Vice Principals with Danny McBride and Walton Goggins

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Looks promising:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9Pf1-B_fOU

schwantz, Thursday, 10 March 2016 19:06 (three years ago) link

I could watch Walton Goggins in anything. Looks great.

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 March 2016 19:12 (three years ago) link

y is the trailer's mcbride/goggins ratio so topheavy

Option ARMs and de Man (s.clover), Friday, 11 March 2016 08:07 (three years ago) link

love both of these guys, will watch

ripple-chested beefchrist (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 11 March 2016 10:24 (three years ago) link

I was worried they'd have Goggins as the fun-hating straight man to McBride's wackiness, vv glad this is clearly not the case

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 11 March 2016 13:02 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9Pf1-B_fOU

anything that puts goggins back on my screen once a week is good by me

ulysses, Friday, 11 March 2016 17:08 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

this was amazing

flopson, Wednesday, 20 July 2016 03:54 (three years ago) link

first impressions: clearly not eastbound caliber - but at the time most people didn't think eastbound would be as good as it ended up being so there's that

goggins doing foppish southern dandy is fuckin hilarious

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 20 July 2016 04:21 (three years ago) link

Yeah I saw the first ep and this was p funny. I may be lucky in that I've not seen either actor in anything else so I didnt come in with any preconceptions.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 20 July 2016 05:03 (three years ago) link

this is an A+ cast, looking forward to it

wizzz! (amateurist), Wednesday, 20 July 2016 06:44 (three years ago) link

I thought this was funny as fuck and showed much promise, it seems to have been taking a pounding from the critics though.

calzino, Wednesday, 20 July 2016 07:50 (three years ago) link

i realized that hbo now has shows called veep, vice principals, and vice

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:06 (three years ago) link

I thought this was funny as fuck and showed much promise, it seems to have been taking a pounding from the critics though.

― calzino, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:50 AM (9 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i know it's not a new thing but the fact there already exists criticism of a tv show that aired this week still creeps me out

loved McBride being mean to Busy Phillips' bf

flopson, Wednesday, 20 July 2016 17:12 (three years ago) link

not trolling but this fell into "weak but watchable" for me. Mostly i find McBride's schtick exhausting but Goggins makes up for a variety of sins. gonna give it another three or four eps.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 July 2016 17:15 (three years ago) link

McBride skeptics GTFO

flopson, Wednesday, 20 July 2016 23:06 (three years ago) link

the first episode of Eastbound and Down sets a very high bar for any subsequent debuts imo. This show appears to be structured differently, more of a slow burn so far rather than wall-to-wall punchlines but the cast is great and the interplay between Goggins and McBride is the obvious center. Goggins' southern dandy w/Korean bride and mother-in-law is A+

Οὖτις, Monday, 25 July 2016 16:27 (three years ago) link

I thought the first episode was a little staid, but they really brought it in ep 2. Loved the scene in the House and during prayer.

calstars, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 01:27 (three years ago) link

yeah second episode really steps it up.

Rob Boss (latebloomer), Tuesday, 26 July 2016 16:01 (three years ago) link

there were some funny jokes but does anyone else find it kind of uncomfortable that the premise of this show is two entitled white dudes vs. a clearly very intelligent black woman?

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 17:09 (three years ago) link

then again i stopped watching east bound & down when it got super bleak. so maybe i'm just sensitive and not smart enough for edgy humor.

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 17:12 (three years ago) link

there were some funny jokes but does anyone else find it kind of uncomfortable that the premise of this show is two entitled white dudes vs. a clearly very intelligent black woman?

― ian, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 1:09 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

they're both idiots, though

flopson, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 17:15 (three years ago) link

well, McBride is. both shows are p tightly centred on his humiliation

flopson, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 17:16 (three years ago) link

i mean, i understand that the characters are bad people. but i'm not convinced a statistically significant portion of the viewers won't see them as the underdog heroes.

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 17:48 (three years ago) link

it's just a bad look to me. but like i said, i'm not the hugest mcbride guy.

