 2022 7:47 PM

I hope Bridget sings in every episode.

by Anonymousreply 7January 18, 2022 12:30 AM

The first episode lived up to my expectations. Love her!

by Anonymousreply 8January 18, 2022 6:32 AM

I loved this show. The scenes of her and her work friend chatting and laughing were very natural. Great acting.

(The brother-in-law screaming between floors, “Honey, I’m hungry, what should I eat!?” - also very realistic…)

by Anonymousreply 9January 18, 2022 6:26 PM

Bridget Everett’s shows at Joe’s Pub are unbelievable - so much fun and just this side of totally out of control. She’s literally fearless.

by Anonymousreply 10January 18, 2022 6:42 PM

I love Bridget Everett and Iove this show.

by Anonymousreply 11January 24, 2022 3:31 AM

Great second episode. Loved Sam’s interaction with her neighbor.

by Anonymousreply 12January 24, 2022 3:45 AM

This is what WORK IN PROGRESS on Showtime tried to be, and failed miserably.

by Anonymousreply 13January 24, 2022 3:48 AM

The hot neighbor was a bit of a cliche, but I enjoyed the second episode.

Jeff Hiller deserves critical attention too…his character’s hurt reaction felt very genuine. I hope they continue to give him good material so they he’s not just playing the cheerful gay best friend.

by Anonymousreply 14January 24, 2022 3:54 AM

Is the skinny guy a functional mongoloid?

by Anonymousreply 15January 24, 2022 4:02 AM

Her acting is impressive but i have never, EVER liked her voice. Blech.

by Anonymousreply 16January 24, 2022 4:36 AM

She did a pilot for Amazon a few years back, it wasn't picked up.

I thought it was good. It's called "Love You More" and you can watch it on Prime Video - they used to release their pilots to subscribers, but no more. Just know there's only one episode.

I'm glad Bridget's found another vehicle. She's great.

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by Anonymousreply 17January 24, 2022 7:15 AM

The scene with Holly’s girlfriend was great. Some people mourn for years while others move on faster. There’s no right or wrong. Very touching.

by Anonymousreply 18January 29, 2022 11:07 PM

It's just a fantastic show.

I wonder if it will pick up any awards momentum at some point? I can see it falling through the cracks otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 19January 30, 2022 12:52 AM

Can’t wait to watch. The New Yorker profile of her was great. I didn’t realize that Michael Patrick King had been trying to get her a show for years.

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by Anonymousreply 20January 30, 2022 12:54 AM

I LOVE this show. What's the story with her brother-in-law? Is he gay/bi?

by Anonymousreply 21January 30, 2022 2:22 AM

Another great episode! I wish they would expand each episode to 40 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 22January 31, 2022 5:10 AM

I like the show, but I’m not quite sure what it is.

Also, I disagree with you, R22. I’m tired of overly long TV shows, and appreciate programs that don’t require too much of an investment in time.

by Anonymousreply 23January 31, 2022 5:55 AM

LOVE her and LOOOOOOOVE this show.

And, it was hilarious how they dealt with the potential for the next door dude to become her love interest.

Snuffed that out REAL quick!

I hope they renew this and give them more episodes for Season 2.

by Anonymousreply 24January 31, 2022 5:59 AM

OH, and R23 I agree with you....30 minutes works fine for comedies. In fact, it's ideal.

For comedy movies, they need to 70 to 90 minutes or so. Longer seldom works.

by Anonymousreply 25January 31, 2022 6:03 AM

I am really enjoying this show.

by Anonymousreply 26January 31, 2022 6:45 AM

R17 Fucking loved that show, wish it had been picked up.

by Anonymousreply 27January 31, 2022 7:16 AM

Not only are Bridget and Jeff great but they’ve surrounded them with an excellent supporting cast. Special shout out to Murray Hill.

by Anonymousreply 28January 31, 2022 1:51 PM

Is Murray Hill a man or a woman?

by Anonymousreply 29January 31, 2022 1:53 PM

Murray Hill is a transgender man (born a woman...initially a part of the lesbian scene).

