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Friends From College (Netflix) Movie • Page 2

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by iCarly Rae Jepsen, May 22, 2017.

  1. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

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  2. Whatjuliansaid

    News on once the clouds are gone. Prestigious

    In terms of individual characters I hope next season that Keegan is less allover the place allll the time, constantly messing up; it got annoying at times. He literally messed up everything, which I know is the point but it got tiresome. We get that he's a screw up but I think the point was overused.

    Also Billy Eichners character was way too underused and they tried so hard to make sure he wasn't a funny character. If he comes back, I hope that they've found a middle ground.
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  3. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    Billy could be in literally ever scene and I'd still say he's underused. Love that guy.

    I haven't watched this yet, but I'm sad to hear his character isn't "funny"
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  4. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

    I mean his character definitely does things that are funny, but overall he is one of the more serious characters
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  5. Signifire

    Headphones blaring three stacks Supporter

    Yeah I think they went out of their way to write Billy differently since he usually plays the same role in everything else (imo)
  6. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    Just finished episode 2, hardest I've laughed so far has been when that fucking Chekhov's Bunny appeared. So telegraphed
  7. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    Ok actually L. Ron Howard, and the dudes insistence that that was his name killed me. This show is super inconsistent, and they way it cuts between plot lines and characters feels like a sketch show
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  8. manoverboard365


    Oops didnt realize there was a thread for this....been posting about it in the Netflix thread.

    I loved this show, definitely the most I've laughed at a show in a long time. I get that the plot is a little all over the place, but I don't think it warrants the awful reviews it's been getting.
  9. imthesheriff

    Here I Am. So Glad You Are. Prestigious

    Them playing tennis was so absurd but I was crying from laughing
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  10. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

    Those scenes killed me.
  11. Garrett

    just looking for a little hope Moderator

    I think I've come around to the fact that I hate this show, and yet I'm six episodes in and feel like I should finish it because I'm a conpletionist.
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  12. tdlyon

    Pawnee Forever Supporter

    I liked it, but wouldn't go farther than that. The cast is great, with the standout surprisingly being Fred Savage for me, but it's just not that funny aside from the full episodes where the guys do drugs in the apartment and the wedding (Seth was great), and then scattered moments across the rest. Keegan doing the voices didn't make me laugh a single time, and the affair storyline, which really was basically the main plot of the show, was kind of odd. Wasn't sure whose side I was supposed to be on, if anyone's. Finale was pretty unsatisfying too, hoping they get a second season and bring closure on more stuff.

    I know this was overall pretty negative but I'm definitely glad I watched it, just found it disappointing as a big fan of the cast and most of Stoller's other work. Was hoping for more of a Happy Endings vibe than the dramedy that we got
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  13. chewbacca110


    All the wedding toasts had me losing it.

    "Orange is the new bridesmaid!"
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  14. bobby_runs

    where would i be if i was my brain Supporter

    This where I'm at. Should have just been a 100 minute movie.
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  15. Garrett

    just looking for a little hope Moderator

    I really hate that it glamorized the affairs by not telling us who to root for. Yeah, as the child of divorced parents because of an affair, my bias clearly had me leaning towards Cobie's character, and then she did the same. Idk. By having them both do it, the writing indicated that affairs are ok, and quite frankly, fuck that hypothesis.

    There are a lot of stories that can handle the destruction of an affair. This one did it horribly.
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  16. ECV

    Digging through garbage Prestigious

    I liked this season a lot but I feel like it would have worked better without the affair storyline. Sometimes I’d be laughing at or relating to something Ethan did, only for the very next scene to be he and Sam sneaking around about the affair. As others have mentioned, the morality of the show is kind of all over the place and it’s hard to get a feel for whether I should like these characters or not. That said, I thought it was exceptionally funny, I loved the cast, Fred Savage was *perfect* and I’m hoping it gets a second season. There was a lot of heart here and I think ironing out some of the kinks would make for a great series moving forward.
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  17. Kingjohn_654

    Longtime Sunshine Prestigious

    I watched the first episode. I don't get it. Such a talented cast and yet zero likable characters. Why does every show need to have a cheating storyline? And the characters are so pretentious that it hurts. The whole conversation about being above YA novels made me sick. Billy Eichner was the only thing I really liked about it. Friends From College makes me glad I never went to college out of fear that I'd be like any of these insufferable jerks.
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  18. Kingjohn_654

    Longtime Sunshine Prestigious

    Oh and I liked hearing that Pavement song. Does this show get any better at all?
  19. bobby_runs

    where would i be if i was my brain Supporter

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  20. Kingjohn_654

    Longtime Sunshine Prestigious

    Thanks. I was worried that my post was too much of a hot take, but sounds like I'm not alone.
  21. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

  22. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I love this show, absolutely loved it am already hankering for a new season
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  23. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    I want your stupid love Supporter

  24. trevorshmevor

    and use a pretty font Supporter

    Oh wow I completely forgot about this show
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  25. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious