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Old 12-24-20, 08:33 PM
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Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

This is featured on this weeks TV Guide cover story
https://www.tvguidemagazine.com/back...y-call-me-kat/

I hope it is as or better than the UK version called Miranda. (Which you can view on The Roku Channel)

There have been so many UK britcoms that were tried here in the USA and most failed with the exception of a few.

Here is hoping this is one that makes the transition to the USA
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re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

They still have TV Guide?
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re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
They still have TV Guide?
I haven’t seen a TV guide in probably 25 years. I know at one point they went from Reader’s Digest size to full-sized magazine size. I had abandoned the subscription long before that though.

Do they still have the “Cheers and Jeers” section? That was always fun to read.
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They still have TV Guide?

https://www.ntvbmedia.com/consumer-media/

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re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

Miranda was a good show. I'll check this out due to some of that actors involved.
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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

I like Bialik but this has a half-a-season-then-cancelled vibe to it.
Old 01-03-21, 07:16 PM
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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

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I like Bialik but this has a half-a-season-then-cancelled vibe to it.
I'll be impressed if it gets past two episodes. It's rough.

The 4th wall stuff is annoying as hell to me here,, and the show overall is like a filmed stage show for better or worse.

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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

Yeah, this is an obvious dud that won't make it.
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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

I agree.
I will give it a few more episodes.

It was not funny, the show seemed rushed, the chemistry between the cast is not there.
It looks like another UK britcom that was remade in the US is another disappointment.

The original with Miranda Hart is so much likeable and funny. You can catch it on HULU snd the Roku Channel
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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
I haven’t seen a TV guide in probably 25 years. I know at one point they went from Reader’s Digest size to full-sized magazine size. I had abandoned the subscription long before that though.
Not only that, but when they went from a 5” x 7” format to a regulat 8.5” x 11” magazine, they also became a national magazine with a single edition, dropping all of the regional variants with local listings, and became a sort of Entertainment Weekly with network and cable tv listings.

I remember that pissing off a lot older people who still used it for listings, but since most people had cable or satellite with “guides” by that time, having a bunch of regional editions became an expense that didn’t justify itself.
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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

Watched it on Hulu last night just for the cats. There weren’t nearly enough of them. One cat in the background looked fake. I’ll stick with the Kitten Academy live feed on YouTube.
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Watched it on Hulu last night just for the cats. There weren’t nearly enough of them. One cat in the background looked fake. I’ll stick with the Kitten Academy live feed on YouTube.
According to Mayim, they made no effort to "wrangle" the cats on the set, and whatever happens, happens, continuity or not. Still, they might have a few props, -and some cats might as well be props for all they do.

Kitten Academy! That used to be a regular part of my recommended bar on you.tube. I just realized I haven't checked in with them for a while. Probably since I started watching Save-A-Fox. I never realized foxes were that hyper...
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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

Just from the commercial this looked bad...The cats could provide some unintentional humor.

I actually just resubscribed my parents to TV Guide. Not that they use it as a guide that much, but as an EW-lite (especially since EW has gone EM - and somehow, even though it's physically bigger, it takes me less time to read than the previous thinner EW). Turns out I subscribed to TVG as well - I got a deal for 8 bucks a year, it's worth that much.
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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

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Just from the commercial this looked bad...The cats could provide some unintentional humor.

I actually just resubscribed my parents to TV Guide. Not that they use it as a guide that much, but as an EW-lite (especially since EW has gone EM - and somehow, even though it's physically bigger, it takes me less time to read than the previous thinner EW). Turns out I subscribed to TVG as well - I got a deal for 8 bucks a year, it's worth that much.
Make sure that it isn't one of those self-renewing subscriptions. I got a deal on EW, but it was going to automatically renew at $50, so I stopped it. I got a pretty good deal at Amazon, and then a few weeks later EW sent me a renewal offer that was half the Amazon rate and a third of what they tried to charge me.
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Just from the commercial this looked bad...The cats could provide some unintentional humor.

I actually just resubscribed my parents to TV Guide. Not that they use it as a guide that much, but as an EW-lite (especially since EW has gone EM - and somehow, even though it's physically bigger, it takes me less time to read than the previous thinner EW). Turns out I subscribed to TVG as well - I got a deal for 8 bucks a year, it's worth that much.
Make sure that it isn't one of those self-renewing subscriptions. I got a deal on EW, but it was going to automatically renew at $50, so I stopped it before they charged me. A few weeks later EW sent me a renewal offer that was a third of what they tried to charge me.
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Make sure that it isn't one of those self-renewing subscriptions. I got a deal on EW, but it was going to automatically renew at $50, so I stopped it. I got a pretty good deal at Amazon, and then a few weeks later EW sent me a renewal offer that was half the Amazon rate and a third of what they tried to charge me.
Thanks for the tip! No, I usually subscribe through DiscountMags.com, and they are quite good about communicating before renewing. Sometimes they may have a better price in a sale later, but that's not an uncommon risk. DiscountLock helps a lot, I've currently got 11 subs on DiscountLock. (You opt in to Discount Lock when subscribing, and it saves the price for your next renewal, and gives you plenty of time to cancel if you don't want it. They'll tell you ahead of time if they can't keep that price, which has only happened to me twice.) The one thing they changed that is less consumer friendly is now you can only cancel a sub within 90 days, I think. Used to be you could cancel anytime and get a prorated refund (or credit).
I did subscribe to one magazine through Amazon, never again - such a hassle to cancel and prevent auto-renew.

So, Call Me Kat is currently at a metascore of 47. Mayim Bialik has got to be cursing Jim Parsons. That said, after reading some results of googling 'why did big bang theory end', Parsons's quitting was related to some very deep soul searching, which I respect.
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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

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So, Call Me Kat is currently at a metascore of 47. Mayim Bialik has got to be cursing Jim Parsons. That said, after reading some results of googling 'why did big bang theory end', Parsons's quitting was related to some very deep soul searching, which I respect.
I’m sure I’m in the minority but I felt that The Big Bang Theory was already going downhill when they brought Bialik on board. IMO, she revitalized TBBT and was the best part of the show.
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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

It seems FOX has had a lot of bad luck with their sitcoms.

Maybe New Girl and Mindy Projects were their last hits but the rest that came after them got cancelled.

Maybe they know how to do successful cartoons more than sitcoms.
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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

the commercials looked bad, especially the 4th wall stuff. 4th wall is tricky, the one in the commercial failed hard
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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

I was in the room while my wife checked it out. It was horrible. Don’t think she even finished the episode.
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the tv was on in the background when this show came on.

it started with a fucking spit-take.

I changed it after about 45 seconds.
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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

I was on the fence. I hate cats so there is zero draw there, but this is set in Louisville which is extremely rare so I thought I'd give it a passing shot to see any passing references were made or exterior shots from the city. Given the feedback here, I'll definitely give it a hard pass.
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Re: Call Me Kat - starring Mayim Bialik premieres on FOX Jan 3rd 2021

I DVR'd it and put it on for a few minutes today...I only made it to the opening credits. As others have noted, it's really bad.
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Holy shit was this ever terrible. Bialik deserves a better vehicle than this. Yeah, this will be cancelled soon. And I see Swoosie Kurtz went to Melanie Griffith's plastic since leaving "Mike and Molly. My God, her face has been pulled so tight she's cross eyed now. There was nothing wrong with the way she looked before. And looks like a freak now.
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...the 2nd episode was actually a big improvement but this is just a genuinely dorky show for better or worse.

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