I have to add I didn't care much for most of SFU cartoonish dream-like sequences. And it's not like "they're not my overall taste": I'm very much into "Twin Peaks", as well David Lynch himself's and Takashi Miike's cinema, just to mention a couple names. The Costanzas would have definitely made a great spin-off. 1) George (by far) 2) Elaine 3) Jerry 4) Kramer (by far) Honourable mentions for supporting characters: Mr. and Mrs. Costanza, Banya, the Jon Lovitz one. Definitely my favourite character in the show. His scenes are the only funny ones to me, in some episodes. The one I mostly don't care much about is Kramer. To each his own, I guess. I really think he thought it out. If Andrew gets discouraged and quits, he accomplishes getting his revenge on him (you hear Fletcher talking to the audience and making fun of him, by saying something like "our drummer went a little too avantgarde"). Otherwise, he senses (in his mind, he KNOWS) he's going to be one of the great. Or, at least, he deems Andrew being his best shot at "discovering his own Charlie Parker". Therefore, while Andrew gets back, plays a great "Caravan", and then makes the audience go nuts with his drum solo, Fletcher knows he's going to be "one of the great's mentor", and that he's going to become a great media story, a "lovable villain", like Jo Jones was to "Bird". Just rewatched 01x13, and it's too bad they took it away. Glad to have seen before, now all the climax is much weaker. I agree with the previous posters: though the story clearly delivers, the current editing makes it not offputting at all, and it DOES risk to have weaker minds romanticize suicide. Visually, at least. Definitely her daughter, Jenny. That got disclosed just before the ending. Gotcha, it was "Judy", not "Lucy". Linda Cardellni's hotness probably drove me off a bit, character naming-wise. I didn't see it coming because I expected more. I first thought Judy would have been progressively unearthed as a pathological liar, keeping on lying on grief just out of human touch, most likely with a stalking/killing past not related to Jen's story and family. And, when they explored the miscarriages angle, I thought Judy would have gone full-on psycho by willing to replace Jen as the kids' mother, with grandma possibly coming to rescue. I know, that's a bit by-the-numbers itself, but isn't it really about how you tell a story, instead of what you tell? Just finished season 1. While the leads are really good, and the first half is filled with good black humour too, the story went a bit downhill and by-the-numbers. Not a bad show, at all, though a tad half-baked, and predictable in its plot devices. At the very end, Stanley and Phyllis ("I've been missing you", "Me too", something along those lines) One of the most popular ever, here in Italy. You know, it’s true what they say: women are from Omicron Persei 7, men are from Omicron Persei 9. I don’t think Patrick was particularly mean or obnoxious, when addressing to Otto’s dragging or rushing. When you play in a band, and you hear something’s definitely wrong with the tempo, it’s perfectly normal to stop everyone, and warn the one (or ones) you deem playing the song wrong. When a drummer drags or rushes in great amounts, ruins it all for everyone else. Of course poor Otto might be sloppy due to being a beginner, maybe even self-taught. But, hell, Patrick even encourages him, it’s not like he told him “you’re a failure, you can’t play drums for life, scram”. Scene subtextual meaning-wise, I think it just shows how Patrick is passionate and proud with what he’s doing, as shown when he insists getting back on the ice immediately, in hockey coach’s office. His will to bang the lead vocalist chick plays a role in it, of course. Sure, “Stentorian” is far from being the next big teenage band-thing; nonetheless, Patrick, at the time, wants it to be a source of bothfun and fulfilment. Well, the “Russian dolls” one was fun, as it was abrupt. Very Blackmirror-esque. Hoover's and Gandy's were fine. Tolson's made him look like he was in his 90s, and, as someone told before, suffered severe burns. If I'm not wrong, in Season 2 Kevin addresses having been defined "a taller Tom Cruise", before his acting career took off. I think Skye's behaviour is kind of lifelike. Teenagers are usually very self-centered (and, on some level, that's even ok for them to be, in that particular age span). And don't forget she's a really troubled and broken young individual herself. No wonder Homer Simpson needed donuts, though. Of course the Italian dubbing is bad, doesn't capture the spirit of the underlying humour at all (I watch everything in its original version, even if I don't know the language, and of course, in the latter case, if Italian or English subs are available). That's true for most sit-coms, both past and contemporary ones. Besides, I think a show like that appeals to people keen on mostly subtle humour, not exactly belly-cracking funny. And I can understand how Seinfeld might not be that popular here, there probably are cultural reasons (for example, people pointing out "not much happens" in most episodes, as well as "Seinfeld plots don't deliver a moral"). A show like Friends, for example, is definitely more universal, and appealing to a much larger crowd (outside the most educated areas of USA, at least).