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Old 05-12-13, 01:31 PM
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Family Tree -- New HBO Series From Christopher Guest -- Series Thread

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Unemployed and unattached, Tom Chadwick (Chris O'Dowd) is surprised when he's bequeathed an old chest of curios by his great-aunt Victoria, although he and his sister Bea (Nina Conti) can't remember ever meeting her. He finds an old black-and-white photo in the chest that his father, Keith (Michael McKean), believes is Tom's great-grandfather, Harry. With the help of Mr. Pfister (Jim Piddock), his avuncular neighbor, and Pete (Tom Bennett), an old school friend, Tom tracks down Neville St. Aubrey (Christopher Fairbank), a strange expert in the field of antique photos, who discovers intriguing and revealing information about Tom's ancestor. Meanwhile, Pete tries to get Tom's love life back on track by setting him up with a "model pretty" date. He's just not sure what kind of model.

8 episodes. Creator, EP, Writer and Director is Christopher Guest, who you probably know did Best in Show.

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I'm excited for this
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Excellent - His sister is amazing, and the date was fantastic..

Can't wait for episode 2.
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Loved it. Pretty much just what you would expect from Christopher Guest, and O'Dowd - as he usually does - just makes things funnier than they probably should be.
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Victorian dildo - saw it coming but .

Also, "The Plantagenets".
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Seems interesting a little slow to start but pilots dont always do the show justice will def. be watching every week though!
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Yeah, I didn't like it at all. And I'm a big Michael McKean fan. Didn't really laugh once this episode. It might get better, but much like Veep, I might not give it another chance.
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This show is firing on all cylinders - Fred Willard in this episode was brillliant.
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Yes it is, and yes he was. This episode above all others really felt like a Christopher Guest project.
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Yes it is, and yes he was. This episode above all others really felt like a Christopher Guest project.
Definitely. Another great character portrayal by Guest. Begley was great too.
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I watched the farm episode last night (not my favorite). Overall I am liking the show though.
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I really enjoy this show, but then again I love Guest's humor.
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I couldn't stop laughing when the monkey called him on skype. Then said that the sister was asleep and he refused to wake her.
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Wow, the final episode was off the hook good. Super funny, touching and sweet. One of the better half hours of comedy I have ever seen. Not all the episodes hit, but they got stronger and stronger as the season went on and hit a really big high on the final episode. Hope HBO brings this back, has to be one of the least expensive shows to produce.
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Great final episode. Here's to hoping for more.

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