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Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

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Four freshmen try to make the grade at an Indiana college and plunge into fraternity life in this campus comedy set in 1986. The opener introduces the awkward young men, who arrive at the Omega Sig house and are shown the ropes by a pledge recruiter (Callard Harris). Kelly Blatz, Drew Seeley and Tim Meadows also star.


TBS ordered 10 episodes for this 1st season.

Special Guest stars:
D.L. Hughley
Gina Gershon
Michael McKean
Brad Garrett
Cheri Oteri

Hughley, Gershon and McKean are all recurring characters.

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Old 11-16-10, 03:41 AM
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

I'm a sucker for College themed comedies, so I will give this a try.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

I'll check this out -- primarily for the 80's setting. Hopefully it's better than the short-lived That 80's Show from several years back.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
I'm a sucker for College themed comedies, so I will give this a try.
Especially ones set in the 80's. I'm so there, totally! Awesome!
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

I'm mixed. I like the idea of an 80s themed college show, but the clips I've seen just don't have that 80s feel to me. 80s are sort of a problematic decade to represent... shows/films either go over the top with the 80s styles/references and make it a parody of the decade of sorts (The Wedding Singer, Hot Tub Time Machine), or they underplay it to the point where it barely feels like the decade at all (Adventureland). It seems like this show is the latter with a little bit of the former.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

I'm looking forward to this.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

Watching this right now. Its been pretty good so far I'd say and I can see myself sticking around for the season. To me it feels like they've captured the 80s decently without totally over-doing it.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

I like the kid from the AT&T commercials, Frigo from Adventureland. I'll stick the season out.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

Complete and utter shite.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

Alright, just finished watching and I'm not going to beat around the bush, that was fucking terrible.

Didn't laugh once. It was just filled with recycled elements from other college themed shows/movies. Besides using alot of 80's music and some cheesy 80's clothes, it didn't really even feel like the 80's.

The one annoying cliche was the lead kid liking the cute girl, who has the dickhead boyfriend. How many times has that been used before?

I can already say that I hate that really short dude, Eli, the virgin masturbator.

I'll give it 1 more week, but that was a pitiful start.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

I forgot to DVR this -- don't think I'll bother searching for when it airs again.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

As a "Greek" fan, I didn't have high hopes for this show. Watched the first few minutes and then changed the channel. Yea, I didn't give it a chance.


And then later on while channel surfing, I turned it back to this show and it was the Asian nightclub scene. Ok, I'll admit I was laughing pretty hard at that part, since I'm Asian. But then I turned the channel again.

For college themed TV comedies, Greek is it.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

Jesus Christ, could TBS leave more shit up on the screen during the show? It felt like I was watching a screener. I won't be back. To the network or the show.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

Originally Posted by MLBFan24 View Post
As a "Greek" fan, I didn't have high hopes for this show. Watched the first few minutes and then changed the channel. Yea, I didn't give it a chance.


And then later on while channel surfing, I turned it back to this show and it was the Asian nightclub scene. Ok, I'll admit I was laughing pretty hard at that part, since I'm Asian. But then I turned the channel again.

For college themed TV comedies, Greek is it.
Yeah if your looking for a college themed 1 hour dramedy, rent Greek or watch it on Hulu. Good looking girls and compelling characters. None exemplified here. It's no wonder TBS was never known for developing good original shows.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

I missed this show last night. I'm willing to give it chance. Does anyone know if there is going to be an encore airing of the pilot?
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

Yes, 4 re-airs

Saturday 12:10am on TBS
Saturday 11:00pm on Tru TV
Saturday 11:55pm on TBS
Next Tuesday at 12:00am on TNT

I'll give it one more whirl and see if it gets any better next week.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Yes, 4 re-airs

Saturday 12:10am on TBS
Saturday 11:00pm on Tru TV
Saturday 11:55pm on TBS
Next Tuesday at 12:00am on TNT

I'll give it one more whirl and see if it gets any better next week.
Thanks for posting. I usually give new shows a few episodes to see if they worth watching for an entire season.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

Thought it was pretty horrible that one of the characters was wearing a "Cahallan Auto Parts" t-shirt when they announced to the pledges that they were receiving a bid. I didn't realize Tommy Boy came out in 1986. Even worse was the fact that they edited out the words on the shirt in the very next scene.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Alright, just finished watching and I'm not going to beat around the bush, that was fucking terrible.

Didn't laugh once. It was just filled with recycled elements from other college themed shows/movies. Besides using alot of 80's music and some cheesy 80's clothes, it didn't really even feel like the 80's.

The one annoying cliche was the lead kid liking the cute girl, who has the dickhead boyfriend. How many times has that been used before?

I can already say that I hate that really short dude, Eli, the virgin masturbator.

I'll give it 1 more week, but that was a pitiful start.

Wow. And you like everything.

I liked it. It's certainly not the funniest show, but I found it mildly entertaining. Maybe it's my age.

The non-sequitur was the cops having tasers.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

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Wow. And you like everything.

I liked it. It's certainly not the funniest show, but I found it mildly entertaining. Maybe it's my age.

The non-sequitur was the cops having tasers.
I like everything? C'Mon man. Give me a little more credit than that. Are you trying to give me a hard time because I like Hawaii Five-O, One Tree Hill and Blue Bloods more than you (I know you don't watch most of the shows I post about) ? but if something isn't great I will say it. This show's premiere blew. And I wasn't happy with some recent episodes of Glee and you saw my comment about The Event from Monday.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

I've just never seen you say something is "terrible," "fucking terrible" no less. That's far more demonstrative than "isn't great."
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

Boy, did they need a continuity editor. Some things I noticed:

Talking Heads "True Stories" wasn't released until October 1986.

Hand Tasers weren't developed until 1994.

Grocery stores would not have sold videotapes in 1986, and certainly not for $14.95 each.

Anyone else see any other anachronisms?

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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

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Saturday 11:00pm on Tru TV
as a new Forensic Files fan, I'm truly pissed that this POS show bumped this Saturday's episodes.


someone opted to air Glory Daze over Forensic Files. WOW.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

It was alright. Way to many similarities to 'Greek', but I'll continue to DVR it. Kevin Nealon is on next week, so I won't be missing it.
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Re: Glory Daze -- New TBS Series -- "Pilot" -- 11/16/10

it took a few minutes to get going, but once it did i thought it was pretty terrific. liked the characters and the jokes worked. will def. be sticking around.

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