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Title: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on February 14, 2017, 06:25:53 PM
Three episodes in on Viceland TV and I'm really enjoying it.

Essentially about two clueless guys in a band who are trying to make it and get noticed, that's maybe been done before but the show has a really interesting way of telling its story, which keeps it fresh and unique. They start with a basic idea of where the story will go, then play it out sometimes incorporating members of the public and see how that affects the story.

It has a nice freewheeling feel to it and I've laughed a lot over the course of the first 3 episodes.

Anyone else watching it?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on February 14, 2017, 08:07:31 PM
Here's an article on Splitsider about how they make the show:

http://splitsider.com/2017/02/how-to-make-a-tv-show-backwards-with-nirvanna-the-band/

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Creators Matt Johnson, Jay McCarrol, and Jared Raab stretch their small budget by sneaking shots at unauthorized locations, incorporating bystanders as bit players, and stretching fair use to borrow soundtracks from Jurassic Park and Star Wars. The result is a caper that invades real life without becoming a prank show.

NtBtS uses a loose production style, where the guiding rule is “production is development.” The team rewrites stories during production and even after editing, sometimes re-shooting whole episodes. They keep production barebones, often shooting in the wild with just a producer, Jared on camera, and Matt and Jay.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Moribunderast on February 15, 2017, 11:03:30 PM
I've been very keen to check this out as I enjoyed Matt Johnson's films (The Drties, Operation Avalanche) but I can't find the episodes anywhere. The Australian viceland channel doesn't have them up and they aren't up on any of the PERFECTLY LEGAL OPTIONS that I regularly peruse.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on February 15, 2017, 11:44:32 PM
I had to do a fair amount of searching to find them. Considering Viceland was all "we know how people want to get their content in 2017" they're not showing their own original programming simultaneously worldwide and they geoblocked the YouTube vid of the first episode.

I'll message you with info if that's cool?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Moribunderast on February 17, 2017, 05:43:45 AM
Please do!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on March 28, 2017, 05:17:09 PM
Has anyone else bothered with this? I've gotten quite obsessed with it. Between enjoying the characters taking it in turns to be the idiot, wondering what would happen in the episodes, wondering how they did it, i think it's a really exciting show.

For anyone who couldn't be arsed to hunt it out, it starts on Viceland UK next Monday. I really can't recommend at least trying it enough.

If anyone has watched them all, i really want to know exactly what the story is behind the last episode. Thee bit at the start saying it all happened fits in with the other episodes, and what they've done in the films but it was a fucking [spoiler]bank heist! What happened, what didn't, what was trickery?[/spoiler] And yet, with all that, the whole episode itself was really funny without any of that mattering. But it does matter!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 04, 2017, 03:11:23 AM
I've just caught the first episode of this and enjoyed it a lot. The Jurassic Park stuff is great ([spoiler]the Samuel L Jackson smoking thing especially[/spoiler]) and it made me laugh a great deal. I missed this thread originally but earlier tonight read this article which persuaded me to give it a shot, and I'm really glad I did.

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Why You Should Be Watching NIRVANNA THE BAND THE SHOW - This Viceland show is worth your time.

Maybe I’m not following the right people on social media or maybe I just missed the half-life of internet buzz that follows a television show’s broadcast but, from my perspective, not enough Americans seem to be talking about Nirvanna the Band the Show. And baby, that’s a crime.

Nirvanna the Band the Show is a Canadian sitcom that recently wrapped its eight-episode first season on Viceland. Based on the webseries created by Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol, each 30-minute episode is a blissfully surreal swath of reality and fiction – concocted by two hyper-energy, pop culture obsessed pranksters. Matt and Jay star as exaggerated versions of themselves – childhood friends who share an apartment and a dream: to play a gig at The Rivoli, a Toronto concert venue whose hipness, from what this clueless Texan can put together, seems to be fading in the rear view mirror of time. One doesn’t need to be well-versed in the Toronto music scene to get the jokes, though – to call Nirvanna the Band, Matt and Jay’s musical act, a band is generous – the two don’t seem to have a single written song, all their energy being spent scheming and dreaming.

Under the guidance of Spike Jonze, who lest we forget once brought Jackass to an unsuspecting America, Johnson and McCarrol’s new show for Viceland features gonzo stunts that rope in the unsuspecting public, all bookended by hilarious comedy-of-error storylines in which the two blustery and bumbling musicians continue to routinely screw over their shot at fame.

Whether it’s breaking into the local alt-weekly, crashing a Christmas parade or holding a bank hostage, everything the two does is in service of landing a gig. Everything the filmmakers do, though, walks a really fine line between reality and make-believe. For example, in the episode “The Big Time,” the duo make a movie in order to have it become accepted into Sundance, hoping their fame will help them land the concert gig. In the show, they become minor celebrities after having their cheaply-shot high school violence pic “Operation: Avalanche” play Sundance. In reality, the two did make a movie about a high school shooting and they did have a film called Operation: Avalanche play Sundance – stolen shots, repurposed interviews and a little creative editing turn reality into a whole new narrative for the show’s warped versions of Matt and Jay to bounce through.

The two filmmakers have previously crossed the US border with their two feature-length films: The Dirties, a mockumentary about two movie-obsessed high school students planning a school shooting that was released by Kevin Smith’s Smodcast Pictures, and Operation: Avalanche, a Lionsgate-distributed mockumentary about the US government’s plot to fake the moon landing. Both films showcased the young filmmaker’s willingness to steal a shot by any means necessary – they gained unprecedented access inside the Johnson Space Center, for example, by pretending to be students filming a documentary for school. As they embarked on their career as guerrilla filmmakers, the two learned a lot about fair use and all other assorted legal matters – knowledge that was well-utilized during the making of Nirvanna the Band the Show.

In the first episode, the two decide the best way to get the Rivoli’s attention is to hang a giant banner on the building across the street. That seems to actually happen in real life as the camera catches confused onlookers watching the banner, a goofy Sears-portrait of the two posed together, unfurl down the side of the building. What becomes difficult to discern is how real the events are that follow – the realization that Jay’s penis was visible as it poked out the too-tight leather pants he was wearing or the raging fire that happens as the two try and erase evidence of the giant penis they have unleashed upon the busy Toronto street corner. Truth be told, though – it doesn’t matter. The show isn’t about tricking the public into misbehaving – it’s about watching the show’s stars misbehave and do it in a way that seems impossible to pull off on the show’s micro-budget.

Another episode features the two filmmakers smuggle a camera into what genuinely seems to be a real-life Thursday night premiere screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Licensing the Star Wars music is expensive. Smuggling a video camera into a crowded screening of one of the biggest movies of all-time with the purpose of filming the screen and the audience is crazy. Yet they do it. What’s more, they do it in character as Matt, who has gone temporarily blind (the episodes have running continuity!), has Jay loudly and in elaborate detail describe what’s happening on screen. The reactions of the theater management as they kick Matt and Jay out seems to be very real. The Star Wars obsessives who, having had their viewing experience ruined by the two assholes, turn on Matt and Jay in a fight scene that parodies Netflix’s Daredevil series is the road where fantasy diverges from reality. Both are hysterical and the melding of both the prank camera aspects of the show and its running narrative are what makes this show so special. 

As with The Dirties, Nirvanna the Band the Show wears its pop culture references on its sleeves – aping the visual style and art direction of the shows it’s parodying to an impressive degree of detail. It’s one thing for a show to crank out a Home Alone reference – it’s another thing for that show to slavishly capture the show’s shots, music and visual tone in a way that is so subtle, audience members might not even catch it. This isn’t Family Guy – stopping to draw attention to every pop culture reference spewed out. Nirvanna the Band the Show uses its influences as building blocks – stacking, reassembling and repurposing them as if they were just another part of the show’s cinematic language.

Nirvanna the Band the Show is juvenile, yes – but it’s also fresh in a way that’s both exciting and kind of nerve-wracking. Are you catching all the references or are some flying right over your head because you’re too old? The show is a hodge-podge of references, but even if you don’t catch every single call-back or inside joke crammed into the episodes’ running time, audiences still get their share of frantic plot devices featuring two charming idiots just trying to achieve fame – it’s basically the internet as a television show.

Viceland has already renewed the show for a few more seasons and Johnson and McCarrol are already deep in production on these new episodes. If you haven’t already taken the time to watch it, take the time now to catch up on the first season and let’s keep a conversation going about this show. Johnson and McCarrol are doing some really exciting things with their projects, whether film or television. If Nirvanna the Band the Show is the project that’s currently got their attention, that means it deserves your attention too.

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/05/02/nirvanna-the-band-the-show
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: JoeyBananaduck on May 04, 2017, 09:04:23 AM
I'll certainly give it a go if I can find it. Incorporating improv always seems like a winner if the performers are talented enough to hack it, i.e. Curb, Rick & Morty all the way back to Spinal Tap, etc.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on May 05, 2017, 04:53:13 PM
I've just caught the first episode of this and enjoyed it a lot. The Jurassic Park stuff is great ([Spoiler]the Samuel L Jackson smoking thing especially[/Spoiler]) and it made me laugh a great deal. I missed this thread originally but earlier tonight read this article which persuaded me to give it a shot, and I'm really glad I did.

