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Old 01-15-12, 04:09 PM
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House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

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The owner of a major sports franchise in Arizona is going through a messy divorce, so the Pod flies to Phoenix to help him over the rough spots. Meanwhile, Jeannie hooks up with a former flame, but cools things when she discovers his ulterior motives; and back at home, Roscoe's penchant for cross-dressing continues to ruffle feathers at school.


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Old 01-16-12, 04:30 AM
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

This episode was alright. I didn't like it as much as the 1st one. Most of it was really predictable, especially that whole divorce with the basketball team owners.

I did like them opening up with the really over the top sex scene with Marty and Monica. Kind of funny the episode title was based off that one scene.

at Doug being so lame in his encounter with Cat Deeley. Of course he jizzed in his pants.

at the last scene when Marty's son asked...."Hey dad, what's a fudge packer?"

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Old 01-16-12, 09:08 AM
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

Show was totally lame save the opening scenes. Marty's ex-wife is way hotter than whoever the blonde is on his team which I think is a flaw on this show. I also don't buy the guy with the goofy hair and sideburns as being a high powered consultant. So to summarize: Don Cheadle and his ex-wife are the only interesting people on the show.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

I liked this more than the pilot simply because it made me laugh. It's still far from a great a show though.

And I really don't get how Marty is supposed to be brilliant. Nothing he says is brilliant in any way whatsoever.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

Yes, he always talks about Powerpoints and stuff. Thats his brilliance.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

I enjoyed this one more than the pilot. I think this show is slowly growing on me now. First episode was all Don but this was more the team and i like how they interact with each other.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

We need to have a simple counter/marker for people who don't watch the show, but want to know... Kristen Bell - naked or not naked.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

^ I'll save you the trouble: It's not gonna happen.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

I don't find her attractive anyhow.

As for the show, I remember the thread where this show was announced and wondered what you can really do with a show based on consultants. Looks like I was right to wonder.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

Giving it one more week.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

This show really is just average. Too bad, I was hoping for something good because I like Cheadle, Bell and Jean Ralphio.

I'm giving this one more than a fair shot because of the cast and because it's sandwiched between Shameless and Californication... I hope it gets better as we get more accustomed to the characters.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

I really don't like this show. I don't believe he is this super salesman. The writing is terrible and I hate them explaining the "lingo" which is nonsense anyway. No one speaks like this. His son is a caricature too and is horribly handled. What does his team do exactly but just reinforce just how awesome Don Cheadle is? I too find Kristen Bell unattractive, she is cross eyed & has the personality of a box of hair. She does NOTHING on this show. That part can be played by any blonde. I will not watch it again.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

I had to google Kristen Bell. The only movie I know her from is Fanboys.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

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I had to google Kristen Bell. The only movie I know her from is Fanboys.
I would LOVE to google the hell out of Kristen Bell...
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Re: House of Lies -- "Amsterdam" -- 1/15/12

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We need to have a simple counter/marker for people who don't watch the show, but want to know... Kristen Bell - naked or not naked.
Ahhh, so you just watched the 1st episode last week during the Showtime free preview and didn't subscribe, so you just want a nudity update huh?
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House of Lies -- "Microphallus" -- 1/22/12

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Re: House of Lies -- "Microphallus" -- 1/22/12

Its crazy how quickly I lost interest in this show.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Microphallus" -- 1/22/12

Yeah....This show isn't nearly as clever as it thinks it is.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Microphallus" -- 1/22/12

I liked this episode a little better than last week, but I do admit they are getting a little too cutesy trying to make Marty so smart and clever. Him drawing diagrams all over those people and moving them around was a bit much. Nice to see Alan Dale on this as well as Once Upon A Time in the same night.

They did try to give a little backstory on Marty with the anniversary of his Mother's death with the hallucination and chat with his Dad.

I did chuckle when he positioned the client's wife to stare at his dick. Although that was kind of stupid and that whole encounter at their house was fucking weird.

I don't know what the hell they are doing with his son. Now he's a pastel wearing cross-dressing bi-sexual?

I do like some of the outrageous stuff like the Pilot had, which alot of you didn't like. But, I have to admit that they need to develop the characters more including Marty's team.

to no sign of Dawn Olivieri.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Microphallus" -- 1/22/12

This show is brutal.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Microphallus" -- 1/22/12

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being "full frontal"... how much Kristen Bell did we see?
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Re: House of Lies -- "Microphallus" -- 1/22/12

10!!!!!! Oh i mean negative 10. She's barely in this show i highly doubt there will be any nudity from her in season 1.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Microphallus" -- 1/22/12

She got her feet sucked. Yes, thats how bad this show is.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Microphallus" -- 1/22/12

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i highly doubt there will be any nudity from her in season 1.
Me neither... but we can hope.
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Re: House of Lies -- "Microphallus" -- 1/22/12

I think I'm ready to ditch this.

There's not a single sympathetic character on this except for Marty's father and son, and even then, they're really only props to make him seem like a smaller asshole than he is.

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