Candice: I’ve recently rediscovered a TV show that I used to watch, and am enjoying it again. I watched the whole of the first series of Episodes and really enjoyed in, lost season two as forget to series link it. But series three has just started and if by luck its found its way on to my Tivo box.
What is Episodes? Well the premise is too successful English writers who’s show gets picked up by an American network. They get transplanted to LA and then the fun begins as the complexities of making shows in Hollywood with big money and big egos kicks in. Matt LeBlanc plays a great caricature of himself as an arrogant, self centred actor who was once a big deal and now is not.
During the first series, every one fell out with each other, everyone slept with each other, and they all had fun playing the Hollywood game. At the end of series two the writers were so desperate to go home they were glad when their show got cancelled … but then for the start of series three they are pulled back into the fun as it gets recommissioned out of spite (Matt has landed a part on another show which another network).
The show is dry and subtle funny, I can’t believe some times some of the things they get up to, but it all feels plausible as we have all been told about how bad it is behind the scenes in LA LA land. The last episode I watched Matt found out his accountant had screwed him, he got very upset and was wingeing to the two writers. But they found out he’d only lost half his money, and couldn’t understand why he couldn’t survive in $32m!
Its my kind of funny and I look forward to getting the remote off the other half tonight and seeing what they have been up to this week.