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How To With John Wilson (P : Nathan Fiedler) - HBO Docu-Comedy Series - 10/23/20

This new series that is described at a “docu-comedy series” premieres on 10/23. It is supposed to be quirky and very watchable. Produced by Nathan For You’s Nathan Fiedler. Apparently it’s better to watch episodes knowing as little as possible as they unwind in unpredictable ways.

Documentary filmmaker and self-described “anxious New Yorker” John Wilson serves as writer, director, cameraman, producer, and narrator of this all-new six-episode comedy docuseries. In a uniquely hilarious odyssey of self-discovery and cultural observation, Wilson covertly and obsessively films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on relatable topics. Building upon Wilson’s previously released “how-to” short films, the episodes take wildly unexpected turns but are grounded in Wilson's refreshing honesty.

Along with Wilson, the show is executive-produced by Nathan Fielder, Michael Koman, and Clark Reinking.

Reviews have been very good.

Alan Sepinwall loved it.

So did Vulture

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Re: How To With John Wilson (P : Nathan Fiedler) - HBO Docu-Comedy Series - 10/23/20

This was amazing.
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Re: How To With John Wilson (P : Nathan Fiedler) - HBO Docu-Comedy Series - 10/23/20

Great first episode.
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Yeah I like this.
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I generally hate hipster comedy too. I’m sure people will be turned off the voice over. Thankfully, this rose above all that.
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Re: How To With John Wilson (P : Nathan Fiedler) - HBO Docu-Comedy Series - 10/23/20

My god this is awkward as hell but funny.
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It was weird but I quite liked it.

What the Hell happened in that subway though before the CSI crew did clean up?
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Re: How To With John Wilson (P : Nathan Fiedler) - HBO Docu-Comedy Series - 10/23/20

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It was weird but I quite liked it.

What the Hell happened in that subway though before the CSI crew did clean up?
Kyle McLaughlin murdered someone after his MetroCard wouldn't work.

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Kyle McLaughlin murdered someone after his MetroCard wouldn't work.
Was that him? I thought that guy looked familiar.
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Re: How To With John Wilson (P : Nathan Fiedler) - HBO Docu-Comedy Series - 10/23/20

I've gotta say this first episode gave me a lot of anxiety.
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Re: How To With John Wilson (P : Nathan Fiedler) - HBO Docu-Comedy Series - 10/23/20

Episode 2 is up.

I never thought 30 minutes about scaffolding could be so entertaining.

I think this is the most New York show I’ve ever seen.
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Not sure i need to see two guys being jerked off but great episode


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Re: How To With John Wilson (P : Nathan Fiedler) - HBO Docu-Comedy Series - 10/23/20

The second episode should have been the premiere. It was more focused and funny than what they led with.
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Not sure i need to see two guys being jerked off but great episode
Please tell me that was the brief movie clip in Episode 2 and not something worse in Episode 3.
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Please tell me that was the brief movie clip in Episode 2 and not something worse in Episode 3.
referencing the brief clip from episode 2.
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Re: How To With John Wilson (P : Nathan Fiedler) - HBO Docu-Comedy Series - 10/23/20

Sepinwall referenced far more male nudity in another episode of the show. He wouldn't say in what context and I had just hoped it wasn't worse than THAT was.
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Re: How To With John Wilson (P : Nathan Fiedler) - HBO Docu-Comedy Series - 10/23/20

Buncha prudes.
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Re: How To With John Wilson (P : Nathan Fiedler) - HBO Docu-Comedy Series - 10/23/20

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Buncha prudes.
I watched it with my wife and tween son. She was horrified. I admit, I wasn't expecting that.
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It does kind of come out of nowhere. No pun intended.

It did fit with the other guys story though, and I thought it was funny how he tied it back.
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I watched it with my wife and tween son. She was horrified. I admit, I wasn't expecting that.

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Re: How To With John Wilson (P : Nathan Fiedler) - HBO Docu-Comedy Series - 10/23/20

Great second episode. My wife can't watch this show. She can't handle handheld cameras especially since that is the majority of this show. She started getting sick like 2 minutes into both episodes.
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This show is ridiculous and quietly depressing. Hope it gets a second season.

Episode 3 had a single sexual instance for those that care about such things - a post it note shopping list with a small sketch of a couple in missionary, and one f-bomb.

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Re: How To With John Wilson (P : Nathan Fiedler) - HBO Docu-Comedy Series - 10/23/20

Episodes 3 and 4 were great. So funny.

Warning: extremely graphic male nudity in episode 4.
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Episodes 3 and 4 were great. So funny.

Warning: extremely graphic male nudity in episode 4.
Okay thanks for the heads up. This is what Sepinwall was warning us about in his review.

I loved Episode 3.
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I thought Episode 3 was boring as hell. Light on comedy. Interesting topic, though.

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