Episodes 3 Seasons 2011

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Season 1
(30) IMDb 7.5/10
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Sean and Beverly attend a swanky dinner party at Merc's house where Sean falls prey to Matt's flattery and attention, while Beverly resists the star's charms and discovers that having Matt LeBlanc as an enemy is a bad idea.

Runtime:
28 minutes
Original air date:
January 16, 2011

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Season 1
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    1. Episode 1 Sean and Beverly are shocked when they arrive in California to discover that their erudite, stage veteran star has been replaced by the network with Matt LeBlanc.

    TV-MA 30min January 9, 2011
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    2. Episode 2 Sean and Beverly attend a swanky dinner party at Merc's house where Sean falls prey to Matt's flattery and attention, while Beverly resists the star's charms and discovers that having Matt LeBlanc as an enemy is a bad idea.

    TV-MA 28min January 16, 2011
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    3. Episode 3 Sean and Matt spend a day bonding together with a trip to Las Vegas, leaving Beverly feeling left out of her husband's new bromance and leading to a revealing confrontation between her and the star.

    TV-MA 30min January 23, 2011
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    4. Episode 4 Forced to rescue a drunken Matt from a seedy dive bar so that he won't drive drunk, Sean and Beverly take him to his ex-wife's house, where he visits his children, confronts the mess he's made of his life, and finds Beverly's attitude toward him softening.

    TV-MA 29min January 30, 2011
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    5. Episode 5 Matt invites both Sean and Morning, an actress with whom Sean has long been infatuated, to a charity event where Sean discovers the attraction is mutual; Beverly and Carol share a joint and commiserate about the men in their lives.

    TV-MA 30min February 6, 2011
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    6. Episode 6 Convinced that her husband's relationship with Morning is less than platonic, Beverly packs her bags and leaves the house, but gets into a car crash that has unexpected consequences for her marriage.

    TV-MA 29min February 13, 2011
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    7. Episode 7 In the Season 1 finale, deeply regretting an impulsive tryst, Beverly returns home to Sean as they wrap production of their series and prepare to return to London, but a final farewell between Sean and Matt takes a series of complicated and unexpected turns.

    TV-MA 30min February 20, 2011

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director James Griffiths
Supporting actors Stephen Mangan, John Pankow, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Daisy Haggard, Joseph May, William Hope, Lou Hirsch, Bruce Johnson, Genevieve O'Reilly, Rick Kissack, Edward Lemont
Season year 2011
Network Showtime
Executive Producer David Crane
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When Showtime was touting the new comedy "Episodes" for its winter line-up, a lot of the pre-press and advertising had to do with Matt LeBlanc. While I like LeBlanc, his presence in a new show was neither a particular draw for me nor a deterrent. However, I did tune in to give the program a shot and was pleasantly surprised that instead of purely a LeBlanc vehicle, "Episodes" featured a smart and savvy ensemble of actors in a delightful (and frighteningly believable) skewering of the entertainment industry. Most specifically, the show targets the creative and borderline insane process behind bringing a new television program to air. This surprisingly intelligent foray into scathing satire may not be the best program on the subject I've ever seen (try the uncomfortable awkwardness of "The Comeback," the blistering ruthlessness of "Action," or the of-the-moment imperative of "Grosse Pointe" as other possible candidates), but it is pretty on-the-mark!

What is intriguing, and quite appealing, about "Episodes" is that it combines the outrageous rudeness you might expect from Showtime with a droll British sensibility more in line with BBC. In fact, it is precisely this dichotomy that fuels the entire premise of the program. The season revolves around what happens when a successful and critically acclaimed British sitcom is adapted and Americanized for a stateside audience. The actual leads of the show are Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Grieg as the married co-creators of said sitcom who are enticed to Hollywood to helm the new interpretation. Playing as fish out of water comedy in earlier segments, the couple soon realize that compromise and capitulation are key in this new environment.
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When Showtime was touting the new comedy "Episodes" for its winter line-up, a lot of the pre-press and advertising had to do with Matt LeBlanc. While I like LeBlanc, his presence in a new show was neither a particular draw for me nor a deterrent. However, I did tune in to give the program a shot and was pleasantly surprised that instead of purely a LeBlanc vehicle, "Episodes" featured a smart and savvy ensemble of actors in a delightful (and frighteningly believable) skewering of the entertainment industry. Most specifically, the show targets the creative and borderline insane process behind bringing a new television program to air. This surprisingly intelligent foray into scathing satire may not be the best program on the subject I've ever seen (try the uncomfortable awkwardness of "The Comeback," the blistering ruthlessness of "Action," or the of-the-moment imperative of "Grosse Pointe" as other possible candidates), but it is pretty on-the-mark!

What is intriguing, and quite appealing, about "Episodes" is that it combines the outrageous rudeness you might expect from Showtime with a droll British sensibility more in line with BBC. In fact, it is precisely this dichotomy that fuels the entire premise of the program. The season revolves around what happens when a successful and critically acclaimed British sitcom is adapted and Americanized for a stateside audience. The actual leads of the show are Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Grieg as the married co-creators of said sitcom who are enticed to Hollywood to helm the new interpretation. Playing as fish out of water comedy in earlier segments, the couple soon realize that compromise and capitulation are key in this new environment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jamie on February 7, 2014
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I LOVE Episodes! It is smart, funny, clever and not your usual lame comedy formula show. Matt Le Blanc is hilarious and the two leads are perfect. This show is addicting. Prepare yourself for a marathon.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eiric Baardsen on April 5, 2012
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This is a wonderfully written and acted series in my opinion. The dialog is sharp and witty, the setting is the always glorious California and of course it starts Matt LeBlanc from Friends fame. I'm very happy to see there will be a second season and hopefully more to come after that.
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By eyduck on March 28, 2014
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Having lived in Los Angeles and suffered through the indignities of show biz, this series is so truthful it hurts. Want to know what the TV industry is like? This. It is like this. BRILLIANT performances from two of my favorite British actors, Stephan Mangan and Tamsin Greig. Smart, so well written, excellently directed... it has it all! I just loved it!
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By Katlaw58 on March 25, 2014
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This show was recommended to me by a friend, but I hesitated because I was never a huge Matt LeBlanc fan. However, this show has a great cast and witty, smart dialogue. Matt LeBlanc is funnier than I expected and the supporting cast is fabulous!
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By MIMI on March 11, 2014
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Funny, Funny, Funny, if you loved Matt in "Friends" you will love him in Episodes. Older but not wiser. Great
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Matt Le Blanc is adorable and he is charming and natural in this role. The rest of the show is just caricatures and stereotypes of Hollywood, with the exception of the writers...who seem to developed by someone who hates British people.
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