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The improvement we were waiting for?


Please give your opinion of the last episode of the show, an improvement?

I personally thought, they really changed it for the better, not dull anymore.

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It was good enough to make me half-smile at one point. That's a better reaction than I've ever had before.

"I do not like bombs that go blam! I do not like them, Saddam-I-Am!"
- Wil Anderson

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I've liked all the episodes so far except maybe one...

#51"That's right, one can make all kinds of explosives using simple household items"

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I can honestly say I enjoy the show, and it's something to watch at 10 PM on a sunday...

The problems with it (partisan politics and personal opinion on world affairs aside) is that they're in the first episodes of the first season of a show in a genre already locked up by two powerhouse shows (The Daily Show and The Colbert Report) and they're trying so hard for every joke and every gag. They're just trying to get noticed and make a place for themselves. If they manage to do so and stick around for a few more seasons I think you'll see the show become more casual and relaxed and everything will seem more natural instead of forced and awkward, but as a newcomer voicing an unpopular opinion in a market that's already cornered by two (in my opinion) really good shows, I don't know that we'll ever see them get to that point.

But then again we'll see.

If nothing else it's a somewhat refreshing change, even if it ends up being fleeting. I mean, we get to see Dennis Miller on TV again. And it's so easy to make fun of the conservatives and George W. Bush, Comedy Central now has a show dedicated specifically to doing so. The point is it's been beaten to death and it's just boring now (at least to me, anyway). Honestly, I had my fill of making fun of George Bush during the 2000 season of SNL when Will Ferrell played him running for president against Darrell Hammond's Al Gore.

Now THAT was satire.

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If that was such a problem that certainly colbert report would have had issues getting itself established when it started seeing as daily show was at the height of it's popularity then. The issue this show has is poor writing.

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And its got Ann Coulter, can't have a good show with her.

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Can't have a good show with her. Whether you're liberal or conservative, she's pretty vile and self-righteous. If she was a character she might be funny though.

It's sad that even a real comedian like Dennis Miller was dragged down by the mediocrity of this show.

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She was playing a character: Vice President of the United States. She cannot act. At all.

"I do not like bombs that go blam! I do not like them, Saddam-I-Am!"
- Wil Anderson

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Can't have a good show with her. Whether you're liberal or conservative, she's pretty vile and self-righteous. If she was a character she might be funny though.


I'd say Ann Coulter is quite the character.

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