Don't listen to the negative reviews
All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.
It is a whirlwind of delight --- attractive actors, stunning couture, spectacular sets and outrageous parties. It's a feast for the eyes. But what really makes this dramedy work is the acting.
Love the show normally, it's very funny. Hope they don't continue on the musical path.
I like the premise of this show-where they divide each episode up into four separate stories involving different members of the Short family. I like the "different" way it's filmed, and no laugh track is used or really needed. The situations they use are mostly funny. People can criticize it for its occassional use of sexual innuendos, but I think a lot of sitcoms use those these days. This is one of the best new comedies.*** out of ****
I have the flu. No not just flu, it is now serious man-flu. Yesterday I discovered Life in Pieces and due to the fact it had my favourite actor from my favourite show from the 60's, Marcus Welby MD.Actor was James Brolin who just happened to also be in my favourite movie from the 70's, Capricorn One.So I set off watching the 22 episodes of this comedy about a slightly dysfunctional family. The acting was top notch and it reminded me of "Soap" from the 70's.Looking forward to season 2 although I think this time I might not watch the 22 episodes in a row.
The previews of this series looked good. One short clip being quite funny. A couple of the interactions between cast members made both myself and my wife laugh. Unfortunately, that's where the funny ended. The show itself is crass and attempts (and fails) to rely on 'base' humour. There is nothing funny in this show that I have seen yet. It's a knock-off of another unfunny show, Modern Family. Where Modern Family fails, Life in Pieces fails more, despite a great cast of excellent actors.The use of various body parts as a source of humour should even not be part of any show, yet Life in Pieces relies on this as it's main source of jokes. Situations that don't bear any resemblance to reality are also featured heavily. Again, failing to deliver even the mildest smirk from myself or my wife. We finished the show (unfortunately) and retired to sleep completely disappointed with the latest 'big hit' from the land of rubbish. The last good show to come out of Hollywood was MASH, we have since had to endue dribble.Had IMDb enabled me to rate this as a zero, that's where it would be. That's 30 minutes of my life I'll never get back. I don't recall enjoying a show less. I may sue.