Yeah, it's great fun! Watching it again on broadcast and you get to enjoy in a different way.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: SteveDave on May 05, 2017, 09:51:11 PM
Episode 3 if this was unbelievably good.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on May 07, 2017, 12:42:55 AM
Episode 3 if this was unbelievably good.

Is that the one where they get hooked on coffee and try to crash a Christmas Parade? Wonderful. By then you've got so much going on. The dealing with the public thing, the referencing other movies thing, the ongoing building plot, the playing off of each other. So good.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: SteveDave on May 08, 2017, 02:56:18 PM
Is that the one where they get hooked on coffee and try to crash a Christmas Parade? Wonderful. By then you've got so much going on. The dealing with the public thing, the referencing other movies thing, the ongoing building plot, the playing off of each other. So good.

Yep. It's the invention of telling a story from half-remembered blurs due to a coffee high. And the two leads are such great performers.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 18, 2017, 01:08:43 AM
Wow, the fifth episode (Sundance) is such a headfuck when it comes to what's real and what's scripted, but I gave up obsessing half way through and just went with the flow of things and it's once again shockingly funny stuff.

I've just read this Splitsider interview and apparently they've already shot season two and are now working on a third: http://splitsider.com/2017/02/how-to-make-a-tv-show-backwards-with-nirvanna-the-band/

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How to Make a TV Show Backwards with ‘Nirvanna the Band’

Nirvanna the Band, Viceland’s first scripted TV series, is a high-energy sitcom about a Toronto musical duo who concoct elaborate schemes to book a show. Creators Matt Johnson, Jay McCarrol, and Jared Raab stretch their small budget by sneaking shots at unauthorized locations, incorporating bystanders as bit players, and stretching fair use to borrow soundtracks from Jurassic Park and Star Wars. The result is a caper that invades real life without becoming a prank show.

The show started as a web series, created by co-stars Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol and producer Jared Raab. I interviewed Matt and Jay for Splitsider around the launch of Matt’s first feature film, The Dirties, a dark comedy about a school shooting. Since then Matt has also released Operation Avalanche, a thriller about faking the moon landing. Like all of Matt’s projects, NtBtS uses a loose production style, where the guiding rule is “production is development.” The team rewrites stories during production and even after editing, sometimes re-shooting whole episodes. They keep production barebones, often shooting in the wild with just a producer, Jared on camera, and Matt and Jay.

As the plot grows increasingly ambitious, the team grabs promising footage and builds new storylines around it. When NOW Magazine ran a cover story about the show, Matt and Jay shot an episode about infiltrating NOW to plant a fake concert listing. When Matt premiered Operation Avalanche at Sundance, they shot an episode about sneaking a film into the projection booth. This approach turns the show into metafiction; the character Matt’s film is a parody of the real Matt’s first movie. The characters constantly build on jokes from past projects, in subtle ways that won’t trip up new viewers.

I interviewed Matt and Jay, plus producers Jared Raab and Matt Miller, about translating NtBtS to TV.

How would you describe the new series?

Matt: We try not to say very much. The show is masquerading as this stupid sitcom about nothing. It’s pretending to be something extremely innocuous. Explaining that it’s really this crazy show where there are no rules, and that we’re trying to have our characters do things that you can’t ever do on TV — that’s very difficult, to describe a show that way to somebody and have them take you seriously.

There’s a lot of recognizable music in the show, like the Jurassic Park and Star Wars soundtracks.

Matt: Making the feature films that we did, we learned an amazing amount about fair use and what you legally can use without permission.

Is it the same with the Ben Folds excerpt?

Matt: That we’re paying for. And believe it or not, Ben Folds stars in a major episode in season two, where he replaces Jay in the band.

You’re already shooting season two?

Matt: We’ve already shot season two and some of season three. We’re basically ten friends in Toronto that are all working out of the same house. It’s not like we need to get permission or do even too much planning to go and shoot something.

Yesterday for example, we said, “Oh, we should really do an episode about the stock market based on the movie Hook.” I’ll play Robin Williams from the first act of Hook, and Jay will play Jack, my son. We’re talking about shooting that episode at the end of the month.

On the web series, you did a lot of re-shoots and re-edits. You would re-upload new versions months later.

Matt: It’s worse than before! Now that’s a part of our creative process. We aren’t even into the hardcore writing of an episode until we’ve already shot the entire episode.

We just did a first pass screening of an episode where we steal a kid from the sick kids hospital and steal his “Make a Wish”, and we take him to an amusement park. We shot that in the summer, edited up until now, re-shot a bunch of stuff two weeks ago, and completely and totally changed the story twice. Just this week did we say “Wow, okay. Yeah, we’ve got something here.”

Jay: It helps that our whole team are friends. We can be very honest when something’s not coming together. Everybody’s bleeding for the show. There’s no one pumping the brakes saying, “Well, you know, this is good enough, and I want to be home for dinner tonight.”

Matt: I can give you a perfect example from the pilot. We knew that we needed to be smoking cigarettes so that we could light a banner on fire. What we had written was, we ask people on the street about cigarettes. We got footage of people telling us, “Cigarettes will relax you.” Then when we edited it together, there was nothing fun about it.

So Rob Hyland, one of our editors, said, “Well, in the montage, you guys watch Jurassic Park for fun.” It was just a little throw-away moment. And we worked backwards and made Jurassic Park the central idea of the episode. It’s way funnier.

It seems like you’re also making a lot of practical choices so that it’s affordable and possible to go re-shoot.

Matt: Yeah. I think advice for any young creators doing anything is, own your [production process]. You need to be the person who the budget is going through. One thing for sure is that everywhere you go when you try to make a TV show, they’re going to try and oversee it every step of the way. Which is smart! It just goes against everything about how we make this show.

[For the web series] Jay and I owned our cameras, we owned the microphones. We didn’t really think about it, but it was huge in terms of our model, because then we could go shoot whenever we wanted to. We never needed to think about production versus non-production. You have to meld all these things together. Then all of a sudden, you get rid of all that bad voodoo. “Oh shit, we’re spending money. We’re running out of daylight. We gotta go now, we’ve got 10 people on set.”

The show has a much bigger budget than the web series did, but in terms of how we shoot, it’s the exact same model. We submitted scripts or outlines for ten episodes. Then we started delivering the episodes, and Vice was like, this is nothing close to what you told us it was going to be. Luckily they liked it, but it was definitely a learning experience for them.

When we showed them even the earliest roughs, they went over really well. Spike Jonze, an executive producer and president of Viceland, responded really well to it. I think it’s because of Spike that we even have the deal that we have. It’s rare to have somebody with as much creative experience, so respected in the industry, as the head of programming. Who’s going to argue with him at the network?

He talks to us about how they would do things with Jackass. His producer Derek Freda is also giving us practical advice on the day-to-day. Those two have so much experience in this space, that anything they tell us to do, we take very seriously.

Since you guys are doing everything so fast and loose, has anything really gone wrong in a shoot?

Jay: I almost got beat up at Sundance. I was trying to get into a party, in character. I’m showing these fake credentials, and I’ve got this attitude, and the bouncer’s just having none of it. Finally he kind of snaps on me, saying, “You know what? I’m not letting you in here buddy. I’m about to throw you over the edge.” When we went up to him afterwards, and told him, “Hey, it was just for a shoot,” he’s like, “I don’t give a damn. I’ll throw you over the banister.”

What’s the plan after this?

Matt: We plan to work on this show for the next year and a half. Afterwards, we’re going to go make a movie. Right now it’s about Albert Einstein building a time machine to send an assassin back in time to kill Hitler, but everything goes wrong.

I want to do the work that I love, and right now that is making Nirvanna the Band the Show all the time, and not thinking about anything else.

Jared Raab and Matt Miller on collaborative filmmaking

Can you tell me more about the “production is development” process?

Matthew: Writing is the cheapest part of our process. Even production is pretty cheap. Where we spent all of our money is on the ability to re-shoot, and restructure and re-shoot again, and re-cut.

Jared: We came out of a film school experience that was extremely collaborative. I would say the way that we do things is not about having no rules, it’s just a completely different set of rules.

What are some of those rules?

Matthew: The producer’s job on every other production is always saying no. It’s very easy to say no. It also doesn’t lead to the best results. My number one rule is to not say no. That involves things like leaving time and money for re-shoots. It’s integral to us that we have that flexibility later in the game.

Another rule is that you can’t just not like something, whether it’s a story idea or at the concept stage, or something in an edit. You can pitch a solution or an idea. Literally we could have an intern give a note on a cut, because that’s a safe space. And it’s hard to get to that.

Jared: Another is, you must constantly check your ego. It’s a show where no one is really going to be able to detect who did what and how it came together, and I think everyone is getting very comfortable with that idea.

Matthew: Yeah, we’re used to having Matt take credit for all of our genius.

How does this process hold up on some of the bigger shoots?

Matthew: On the last episode of our first season, we had over a hundred people on set. Suddenly it’s like, “Okay, we only have this location for a certain amount of time.” You’re faced with all the challenges of a regular production. Keeping the flow, and keeping what is special about this process, is about tuning everything else out. It’s on those days that the role definition is the most important.

I would argue that we have just as much fluidity even then. Curt Lobb, the lead editor, has been on set maybe three days the entire production. But his voice is stronger on the show than anybody’s.

How did the show end up with Vice? What’s it like working with them?

