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Finally, I saw a Weeping Angel that i really found horrific...


I had missed one episode of Sam Bee's Satire show "Full Frontal" and have just watched Episode 17 (the Brexit one)... One of the pieces dealt with Brexit and featured a cameo by David Tennant reading out loud scottish tweets to Donald Trump who had the gall to speak in Scotland (which overwhelmingly voted "stay" and wasn't amused in the least that the result was "leave"). At the end of this segment Sam appealed to the US voters to register and to go voting in November... and... whatever you do... Don't blink.
Then this picture appeared on screen.




Isn't that scary? :D


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You don't have missed out on much

It's right now the weakest show I know off in that kind of segment (Fake News / Satire) bordering on Stand Up.

I'd say her role is about comparable to her "correspondent" days at the Daily Show, with a slightly bigger spin towards "women's subjects". Some of it is still interesting to watch, just don't count on anybody being interviewed getting any serious questions. After all the usual suspects do not feature women's themes all that often. (Which is the reason i looked into it and still follow the show. Haven't watched Larry Wilmore once this year, his show was similarly flat and "personality based" but lacked a frontman of John Oliver or Colbert caliber)

The humor is meh... some laughs each show but there are better things. I like even Trevor Noah more than her and I'm almost finished with following the Daily Show due to lack of interest.

And her Blazer-style is worse than Angie Merkel's. She never looks comfortable in her own clothes and few of them look like they even fit.

The best thing you probably can do is look for some short excerpts on Youtube, which will very likely feature the better scenes / segments and leave out the boring / unfunny other three quarters.

Re: You don't have missed out on much

Thanks. I think I better give it a pass. doesn't sound like something I'd enjoy.

Re: You don't have missed out on much

No problem, Weeping Don was the first really extraordinary bit in half a year and that only because of the use of Dr Who.

Actually Sam's Show has a bit of another Canadian Pick I've just made from current TV... "Private Eyes", a Toronto based crime procedural featuring Jason Priestley of Beverly Hills 90210 fame. I DO like the series for its atmosphere and cast, but it is pretty "90-ish" and tame when compared to current US made series and even features more "romance" sideplots than Rosewood that already got lots of flak for its "distractedness"... And it doesn't even manage to want me to see them "get together"... (But then I watch mindboggling numbers of british crime procedurals and 3/4 of those have a 60/70es feeling to them like old "Tatorts" if not even older "charm")

Full Frontal is similar... it compares favorably to US satire programming from 15 years ago but is not quite up par to 2016 style programming...

Re: You don't have missed out on much

I never watched any of the things you mention (no, not ever Beverly Hills), but I don't think I'll watch Bee's show anyway.

Poor Canada though.

Re: You don't have missed out on much

Hey don't look at me, I surely haven't watched BH90210 either, actually neither the old one nor the 2010-ish revival ...

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