The characters are well drawn and believable. Shooting for the top before fizzling out or exploding. One last thing of praise. I am not shocked at what this profession has to go through and endure, all dignity put aside and pride to hide. Excellent show, can't wait for Season 2 because by the end of this last episode I was left wanting more and finally feeling intimately connected to each character.
Kudos you got it spot on. Eddie gets a job in a deli where he talks them into allowing an open mic night. Both are early in their careers and still working on material. Each of them has their own insecurities and issues and all of them apply those life choices and decisions to the material that they show onstage. Some great moments, yet sometimes bogged down a bit by stories better left unexplored and actors better left off-screen.
Showtimes hasn't announced mentioned whether or not Loosely inspired by real events and executive produced by Jim Carrey, the show hasn't exactly bombed, but it's not quite a home run either. We had to pay and complete an 8 week class, and then meet the standard in our 'graduation show' to be part of the team. This show can't do it. Stop filming with the 70's filter. The writing, the acting, the cinematography, the costume the sets. Club owner Goldie mentors the young comics with a combination of toughness and encouragement to further their chances at success. The writing shows a surprising sensitivity and nuance, and there's something about that plus the 70s setting that reminds me of Almost Famous.
Her relationship is absolute garbage, and evident as such immediately. And for those who have Showtime I can't suggest strongly enough how this series is worth your taking notice of. Neither of those offer who she truly is. I also read some complaints about the amount of smoking on the show--but I remember the 70s, and even through the 80s we lived in a haze of the stuff. Melissa Leo, Erik Griffin and Clark Duke are standouts. The professional humor is off the stage.
Because if the show can make itself seem relevant to today rather than like it is someone's hazy walk down memory lane where he or she remembers the drugs getting you so much higher and the love being so much freer than it actually was, there may be some hope. I got attached to majority of the characters and crave so much more knowledge on the characters backgrounds and future experiences. I find it odd that in an industry currently being bombarded with sexual harassment cases and the metoo movement going on that the proclivity for female nudity remains unchanged. I'm really glad I didn't let the 6. Distorted view of the 70's decor and fashion. There are gems in this show. Arriving with nothing they rent a room from the club manager.
As I never saw promotion for this series, I started watching it when I stumbled upon it one night during what was the 5th episode. Same show, same problems, same fate awaits it. Leave your hatred for the baby boomers at the door and you might end up having a good time. The show's raison d'etre isn't to only be funny; but, as a show about comics, it carries the water it needs to in order to make things belieable. However, premium networks like Showtime don't follow the same predictable schedules as basic cable networks, so really, the news could come at any time. Reconciling our past with our present. As a comedian of more than 8 years, I'm biased, but I would like to think that my observation and analytical skills mean something.
The only interesting scenes took place in the record company offices. I really hope that Showtime extends this show's run for a nice, long time. Only time will tell if he finds that voice inside of himself. Even if I hadn't looked at the credits, it feels like a full staff of writers are involved. The second season of Showtime's dramedy I'm Dying Up Here comes to an end on July 8, but will the network delve back into that world again? It's funny and touching examination of the lives of upcoming comedians masks the true magic of the show, which is to relate universal struggle all of us face in trying to realize our future potential while nurturing healthy relationships and balancing responsibilities right now.
The comedy club was probably in fact quite a dark smoky haze, but their is no reason that every scene, including outdoor shots, has to look like archive footage from the 70s. However there's something unexpected - because it's just hard to do - and that's to make it funny every week, and the writers of the show pull it off. To be honest, I approached it with pretty low expectations, so maybe that's one reason why I came away liking the show so much. Even the ones I don't like I'd like to know. There are serious moments and situations.
This is not the case though. It's actually a shell game, because it often involves telling something that seems deeply personal to distract from the fact that the whole story isn't being told. This is the real deal. This is an artfully crafted period piece that portrays the culture, the beauty, the struggles, and the joys of an American art form - stand-up comedy. Jokes on stage are just right -- some bad, some good, but obviously not yet professional, cause that's why they are at Goldies. Much of the misery in his life is self-inflicted and one wonders if he will ever make it big in spite of his talent. I love this show as I loved Roadies.