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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 15 May 2018 at 9:38am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Anyone else watching this? I'm enjoying it quite a lot.

I'm not used to seeing Bill Heder -- one of the funniest men alive -- playing a purely dramatic role but I'm glad to see he can seriously "stretch."
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Steve De Young
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Posted: 15 May 2018 at 12:40pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

As a fan of dark comedy, this show is as good as it gets.  I binged the whole first season, and am left eager for more.
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Trevor Krysak
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Posted: 15 May 2018 at 6:20pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Episodes seven and eight were quite dark. I'm curious how far they can take this character and series. It basically hinges on how long he can keep people from learning his secret(s). And in doing so that means more bodies. So does the show basically shift to him being almost a type of serial killer? Albeit one that kills only those who learn about his life.

It's a good cast and story. Henry Winkler is a stand out. But I'm not sure what they can do with this series long term. I'm on board for season two though.
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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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Posted: 15 May 2018 at 7:34pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

They have it on cable, here in HK, so I can enjoy it.
And it is a great series. Love Winkler a lot...

And it is my post # 5000 ! Yeah !
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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 16 May 2018 at 7:21am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Yeah episode eight...yikes. I agree with Trevor -- I don't know how this story can extend beyond two seasons. But I'm very eager to watch season two. 
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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 18 May 2018 at 11:05am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Yeah, I just finished episode 8.  What exactly are they going for here--a funny DEXTER?

I'm starting to think that the whole series is just an excuse for Bill Hader to show his acting chops.  (Hey, he's very good here!)
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 18 May 2018 at 12:01pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I have enjoyed the show a great deal. It is rather interesting to see Barry apply what he is learning in acting class to his unique life situation. Episode 8 definitely took showed the viewers how dark they are willing to get and I loved that they a leveraging Macbeth so much. One of my favorite plays.
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