Matthew: Matt met with [the FX network] and they really liked what we had done. They committed to giving us a little bit of money to shoot a test reel. That was not Nirvanna the Band, it was a completely different property.

We had tried to do stuff with Vice prior to when we did the show, and it just never ended up working out. So when Viceland came knocking it seemed like, okay we could go and make a season of Nirvanna the Band, and keep [the Operation Avalanche team], and they would have jobs. Or we could go and do this pilot and maybe get nothing at the end of it. That seemed like a no-brainer to us.

You’re working with a lot of the same people as you did in the movies. How has that team grown?

Jared: Pretty much everyone on the team is either somebody who was there from before the features, or a collaborator of a collaborator. And there’s people from the Toronto film scene. It’s a very tight knit group.

Matthew: Our three editors were all students at a place called Humber College here in Toronto. When we needed help on The Dirties, we had no money, so I went to these students who were clearly top of their class and really sharp. They came and worked for free, happy to be in assistant editor positions and stuff like that. When we got money to make Avalanche they all elevated up the ladder

Who are some of your influences?

Matthew: I grew up obsessed with American Zoetrope and the independent film movement of the 70s in the US: George Lucas with Frances Coppola, and Brian De Palma, and Walter Murch, and all these guys living together and working together. When I came to film school that was my dream.

At the beginning of 2000s, David Gordon Green was making those first couple movies, George Washington and All the Real Girls. He was working with the same crew and roster of actors over and over, and [working with] Jody Hill.

What’s your advice for new filmmakers?

Matthew: Just make stuff. When I was finishing film school, were still shooting on film, and we needed to get grants and equipment. All of those barriers have disappeared.

It used to be like, “Oh this person made a great short film, let’s give them $500,000 to make a first feature.” Now you have to come to the table with that first feature. Matt was like, “Oh I’m just going to go make a web show.” It happened to be a fantastic web show.

Jared: After we made that web show, we thought, “Man, now people will come knocking, we’ll get to make a real TV show.” It took ten years for that real TV show to come.

Matthew: Ten years and two movies!

It’s also important to finish stuff. See it through to the end and screen it for people. If you saw the first cut of either of [our] movies or any of these episodes you would think it was just garbage, the worst thing you’ve ever seen. You’ve got to finish it, you can’t just give up halfway through.

Once I finish the season I'm definitely going to check out the web series, has anyone here seen it?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: McQ on May 18, 2017, 07:23:13 PM
Just finished the first series and I think this is one of the most exciting new comedies I've seen in ages. Gave me a similar feeling to when I discovered Nathan For You.

(I went to see a Q&A and a reading with George Saunders recently, and he described the UK as being like Canada but with better comedy. So when I went to get my book signed afterwards, I told him that I thought he'd been unfair on Canada and that they had a lot of good comedy. He took it well, and we had a bit of bants, but then afterwards I wondered why I had been so bold!)

I went on holiday to Toronto a couple of years ago and it made quite an impression on me, so it was nice seeing things like Honest Ed's and the Rivoli play such a big part in the show. There's just something so likeable Matt and Jay, and they have that thing of being funny no matter what they do. Especially Jay, with that lovable, dopey look on his face. I'm now going to move onto the webseries and read all of these helpful interview links, also.

Frustratingly, the version of episode seven that I found had the Ben Folds bit at the end lopped off. Anyone know where I can find the full episode?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: McQ on May 18, 2017, 07:57:50 PM
Frustratingly, the version of episode seven that I found had the Ben Folds bit at the end lopped off. Anyone know where I can find the full episode?

I signed up for a free trial to NowTV. I saw a shot of one of the fishes from the restaurant. Totally worth it.

(Why am I like this?)
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on May 18, 2017, 11:48:29 PM
Wow, the fifth episode (Sundance) is such a headfuck when it comes to what's real and what's scripted, but I gave up obsessing half way through and just went with the flow of things and it's once again shockingly funny stuff.

Once I finish the season I'm definitely going to check out the web series, has anyone here seen it?

I know, there are so many layers to work through, between the real elements, the references, and on top of all of that, they're both just so funny.

There's a good video interview I found with them where they open up a bit about how they work on the public bits. I'll see if I can find it. It really is like watching a magic trick though, where you want to know but don't want it to ruin it

The web series is really worth checking out too, took a while to find its feet, but still really inventive and funny. Versions keep getting added to YouTube and taken down. Let me know if you're having trouble finding it.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on May 18, 2017, 11:51:38 PM
There's a good video interview I found with them where they open up a bit about how they work on the public bits. I'll see if I can find it.

Here it is:
https://youtu.be/YnrWSAfqTEk
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: amnesiac on May 22, 2017, 11:15:37 AM
Thanks for this thread, I would never have known or even heard of this show otherwise. I managed to get eps 3 - 8 from Sky On Demand but 1 & 2 had expired (but Vice are showing them again real soon). 

Enough of the logistics of actually finding it, I LOVE this stupid show! The first ep I saw (again going back to how I found it and the order in which I saw it ) was ep3, The Bean! I didn't know what to expect, I was thinking it'd be about an actual Nirvana tribute band and their shenanigans with one of them definitely looking a bit like Kurt so IMAGINE my surprise when it's a flashback/ Rashomon farcically brilliant semi-pranking world where you're expected to believe 2 ageing hipsters haven't ever tried coffee before in their life. It's got everything, I find myself wondering about the no. release forms they have to get signed - I mean, you DO NOT just turn up filming in a high school RIGHT?

Thank you C&B!!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: sprocket on May 23, 2017, 01:29:19 PM
I managed to get eps 3 - 8 from Sky On Demand but 1 & 2 had expired (but Vice are showing them again real soon). 

Episodes 1 & 2 are on from 04.00 on Viceland on Saturday morning, with episodes 3 to 8 on from 03.00 on Sunday morning.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Morrison Lard on May 24, 2017, 11:54:45 AM
I'm 3 episodes in and have enjoyed this way more than I thought I would,
reminds me of Always Sunny when it was good.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Twed on July 04, 2017, 09:03:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWOlXGrPDJA

This video has been doing the rounds on Twitter and I liked it enough to check out the Vice show. Really glad I'm did. I just find these guys really lovable. It's like a 90s DIY show in the wrong era. There's no posturing in it, it's all really just sweet.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Twed on July 05, 2017, 06:08:00 PM
The episode "The Buffet" is beautiful.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on July 10, 2017, 08:02:25 AM
The episode "The Buffet" is beautiful.

Yeah, this show's comparisons to Nathan For You work best because, while they're not particularly similar beyond involvement of the public because the episodes are so good for repeated viewings, cos you can watch them in whole different contexts. I've seen each episode at least a few times each now. So much going on.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on July 12, 2017, 10:27:46 PM
I've watched all of the original web series and now I'm a few episodes into the Viceland one and I've decided it's my favourite comedy series ever. I just can't stop thinking and laughing about the tiniest things, like when Matt does his whispering before an advert break to seem like good friends bit and the way Jay just keeps leaning in like he can't be arsed to listen to him, or Matt's delivery of "you're the dick man, the penis dude"
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on July 13, 2017, 08:00:38 AM
Yeah, exactly, like Matt excitedly declaring "I'm going to be a Star Wars fan!" sums up his whole character in one sentence and the way he says it with his weird smile makes me laugh every time I think about it.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on July 28, 2017, 10:18:54 PM
Episode 3 if this was unbelievably good.

I just watched this episode and was crying laughing. Especially the bit where Matt is following Jay in the truck, that just hit the spot for me.

Really, really loving this show. I powered through the original web series last week and I'm now onto the Viceland version.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: kittens on July 29, 2017, 01:25:11 PM
watching the webseries now, after watching the tv one a few months back. it's really great
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on September 10, 2017, 06:47:29 PM
http://playbackonline.ca/2017/08/28/viceland-unveils-fall-lineup/
That article has a paywall but the person who linked it says season 2 is starting on 3rd November. I'm surprised at how soon it is but it makes sense since they're apparently already filming season 3.
Just found this anyway so definitely November! https://twitter.com/NTBTHESHOW/status/906174333059465216
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on September 11, 2017, 08:19:29 AM
Oh hooray! And I would hope that season 3 would follow not too long after that.

