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Avenue 5 [HBO / Armando Iannucci]

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    Feels like they wanna draw out the dual comedy-terror aspect for a bit but I don't think it'll keep the audience.

    Picking one side or the other is probably the way to go but I'm guessing they'll lose some audience from the side they don't pick.

    Maybe the series is stuck..


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,596 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Renewed for a 2nd season.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,579 ✭✭✭✭Welsh Megaman


    Something had better happen with that married couple who are always arguing, haven’t found them remotely funny so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,596 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    It has more negatives than positives for me at the moment and I think the only reason I am sticking with is the talent involved knowing they can produce good things.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭Venom


    Episode 5 was one of the worst things I've seen on TV in a long, long time :( Considering the talent in front and behind the camera, I'm at a loss at how god awful this show is turning out to be.


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,159 Mod ✭✭✭✭Wibbs


    I'd be agreeing with you V, but maybe it's going over much better in the US? It reminds me of an extended Saturday Night Live skit. Saturday Night Live is hugely popular in the US, but really doesn't translate beyond their birders. Any time I've watched it I found it as funny as murdering kittens. Even when real comedy talent is involved.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,038 ✭✭✭Unearthly


    I stopped watching after the 2nd episode. Doesn't look like it got better going by here. Shame


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,192 ✭✭✭✭B.A._Baracus


    I like it.

    You're all nuts :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭Venom


    Wibbs wrote: »
    I'd be agreeing with you V, but maybe it's going over much better in the US? It reminds me of an extended Saturday Night Live skit. Saturday Night Live is hugely popular in the US, but really doesn't translate beyond their birders. Any time I've watched it I found it as funny as murdering kittens. Even when real comedy talent is involved.


    I had a look on Reddit and a few other forums and the feedback seems split between some thinking it's the greatest thing ever made and a slightly larger amount thinking it's utter garbage :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    5: I don't know where this is going.. feels either abolsolute horrors or maybe.. nowhere


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  • Registered Users Posts: 60,596 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    I think I'm done after that episode.


    It has me wondering is it so bad on purpose with the talent involved it should be at least halfway decent, so are they making a show so bad just to see what they can get people to watch on name value alone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,579 ✭✭✭✭Welsh Megaman


    I enjoyed episode 5, just for the scenes with the stand-up comedian - not being allowed to tell any jokes, getting abuse/criticism from all angles. :D

    Noticed that Peter Baynham had a hand in writing that episode, he’s always on form when collaborating with Iannucci.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    6: Not sure what the point was but now I feel tired.. maybe that was the point :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,579 ✭✭✭✭Welsh Megaman


    God, the baby is going from a womb surrounded by bodily fluids to a ship surrounded by bodily solids.


  • Registered Users Posts: 86,380 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Renewed for a 2nd season.

    Is it doing well in ratings?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    hrmmm.. seems to be holding steady..
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avenue_5

    0.571 -> 0.500 -> 0.297 -> 0.275 -> 0.386 -> 0.371

    From what I remember, most shows take a dip in viewers at first.
    Three episodes left. I'd guess a lot will depend on how they've crafted the story.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    7: Awe that's not gonna end well.
    Guessing they'll do this eject-move just before the resupply shuttle gets to them then they lose Rav as their mission controller or she somehow gets standed on the ship up there with them.. with the resupply shuttle joining the orbit of everything else.

    Thinking I'll see the show through to the end of season one but see how things are shaping up before jumping into season two.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,579 ✭✭✭✭Welsh Megaman


    Enjoyed last night’s episode...Harrison ripping into ‘Fudd’, could get interesting now that Rav has gone into space.


    #papalpoop :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,988 ✭✭✭✭bnt


    Episode 8 is out in some locations... I have seen it, did not quite believe what I saw. “People are stupid” does not seem adequate.
    I thought Sarah had some kind of common sense survival instinct, but apparently not.
    :eek:

    From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch’.

    — Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    8: Well this is going all wrong!
    bnt wrote: »
    Episode 8 is out in some locations... I have seen it, did not quite believe what I saw. “People are stupid” does not seem adequate.
    I thought Sarah had some kind of common sense survival instinct, but apparently not.
    :eek:

    What they did :eek: Then the ending! :eek:

    One episode left in season 1


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,226 ✭✭✭Credit Checker Moose


    9 in total then?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,423 ✭✭✭✭TheValeyard


    I'm enjoying this so far. Not taking it too seriously and has its comic moments. Neelix is still annoying.

    All Eyes On Rafah



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,192 ✭✭✭✭B.A._Baracus


    I'm enjoying this so far. Not taking it too seriously and has its comic moments. Neelix is still annoying.

    "A hole's a hole"

    *edit*
    I feel I have to point out this is a reference to what the character said on this show because otherwise it would make me come off as really really creepy :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,579 ✭✭✭✭Welsh Megaman


    Talk about a headf**k of an episode, especially with the airlock :eek:

    Things set up very nicely for the finale :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,411 ✭✭✭kerplun k


    8: The end of that episode kinda reminds me of that COVID-19 thread on here at the moment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice


    9: Well. That's the end of the season. If they do another season.. well.. that ain't gonna go well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,411 ✭✭✭kerplun k


    It was very underwhelming, yet, strangely watchable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,019 ✭✭✭youcancallmeal


    Is there a 2nd part to Season 1!? Episode 9 didn't seem like a series finale at all. Overall seemed like a lot of wasted potential but not so bad I wouldn't watch season 2


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,596 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson




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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,058 ✭✭✭TheIrishGrover


    God I had forgotten all about this.



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