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"the black donnellys"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by shockey, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    other than the fact its replacing "studio 60," there was plenty to like about its premier episode tonight.
  2. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    It was okay. None of the brothers looks older than 19, and it was tough to watch what was basically a show about a bunch of small-time hoods without knowing they (led by Michael . . . err . . . TOMMY) would somehow "rise to power." I would have liked to see it take longer; trust the audience, build a narrative, take it easy. Instead, it felt like they blew every idea in the (predictable) first episode.

    I really did like the casting of the assassin from Scarface (you DIE, motherfucker! Look at you now!) as the enemy. And while I wasn't nearly as impressed by the show as Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly were, there is potential.

    Of course, I'll check it out again next week just to see where it goes from here. I wanna see how they depict these small timers as the local kings, gaining in power.
  3. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    way over the line of mellow-drama. i don't say this often, but lighten up.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    If I watch it, I'll be condoning NBC's shoddy treatment of Studio 60 and supporting its successor. So no Black Donnellys for me.
  5. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    You've got principles, BYH.

    I hate principles. [channeling Lou Grant]
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    If you didn't watch it tonight, you can catch the pilot this Thursday night at 10. That's right, they're bumping ER for a second showing of the debut episode.

    I know they re-aired the Studio 60 pilot on Bravo, but I don't recall another showing on NBC. If I'm wrong, please let me know.

    It just seems to me that NBC wants Studio 60 to fail. Why do that?
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    If you wanna know where principles get ya, read the thread about turning down a menage a trois.

    As for the Donnellys, I enjoyed it. It's pretty much right up my alley since I love these types of stories in film (The Departed, anyone?).

    First hour into the show and you already didn't want Tommy to go down that road. I think it's going to be an interesting ride. And hopefully we can get some gratuitous half-naked Jenny in there somewhere.
  8. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Here here.
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Note my latest post:
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Good for Sorkin for getting that clause. Stick it to those bastards.
  11. donnie23

    donnie23 Member

    This is a cautionary tale from Studio 60, though: if the show takes too long to spoonfeed the storyline to the masses, they'll click away. I don't like it either, but sadly for Studio 60, this might help the young Irishmen survive.
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    who am i to argue?
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