Author Topic: Nathan For You Season 4  (Read 36852 times)

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #420 on: March 02, 2019, 12:26:49 AM »
I'd say it's my favourite comedy of all time, maybe that'll change one day but right now I can't think of anything which makes me laugh so much, and it's incredibly inventive and smart stuff.

That's where I land. My go-to "favourites" had long been Brass Eye (I think it's basically perfect) and Larry Sanders but I think NFY is funnier than Sanders, keeps up the quality of Brass Eye but over numerous seasons AND manages to push boundaries like both those shows did, but obviously in different ways. Everyone I've introduced it to has loved it, even people who pretty much don't watch television, and I still don't own the box set DVD because every time I buy it I end up gifting it to somebody because I want everybody to have seen and enjoyed it.

The prospect of a new Nathan Fielder project, whenever it eventuates, has me in the kind of giddy anticipation I only get for PFFR and Chris Morris projects. A similar sensation of not knowing what to expect but being fairly certain it will be exceptional.

Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #421 on: March 02, 2019, 02:48:13 AM »
I did a re-watch of this over xmas and loved it, glad it holds up. But one thing that played on my mind was how it does seem like endless cavalcade of weirdos chosen for their comic potential (note, I'm not using the word 'exploited' as I don't think its quite that). Still, yes, the show is excellent.

Anyway, it got me wondering what happened to some of those guys. Couple of things, the guy from Dumb Starbucks with the struggling cafe has closed down his establishment and that Salomon dude's posted on fb how he's being blackmailed, and Jack Garbarino is into MAGA (all info from reddit). Also now wondering what that guy who ghostwrote The Movement and edited the Diarrhea Times is up to.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #422 on: March 15, 2019, 01:27:05 PM »
Just finished watching all 4 seasons of this. I feel like I should have to apologise to some kind of comedy god for ignoring it all this time.

I was reading the old threads on here at the same time and realised I did dip into one of them right around the time Nathan set up that instagram account and posted pictures with unfortunate reflections - I think that gave me completely the wrong impression of what the show/Nathan was about and put me off. Then a few weeks ago I got a clip recommended on Youtube so decided to finally give it a chance, a couple of clips lead me to the Hollywood gift shop and then the Dumb Starbucks legal advice, and at that point I knew I had to seek out the whole lot.

I felt it dipped ever so slightly around the start of season three although I recognised I was possibly watching them too quickly and slowed down to one or two per week and my enjoyment picked right up again towards the end of S3 and throughout S4. Overall I'd say it was pretty consistent, I often like the daft throwaway ideas as much as the grand whole-episode schemes. Definitely needs another rewatch and I'm going to try and recommend it to a few people.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #423 on: March 15, 2019, 03:08:04 PM »
It’s great isn’t it? I was amazed at the quality and the number of ideas in each episode.

It is so hard to recommend though - “American hidden camera prank show” is a criminal underselling or what it is but I don’t know how else to pitch. I have friends who I know would love this but they wont give it an episode or 2 because it doesnt sound like something they’d like.

I’m still an evangelist for it, watching one every few days.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #424 on: March 15, 2019, 03:25:11 PM »
It’s great isn’t it? I was amazed at the quality and the number of ideas in each episode.

It is so hard to recommend though - “American hidden camera prank show” is a criminal underselling or what it is but I don’t know how else to pitch. I have friends who I know would love this but they wont give it an episode or 2 because it doesnt sound like something they’d like.

I’m still an evangelist for it, watching one every few days.

The cameras aren't hidden though, it's more of a reality show. Situationist comedy reality show.

Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #425 on: March 15, 2019, 03:25:28 PM »
Comedy of this decade imho, started funny and got better and knew when to vary the format and call time on it. Dumb as hell and smart as anything considered intelligent comedy. Still got an enigma about it too, how much is real & fake, but also who cares? Brilliant performances. So rare. Claw of Shame my favourite one.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #426 on: March 15, 2019, 03:35:52 PM »
This has prompted me going back to it. Loved it up until aboot series 3.

But half the series sitting there unwatched? That's a lot of fine comedy I'm ignoring.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #427 on: March 15, 2019, 03:37:31 PM »
The final episode of season 4 is one of the finest things ever. But probably best arrived at after watching all the other episodes beforehand as a set-up.

Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #428 on: March 15, 2019, 03:41:08 PM »
The final episode of season 4 is one of the finest things ever. But probably best arrived at after watching all the other episodes beforehand as a set-up.

you're probably right but I screened s4e7 in a filmmaking class once, none of them had ever seen it (ages: 18/19) and they laughed their heads off throughout.

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #429 on: March 15, 2019, 03:56:30 PM »
I’m enjoying my rewatch anyway. It’s tops.

Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #430 on: June 10, 2019, 11:12:30 AM »
Quick bump, season 4 is being shown on Comedy Central from this Friday, looking forward to the rewatch? (Yes).

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Re: Nathan For You Season 4
« Reply #431 on: June 10, 2019, 06:03:19 PM »
Quick bump, season 4 is being shown on Comedy Central from this Friday, looking forward to the rewatch? (Yes).

Was banging on about it to QDRPHNC the other day, and enjoyed the thought of it so much that I watched it again. “The Richards Tip” and “The Anecdote” my current two faves, though the retrospective is also great, as is “The Hunk” and “The Claw of Shame”.

Must-see TV.