I like Bridget Everett and the show is enjoyable, but I find myself zoning out a lot and losing track of key plot points. Is it significant the BIL had a wad of cash hanging out his pocket? Is it being implied he's gay if he was at that caberet night or whatever it was? What did I miss with the neighbor? Someone said the idea of him being a love interest was snuffed out quick...how?

by Anonymousreply 30January 31, 2022 2:01 PM

[quote]The hot neighbor was a bit of a cliche

Well, they turned that on its head.

by Anonymousreply 31January 31, 2022 2:29 PM

How R31?

by Anonymousreply 32January 31, 2022 2:41 PM

PS: The neighbor wasn't hot. He looked like a bargain bin Mark Ruffalo.

by Anonymousreply 33January 31, 2022 3:11 PM

He got arrested for selling Fentanyl

by Anonymousreply 34January 31, 2022 3:49 PM

[quote]PS: The neighbor wasn't hot.

Slim pickings in Manhattan, Kansas.

by Anonymousreply 35January 31, 2022 4:22 PM

I like the show but don’t think she’s that good of actress. She seems to smirk her way through some scence.

by Anonymousreply 36January 31, 2022 5:29 PM

I think her acting is superior to her singing which, frankly, is just not good enough to justify the constantly script haranguing “She’s a great singer! She’s a great singer!”

by Anonymousreply 37January 31, 2022 5:40 PM

R30 So, a mental woman?

by Anonymousreply 38January 31, 2022 6:38 PM

Her acting is strong and she's a terrific musical performer with huge amounts of charisma.

If you don't like her acting or singing, go watch a different show.

Problem solved for ya!

by Anonymousreply 39January 31, 2022 8:16 PM

It was really enjoyable and seems to balance being serious and funny very well. Not at all what I expected when I tuned in, but now I'm hooked. Congratulations to Bridgett Everett.

by Anonymousreply 40January 31, 2022 8:39 PM

My favorite performance from Bridgett Everett...

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by Anonymousreply 41January 31, 2022 8:41 PM

absolutely love this show . had no idea Bridget sung so beautifully ..

by Anonymousreply 42January 31, 2022 9:05 PM

Is she supposed to be a good singer in this? Her acting is kind of limited. Agree with the poster who said they don’t know what this is supposed to be. I don’t think it is exactly what it’s trying to be. Too often feels like typical Duplass Bros. bullshit. I like Jeff Hiller and some of the scenes work but a lot of them feel like scenes where actors have been given weak material so they just stare at each other intently.

Love Fred Rococo.

by Anonymousreply 43January 31, 2022 10:05 PM

I heard the Duplass brothers used to fuck each other.

by Anonymousreply 44January 31, 2022 10:25 PM

Uh oh. I couple of Tricias have entered this thread!

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by Anonymousreply 45January 31, 2022 11:36 PM

Renewed for a second season!

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by Anonymousreply 46February 4, 2022 1:17 AM

Great news!

by Anonymousreply 47February 4, 2022 1:18 AM

That gay friend is pretty horrifying looking

by Anonymousreply 48February 4, 2022 1:20 AM

She’s the “muthafucka” lady mixed with Trailer Trash Tammy and I agree with whoever can’t can’t go hear her sing! She’s a decent actress, though.

by Anonymousreply 49February 4, 2022 1:39 AM

*can’t stand to hear her sing

by Anonymousreply 50February 4, 2022 1:39 AM

R48 I'm not familiar with the actor playing the friend, but when he was first introduced... I honestly thought he was going to be a previous classmate of hers who transitioned.

by Anonymousreply 51February 4, 2022 5:04 AM

Bridget looks like a fat version of Laura Dern.

by Anonymousreply 52February 4, 2022 10:55 AM

R37 I guess for people in a small town, who meet secretly in a makeshift church in a mall, she's a great singer

by Anonymousreply 53February 4, 2022 12:14 PM

Last night’s episode moved the plot involving Sam’s brother-in-law forward a couple of huge steps. Was he actually dealing drugs or is that his cover story for the affair?

by Anonymousreply 54February 7, 2022 3:27 PM

R54 he seemed relieved that Sam thought he was dealing drugs which isn’t nearly as bad as cheating on his wife with her best friend.

by Anonymousreply 55February 7, 2022 8:58 PM

So glad to see Bridget Everett finally getting the broader recognition she deserves.

Ain't about how fast I get there, ain't about what's waiting on the other side...it's the climb.