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 17:49 (three years ago) link

two entitled white dudes vs. a clearly very intelligent black woman?

this is part of the joke

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 18:03 (three years ago) link

idk how anyone could view these two jackasses as sympathetic protagonists they're both clearly horrible people

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 18:03 (three years ago) link

trump voters.

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 18:11 (three years ago) link

now, i'm not saying it's bad.
i'm just saying i don't like it.
and i think the premise is ultimately just sad.

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 18:13 (three years ago) link

some people will never understand satire, this doesn't mean that satire is wrong/inappropriate

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 18:17 (three years ago) link

bro i just said i didn't think it was bad. i certainly never used the word inappropriate.
i just don't like it, and it makes me sad.

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 18:17 (three years ago) link

hey, ian, shakey waved the satire wand and therefore any perceived ugliness or meanness to the spirit of the show must be disregarded otherwise you hate freedom and are a stick in the mud.

ælərdaɪs (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 26 July 2016 21:38 (three years ago) link

god you two are as bad as kenny rogers and walter goggles

a simba man (Will M.), Tuesday, 26 July 2016 21:40 (three years ago) link

i mean anything that is satirical is valuable and good so i guess you are right.

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 21:42 (three years ago) link

i'm off to my SJW meeting now so i'll have to check in later.

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 21:43 (three years ago) link

I'm just a little mystified that you think a show portraying two dunderheaded amoral white guys trying to take down a competent black woman is somehow mean or ugly idgi if anything it's a simple portrait of the reality of America

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 21:56 (three years ago) link

But in Eastbound, you could root for former professional baseball player and unrepentant redneck Kenny Powers to get his mojo back

what is this moronic position - for 99% of Eastbound Kenny was a fucking horrible sociopath

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 21:58 (three years ago) link

it's ugly because there are people out there exactly like the two protagonists, who fear for their white male society, who are the people voting for trump, who are the people who think blues matter. people who use homophobic and misogynistic insults to make themselves feel powerful. it's ugly. frankly i'm a little mystified that you're mustified. but i didn't realize u were shakey so i guess it all makes sense now.

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 21:58 (three years ago) link

that should say "blue lives matter"

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 21:59 (three years ago) link

maybe it's funny to you. to see a black woman's home burned down because she got a job she was qualified for. maybe that makes you laugh. it is not funny to me. it's sad.

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:00 (three years ago) link

there is a lot of having your cake and eating it too with contemporary tv 'satire.' mike judge does it with silicon valley. it's analogous to the trump phenomenon of any attention being a good thing and any credence given to a subject no matter how ironic or 'savage' or w/e immediately becoming a reinforcer of that reality.

map, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:09 (three years ago) link

i'd rather watch a movie about how a black woman succeeds as an educator despite the narrow-minded ignorance of her co-workers. i'd even be okay if it had a few dick jokes.

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:11 (three years ago) link

maybe it's funny to you. to see a black woman's home burned down because she got a job she was qualified for. maybe that makes you laugh. it is not funny to me. it's sad.

I haven't seen the second episode (I'm more into BALLERS), but do you think it matters if this scenario/joke comes at her expense or at the people burning it down?

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:12 (three years ago) link

i don't think it makes much difference. the humor is in the eye of the beholder. i don't think it's a funny scene, period. if viewers think "haha these guys are morons" that's a valid viewpoint but so is "haha that bitch got what was coming to her."

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:16 (three years ago) link

I'm confused in general when race matters and when it doesn't. I was brought up not to see it, and see and treat everyone as the same. I've seen this show and honestly did not even consider a reading like Ian and the other media critics are offering...

calstars, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:17 (three years ago) link

i'd rather watch a movie about how a black woman succeeds as an educator despite the narrow-minded ignorance of her co-workers. i'd even be okay if it had a few dick jokes.

― ian, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:11 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this line keeps running through my head over and over in the mr monopoly voice and i'm losing it

woke-ing class zero (s.clover), Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:21 (three years ago) link

wish you would lose your login tbh

map, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:22 (three years ago) link

race always matters to someone. if you were brought up to treat everyone the same that's great, but it's also a convenient excuse for ignoring the huge problem w racism in america -- i was always taught that skin color doesn't matter too, but i'm still acutely aware that people of color often endure struggles of which i am completely ignorant.