I just rewatched the last few episodes of Season 1 again, just to follow it for laughs, rather than following what's going on or how they're doing it, and I just get more and more of an appreciation of what brilliant performers they both are.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: spamwangler on September 13, 2017, 10:43:31 PM
just watched the web-series of this, thought it was fucking brilliant - spartan production used super economically, totally freewheeling, these two guys are really funny, last couple of episodes had me laughing deliriously on my own.

is there any non-nefarious way of watching it in the uk? what is ViceTV? do have to sign up/become a proudboy, what?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Mango Chimes on September 13, 2017, 11:00:14 PM
The name of this is repellant, and it's associated with 'Vice'. Two strikes. NEVER WATCHING.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on September 14, 2017, 05:40:43 PM
is there any non-nefarious way of watching it in the uk?
It's on Sky's NowTV thing, so no, but it's the only way I could watch NTBTS and Twin Peaks.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: spamwangler on September 14, 2017, 06:43:35 PM
It's on Sky's NowTV thing, so no, but it's the only way I could watch NTBTS and Twin Peaks.

ah well, ill wait tiil ive got some money and pay for this one i think - they seem like a good bunch of lads
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: swordfish_bhoona on September 14, 2017, 07:15:04 PM
ah well, ill wait tiil ive got some money and pay for this one i think - they seem like a good bunch of lads

NowTv may do some kind of 14 day free trial thing that might be worth looking into mate. I know i did it for their film service then cancelled before it was up
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: spamwangler on September 14, 2017, 07:37:57 PM
NowTv may do some kind of 14 day free trial thing that might be worth looking into mate. I know i did it for their film service then cancelled before it was up

ah thats good to know, top man
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on September 14, 2017, 11:55:55 PM
I'm only three episodes into this, but wow! Thank you Ron Superior for mentioning it, it's fucking excellent. It's not often that a show can win me over so quickly, but two minutes into the first episode where Matt does the exaggerated "... brontosaurus" bit from Jurassic Park (with Jay doing the music!), I burst out laughing. Ridiculously funny, and reading those articles/interviews was thrilling and exciting to me. I love that shows like this exist, and that they're so wonderfully on the mark. Cannot wait to watch the rest. Thank you!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: pancreas on September 16, 2017, 02:34:26 PM
I am late to the party too, but this is fucking incredible. I am laughing my arse off.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Repeater on September 17, 2017, 08:33:25 AM
AYE JUSt steal it ffs
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on September 17, 2017, 10:13:57 AM
It's a legit channel, it's channel 153 on Sky, not sure what it is on Virgin. They really didn't give it much of a push when it came out, but hopefully they'll repeat it a fair bit, not least because they hardly have any other programming.

The series steps things up nicely from the webseries without losing its spirit.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on September 17, 2017, 10:19:04 AM
I'm so glad people are getting so in to this show, considering Vice have launched a TV channel and this was their first original scripted series I think their promotion of the show has been fucking shameful, especially considering what a great, groundbreaking show it is. Almost nothing promoting it online, and more ads on the actual channel for series 3 repeats of Archer. Hope they step it up around series 2.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on September 17, 2017, 01:27:04 PM
I'm so happy this is coming back so soon, I wasn't expecting Season 2 until next year. Nathan For You back this month, Curb back in October, and then this in November. Perfect.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: McQ on September 29, 2017, 06:17:57 PM
Just bumpin' this thread to let people know that one of Matt Johnson's films, Operation Avalanche, has just shown up on Netflix. I watched it this afternoon and it's great!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on September 29, 2017, 06:25:37 PM
Just bumpin' this thread to let people know that one of Matt Johnson's films, Operation Avalanche, has just shown up on Netflix. I watched it this afternoon and it's great!

Oh brilliant, that's a nice surprise. Suppose I'll rent The Dirties from iTunes or something before I watch this.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on September 30, 2017, 12:27:30 AM
Oh cool! Both The Dirties and this are well worth a watch. Both do an amazing job of really building the tension. The car chase scene in OA is amazingly good in that sense.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Speak on October 03, 2017, 08:23:31 PM
Just watched The Buffet episode. Almost welled up. Magic.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on October 07, 2017, 01:54:53 PM
https://www.facebook.com/VICELANDca/videos/1545007308908427/?hc_ref=ARTo6NXCpKVVHj7eP-ur2Jxzy-Du7vmQwPQP25ElfjEz3TD7_0MZS8PrHMg-BVhSu4g&fref=gs&dti=6818348203&hc_location=group

October 27th! I'm going to rewatch season 1. I can't get over how quickly they're able to make this when it's one of my favourite comedy series of all time.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on October 08, 2017, 09:13:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/VICELANDca/videos/1545007308908427/?hc_ref=ARTo6NXCpKVVHj7eP-ur2Jxzy-Du7vmQwPQP25ElfjEz3TD7_0MZS8PrHMg-BVhSu4g&fref=gs&dti=6818348203&hc_location=group

October 27th! I'm going to rewatch season 1. I can't get over how quickly they're able to make this when it's one of my favourite comedy series of all time.

Ooh, that's earlier than planned! That trailer has got me very excited. Do you know if that date will be in the UK as well?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: McQ on October 10, 2017, 11:17:49 AM
This looks incredible. I'm so happy to have it back. This and Nathan For You both on the airwaves at the same time? My cupeth runneth overeth!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: ads82 on October 10, 2017, 01:18:55 PM
Just wanted to reiterate the praise for this fantastic show! Like Xavier: Renegde Angel, Jon Glaser Loves Gear I'd never of heard of this unless I frequently visited this wonderful forum. Thanks CaBers!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: checkoutgirl on October 10, 2017, 01:30:12 PM
Watched this the other day and it's okay. Can't understand the fulsome praise it's getting.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on October 10, 2017, 11:42:34 PM
Rewatched the Home Alone episode the other day and laughed just as much second time around. So many ideas packed into one twenty minute episode.

That’s what I love about this show, how it packs so much in and suddenly takes a direction you weren’t expecting. Reading about the production process is fascinating, how the story is constantly changing based on things that happen while out filming. The freedom they have with reshoots and some brilliant fair use loophole really allows the show to go in so many different directions.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: selectivememory on October 18, 2017, 10:31:17 PM
Been catching up with this in the last week. Absolutely love it (they're both adorable in their own way), and just watched the "Buffet" episode which was really wonderful.

Not been able to find any trace of the web series (though maybe haven't looked hard enough). It seems the youtube versions were taken down because of copyright issues. If anyone could point me in the right direction, that'd be really appreciated.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on October 19, 2017, 06:43:54 AM
The web series is regularly uploaded to YouTube, but yes it does seem to come down usually.

I'll message you with a link to it if I can find it later.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: selectivememory on October 19, 2017, 08:00:20 AM
The web series is regularly uploaded to YouTube, but yes it does seem to come down usually.

I'll message you with a link to it if I can find it later.

Thanks, appreciate it. Don't worry about it now though, as some kind poster has already managed to help me out.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: selectivememory on October 19, 2017, 08:13:09 PM
The "Bank" episode was deliriously funny. It put me in mind of Delocated at its best. Just the way in which this reckless, impulsive character just escalates the situation in absurd ways.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 20, 2017, 02:30:54 AM
I just got back from two weeks in California with my best friend. We came back to our Airbnb place drunk and watched the buffet episode twice in a row and cried our eyes out both times. Absolutely fucking sublime writing, seriously just nothing short of incredible.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on October 20, 2017, 12:08:14 PM
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ntbts/permalink/10154817800513204/
There's talk on the Facebook group page that the show isn't going to be airing outside of Canada anymore. I don't understand that at all. Really hope they sort something out.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: McQ on October 20, 2017, 12:20:09 PM
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ntbts/permalink/10154817800513204/
There's talk on the Facebook group page that the show isn't going to be airing outside of Canada anymore. I don't understand that at all. Really hope they sort something out.

Could you copy and paste (or give me the jist), please? I don't have a Facebook account and that page isn't public.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on October 20, 2017, 12:52:55 PM
Could you copy and paste (or give me the jist), please? I don't have a Facebook account and that page isn't public.

https://twitter.com/Is_This_A_Tweet/status/921149249512861696
The editor of NTBTS said in this tweet that there's no plan to air in the US, so maybe there's still hope for the UK but I'm not sure. It's still worrying that Viceland seem to have no faith in it reaching American audiences.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: McQ on October 20, 2017, 03:09:14 PM
This is like the North American version of the BBC not wanting to show Limmy's Show outside of Scotland for fear that people wouldn't understand it. I don't understand the thinking!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on October 20, 2017, 04:39:26 PM
That's shit. This show deserves more recognition and it seems like Viceland is terrible at promoting it. The only reason I heard about it in the first place was because of this thread.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on October 20, 2017, 05:03:06 PM
What the fuck? Their first original scripted show, it's original, hilarious and unique, and they give it zero support on it's first showing over here then maybe don't even bother showing the second series?

I had to hunt it out to find it, was actively following Viceland to see when it'd show over here, and still didn't see anything from Viceland about it.

And really, what's the monetary value of a slot on Viceland UK? I've seen nothing suggesting their viewing figures have improved beyond the ridiculously low figures they started at, surely not showing their own original scripted series can't be more expensive than another repeat of Archer?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on October 20, 2017, 06:39:03 PM
It's not just the UK, the post in question says it's not even airing on Viceland US!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on October 20, 2017, 06:53:58 PM
https://twitter.com/NTBTHESHOW/status/920857684743667712
Definitely only in Canada. Really sad about that. Viceland can't spare a few half hours each week to air their best show? It'd get plenty of fans if they actually knew how to market it instead of just giving up on it.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 20, 2017, 07:05:22 PM
Whan an actual crock of shit, wow.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on October 20, 2017, 07:06:26 PM
I know, it's ridiculous. How depressing.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on October 20, 2017, 07:08:13 PM
Although!

This just in from Twitter:

"Could be plans to air in the U.K. on a later date, just haven't heard yet. That said, it wouldn't hurt to let Viceland know ya want it!"

I know there's not many of us but it's worth hassling them a bit, I guess.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 20, 2017, 07:30:34 PM
Where's the best place to hit them up? Twitter?

