Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1117 times:
They started showing it in Norway in December I think. I watched the first two or three episodes, but then I realised that the show just isn't close to what Friends was. New cast, new place, new directors and producers... The only thing that links this show to Friends is Joey and his past. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10=highest), I'd give it a 4.
I stopped watching it a long time ago.
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
BA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1102 times:
i have seen 2 episodes. the first one was a little tame, but it was warming up in 2. obviously they will need a few episodes to really get going but i thought it had potential. it got 4m viewers in UK for premiere, which was apparently pretty good, according to the papers.
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7394 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1089 times:
Friends blew hard after the first few series - they all got more neurotic with time and by the end of it Joey was the only one that was vaguely bareable, and still sometimes genuinely funny. The other characters were puerile and about as funny as Osama Bin Laden doing stand up at a Republican convention. I have only seen bits of 'Joey' so far, and there are some good lines in it (better than friends), but it is will probably end up as one of the daytime sitcoms that was never popular enough for primetime, and be cancelled after a maximum of 2-3 seasons.
'Jump the Shark' and all that.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1024 times:
While Joey is probably a decent show, the whole Joey is an oversexed, moronic boob bit is frankly a bit old. You would think after all those years of living in New York with his closest friends he would have grown a bit. But no.
Friends did have something, especially early on, before all the big guest stars and before everybody was raking in $1mil+ an episode and had fake bake tans and drug problems.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1005 times:
Quoting CaptOveur (reply 11): All I can say to this is: This is our revenge for burning down the White House in 1812... It has taken almost 200 years but finally we can make those dirty redcoats suffer
Don't push it, son. Or we'll make you keep Simon Cowell...
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.