Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Garrett, Feb 13, 2005.
It starts tonight on FIVE at 8pm and there is an other on ay 8.30.
Not a fan of the show myself (loved Friends) but I think it will do very well for Five, not sure about a Sunday screening though but they must know their audience
Seen it through to ep17 (last week's in the US). It's pretty good, though not a patch on 'Friends' (ahem.... so the wife tells me )
The first 2 episodes are repeated Mon, 11pm if anyone missed it tonight. Not convinced that Joey's charecter can be expanded to fill an entire show in the same way as Fraiser. Can't see this one lasting. ow many jokes can you make about Joey being dumb or having sex with tons of different women?
I was expecting this to be rubbish, but I was pleasantly suprised.
It has a lot to live up to, but if they can keep this up they just might have a success on their hands.
I'm currently transferring tonights episodes from Sky+ to DVD-R.
Anyone know how many episodes are planned for this series?
Really loved this had some proper belly laughs in it, the other three main characters complement Joey very well.
24 episodes planned. As is the norm with US sitcoms.
Not bad but they need a couple of more characters say another male and another female. We need one dumb couple Joey/Sister = Joey/Phoebe, one unshure couple Son/new female = Chandler/Rachel and one controlling couple Superintendent/new male = Monica/Ross. This is SO Friends: LA.
I wonder if there is a husband of the Superintendent! although Joey's sister would know in the first place.
There is a hubby but he's never there. One of the funniest characters in the show is Joey's Agent, Stiffler's Mom. She steals every scene as she is just a female version, but funnier, version of Joey. The first few episodes are ok, hunour wise, it just takes time seeing Joey in new surroundings and different script writing taking place. The show does get funnier as it progresses, and the character played by Lucy Lui is a hoot; she does comedy quite well!
I enjoyed, but it will take getting used to the new set and new charachters, must admit his Sister annoyed me a bit.
Is that supposed to be the same sister who got pregnant at 16 that was in one Friends episode...? (cant recall which series!)
Also what film have i seen his nephew in... (paul Costanzo?) was it a teen movie.. sure it was!!!
Anyway, i'll carry on watching!
Dang, forgot about it. Will watch tonight.
I think he was in the sequal to Road Trip, the one were they went about Europe , also had that lassie that played dawn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, i think
No, wasnt 'EuroTrip' because i had the sense to avoid that film....
Although it may have been Road Trip.. which i actually quite enjoyed...
Rob get's the cigar for the correct answer.
yeah he's in 40 days and 40 nights as well. he is funnier in the movies than he is in joey, but i still like joey
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Just watching it now and it seems ok....isnt that Gina bird the one from the Sopranos?
Ye, Drea De Matteo worth watching Joey just for her
Thought the first 2 episodes were ok, will have to see how things go
Apparantly channel 5 are paying £450,000 per episode to air the series
Yep competition is normally a good thing until it ends up in a bidding war driving up the price and then the only winner is the distributer
I suppose the only positive is that it's less than the £700,000 (mentioned on a BBC website) that CH4 paid per episode for The Simpsons.
I warmed to Joey more than Friends which ran for about 8 series too many. I will watch again this weekend. My bird liked it too, said it was better than later Friends but not as good as the early stuff.
Have to confess, that this is actually pretty funny, as comedies go. Yes, there were some occasionally stupid humour that fell flat, but for the most part, is was actually pleasantly humourous!
I know British (newspaper) critcs gave it a roasting, but I think that this will do well, if viewers give the show a chance. Drea De Matteo is okay, but just as annoying as she was in "The Sopranos", so I'm not so keen on her character. (It's her accent. It just drives me up the wall!)
On the plus side, Five will be celebrating. Even though they are paying £450k per episode, Sunday night's ratings were over 4 million for the whole 8-9pm time slot, giving Five one of their highest ever ratings! When the total ratings comes in, for those who recorded the show, and those who watched/recorded the Monday night repeats, I should think that that figure should go past 6 million quite easily!
Now, I'm just going to have to try "Two And A Half Men" next Sunday night at 8:30pm, which has Charlie Sheen in it! This went down well in the US, so I'm hoping it will live up to the hype, just as "Joey" has!
If you liked Joey you should like this. Charlie Sheen was a good choice for the character. I watched it on Paramount last year and whilst its not the funniest thing I've ever seen I am going to watch it again on Five. Hope you enjoy
It's a solid US sitcom, well known lead actor with the usually style of plots, funny if you like that sort of thing.
Paramount did an excellent presentation of the first season last year and it became a regular on my SKY+ planner. Second season is more of the same, I would expect Paramount to show that sooner rather than later.
Does anyone know if these first two episodes are going to be repeated again before the next one on sunday?
Where the hell did this spring from? I didn't even realise it was on and I missed most of the first episode because of it. Then I missed the repeat because I didn't think Channel 5 repeated anything.
This series has gone completely under the radar and I'm surprised by Channel Five's lack of promotion! While catching up on my TV viewing I was watching 24 repeated on the Monday before the Sunday that Channel 5 were showing the first episodes of Joey. During the advert break I saw quite a long trailer for this and it didn't mention it's going to be on in six days' time, no it said coming soon. I'm quite about this because I don't like to miss any episodes of a season that I want to watch! Bloody Channel 5.
Rant over, sorry.
I'm genuinely shocked that "Joey" went under your radar! It's been promoted so frequently on Five, that you really shouldn't have missed it. It's also been advertised on bus shelters, giant billboards, in magazines, and even on the radio!! You can't really blame Five for missing something like this, when they have practically trailed it to death! Heck, you even had people on this very website reminding you it was on Five soon, and even about 12 hours before it aired!
If that isn't enough, may I politely recommend you invest in a piece of TV Guide software called "DigiGuide", which is really brilliant?! Failing that, maybe a quick visit to the opticians might be in order?
I really enjoyed this weekend's episode. Some of it was a bit predictable but funny nevertheless. I think this is one I will put into my "routine"...as for Two and a Half Men...I think I need to give it another go, Charlie Sheen seems to be wasted (not in the drunk/drugged sense) in this.
The viewing figure for the first 2 episode of Joey were record breakers for FIVE but dropped drastically this week. Yet I enjoyed this weeks episode more than last weeks.
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