EDIT: Also would it be the Viceland or Viceland Canada account that needs rustling?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on October 20, 2017, 11:50:39 PM
Yeah, I feel like Twitter is usually best for these things. So @vicelanduk and @viceland.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 21, 2017, 11:00:45 AM
I feel like there should be a hashtag for it. That's how things pick up steam, right? Something like #freeNTBTS would probably suffice. I've also posted the same proposition on the NTBTS Facebook group. This really needs to happen.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on October 21, 2017, 11:06:51 AM
Yeah, that could unify things a bit.

Viceland UK also have an 0800 number listed on their Twitter. It's 0800 086 9153 so I'll ring that on Monday and see what the setup for that is.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Repeater on October 21, 2017, 11:10:33 AM
As with all things, just download it. Fuck Vice.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 21, 2017, 11:18:13 AM
No, because this isn't about just us getting what we want, or sticking it to a publication you don't like. What if the poor promotion and limited broadcasting means the show gets dropped after season 2? Are you gonna "just download" a show that can't exist?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Repeater on October 21, 2017, 11:55:48 AM
Just download it
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on October 21, 2017, 04:11:38 PM
As with all things, just download it. Fuck Vice.

That's not the point. We want the show to do well, for more people to see it, and hopefully that means more seasons to come.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on October 25, 2017, 04:20:18 PM
There are some great deleted scenes from the original web series floating around the internet. My favourite being Nicky Nicky Nine Doors: https://youtu.be/Fa9VlGUhQ3g

Season 2 starts Friday!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 27, 2017, 12:10:03 AM
UPDATE from some reddit guy

(https://i.imgur.com/mEe25BZ.jpg)

So the good news is it will still be airing outside of Canada

but the GREAT news is that Zapruder used the hashtag I coined! It only actually got 14 tweets using it, and the post from Zapruder isn't on Twitter so it's not relevant at all, but still! I sort of stirred something up there! Feels prettyyyyyy pretty good
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on October 27, 2017, 07:07:18 PM
They had a change of heart!

Anyway, so excited for the new episode, I haven't been this into a new comedy in a long time. Here's short interview of Matt and Jay talking about the show's tricky ethics: https://twitter.com/vicecanada/status/923934829971771392
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on October 28, 2017, 08:20:13 AM
So, Viceland put the new episode up on YouTube, and geoblocked it to Canada only. Fucking why? Can't find the ep anywhere yet.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Twed on October 28, 2017, 01:16:31 PM
So, Viceland put the new episode up on YouTube, and geoblocked it to Canada only. Fucking why
Because they want to make money from it and have only got ads for Canadians running.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on October 28, 2017, 07:42:12 PM
The latest episode contained a reference I never thought I'd see in a North American TV show.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on October 28, 2017, 10:14:33 PM
That was brilliant. I love Nirvanna the Band and I love Halloween specials, I want them to do one every year!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: RenegadeScrew on October 29, 2017, 10:26:00 AM
I watched the first episode of this last night.  It is utterly bonkers and I'm not sure I really got it, or whether it was just supposed to be zany as fuck.  The bits with the poster were funny, but the rest of it seemed like a bit of a blur.  Will I just get used to that, or do I need to have watched the films they are talking about?  I seen Jurassic Park when I was wee but I can vaguely remember it.  I've no idea why they were even watching films, or getting them from the library!

It was late and I was a bit stoned.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on October 29, 2017, 12:25:19 PM
Matt and Jay are basically stuck in the 90s, so the show is full of references to 90s films and TV shows and video games. But you don’t need to be familiar with them all to enjoy the show.

They mentioned the Jurassic Park bit in an interview once. The script required them to set alight the banner with a cigarette, and so they needed a reason to start smoking, originally they just mock-interviewed random passers-by and asked them about the pros and cons of smoking, and then just spliced in the positive answers (“smoking relaxes you” etc). But when one of the editors was editing he said it wasn’t that funny, and what if instead Matt and Jay were watching Jurassic Park and get the smoking idea from Samuel L Jackson.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on October 29, 2017, 02:49:21 PM
Nirvanna the Band lines that just tickle the shit out of you
A PLUMP BITCH BAG. FULL.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on October 30, 2017, 07:58:21 AM
A decent first episode. I guess by the nature of being a Simpsons Halloween style episode, it's pretty unlike the usual episodes.

Would have a whole episode of Jay as a wolfman.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Repeater on October 30, 2017, 09:09:25 AM
aYE, i'm 3 episodes in to this and I'm into this, aYe
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: McQ on October 30, 2017, 01:28:20 PM
Are all the people watching this Canadian residents or something? I've not been able to find this episode, by fair means or foul. Even using a VPN on YouTube doesn't seem to work. I might have to relocate to Canada for the next eight weeks.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on October 30, 2017, 02:12:46 PM
Are all the people watching this Canadian residents or something? I've not been able to find this episode, by fair means or foul. Even using a VPN on YouTube doesn't seem to work. I might have to relocate to Canada for the next eight weeks.

McQ, I found a link to it on a post in the NTBTS subreddit. Let me know if you want me to PM you a link
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: selectivememory on October 30, 2017, 10:04:15 PM
Damn, that was great. They're both just completely dopey and loveable idiots. I mentioned Delocated earlier in the thread, and in terms of invention and imagination, I feel like that's the most appropriate comparison (especially when Matt gets carried away). Although it really doesn't have the darkness of that show.

Jay's despondency on becoming a werewolf was hilarious. I also really laughed at Matt licking his lips through the magnifying glass.

Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: SteveDave on October 30, 2017, 10:18:20 PM
Where are you getting this? I've looked in the usual places but nothing. Are you using fake addresses to say you're in Canadaland?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: selectivememory on October 30, 2017, 10:24:06 PM
Where are you getting this? I've looked in the usual places but nothing. Are you using fake addresses to say you're in Canadaland?

Yeah, I had no problems watching this on YouTube (link here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO7GSmkoROs)) using the VPN on the Opera browser.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 30, 2017, 11:46:13 PM
If you're really struggling to find this, join the Facebook group. There's a guy on there who has, in one of the threads of people asking where to watch it outside of Canada, linked his Google Drive which has every episode in HQ, plus the films and the original web series.

Anyway, that new episode eh! Excellent stuff. I don't mind at all that they went away from doing public prank stuff to having a total off-the-wall Halloween special. They're both such adorable guys that seeing them arse about the house together was wonderful in itself. The Art Attack parody, complete with Jay doing the big thumbs up at the camera, how incredibly inspired was that? And really is anyone outside of the UK gonna get that? So fucking great to see so many Americans scratching their heads instead of British people not knowing a US reference. And these American (well, Canadian) guys are the ones doing it.

"This is a pretty fucked up situation, in, uh... in many regards!"

Delightful stuff. I've slowly been getting my girlfriend and my friends into it and I've had no complaints so far. This is definitely up there with stuff like Delocated and Nathan For You, not just in terms of creativity but also because it needs to have its name sung from the fucking rooftops and witneesed by everyone, everywhere.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on November 02, 2017, 12:15:35 AM
Interesting update from one of the producers of the show:

https://m.facebook.com/groups/6818348203?view=permalink&id=10154843226268204&ref=m_notif&notif_t=group_activity
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on November 02, 2017, 12:18:04 AM
Also, hadn't seen this before, it's the movie Operation Avalanche from the Sundance episode:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxFg_zxgvxahTUJrc0lIQ01ZWTQ/view
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Repeater on November 02, 2017, 08:48:17 AM
I really like this show and can't wait to rewatch them, watch the web shorts and the new stuff. Beautiful stuff. What's the Ben Folds song at the end, Army is it?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on November 02, 2017, 12:46:08 PM
I really like this show and can't wait to rewatch them, watch the web shorts and the new stuff. Beautiful stuff. What's the Ben Folds song at the end, Army is it?

It is. In an interview when chatting about how they get away with fair use of copyright material for free, they're asked if that's also the case with this song. They said that actually Ben Folds gave them permission and is due to make an appearance in season two. Exciting!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Repeater on November 02, 2017, 01:29:26 PM
Aye just read those interviews. tbh im no arsed about their creative process and the editing stories and blah fuckin blah. The show is funny and touching, that'll do me.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on November 02, 2017, 03:10:32 PM
Also, hadn't seen this before, it's the movie Operation Avalanche from the Sundance episode:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxFg_zxgvxahTUJrc0lIQ01ZWTQ/view

That was great. The nature of this show just leads to an endless amount of extras. I hope in a few years that there's a big blu ray collection of absolutely everything they've done for NTB.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on November 04, 2017, 07:29:23 PM
Last night's episode felt like a season finale. Perhaps it was, they seem to be airing the episodes out of order.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on November 04, 2017, 08:41:58 PM
I've not been able to find it anywhere. Are you in Canada? If not, what's your secret?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on November 04, 2017, 08:45:31 PM
I use that Google Drive in the Facebook group, although it is now asking to request access. Looks like I just managed to nab it at the right time.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on November 05, 2017, 03:39:58 AM
Another great episode. Doesn't Jay have the cutest smile?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Repeater on November 05, 2017, 08:53:54 AM
just download it
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on November 05, 2017, 04:15:27 PM
The show's cinematographer Jared Raab posted in the Facebook Group about the episodes airing out of order:

Quote
A few people noticed that the chapter titles for episodes going to air in Canada seem out of order. You're correct! For mysterious (though don't read too much into it) reasons the episodes will be airing in the following order on Viceland/CityTV:

Last week - 204 - 📕 The Book
This week - 203 - 🥘 The Buddy
Next week- 202 - 🎮 The Boost
Then, 🎉 205, 💾 206, 🚇 207, 🏙️ 208 and 🍔 201 in that order.