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:22 (three years ago) link

the monopoly guy has a voice???

ian, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:22 (three years ago) link

yes, one more.

I also noticed the direction this time, and even marveled that McBride really seemed to be acting in a few scenes. Lo and behold he directed the episode.

ryan, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 19:36 (one year ago) link

that fight scene was great! like they live style!

kurt schwitterz, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 19:41 (one year ago) link

holy shit

Week of Wonders (Ross), Monday, 13 November 2017 07:02 (one year ago) link

that's all folks

Week of Wonders (Ross), Monday, 13 November 2017 07:30 (one year ago) link

still haven't seen any of s2 yet. how's it compare to s1, which I thought was only OK?

Simon H., Monday, 13 November 2017 14:54 (one year ago) link

same vibe imo

johnny crunch, Monday, 13 November 2017 15:18 (one year ago) link

Stevie cameo was sweet

Οὖτις, Monday, 13 November 2017 23:42 (one year ago) link

The "highs" (like the wild set pieces) of this show are so great but the lows just aren't carried by the acting/writing in the same way they were in early Eastbound and Down. I feel like it's worth watching for the high points, but it's not the greatest show ever like EB&D felt like it coulda been before it got sweaty

flippy bard (Will M.), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:07 (one year ago) link

are you saying EB&D is not the greatest show ever cuz I will fight you

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:17 (one year ago) link

first coupla seasons coulda been!

flippy bard (Will M.), Thursday, 16 November 2017 04:36 (one year ago) link

That last episode was balls out nutso. I loved it. The tiger escaping bit. Props to the few ppl upthread who predicted who the shooter was, not that it mattered much in the end.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 16 November 2017 05:26 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Finally got around to watching this whole series and really dug it. Actual character arcs and shit, Goggins doing a great job believably dancing on the line between asshole and sociopath.

wau @ epic fight scene tracking shots

Yeah that was really well done!

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:48 (three months ago) link

Would take boring season after season of gamby/russell over k.powers tbh. Rewatched both and good lord goggins could’ve held the series on his own.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 05:41 (three months ago) link

yeah I fucking love EB&D but this was next level for me.

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:47 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

Any word on this new McBride show, The Righteous Gemstones? I only literally this moment learned of its existence from a random website ad.

Dez Tekken (Old Lunch), Thursday, 22 August 2019 16:09 (four weeks ago) link

I watched the first episode, it continues very much in the same vein as his previous two HBO shows - same type of characters, same type of dialogue, same type of conflicts/themes. First ep alternated between mildly amusing and artfully crafted disturbing.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 22 August 2019 16:13 (four weeks ago) link

well on second thought maybe it was just the very end that was "oh yikes so uh now this is happening"

Οὖτις, Thursday, 22 August 2019 16:15 (four weeks ago) link

Second episode was pretty damn good tho I thought Walter Goggles was going to be in it. Edi Patterson is great and Keefe (the ex-Satanist guy) is just about perfect.

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 26 August 2019 08:20 (three weeks ago) link

Appearance of Goggins in ep3 def kicked this up a notch

Οὖτις, Sunday, 1 September 2019 13:36 (two weeks ago) link

We enjoyed the first ep, but it was a bit of a letdown after two eps of On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 1 September 2019 14:05 (two weeks ago) link

I kinda want every episode to just introduce/focus on a new bizarre family member (fingers crossed for stevie janowski appearance)

Οὖτις, Sunday, 1 September 2019 14:17 (two weeks ago) link

"let's see those balls ..c'mon!" lol that was p funny, glad Goggins has turned up.

calzino, Sunday, 1 September 2019 17:00 (two weeks ago) link

This might be the highest male:female nudity ratio i've ever seen on a show

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 1 September 2019 22:40 (two weeks ago) link

Also more Goodman in ep 3 too, which doesn't hurt.

