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Started by Des Wigwam, June 12, 2022, 03:45:29 PM
Quote from: BritishHobo on June 12, 2022, 04:53:23 PMI loved this so much. I love the way over the three seasons it builds a stupid world of reality TV contestants. Ken Marino is always excellent, and nails the dim, arrogant lead, but he's surrounded by so many incredible comic talents who inhabit their stupid characters so well. I think season 2 is my favourite.
QuoteA French version of the series premiered on October 12, 2020 on Canal+. Titled La Flamme (transl. The Flame), this version was created by Jérémie Galan, Florent Bernard and Jonathan Cohen, who also starred as the bachelor, Marc, in the first season. Ben Stiller is also one of the executive producers of this adaptation. The first season stars Leïla Bekhti, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Angèle, Géraldine Nakache and Pierre Niney. On October 27, 2020, it was renewed for a second season titled Le Flambeau : Les aventuriers de Chupacabra (transl. The Torch: The Adventurers of Chupacabra), a spoof of the french version of Survivor. It premiered on May 23, 2022.
Quote from: BritishHobo on June 12, 2022, 08:47:32 PMYeah, there was so much mileage in what sound like such one-note things: I remember laughing so much at Rob Huebel's Prince Simon, and the bloke with the guitar who just constantly sings the same two lines of the same song. 'Ain't got time for lo-oove, ain't got time for yoooou...'
Quote from: Jerzy Bondov on June 12, 2022, 09:02:10 PMNever even heard of Beef, thanks! Sounds good. In terms of totally nailing the reality TV format I think Kroll Show is another close relation
Quote from: PeasOnSticks on June 13, 2022, 12:17:37 AMYeah, this is good fun. Coincidentally I've just finished a re-watch of 'Medical Police' (feat. Rob Huebel and Ken Marino) - also excellent.
Quote from: Vitalstatistix on June 14, 2022, 06:09:21 AMFantastic show. Lovely to hear it's still out there making new fans.Another great show, weirdly underrated and underseen I reckon. Burning Love has massive Wain and Showalter vibes and I assume they were involved somewhat, given the crossover of performers and comedic tone. What a great bunch!
Quote from: Des Wigwam on June 15, 2022, 08:10:06 PMWatched about 20 mins last night and it's as good as I remember. Had forgotten Ken Jeong is in episode 1. I liked how his character isn't "lol trannys" - I don't even know if the character is meant to be trans - and would have won if they hadn't been nobbled. Completely forgot Kristen Bell was in it - loved her turn on the stand-up comedy task.
Quote from: up_the_hampipe on June 17, 2022, 11:11:42 PMJust finished season 1, Mark mentions that his engagement to Ballerina didn't work out because "she has a dick". So, yeah, not the best aged aspect of the show but otherwise very funny and ridiculous. Ken Marino was great at being so casually a conceited prick. Leggero and Beth Dover were excellent, and loved Janet Varney as Carly's disgust just gets harder and harder to hide.Started season 2 and it's a great cast, I really enjoyed Nick Kroll's brief run - "I can still get hard!"
Quote from: BritishHobo on June 18, 2022, 12:43:20 PMAlso I also like to think of the Ballerina stuff as making fun of Mark more than anything else. I know I'm being charitable and it likely is mean-spirited, but I want to think the joke is on him for being an idiot. Everyone is fine with Ballerina otherwise, I think.
Quote from: BritishHobo on June 18, 2022, 01:46:03 PMYeah, that's true. Some of the homeless stuff with Willow as well, and I wasn't a fan of Matt Besser's bit about fratboys shitting on her face - although I always find his improv to veer towards edgy cruelty, so I can't really blame the show for that.
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