Don't worry, anything with a serialized story-line (spoiler!) will still screen in sequence and when the show hits streaming services, the episodes will appear in the proper order.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on November 06, 2017, 12:06:05 AM
That was awesome.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: SteveDave on November 06, 2017, 10:57:32 AM
I was a bit underwhelmed by the Halloween episode apart from the Art Attack and how good the miniaturisation of Jay was. 
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Repeater on November 10, 2017, 11:07:33 AM
Let me talk about the beautiful moments in this show. I love them. Obviously watched The Buffet recently, and The Bank. The Buffet... man. That... these guys are brilliant actors. The last look from Matt as the fireworks go off. Amazing.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: SteveDave on November 10, 2017, 04:34:48 PM
I've joined the Facebook group and got a link to download episode 2 from a Google Drive thing.

These first two haven't grabbed me as much as the first series. The stories haven't been as weird and complete. If that makes sense?

Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on November 10, 2017, 04:54:27 PM
I've enjoyed them both, especially last week's, but yeah, the plots haven't quite so complex in a "how the fuck did they achieve that?" kind of way.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on November 10, 2017, 07:41:15 PM
I was thinking that too, but they might have planned to open with one of those kinds of episodes before the schedule got shuffled around, since we've only actually seen episodes 3 and 4. The Halloween episode was unique anyway and surprising in a different way, so we've only really had one normal episode to go on.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Repeater on November 10, 2017, 11:27:42 PM
What's the Facebook group?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on November 13, 2017, 11:45:36 AM
What's the Facebook group?

https://m.facebook.com/groups/6818348203?multi_permalinks=10154869762958204&notif_t=group_highlights&notif_id=1510497608206834&ref=m_notif#!/groups/6818348203?refid=18&ref=m_notif&notif_t=group_highlights&__tn__=C-R

I thought he new episode, The Boost, was the best of the new season by far. And mostly, quite simply, cos it was really, really funny. They're such a good duo.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on November 13, 2017, 12:00:57 PM
"Jay's gonna go through the game learning his GLITCHES AND HACKS" had me laughing so hard
also I can't find the rival1 podcast anywhere, is it real? Did they really film Matt buying speed?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on November 13, 2017, 09:04:52 PM
Okay so I'm losing my shit because I can't find this stuff anywhere now. The Google Drive thing seems to be knackered, and it's not on any reliable torrent sites. Does anyone have a decent hook up? I'm seriously too poor to pay for it on iTunes or whatever.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on November 13, 2017, 11:27:25 PM
Check your messages Alan!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on November 13, 2017, 11:38:04 PM
Fantastic episode. I'm also struggling to find a Rival1 podcast, so that must have all been made up for the show. But it seemed to be a genuine Goldeneye tournament? So what was the real prize?

Loved the call back to the coffee episode too. "No we tried that before. That sends you to sleep."
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Repeater on November 14, 2017, 05:29:27 PM
anyone hook me up with the web episodes?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on November 14, 2017, 05:37:38 PM
just download it
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: kittens on November 14, 2017, 06:04:01 PM
found episode 1 but nothing else. can someone help me

also that ep was great. did they get art attack in canada did they? bit really took me by surprise
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Twed on November 14, 2017, 06:09:07 PM
Yeah I wonder. Wasn't his mother British in the previous season? Maybe that's how he's aware of it (although from his accent in "Time for a big art attack!" it doesn't seem like he spent any time in the UK)
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Twed on November 14, 2017, 06:09:48 PM
I don't know why I don't just look things up before posting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Attack#International_broadcast
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on November 14, 2017, 07:12:06 PM
The Art Attack reference completely took me by surprise too, as I assumed it was just a British thing. But many Canadians in that FB group mentioned how it aired in Canada, and they were surprised it was known outside of their country!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: SteveDave on November 15, 2017, 08:47:05 AM
anyone hook me up with the web episodes?

When I get home (possibly tomorrow) I'll try and share the Google Drive thing I've saved with all the web episodes on. There's 12 (I think) and they're all about 10 minutes long.

Now, can anyone help with getting episode 3 of series 2? The Facebook group have gone all legit by buying Canadian iTunes vouchers and setting up Canadian iTunes. Loosers.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: madhair60 on November 15, 2017, 09:58:20 AM
When I get home (possibly tomorrow) I'll try and share the Google Drive thing I've saved with all the web episodes on. There's 12 (I think) and they're all about 10 minutes long.

Now, can anyone help with getting episode 3 of series 2? The Facebook group have gone all legit by buying Canadian iTunes vouchers and setting up Canadian iTunes. Loosers.

Please do help. I really want to see that webseries
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Repeater on November 15, 2017, 11:43:22 AM
Thanks Steve.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on November 15, 2017, 12:47:34 PM
The place I've found the new episodes is linked from the show's subreddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/nirvannatheband

Repeater and madhair60, check your messages.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on November 18, 2017, 04:07:40 PM
That opening had me crying. With this show I'm either laughing harder than any other comedy series has made me, or I'm just smiling at how lovely the interactions are and all the brilliant little unexpected reactions from the public. Nice to hear some Boards of Canada too.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on November 19, 2017, 11:46:13 PM
Favourite episode of this series so far. Lovely stuff, and the bit with the crowd hounding Matt for his chips was hilarious. Someone posted this in the FB group, looks like Matt became known as "chipman" last year during that 420 festival: https://imgur.com/0lI8NNM
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: madhair60 on November 22, 2017, 10:17:06 AM
Luke Skywalker has vanished

"NOOOO!!"
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: SteveDave on November 22, 2017, 10:55:08 AM
The one with the Goldeneye tournament has been my favourite so far this series. The B-Day one just ended strangely. Maybe it was a reference I wasn't getting?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on November 22, 2017, 11:10:30 AM
Just a Breaking Bad reference with Matt being really melodramatic about keeping their "ban" a secret.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: SteveDave on November 22, 2017, 12:53:59 PM
Oh. I see. The hat. Hmm.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: madhair60 on November 22, 2017, 07:25:47 PM
Is episode 4 "available" yet?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on November 22, 2017, 07:31:50 PM
Is episode 4 "available" yet?

Reddit.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on November 26, 2017, 10:56:46 PM
HACK THE PLANET
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on November 27, 2017, 02:03:20 AM
I just had a big catch up watch from episode 2 onwards. The Mrs Doubtfire episode seemed like a Mrs Misfire, (tried too hard to go for the heart but ultimately didn't hit hard enough) and the GoldenEye tournament one was good but again a little bit weak (with too much emphasis on established videogames/drugs tropes that fell kind of short here, not to mention the predictable Rival1/Rivoli bit). There didn't seem to be any amazing reveals or twists that made the first season so incredible and head-scratching.

The ongoing saga of hacking into/under the Rivoli in the recent two episodes has been a lot more enjoyable and I'm hoping the rest of the season carries on more of an elaborate plot arc that keeps it interesting. I did love the 4/20 episode though, and the rotten banana bit with the closing shutter behind Jay was great. Also, "This is a bad day for the bird". Jay is freakin adorable.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Repeater on November 27, 2017, 10:11:58 AM
Was desperate to introduce the girlfriend to this, particularly to let her see The Buffet, so we watched episode 1 as an intro, then The Buffet. For me, this might be the best 20 mins of TV I've seen, legit. Touches my heartstrings. She liked it a lot too. Love this show. I'll get cracking on the new season.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on November 27, 2017, 12:52:46 PM
Gonna get some lemons. I’ll be back.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: imitationleather on November 27, 2017, 01:20:26 PM
Been firing through this the past couple of days. Always gave it a wide-berth because the title makes it sound like it'll be total shite.

imitationleather official verdict: Very funny. Would bang.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: madhair60 on November 27, 2017, 08:47:58 PM
Does anyone know if non-TV versions of the first series exist?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: kittens on November 27, 2017, 10:09:07 PM
The one with the Goldeneye tournament has been my favourite so far this series. The B-Day one just ended strangely. Maybe it was a reference I wasn't getting?

hat bit was a reference to westworld i'm p sure
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on November 28, 2017, 05:10:44 PM
Does anyone know if non-TV versions of the first series exist?

it is all available on the pirates bay in high quality

So anyone else sharing my above thoughts that the second and third episodes weren't that great? Or is that just me?

I will concede though, the Fresh Prince/Jazzy Jeff bit at the end of the GoldenEye episode was fucking excellent.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: SteveDave on November 29, 2017, 10:44:29 AM
All of this series hasn't had the same manic everything happening at once quality that the first series had. Apart from the Goldeneye episode.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on November 29, 2017, 11:58:44 AM
hat bit was a reference to westworld i'm p sure

Breaking Bad. They credited Heisenberg Theme.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: kittens on November 29, 2017, 05:38:02 PM
westworld
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Zetetic on November 29, 2017, 05:45:25 PM
^ -2
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on December 01, 2017, 12:35:08 PM

So anyone else sharing my above thoughts that the second and third episodes weren't that great? Or is that just me?