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 1 September 2019 22:43 (two weeks ago) link

really liking this

johnny crunch, Monday, 2 September 2019 17:46 (two weeks ago) link

some serious Scorsese/Casino vibes with that opening cash-flow montage in the last ep

Feel like this is better than Vice Principals, the bigger cast/broader range of focal points work in its favor

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 18:18 (one week ago) link

Damn still haven't even started this. The Deuce came back this week (?!)

DJI, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 18:22 (one week ago) link

the youth minister and his ex-satanist sidekick are chefskiss.jpg

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 18:35 (one week ago) link

Feel like this is better than Vice Principals, the bigger cast/broader range of focal points work in its favor

nah, (so far) this has a huge serious core topic that is just a hook to hang tomfoolery upon; Vice Principals treated a very tiny unimportant position as massively important, for greater fundamental comic effect.

also more & better Goggins.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:35 (one week ago) link

(nb not saying that Gemstones is not v funny and entertaining, just defending Vice Principals)

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:37 (one week ago) link

next weeks ep looks like a good flashback one from the teaser, with hopefully much more Goggins.

calzino, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:38 (one week ago) link

kinda wanna poll the wigs/hairstyles on this but Goggins would probably take it easily

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:00 (one week ago) link

yeah, hoping the teaser is not in fact merely teasing a whole episode of flashback

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Thursday, 12 September 2019 09:12 (one week ago) link

Never made it all the way through vice principals, but i’m enjoying gemstones a lot. i’m not finding it particularly laugh-out-loud funny though, especially compared to eastbound and down. the most consistently funny characters are judy and keefe, but even they are more smirk-inducing than anything

normal fucking rockman (voodoo chili), Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:31 (one week ago) link

holy shit M. Emmet Walsh

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 16 September 2019 06:01 (four days ago) link

Vice Principals never quite hit for me, although I was watching in binge fashion having not watched it as released.

Gemstones is great so far and the existence of a well-plotted backstory and history really paid off in this week's flashback episode

"Uncle Baby Billy" will never not be funny

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 16 September 2019 15:07 (four days ago) link

holy shit M. Emmet Walsh

yeah I did a double-take at that one

Οὖτις, Monday, 16 September 2019 15:31 (four days ago) link

"runnin through the kitchen with a pickle in my mouth" is a line worthy of George Jones

Οὖτις, Monday, 16 September 2019 15:33 (four days ago) link

I feel like this is just way richer than Vice Principals tbh. Probably deserves it's own thread

Οὖτις, Monday, 16 September 2019 19:51 (four days ago) link

just add "(also Righteous Gemstones)" to title

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Monday, 16 September 2019 20:10 (four days ago) link

or poll the McBride / Hill / Green cinematic universe and let it clunkily become the default thread for the next decade regardless of how many other series and films they make

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Monday, 16 September 2019 20:12 (four days ago) link

I am not a mod

Οὖτις, Monday, 16 September 2019 20:56 (four days ago) link

omg Righteous Gemstones is a blast !

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 19 September 2019 14:51 (yesterday) link

runnin through the house with a pickle in my mouth, misbehavin!

Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili), Thursday, 19 September 2019 14:53 (yesterday) link

that's right, the whole house. that's what makes it. Brine everywhere!

great show

maffew12, Thursday, 19 September 2019 14:54 (yesterday) link

I can't abide about 99% of US comedy but am thoroughly enjoying this.

calzino, Thursday, 19 September 2019 15:06 (yesterday) link

who is the actor playing the evil stuntman? I was trying work out who he reminded me of and when it came to me it was the bad cultist leader in Lord Of Illusions.

calzino, Thursday, 19 September 2019 15:08 (yesterday) link

Scott MacArthur, who I think I last saw on the show The Mick on Fox?

untuned mass damper (mh), Thursday, 19 September 2019 15:47 (yesterday) link

ohhh that's where i remember him from! (hopefully also answer's calzino's question)

I'm a board man. Board man gets paid (Will M.), Thursday, 19 September 2019 20:55 (yesterday) link


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