Hello Ladies: Season 1 1 Season 2013

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Series Premiere. English transplant Stuart Pritchard (Stephen Merchant) is a web designer who owns a house and has an attractive tenant named Jessica (Christine Woods), a struggling actress and aspiring web-series writer/director.

Starring:
Stephen Merchant, Christine Woods
Runtime:
30 minutes
Original air date:
September 29, 2013

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Genres Comedy
Director Stephen Merchant
Starring Stephen Merchant, Christine Woods
Supporting actors Nate Torrence, Kevin Weisman, Sarah Wright, Kyle Mooney, Sean Wing, Reece Caddell, Irene Choi, Danielle Cloutier, Amanda Jane Cooper, Jordan Hampton, Mary Pat Farrell, Molly McQueen, Nicole Fitzgerald, Andy Hnilo, Lee Kholafai, Katie Malia, Amelia Morck, Jo Newman
Season year 2013
Network HBO
Producers Dan Kaplow
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Customer Reviews

Very funny show...loved the characters.
Rocky D
I'm sure someone out there would probably like this show, but for me it was just too painfully pathetic... and not in a good way.
Brett H. Pokorny
Great writing, great characters, great cast!
Kristen R Murphy

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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Mister Bonely on February 16, 2014
Format: DVD
How was this cancelled? It had all the aspects of what I'd expect to be a fairly popular show.
Sure, it's not for everyone, I suppose, but no show is.

I've been waiting for Merchant to do a show like this, that he's at the center of, separate from Gervais, and this was the answer to my prayers. If you've watched his Hello Ladies tour DVD, you'll notice a bit of the ideas mentioned during his stand-up are incorporated into the show (like the annoying child and loquacious woman at the wedding).

I loved watching the deluded Stuart attempt to romance ladies that, for the most part, just weren't 'into' him. Sometimes it was cringe-worthy and sometimes his character was 'mean', but, by god, it was enjoyable! I was watching it on the subway, and often found myself unable to suppress my laughter. (Some of the comedic moments were so unexpected!)

There was so much more that could've been done!

It was cancelled too soon, I think. Far too soon. If the ratings weren't good enough, I bet they would've improved by Season Two. I have no clue how they're going to wrap it up in one special..
I'll be sorry to see this show go.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Andrew K. Johnson on May 28, 2014
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Funnier than I expected, the Gervais/Merchant brand of humor is getting a bit predictable but this effort of Merchant's really stands out. The structure is classic sitcom, not the usual edgy programming expected from HBO. It is a basic sitcom format with the usual characters, his relationship with his lodger is predictable and unbelievable. The writing is above and beyond most comedy currently on TV. His acting is not bad actor and the strong supporting cast definitely helps him out. Safe but well written and performed. If you want to good laugh it will not let you down.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By julia on November 13, 2013
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Love Stephen Merchant. Loved him on Extras and was waiting for someone to give him his own show. Of course, it would have to be HBO. Nobody else out there seems to recognize new talent!!! This is a funny show. I tuned in because of Stephen, but all of the characters are really excellent. Thank you so much HBO for giving him a chance. Can't wait for "Season 2"!! Also hope HBO will do something with Taylor Williamson! He'd be great in a sit com or a couple of stand up specials!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Canyoneer on August 2, 2014
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I'm surprised HBO cancelled this show so quickly .... but I can understand why "Hello Ladies" wasn't quite the home run we might have expected.

First let me say I like the show overall, (but I do have some reservations which I'll soon explain), I've always enjoyed Stephen Merchant's cringe-inducing humor and he doles it out in massive quantities here. I also like the supporting cast, although I felt some of the characters were under-developed. (Christine Woods as Jessica was the standout; she could carry her own show, imo). But that trademark acerbic Brit sense of humor ... that might be one of the problems audiences had with embracing the show.

My feeling is that Merchant and his show would have worked better on the BBC. There's something about the dark cringe humor that didn't seem to work so well when transported to sunny LA. It's as though there's a collision between US and Brit humor; the one doesn't always complement the other. At times it seemed as if Merchant was acting in one show and his US castmates were acting in another. That's my take, anyway

Speaking of Merchant, he might have been a drawback to the show as well. While he's gifted behind the scenes, I wouldn't necessarily build a show around him (he, as the series creator, obviously had a different opinion, lol). I found him somewhat cold, almost reptilian in a way. While he played the awkward situations well, I couldn't warm up to him. I think Merchant is better suited to supporting roles, where his aloof, eccentric onscreen persona can be absorbed in smaller doses. (In a similar vein, "Seinfeld's" Kramer was a classic supporting character -- but would you build a series around him?)

Still, I think HBO should have shown more faith in the show.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Steve on November 11, 2013
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So far I have seen the first 7 episodes, and this has slowly become one of my favorite shows. Hello Ladies has made me cringe, cover my face with my hands, and also laugh out loud. Merchant creates these incredibly awkward moments every episode, and it is wonderful. If you are familiar with The Office (U.K.), you should enjoy this series very much.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Pound on June 26, 2014
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Well, if it has to do with Steven Merchant, it has to be good. I really like his sense of humor, so I thought his show deserved five stars. I am just sad that there is only one season of "Hello Ladies." Boohoo
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth L. Rodino, M.D. on December 3, 2014
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This HBO comedy series is about an awkward and self-absorbed Englishman, named Stuart Pritchard, who is a web designer who has relocated to Los Angeles. Stuart Pritchard, who is played by comedian Stephen Merchant, labors under the delusion that he has special prowess with Los Angeles ladies, especially models, hence the name of the show "Hello Ladies." The fundamental problem with Stuart is that he is continually trying to advance his own agenda at the expense of his friends, and this rapidly becomes apparent to everyone around him. Fortunately, in the last episode of the series, Stuart finally does the right thing, and transforms himself into a standup guy, by forsaking a night on the beach with his new model friend Kimberly, to comfort and console his longstanding struggling actress friend Jessica, who has just received some devastating career-related news. "Hello Ladies" is a funny, clever, and often poignant show, and I found the exploits of Stuart Pritchard and his crew to be exceedingly humorous and entertaining. In addition, the many scenes of Los Angeles at night are spectacular, and the soundtrack is absolutely outstanding! Best regards, Ken Rodino, M.D.
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