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I enjoyed Gomez quite a bit in this actually, never seen her in anything else just vaguely heard of her being on some Disney shows back in the day. Also never been a huge Martin Short fan but really enjoyed his performance here. Anyway this show was a surprise out of nowhere, looking forward to S2.

I had never seen her in anything either and I thought she was fine, but I agree her lack of inflection was noticeable. I don't know if that's how she usually acts, or if she was directed that way, though. In any case, I think I saw her credited as one of the executive producers, so if there is a second season I doubt she will be replaced... Which is fine by me, because I thought she was fine. But Short and Martin were definitely my favorite part of the show. They were soooo good!

Overall, I enjoyed Only Murders in the Building. I can never not like Martin Short. I thought Selena Gomez was fine. Whether bad acting or just character affect, there are people that talk like that in real life so it didn't really bother me. The only thing that really annoyed was that:

Spoiler:

The cliffhanger they used to open the series (finding Mabel over a dead body covered in blood) ended up being the cliffhanger for the second season. That's dumb. Don't do that.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

Overall, I enjoyed Only Murders in the Building. I can never not like Martin Short. I thought Selena Gomez was fine. Whether bad acting or just character affect, there are people that talk like that in real life so it didn't really bother me. The only thing that really annoyed was that:

Spoiler:

The cliffhanger they used to open the series (finding Mabel over a dead body covered in blood) ended up being the cliffhanger for the second season. That's dumb. Don't do that.

That didn't bother me, really. I thought as far as that technique goes, it was well done because I genuinely forgot about it. It also ties in well to parodying true crime in general, since that's a common storytelling trick.

ccoates wrote:
iaintgotnopants wrote:

Overall, I enjoyed Only Murders in the Building. I can never not like Martin Short. I thought Selena Gomez was fine. Whether bad acting or just character affect, there are people that talk like that in real life so it didn't really bother me. The only thing that really annoyed was that:

Spoiler:

The cliffhanger they used to open the series (finding Mabel over a dead body covered in blood) ended up being the cliffhanger for the second season. That's dumb. Don't do that.

That didn't bother me, really. I thought as far as that technique goes, it was well done because I genuinely forgot about it. It also ties in well to parodying true crime in general, since that's a common storytelling trick.

I had also forgotten about it, so it did not bother me.

I am on the other end of the camp. I haven't seen the show, but Martin Short kills my interest in most things. I am sure he is a nice guy, I just haven't found him funny and usually pretty grating. That being said, I've heard such good things about this, that I want to give it a shot.

Garth wrote:

I am on the other end of the camp. I haven't seen the show, but Martin Short kills my interest in most things. I am sure he is a nice guy, I just haven't found him funny and usually pretty grating. That being said, I've heard such good things about this, that I want to give it a shot.

I'm the same way, and I am enjoying it. On episode 5

I'm also in the "not a fan of Martin Short but really enjoyed this show" camp. I'm not really even a Steve Martin fan either although I do enjoy him more than Short.

WTF is wrong with y'all?

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I swear Steve Martin hasn't really aged.

And regarding Martin Short, yeah, his over-the-top-ness can be irritating, but it really fits for his character in Only Murders in the Building.

Stele wrote:

WTF is wrong with y'all?

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This is really going to blow your mind, Chevy Chase is my least favorite of the bunch. Although I did enjoy his character in Community.

Nevin73 wrote:

I swear Steve Martin hasn't really aged.

And regarding Martin Short, yeah, his over-the-top-ness can be irritating, but it really fits for his character in Only Murders in the Building.

Fully agree. He goes a bit Glick in being obnoxious but it fits the character.

Yeah uh can I have what Steve Martin is having? He looks the same as when he first had white hair.

Hobear wrote:

Yeah uh can I have what Steve Martin is having? He looks the same as when he first had white hair.

He looks like Roxanne came out last year.

