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Miracle Workers - The Oregon Trail
« on: August 10, 2021, 08:44:34 PM »
Season 1 Thread: https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,71805.0.html
Season 2 Thread: https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=76470.0

This has been back for a few weeks now, without original showrunner Simon Rich but despite my love for Rich and concerns it might not be as good as before thankfully it's still on great form. It's a western setting this time around with Daniel Radcliffe as a priest leading a bunch of folks across America with Steve Buscemi's Benny The Teen helping out despite being a criminal bastard, Westerns are my least favourite genre but I've been really enjoying this. Geraldine Viswanathan and Karan Soni have been especially fun, and the fourth episode had Paul F. Tompkins guest starring and unsurprisingly being great, while Daniel Radcliffe's sexy version of She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain was a real highlight, and this is a reliably amusing comedy that I'm extremely fond of.

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Re: Miracle Workers - The Oregon Trail
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2021, 10:05:56 PM »
The episode also had the three busy Debras as ladies of the n..., well, as whores.

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Re: Miracle Workers - The Oregon Trail
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2021, 11:49:07 PM »
Loved the first two seasons. I'm waiting for all episodes to come out before watching this one.

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2021, 09:00:57 AM »
The episode also had the three busy Debras as ladies of the n..., well, as whores.

Yes! Always love to see the 'Derbas'.

Quality run so far. I didn't realise Simon Rich had departed, and completely agree that it's felt consistent with the previous two.

Also the Little House on the Prairie style credits make me do a huge grin every time.

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2021, 09:37:19 AM »
The episode also had the three busy Debras as ladies of the n..., well, as whores.

Oh man, I didn't recognise them at all and am deeply ashamed now, especially as I watched and really enjoyed their Adult Swim series!

Also the Little House on the Prairie style credits make me do a huge grin every time.

Likewise, it's such a simple idea (and one I'm sure I've seen done before) but it leads to a big smile each week.

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Re: Miracle Workers - The Oregon Trail
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2021, 10:35:19 AM »
Thanks for the heads up, the first two seasons were very watchable. I enjoy Radcliffe doing comedy - his performance in Guns Akimbo was fun.

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2021, 01:11:44 PM »
Quality run so far. I didn't realise Simon Rich had departed, and completely agree that it's felt consistent with the previous two.

The season is still based on a short story by Rich. And show-running duties are now assumed by Dan Mirk and Robert Padnick, who had worked on the previous seasons, as well as on Man Seeking Woman, also based on a short story by Rich. It's more likely that Rich wanted to focus on new projects while putting Miracle Workers in the hands of people he trusted.

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2021, 02:26:32 PM »
The season is still based on a short story by Rich. And show-running duties are now assumed by Dan Mirk and Robert Padnick, who had worked on the previous seasons, as well as on Man Seeking Woman, also based on a short story by Rich. It's more likely that Rich wanted to focus on new projects while putting Miracle Workers in the hands of people he trusted.

That’s interesting, thank you. Yeah it definitely comes across as a continuation of the same style and high quality, I likely wouldn’t have even realised the change of hands behind the scenes unless you fine lads had made me aware.

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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2021, 02:39:25 PM »
The season is still based on a short story by Rich. And show-running duties are now assumed by Dan Mirk and Robert Padnick, who had worked on the previous seasons, as well as on Man Seeking Woman, also based on a short story by Rich. It's more likely that Rich wanted to focus on new projects while putting Miracle Workers in the hands of people he trusted.

Yeah, I didn't get the feeling that Rich had been fired from the project, and I know he's working on a film version of his short story Stage 13 with Edgar Wright currently attached to direct, so presume that he was too busy with that to do the series as well.

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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2021, 11:24:06 AM »
I just finished and enjoyed this. Basically if you like seasons 1 and 2, I imagine you'll like this. Radcliffe is as manic and nervy as ever, Viswanathan is as charming as ever and Buscemi brings the same oddball charm.

Good fun.

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2021, 01:09:06 AM »
I'd say it had the best Buscemi character of all three seasons. In the first two, he was supposed to be completely clueless, which didn't allow him to say anything really witty. This time, as a bandit, the script gave him many more opportunities.
Radcliffe was similarly a little more active in this one, which brought us some great scenes in drag, maybe the highlight of the entire season.

Ezekiel's wife, the Bible-thumper with whom he had zero chemistry, was played by Radcliffe's actual longstanding girlfriend.

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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2021, 08:32:06 PM »
I've finished it now as well, I thought it dipped in the middle with the introduction Ezekiel's wife and the July 4th episode wasn't all that, but it picked up a lot towards the end and the final two episodes were the show on top form. For my money I slightly preferred season 2, but I enjoyed it more than the first season.

Radcliffe was similarly a little more active in this one, which brought us some great scenes in drag, maybe the highlight of the entire season.

That was my favourite part too, though the cannibalism in the penultimate episode came a close second.

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« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 08:53:38 AM »
For my money I slightly preferred season 2, but I enjoyed it more than the first season.

Would agree with that. It also comes across that they are enjoying themselves making it. Hope there will be more.

Kinda felt they should have filmed it in Cinemascope format.

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