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NFT: NBC's Trial & Error (Season 1 Finale Tonight)

Giantology : 4/18/2017 1:22 pm
Anybody else been watching this show? My girlfriend and I love it, it's the first NBC comedy since Parks & Rec went off air that's held our attention. The last two episodes of Season 1 air tonight.

I don't think there's been an announcement about Season 2 yet, but back in January it was reported that each season would focus on a different trial set in the same town (and I hope with the same characters).

Murder board! Murder board! Murder board!
It's a very enjoyable show,  
Pego61 : 4/18/2017 1:26 pm : link
with good performances across the board. I also enjoy them burning two episodes per week, so I don't have to invest too much time into it.

Thank goodness someone has finally given a voice to those with facial amnesia.
Yes  
Deej : 4/18/2017 1:28 pm : link
really, really funny. Love me some judge Horsedich (the N is silent)
The lead isnt interesting  
Deej : 4/18/2017 1:29 pm : link
and the Poor Man's Aubrey Plaza isnt doing much. But every other component has been really good.
RE: The lead isnt interesting  
Giantology : 4/18/2017 1:32 pm : link
In comment 13432691 Deej said:
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and the Poor Man's Aubrey Plaza isnt doing much. But every other component has been really good.


I actually didn't get the Aubrey Plaza vibe, but I can see that a little. And I'm a big fan of the lead, especially knowing that he played Jan's assistant Hunter on the Office.
Great subtle humor  
jcn56 : 4/18/2017 1:58 pm : link
combined with some off the wall physical humor. Very entertaining, wish there were more episodes this season.

If they do continue with a different trial, I'm going to miss Lithgow's character, he's a riot.

'Boy am I glad she's not alive to see this'
RE: Great subtle humor  
Giantology : 4/18/2017 3:03 pm : link
In comment 13432770 jcn56 said:
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combined with some off the wall physical humor. Very entertaining, wish there were more episodes this season.

If they do continue with a different trial, I'm going to miss Lithgow's character, he's a riot.

'Boy am I glad she's not alive to see this'


I'm hopeful they'll keep Lithgow around, but we'll see what happens after tonight's episodes!
I will be watching it  
mavric : 4/18/2017 5:14 pm : link
show if friggin hilarious
PSA: It starts later than normal at night because of the Voice  
Giantology : 4/18/2017 5:19 pm : link
Starts at 10pm EST instead of its normal 9pm.
I enjoy it.  
PaulBlakeTSU : 4/18/2017 5:21 pm : link
a lot and I agree that it has a Parks and Rec feel to it.

My only issue with it is that Dwayne Reed and Sherri Sheppard's characters are just so absurd that I'm not sure the show can survive multiple seasons without them being fleshed out better. That said, both of them make me laugh. The same can be said for Lithgow, a total pro whose character is a bit too far-fetched.

The scene last week where Sheppard repeats back in the courtroom all of the expletives killed me.
RE: I enjoy it.  
Giantology : 4/18/2017 5:24 pm : link
In comment 13433216 PaulBlakeTSU said:
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a lot and I agree that it has a Parks and Rec feel to it.

My only issue with it is that Dwayne Reed and Sherri Sheppard's characters are just so absurd that I'm not sure the show can survive multiple seasons without them being fleshed out better. That said, both of them make me laugh. The same can be said for Lithgow, a total pro whose character is a bit too far-fetched.

The scene last week where Sheppard repeats back in the courtroom all of the expletives killed me.


Haha, well yeah, I think they're supposed to be a bit over the top much like many of the Parks & Rec and Office characters.

That scene had me in tears
it's one thing  
PaulBlakeTSU : 4/18/2017 5:28 pm : link
for characters to be absurd, but I think the characters here are turning stupidity up to an 11.

It's worth noting that the first seasons of both The Office and Parks and Rec had their issues as well (particularly Parks and Rec) so I will give them plenty of rope to figure it out.

I would imagine people from the deep South find it tremendously offensive.
RE: it's one thing  
Giantology : 4/18/2017 5:38 pm : link
In comment 13433228 PaulBlakeTSU said:
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for characters to be absurd, but I think the characters here are turning stupidity up to an 11.

It's worth noting that the first seasons of both The Office and Parks and Rec had their issues as well (particularly Parks and Rec) so I will give them plenty of rope to figure it out.

I would imagine people from the deep South find it tremendously offensive.


Hah, no more offensive than a Northeasterner would, I'd hope
The Reed character is just a little boring  
Deej : 4/18/2017 5:54 pm : link
I could watch the Sherri Sheperd character for years. She kills me. She and Lithgow are stealing every scene.
every once in a while  
PaulBlakeTSU : 4/18/2017 7:21 pm : link
the show nails a joke for Dwayne Reed with a big payoff.

But, yeah, Sheppard has been consistently great.
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