TV Series: Avenue 5

Blackrat

He Who Lurks Beyond The Veil
The first episode was a bit of disappointment. I was hoping for something more. But I’ll reserve judgement until the season is finished. It might just be a slow start.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Moderator
Staff member
I’ve heard reviewers who gave seen the first 4-5 episodes say the first is the worst of the bunch, largely because of the combination of the styles of the people behind the lens being constrained by the time limitations of the show.
 

Gladius Legis

Adventurer
Yeah, supposedly around the 4th episode is when the show begins to get itself together.

Armando Iannucci hasn't disappointed yet (Veep, The Thick of It, In the Loop, Death of Stalin, all of them fantastic). So I will be patient with this and give it a chance, even though the pilot was a bit of a mess.
 

GreyLord

Adventurer
Haven't seen it, but the trailer reminds me of Wall-E before they get the robots and everyone gets unable to walk.
 

Truth Seeker

Adventurer
I wonder why this was made, I wonder why HBO allowed this show to be aired.

The references made by others here, on the show's projection, are correct.

It was boring, stupid and truly shallow.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I wonder why this was made, I wonder why HBO allowed this show to be aired.

The references made by others here, on the show's projection, are correct.

It was boring, stupid and truly shallow.
Well, lots of shows are that, and they still get made.
 

Elodan

Explorer
I watched it twice. The first time I was kinda “meh“. The second time I caught a lot more of the subtler jokes and am looking forward to the next episode.

I loved, “Listen to the words I’m saying, not the tone of my voice.”
 

Blackrat

He Who Lurks Beyond The Veil
I loved, “Listen to the words I’m saying, not the tone of my voice.”
I too took notice of that line. It was the best joke of the episode, and delilvered in a very Laurie way. Reminded me of Wooster.
 
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cbwjm

I can add a custom title.
I watched it twice. The first time I was kinda “meh“. The second time I caught a lot more of the subtler jokes and am looking forward to the next episode.

I loved, “Listen to the words I’m saying, not the tone of my voice.”
Loved that line. I also like how he kept reiterating that it was more the paramedics that saved the day.

Also asking about Joe "Tell me it wasn't Joe."

"It was Moe."
 

Legatus_Legionis

< BLAH HA Ha ha >
I just wished a show like this was not behind a Pay-Wall/Subscription.

To pay for a subscription for just one show, to me makes no cent$ to my bank account.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Moderator
Staff member
My list of HBO shows I want to pay to see is vanishingly small. I can easily wait until my cable company does a free HBO promo, the shows are syndicated, or do without.
 

Gladius Legis

Adventurer
NO.

The only other show behind a paywall I would have liked to see is The Tick.
So you've seen every episode of all of the following then?

The Wire
The Sopranos
Six Feet Under
Veep
The Leftovers
Succession
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Barry
Deadwood
Boardwalk Empire
Chernobyl
Carnivale
The Larry Sanders Show
Watchmen
Westworld

And a few others I'm sure I forgot to name? I mean, I suppose it's possible, but if you haven't seen even a couple of those shows you could probably put your HBO sub to good use at least for the next month or two.
 

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