I'm kind of the opposite. I was a bit disappointed at first in The Book, but enjoyed The Buddy and The Boost more. It definitely seems like they're trying to fit more set narrative elements in per episode and relying less on the interacting with the public, the references etc. I'll definitely be going through all episodes again once the season's over as I reckon there will be other things I pick up on.

Do you reckon the hacker in The Banned was either a cast member or in on it at all? He was a fascinating chap!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on December 01, 2017, 10:10:58 PM
I reckon he was in on it, to an extent.

By the way, no episode this week. Back next Friday.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on December 10, 2017, 09:02:42 AM
Back again! This time it's the intended first episode of series 2. Odd for them to place it in between the banned stuff but still, really brilliantly funny and clever as always.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: selectivememory on December 10, 2017, 08:47:53 PM
Back again! This time it's the intended first episode of series 2. Odd for them to place it in between the banned stuff but still, really brilliantly funny and clever as always.

Yeah, that was one of the better ones so far this season. The talking head segments were especially well done, particularly Matt's ones. It is odd that they've been aired out of order though, as that felt very much like a season opener.

Loved how Matt resolved to never keep a secret from Jay again, when he's been doing that in almost every episode this season so far.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: SteveDave on December 11, 2017, 02:36:37 PM
Why are they showing them out of order?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on December 11, 2017, 07:59:21 PM
Why are they showing them out of order?
Viceland are acting quite bizarrely. Heard a rumour that they don't even want the show but are keeping it on to appease Spike Jonze.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on December 11, 2017, 10:57:26 PM
"A genderless burger experience."

Really enjoyed that episode, but it is odd that they showed it out of order because it had a lot of set-up theme-wise for where this series is going (has gone). Stupid Viceland.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on December 11, 2017, 11:13:36 PM
Yes, loved this episode. Between their take on Whose Line improv acting and Wahlberger camera talk they were on fire.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on December 15, 2017, 09:49:21 PM
Fuck Viceland...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRHlQfIX0AA8pw5.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Morrison Lard on December 15, 2017, 11:56:54 PM
This show programme is fucking glorious, loved the arse of this latest series.

The fact it's seen by pretty much nobody, and the channel that owns it also seems to hate it gives it a whacking great bonus mark too.

Best thing from y'onside of the Atlantic in years.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on December 16, 2017, 07:05:00 AM
Can you think of another non-network show that something like this has happened to? This seems pretty unique right?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on December 19, 2017, 10:53:01 AM
The Burger is a fantastic episode, one of this season's best for sure. The sneeze (I don't think that's enough of a thing to be a spoiler) was the finniest part of the episode, so fucking brilliantly edited in. Made me absolutely howl. I also wanna give props to whenever Matt burps, which seems to be a lot.

Okay, so, regarding the order in which the episodes are airing: even if Viceland can't be arsed with it, there's no logical reason why a channel or whatever would pointedly air the episodes out of order. If there was any feud then surely NTBTS would have just walked, or at least advised the fans to wait until they've all aired and then watch them in the right order? It honestly doesn't make any sense to me.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: SteveDave on December 19, 2017, 11:02:03 AM
"Because it's like...totally random? Yeah?"

Possibly.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on January 14, 2018, 01:20:05 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/nirvannatheband/comments/7q24vo/okay_wtf/
Apparently Viceland aired the finale a few days ago, without airing the penultimate episode that leads into the finale. I don't understand. What possible reason could they have for even waiting a month to air them? Fucking hell. Imagine having one of the best comedy series' of the decade and treating it like this.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: zomgmouse on January 21, 2018, 02:28:03 AM
Just watched all of the web series and loved it. Hoping to get into the show proper quite soon.

What is going on with the order of the episodes of Season 2? How many are there and what order should they be watched in?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on January 21, 2018, 09:36:26 AM
Here's shandy guide:

https://twitter.com/NTBTHESHOW/status/926904931033923584?s=09

What an absolute fucking mess.

In the interest of at least trying to be fair to Viceland, is it possible that the messed up order, and delaying of episodes is due to legal issues cos of the way the sailingng close to the wind way Matt and Jay make the show?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: ads82 on January 21, 2018, 12:00:51 PM
Have Viceland aired the final episode yet? I don't want to start watching the 2nd season until the episode has been aired then I can watch it the intended order.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on January 21, 2018, 01:26:04 PM
Have Viceland aired the final episode yet? I don't want to start watching the 2nd season until the episode has been aired then I can watch it the intended order.

Nope. And no word from Viceland about what is going on.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: madhair60 on January 22, 2018, 04:44:14 PM
RIP Viceland
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on January 23, 2018, 02:00:16 AM
Turns out that gravestone in the Halloween special was a bit optimistic. I hope wherever they go next will be as good with copyrighted stuff.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on January 23, 2018, 01:02:43 PM
A quote from Matt about this Viceland situation: "From our perspective nothing has changed with the news today. We have a three-season deal with Vice Studio Canada, not Viceland, and we're in the middle of production on the third season right now. Where it's going to air is obviously a question, but to be honest it's not one we're worried about right now."

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/television/nirvanna-the-band-the-show-lives-on-despite-rogers-pulling-plug-on-viceland/article37694577/
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Post by: rasta-spouse on January 23, 2018, 08:54:40 PM
This is great. Although I think it could be less referency. I was never sure who would win in a most gormless expression competition: Ardal O'Hanlon or Harpo Marx, but now I see its  Matthew Johnson by a mile.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on January 28, 2018, 09:55:48 PM
Mate. I just watched The Dirties, and wow, what a fucking brilliant film that is. The work that goes into the production here, where allegedly practically no scripted dialogue was used, every shot is straddling the line between deliberate amateurism and arthouse aplomb, and the finely tuned balance of light hearted comedy and deeply realised character drama, is just utterly remarkable. I am constantly dumbfounded by how talented a performer and director Matt Johnson is. If you're into the show and you've not yet seen this, I cannot recommend it highly enough. It's basically the exact same sort of thing. I loved it to pieces.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: madhair60 on February 08, 2018, 06:51:19 PM
Two-part finale tomorrow night in 'Murca
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on February 08, 2018, 06:51:54 PM
Two-part finale tomorrow night in 'Murca

Canada. ;)

Either way, about damn time!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on February 08, 2018, 10:53:57 PM
Considering they allegedly rewrote the episode three times during the editing, and it was only in the production stages a few days ago, this is especially great.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: zomgmouse on February 09, 2018, 02:18:11 AM
Mate. I just watched The Dirties, and wow, what a fucking brilliant film that is.

I've not yet seen this but do check out Operation Avalanche if you've not already! Super stuff.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: SteveDave on February 09, 2018, 09:12:41 AM
I thought "Operation Avalanche" stretched credulity a bit too far. How many cans of film were they carrying around to get all that footage? Probably me thinking too much. I liked it.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on February 09, 2018, 10:41:07 AM
Some people were saying Viceland actually aired the finale about a month ago. It's weird no-one's really talked about it since though - must be a completely different cut.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on February 10, 2018, 01:05:56 PM
DOES ANYONE HAVE A FUCKING LINK TO THIS OR WHAT
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on February 10, 2018, 01:51:38 PM
DOES ANYONE HAVE A FUCKING LINK TO THIS OR WHAT

Fraid not. The Reddit subforum seems to be the most likely place for them to turn up first, someone is waiting for them to be available via Canadian Itunes and is promising to upload them the moment they are.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on February 11, 2018, 11:30:10 AM
this is a total piss take
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on February 11, 2018, 12:06:41 PM
this is a total piss take

According to the official twitter account the itunes release has been delayed by a week. No idea why, the whole thing's all a bit of a gigantic mess.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on February 11, 2018, 01:03:12 PM
yeah, i saw that. it's a fackin' shitshow and no mistake. yesterday me and my pal were fully geared up to binge recap the whole season, watch raiders of the lost ark (jared said the finale references it hard) and the finale, but we just had to get drunk and watch trashy reality shows instead! so i'm blaming viceland for my life choices basically
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on February 15, 2018, 01:09:00 PM
Final two episodes are available on Reddit.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: madhair60 on February 15, 2018, 03:07:19 PM
Final two episodes are available on Reddit.

Nothing like a good feeling
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on February 15, 2018, 04:16:40 PM
brilliant finale. i love these guys to pieces. that fucking museum scene, man!

i also just got done watching the web series which is at times equally as good as the tv show, highly recommend it
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: rasta-spouse on February 16, 2018, 09:25:46 AM
So many great bits in the finale, especially the spray can antics. Also, the whole robbing the museum thing had me it stitches - it seemed so real (other than being able to smash a exhibit case with a phone). But it can't be real can it? How is this show devised?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: brat-sampson on February 16, 2018, 10:19:57 AM
Ok, I'm in. Someone's been kind enough to combine the whole 2nd season and in the correct order. First episode (i.e. Part 9, the Burger) is already killing it with the fake improv.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on February 16, 2018, 07:40:54 PM
That whole sequence from the museum to the sewers was amazing. Really worth the wait, and at least season 3 can't be too far off.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on February 16, 2018, 07:57:00 PM
Ok, I'm in. Someone's been kind enough to combine the whole 2nd season and in the correct order. First episode (i.e. Part 9, the Burger) is already killing it with the fake improv.