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by Anonymousreply 56February 7, 2022 11:16 PM

I love the music between scenes. It's sort of a low brass instrument. Do you think it's a tuba? Or maybe a trombone?

by Anonymousreply 57February 7, 2022 11:21 PM

Neither. It’s emanating from Bridget’s vagine.

by Anonymousreply 58February 8, 2022 3:31 AM

I binged the first x4 eps. It's not bad, and there are several touching moments. Having grown up in a small town, many plot points resonate with me. (Especially when they were trying to pass the hay tractor.) I realize it's based loosely on Bridget's own life, but the alcoholic parent and drug-dealing in-laws and acquaintances have been done so much over the years. The church/gay social hour are much more interesting aspects to me.

by Anonymousreply 59February 8, 2022 3:36 AM

R13 I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I will anyway, there were some parts of Work in Progress that I actually thought were pretty good... but overall, it tried way too hard. I'm not surprised it was cancelled.

Anyway, Somebody Somewhere is pretty good, so far. R59 is right, some of the plot points are overdone. The church/gay social hour is something that should be explored a bit more. I also want to learn more about Sam and her life before moving back to Kansas (she did move BACK, right?). The best scene so far has been with Holly's girlfriend, really poignant: "Just buy the boat."

by Anonymousreply 60February 8, 2022 4:49 AM

I think Sam lived in another part of Kansas for years, where she worked as a bartender.

by Anonymousreply 61February 8, 2022 4:55 AM

I think she moved from Manhattan to Lawrence to "get away" from her hometown and then back to Manhattan after her other sister died.

The irony is, not a huge difference between the two cities, both university towns other than the fact that Lawrence is closer to Kansas City and 'hipper' and more liberal than Manhattan.

For reference, when Hedwig in "Hedwig & the Angry Inch" comes to America, she ends up in a trailer outside Junction City, a shitty town by an army base and the next town away from Manhattan. And, Topeka, the home of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Church is right in the middle between Manhattan/Junction City and Lawrence.

It's a lot of fun!!!

by Anonymousreply 62February 8, 2022 5:58 AM

Sweet show. Thanks for the tip.

by Anonymousreply 63February 8, 2022 6:03 AM

Based on the raves in this thread, I tried to watch, but several episodes in there's just nothing interesting there.

by Anonymousreply 64February 10, 2022 5:21 AM

R64 You left off the words "for me" at the end of your sentence.

Nothing wrong with having different take on something...it's all subjective. We don't all like the same things. Frankly, it would be weird if we did.

But, your tone is weirdly accusatory...like this thread and the fans of the show somehow led you up the garden path to force you to watch a show you didn't connect with.

by Anonymousreply 65February 10, 2022 7:27 AM

Sigh, R65. It's obviously just my opinion. If it makes you feel better, I think you're reading "tone" that isn't there. For me.

by Anonymousreply 66February 10, 2022 7:33 AM

R66 Well, that's one of the pitfalls of having anonymous discussions on the Internet...it's tough to convey tone. Or, rather, it's easy to misconstrue the tone/intent of other people's statements.

by Anonymousreply 67February 10, 2022 7:44 AM

I have only watched the first episode but are Sam and Joel substitute teachers or what?

by Anonymousreply 68February 15, 2022 10:03 AM

I like the show ok. It is an endurance test when she sings however. She brays about as good as Sandy bernhard. Not a melody to be found and I’m shocked she’s done professional Singing.

by Anonymousreply 69February 15, 2022 10:10 AM

The friend is creepy looking. What is it ?

by Anonymousreply 70February 15, 2022 12:20 PM

[quote] I have only watched the first episode but are Sam and Joel substitute teachers or what?

It’s a standardized test grading center.

by Anonymousreply 71February 15, 2022 9:44 PM

I don’t mind her more-passion-than-precision technique singing.

The accidental pride window was funny.

by Anonymousreply 72February 16, 2022 10:39 AM

I'm liking this show, so far, but it feels like there's an "ingredient" that's missing. I don't know what! It feels a bit too meandering for me.

by Anonymousreply 73February 16, 2022 4:09 PM

What this show needs is a tornado......

by Anonymousreply 74February 16, 2022 5:48 PM

Oh....never mind.

by Anonymousreply 75February 16, 2022 5:49 PM

I'm really loving this. Found Bridget when she did her first Amazon series that didn't get picked up and was so disappointed that it never went past that pilot episode. I love her singing even if she's not exactly Judy Garland. She has a passion for it that comes through every time and really gets into it. I'd prefer that over most of the bland pretty voices on all these reality competitions these days. At least she's got some soul.

