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Old 04-29-14, 12:17 AM
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thought it was ok. same schtick as he on DS with cursing and "And Now This" instead of commercials. i'll keep watching...
I think Jon Stewart swears more during the Daily Show, but its bleeped
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Was very good. Reminded me a lot of uk style shows. Charlie brooker for example. But with more in depth. Did feel rushed. But the bits were very good. I think it will get made into an hour show. Or 45 mins
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Anyone watch this last night?

I didn't think it was nearly as funny as the premiere last week, but still good. I thought the Death Penalty bit was the best. The stuff about the sultan of Brunei kind of fell flat. Oliver almost seemed a little TOO comfortable last night and, as a result, wasn't as funny as the first show.
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Yeah it was a huge dropoff from the first one.
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Anyone watch this last night?

I didn't think it was nearly as funny as the premiere last week, but still good. I thought the Death Penalty bit was the best. The stuff about the sultan of Brunei kind of fell flat. Oliver almost seemed a little TOO comfortable last night and, as a result, wasn't as funny as the first show.
Totally agree. I thought the first episode was a laugh riot. Last night's didn't have me laughing more than a few times.

I'm hoping it was an off-day and that next week will be much better.
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Viewership actually was up compared to last week
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Come on, the topic was the death penalty. It wasn't suppose to be a laugh riot, but a reflective look at our own society with some humor undertones.

I thought it was great television.
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I'm loving this show.
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Yeah, he's not only going for laughs. He's going for indignation and social conscious combined with laughs. If he was only going for laughs, it'd be a half hour of nothing but dick jokes, which I'm okay with, but what he's going for here is good as well.
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Also he kind of opened up the discussion about the Sultan of Brunei which is now in the news
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exactly. Well, Leno and some protestors outside the beverly hills hotel made some small blip on the map, but I'm sure the segment really busted the gates open for the topic.
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Well John Oliver finally figured out that, "hey I'm on HBO, the network known for Violence & nudity"
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I wish I could unsee that image.
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Last night wasn't very funny, either.

I wonder if it's because they had a lot of lead time to work on their first show, but not as much (naturally) for the next two. So far, it's been getting less funny with each new show.
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I agree with Jack. This is semi serious semi comedy. I like it a lot. But yes I cannot unsee that image.
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I wish I could unsee that image.
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Yeah, he's not only going for laughs. He's going for indignation and social conscious combined with laughs. If he was only going for laughs, it'd be a half hour of nothing but dick jokes, which I'm okay with, but what he's going for here is good as well.
Yeah, jokey jokey would be fine, but I like this slightly more biting approach.
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I agree with Jack. This is semi serious semi comedy. I like it a lot. But yes I cannot unsee that image.
Now you know how gals feel when breasts show up on HBO all the time. Of course, they're not showing old and saggy ones.
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I think this show is awesome and hilarious. I love the international spin that none of the other shows have.
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"You didn't just shatter the glass ceiling, you were ejected through the glass windshield"

The gay Nintendo characters was great as well.
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Yep, last night's was the funniest since the premiere...loved the bit on GM, and loved the bit about getting links taken off Google.
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I'm loving this show. It reminds me of how funny the Daily Show used to be before they started to believe their own press.
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also attacking GM like that probably wouldn't be allowed on the daily show, as HBO doesn't have sponsors.

Last night's episode had 1 million tune in, = to past weeks, Which i assume HBO is very happy he's holding viewers
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I'm loving this show. It reminds me of how funny the Daily Show used to be before they started to believe their own press.
Although it's still good, the main reason why the Daily Show is not as good as it used to be is because most of the best correspondents have left the show (John Oliver being the latest) and the newer ones to replace them haven't been as nearly as funny.

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