It really seemed to me that they went and took a real improv class and actually improvised deliberately well (Jay) and badly (Matt) amongst strangers. The way it's sketchily filmed through what looks like an opening in a door/jacket/bag adds to that. They play it naturally enough to pull it off, too.

That burger episode is fantastic stuff, on the whole. The cutaway scenes are so genuine, it's a completely convincing parody. "Magic buuurger! Magic buuurger!" The "genderless burger experience" jingle scene during the end credits is hilarious, too. The way the episode ends right on Jay burping as well, biggest laugh of the whole episode for me. The editing there makes for some perfect comic timing. They're real masters of their craft.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: brat-sampson on February 16, 2018, 10:35:39 PM
Oh, yeah, I didn't mean the whole scene was fake, but theirs was clearly designed to be Good vs Bad. Something about seeing people who know improv doing it in deliberately bad ways really tickles me.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on February 17, 2018, 12:47:05 AM
So many great bits in the finale, especially the spray can antics. Also, the whole robbing the museum thing had me it stitches - it seemed so real (other than being able to smash a exhibit case with a phone). But it can't be real can it? How is this show devised?

I love trying to work out what is fake and what's real. My original thought was that whole case containing the map was a prop that they'd somehow snuck into the museum and then proceeded to smash it open - so the people around them were probably genuinely reacting to the madness. The security guards that chased them I assume were actors.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: rasta-spouse on February 17, 2018, 01:07:13 PM
Quote
My original thought was that whole case containing the map was a prop that they'd somehow snuck into the museum and then proceeded to smash it open - so the people around them were probably genuinely reacting to the madness. The security guards that chased them I assume were actors.

After the case is smashed there's a bit where a guy in a green t-shirt with a paunch shoves Matt and says "don't move!". That seemed very real. But the security guard chase all the way to the subway was too perfectly timed.

Also, the bit where the old men are watching them spray paint on the roof. Which seems a pointless addition initially. But it sets up that fucking wonderful Fresh Prince of Bel Air gag, which is too good to have been improvised.

The whole "is this for real? thing gives the show a total edge, I haven't enjoyed something this much since the Eric Andre Show.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: SteveDave on February 19, 2018, 09:47:35 AM
A bit of a sad "What?" ending though.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: pancreas on February 26, 2018, 12:45:16 AM
Just saw the battle of the bands one. Laughing.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on February 26, 2018, 01:42:58 AM
A bit of a sad "What?" ending though.

Yeah I'm not sure what to feel about it. Is it sad or just ridiculous? I found the buffet one genuinely moving.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on March 01, 2018, 10:58:10 AM
Does anyone else think the massive delay in the finale airing could have been due to needing to make extensive changes to the show and Viceland not being in the position to do it for ages? I just think for how much they talked up the Indianna Jones comparison for so long it wasn't that similar so maybe they had to tone it down for potential new networks for the show that might have been scared of being sued to high heck.

Even if that is the case it still doesn't explain the messed up running order of the season which, having seen the whole season now, is even more frustrating. Watching it again in full in the intended order and I'm enjoying it a lot more.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on March 30, 2018, 01:01:02 AM
Only just got round to watching the final two episodes just now, I have no idea why, I was just waiting to be in a good mood to watch them in I guess. Anyhow, loved the first to pieces but whilst the second had it's moments I don't think it'll ever go down as an all time classic episode.

Also, I noticed this bit of vandalism whilst they were in the tunnels:

(https://i.imgur.com/M8hA7MT.jpg)

Which I guess Viceland must have missed...
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on March 30, 2018, 05:04:23 PM
I love the season finale. The show always keeps me guessing and the end scene was wonderfully uneventful and quiet. I also think the Fresh Prince bit Matt does with the spray paint can was amazing.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on June 19, 2018, 12:45:48 PM
Just saw this shirt film about the making of Operation Avalanche and the amount of work that went in to faking the Kubrick shots really amazed me.
https://youtu.be/Tpm5WJECSxQ

Also, to make this a bit more about NTBTS, there was this recent interview where at the end they mention they're trying to work something out with Netflix:
https://youtu.be/aZxjXC-ly_c
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: axel on July 24, 2018, 04:39:50 PM
So, where is the best place to see the second series of this at the moment? Thought the previous one was the funniest thing last year.
Sorry if this thread makes it clear but i am a bit thick.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Noddy Tomkey on July 24, 2018, 11:52:11 PM
I use Showbox who still present the episodes as they were aired, in the wrong order. The Reddit links have all dried up so you'll probably have to get a warrant. For a torrent.

Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: zomgmouse on July 27, 2018, 09:43:41 PM
There's still a few extant Reddit links if you do some digging, that's where I found the last two episodes anyway.
The others I found on openload which you can search using ololo.to although they're all out of order so you'll need to do a bit of renaming to fit the intended broadcast order.

Also:
I really love this show!!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on August 17, 2018, 02:23:46 PM
For those of you who aren't on the NTBTS Facebook group, this was posted there the other day.

I love how much work was put into this. How scrappy the finished product looks somehow makes it even more impressive to me. It's made me wonder how many more seemingly straightforward bits from the series took this much work, planning and effort.

http://trizvfx.com/banner-burn/

And Axel, did you get your hands in S02 in the end?
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ja'moke on August 17, 2018, 03:50:06 PM
For those of you who aren't on the NTBTS Facebook group, this was posted there the other day.

I love how much work was put into this. How scrappy the finished product looks somehow makes it even more impressive to me. It's made me wonder how many more seemingly straightforward bits from the series took this much work, planning and effort.

http://trizvfx.com/banner-burn/

And Axel, did you get your hands in S02 in the end?

That's fantastic.

I know there was a hell of a lot of planning and trickery that went into the Sundance episode. Man, I love this show. I wonder if we'll ever get that third season, which is apparently filmed and ready to go.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on August 17, 2018, 05:11:11 PM
Excellent.

I've rewatched the Star Wars one a few times now and even though I can still see how it would be fairly easy to fake it (overdubbing the dialogue onto Matt and Jay, plus the shot of them being escorted out of the cinema doesn't have any of the film in the background does it?) but it's still so well made and extremely cringeworthy to watch.

Matt Johnson a serious talent and even though I've mentioned it here already, if you've not seen it, seriously go and check out The Dirties, his film from 2013. It's brilliant.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on August 18, 2018, 08:43:24 AM
Yeah, NTBTS is a show that I reckon would be perfect for a DVD release with behind the scenes and commentaries. They packed the DVD for the web series with loads of extras, but I reckon one for the TV show would be amazing.

And yeah it's definitely made me want to rewatch the Dirties and Operation Avalanche.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on August 18, 2018, 01:21:02 PM
"Today's plan didn't work... and I'm gonna find out who's responsible. The guy who switched my paint for vaarnish, thinks he's real funny. We're gonna see how funny it is, when I got him strapped down in the chaair, with a hot poker up his aasshole... [poking motion with cigarette] Maybe he's one a' those sick fucks, laaughs at his own ass gettin' poked... but if naaht... I'll be doin' the laaughin' thaank ya very muuch..."

pissing myself just thinking about that scene
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: weaseldust on October 21, 2018, 12:53:39 AM
both series can now be watched on all 4!

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/nirvanna-the-band-the-show
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 21, 2018, 12:36:31 PM
Incredible news. Everyone go and watch this show, it's one of the best things I've seen in years. Easily up there with Jon Glaser/Delocated and Nathan For You.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: madhair60 on October 21, 2018, 01:34:56 PM
God yes please watch it. "The Bean" is one of my top five episodes of anything, ever
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 21, 2018, 05:47:17 PM
God yes please watch it. "The Bean" is one of my top five episodes of anything, ever

You should get one of these (https://www.redbubble.com/people/radiowave/works/32315793-pot-of-black?p=mug&style=standard&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=g.pla+notset&country_code=GB&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2YeOhf6X3gIVGuJ3Ch2PYALGEAQYAiABEgITwvD_BwE). I've got one and it's ace.

Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: madhair60 on October 21, 2018, 07:32:05 PM
Terrible drawing!

Edit: Matt is very off, Bird is pretty good though
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Ron Superior on October 22, 2018, 01:02:14 AM
And season 2 is on there in the correct running order!
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Led Souptin on January 08, 2019, 10:50:44 PM
new interview with the boys here. some news about season 3, spoiler alert it isn't very good news. but it's news. have some news

28:45 for the info

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIWMOMIdSdg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIWMOMIdSdg)

the whole thing is worth a watch even though the interviewers arent great and the questions are baaaaaaaaad ("who are the better canadians, you or matt stone and trey parker?") - wow.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: TwinPeaks on January 09, 2019, 02:56:50 AM
Ahh that's shit. At least they're still working on it a bit. Before Viceland ended I was sure we'd have had season 4 by now since they'd already filmed some of season 3 before 2 was even out.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: madhair60 on January 09, 2019, 09:14:55 AM
What's the news? Can't get sound atm.
Title: Re: Nirvanna The Band The Show
Post by: Led Souptin on January 09, 2019, 04:59:14 PM
production on season 3 stopped because of viceland not being a thing anymore.
they're working on it on and off, 2 episodes apparently finished but probably only 4 episodes for season 3 and no idea how it will be distributed.
i really hope they just crowdfund it, if they can