by Anonymousreply 76February 16, 2022 6:15 PM

It looks like the last episode airing next week is being billed as Series Finale. I hope not.

by Anonymousreply 77February 21, 2022 1:25 PM

The ratings are pretty abysmal so I wouldn't be surprised if it's one and done. Too bad, I hope Bridget Everett gets cast in something else soon.

by Anonymousreply 78February 21, 2022 1:45 PM

The rating might be abysmal, but it's a show that is slowly getting word of mouth and will start getting discovered after it ends, sort of like The Wire. We started watching it, having heard nothing at all about it, and loved it, and told others about it.

by Anonymousreply 79February 21, 2022 1:49 PM

Good news:

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by Anonymousreply 80February 21, 2022 1:53 PM

Oh great! I loved it. It reminds me of Better Things with Pamela Adlon in tone. Bittersweet, dirty, real and optimistic.

by Anonymousreply 81February 21, 2022 2:08 PM

I loved the family therapy session last night. Every time someone brings up Holly you can see how painful her death must have been and how it affected the family.

by Anonymousreply 82February 21, 2022 2:35 PM

I'm starting to like the sister (can't remember her name).

by Anonymousreply 83February 21, 2022 6:35 PM

[quote] Oh great! I loved it. It reminds me of Better Things with Pamela Adlon in tone. Bittersweet, dirty, real and optimistic.

It makes me think of some of the stuff John Sayles and Mike White have done. Very low key with interesting characters. Very happy it is getting renewed!

by Anonymousreply 84February 21, 2022 8:37 PM

R78: It probably doesn't cost a fortune like that SJP fiasco or the Gilded Age and they probably figured it take time to find an audience.

by Anonymousreply 85February 21, 2022 8:42 PM

Beautiful finale. Not sure what the mother was up to but the last few moments with just Bridget were very touching. Can’t wait for season 2.

by Anonymousreply 86February 28, 2022 3:16 AM

The friend creeps me out. It looks like it had acid poured on its face as a young gayling and now it’s not sure where it stands in life.

by Anonymousreply 87February 28, 2022 1:02 PM

Fred Rococo is everything Che Diaz wishes they could be.

by Anonymousreply 88March 1, 2022 3:01 AM

I loved the show.

by Anonymousreply 89March 1, 2022 3:36 AM

R88. Yes!

by Anonymousreply 90March 1, 2022 4:05 AM

In S2, I want to see less about the parents and the broken down farm

by Anonymousreply 91March 2, 2022 12:02 PM

I want more garage aerobics!!!

by Anonymousreply 92March 2, 2022 1:59 PM

So the mother went to kill herself?

by Anonymousreply 93March 2, 2022 2:32 PM

I think without the parents and the farm, the show wouldn’t be as grounded in place, both physically and emotionally. The isolation of a farming community provides the limited infrastructure for Sam and her misfit friends to socialise, and even for her sister to rebuild her life.

Without the farm stuff, it may as well be set in a run down outer suburb.

by Anonymousreply 94March 2, 2022 2:35 PM

WATCH THIS SHOW!

by Anonymousreply 95March 2, 2022 2:52 PM

[quore] Fred Rococo is everything Che Diaz wishes they could be.

See how diversity can presented when good writing and filmmaking take precedence over grandstanding and desperate box ticking.

by Anonymousreply 96March 2, 2022 3:18 PM

[quote]So the mother went to kill herself?

I figured she was heading for a hidden liquor stash.

by Anonymousreply 97March 2, 2022 5:26 PM

I initially thought the mother was off to the barn to off herself, but then I decided, like R97, she was just off for a secret tipple.

Very glad the show has been renewed! (And kudos to the poster upthread who thought it reminded them of John Sayles's movies.) Will Sam's fentanyl-dealing neighbor return? Or the hot church lector? Will her sister have revenge sex with her business partner's chili-dog-loving husband? What's Sam going to do for work? (I hope she stays at her sister's store for a bit -- she's good at tchotchke retail.) And can I be invited to Fred Rococo's poker night in the tornado shelter?

by Anonymousreply 98March 2, 2022 6:26 PM

Mike Hagerty, the actor who played Bridget Everett’s father, has died.

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by Anonymousreply 99May 6, 2022 6:58 PM
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