The Joker Magician wrote:
I Got A Stew Going wrote:I really hated the whole music changing thing, Ron better calm down.
I thought Ron was great. He didn't overnarrate like he did in previous episodes this season. I don't get why Ron needs to "calm down." He was relatively calm.
gobias23 wrote:Did anyone watch this with any newbie AD watchies?
TV Squad wrote:Well, Dave, a buddy of mine, was over last night and had never seen a single episode. I think he laughed harder than I did. So to all those out there that haven't give this show a chance, I give it the "Dave Dunn seal of approval", take the plunge. On with the show!
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That's good to hear. I've run out of people I haven't tried to force the show upon, so I can't really get any newbies. Most people I've forced it on find the new episodes too weird, even if they loved Season One. And if the show moves to ABC, I think it must, must go back to the more realistic style of Season One, or it will not last long on network TV. If it goes to Showtime, anything goes. And while both styles have provided lots of good episodes, I guess I'm in the camp that prefers the calmer, realistic, cinema verite mockumentary style.
Last night's episode I think fit into that more as in it was back to being character driven. Sure, it had some limbs getting cut off and such...but that's normal to me! The Gob-Michael-George Sr. dynamics are great, and all three actors are just perfect. I loved it when Gob celebrates after teaching his dad a lesson. It was just the third time this year something in AD has had an emotional resonance to back up its hilarity, season One did it almost every episode, Season Two somewhat less frequently. (The other two so far were GM talking about his "stupid girl" problem to Michael, and GM telling Michael Rita was retarded)
EDIT: I've just now realized the irony of Michael saying in the start of 302 (the "On the Previous AD") that he didn't have a girl let alone a stupid one. Yup, this show rules.