What We Do In The Shadows continues to be one of the best shows on TV. I remember looking forward to it when it was announced, but wondering how much mileage they could get out of a series compared to the movie. They continually surprise me, though.

beanman101283 wrote:

What We Do In The Shadows continues to be one of the best shows on TV. I remember looking forward to it when it was announced, but wondering how much mileage they could get out of a series compared to the movie. They continually surprise me, though.

Yes! My wife and I watched the season 3 finale last Friday, and loved it. Such a fun show.

Oh man, the season finale of What We Do in the Shadows sneaking in that piano reference to the Toast of London theme was awesome.

Something called Hit Monkey just popped up:

If you're willing to accept the premise it's entertaining enough. Although it's weird hearing Ted Lasso doing all that cursing and being gross.

Curious to see if it's cancelled from the get-go, since Hulu normally doesn't do entire season dumps unless they've given up on a show. It's relatively self-contained so if they don't give it a season 2 there's no huge cliffhangers to worry about.

I like it well enough but the animation is distractingly rough in places. There’s one scene in the first episode that was so jerky it made me think there was something wrong with my internet connection.

Also in the "OMG why is Martin Short in anything, and I used to like Steve Martin but..." camp, and was actually looking forward to Only Murder in the Building mostly for Gomez. I thought her snide quip in the trailer was dope. I didn't get past the E01 character intros for Short's and Martin's characters because they just felt so limp. Maybe I should try again.

Yeah the show didn't click for me initially either. Think it wasn't until the third episode I got used to the characters. And then by episode 5 or 6 I was loving them.

muraii wrote:

Also in the "OMG why is Martin Short in anything, and I used to like Steve Martin but..." camp, and was actually looking forward to Only Murder in the Building mostly for Gomez. I thought her snide quip in the trailer was dope. I didn't get past the E01 character intros for Short's and Martin's characters because they just felt so limp. Maybe I should try again.

What is that, about 2 minutes? Probably longer than it took to find the show on Hulu.

polypusher wrote:
muraii wrote:

Also in the "OMG why is Martin Short in anything, and I used to like Steve Martin but..." camp, and was actually looking forward to Only Murder in the Building mostly for Gomez. I thought her snide quip in the trailer was dope. I didn't get past the E01 character intros for Short's and Martin's characters because they just felt so limp. Maybe I should try again.

What is that, about 2 minutes? Probably longer than it took to find the show on Hulu.

You aren't wrong. I also am increasingly more likely to rewatch things than try new ones, for all kinds of reasons, so I bounce easily.

I liked Hit Monkey more than I thought. It was pretty gory in parts. I am surprised that they didn't bring in Mr. Blake Lively to do all of the voiceovers since it is basically his whole career.

Just watched Boss Level. Had lots of fun. Very entertaining, and quite funny too.

Almost finished with season 2 of The Great. It's phenomenal. So much going on, and at the least, you're always surprised at to what happens next.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Almost finished with season 2 of The Great. It's phenomenal. So much going on, and at the least, you're always surprised at to what happens next.

Huzzah! I don't know it was getting a second season.

We're four or five episodes in and having a blast.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Almost finished with season 2 of The Great. It's phenomenal. So much going on, and at the least, you're always surprised at to what happens next.

polypusher wrote:

Huzzah! I don't know it was getting a second season.

Mario_Alba wrote:

We're four or five episodes in and having a blast.

/throws glass

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Wife and I are deep into Dopesick. I love it but I hate that it's real. Working in the medical clinics at the time of Oxy I definitely are their l lunches and took their pens and other trinkets. It's odd to see it played back.

Hobear wrote:

Wife and I are deep into Dopesick. I love it but I hate that it's real. Working in the medical clinics at the time of Oxy I definitely are their l lunches and took their pens and other trinkets. It's odd to see it played back.

My wife and I just finished it a couple of weeks ago. I loved the show, but every episode made me very angry precisely because I knew it was real. A great show, but very upsetting.