Michelle Wolf - classic or dud?

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I feel like she has more of a stage to set about her brand of humor and who she is since she's not going to play it down the middle. So when she goes a bit formulaic or even "feministplainy" I cringe.

Yerac, Monday, 11 June 2018 19:33 (six months ago) Permalink

Good point

Slippage (Ross), Monday, 11 June 2018 19:33 (six months ago) Permalink

I just looked up what the show is supposed to be and it literally is just "a break" from everything else.

Yerac, Monday, 11 June 2018 19:35 (six months ago) Permalink

The two episodes I've seen she's sort of been ironic and snide about shitty jokes and segments. Like, look at us, we are doing a shitty segment. Like she is being forced to do it, like a hostage or something. But I keep thinking, no, you are choosing to do this, you are choosing to be terrible, you are choosing to be not funny, even if you laugh and wink about it if it's still your fault. It's a dead end to do something dumb on purpose just for the sake of making a joke about doing something dumb. Just be smart! Right now, straight out of the gate, it has the vibe of a show on life support, like they are running down the clock. That is not how a new show is supposed to start out.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 11 June 2018 19:40 (six months ago) Permalink

Josh otm

I liked bees last episode with the censor committee - bee is never too corny imo

Slippage (Ross), Monday, 11 June 2018 19:55 (six months ago) Permalink

New ep was better, segments were dece
Michelle’s commentary was good, she’s endlessly endearing

sunburst N snowblind (Ross), Monday, 18 June 2018 04:14 (five months ago) Permalink

just feel like her “easy” jokes are way too easy and also not really funny?

maura, Monday, 18 June 2018 13:42 (five months ago) Permalink

i miss the joel mchale show

maura, Monday, 18 June 2018 13:43 (five months ago) Permalink

I thought this week's epi was the weakest so far. Although I did kind of chuckle at the end of the yogurt/shed joke because it went on far too long.

Yerac, Monday, 18 June 2018 15:01 (five months ago) Permalink

last episode was the best so far. she was on fire

stoker (Ross), Friday, 29 June 2018 06:32 (five months ago) Permalink

I've been enjoying them. Have seen up to 5, though i think 3 hasn't appeared where I'm getting them from.
Voice is still pretty shrill but i guess that's a constant.

Stevolende, Friday, 29 June 2018 09:11 (five months ago) Permalink

her voice is probably subjective, but i love it

raspberry swirl (Ross), Friday, 29 June 2018 09:11 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Show cancelled.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 18 August 2018 14:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Her voice really is painful to listen to, almost like its put on

. (Michael B), Saturday, 18 August 2018 14:45 (three months ago) Permalink

She should co-host a podcast with Gilbert Gottfried.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 18 August 2018 15:00 (three months ago) Permalink

Figured this would be a one-season wonder. Still a fan, but the show never really gelled into its own entity, nor shed its general air of desperation.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Saturday, 18 August 2018 15:05 (three months ago) Permalink

I said it on another thread but this show and the McHale show seemed sloppy. But I actually love sloppy shows on Sunday.

Yerac, Saturday, 18 August 2018 15:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Considering how little these shows must've cost to make, I imagine the ratings must've been abysmal, even by Netflix standards

Nhex, Saturday, 18 August 2018 21:27 (three months ago) Permalink

but yeah, the show never quite found its groove. but neither did John Oliver or Sam Bee's after six episodes

Nhex, Saturday, 18 August 2018 21:27 (three months ago) Permalink

It was being torrented in a couple of ways too so wonder if their figures reflect who actually got to see it.

Stevolende, Saturday, 18 August 2018 21:28 (three months ago) Permalink

a topical show just seems like a really bad idea for netflix

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 18 August 2018 21:31 (three months ago) Permalink

I just looked up when the J Oliver Miss America episode was on because I think that was when I was hooked. It was episode 18.

Yerac, Saturday, 18 August 2018 21:47 (three months ago) Permalink

all talk shows need some time to refine, basically

Nhex, Sunday, 19 August 2018 00:13 (three months ago) Permalink

I could not enjoy this show

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 19 August 2018 02:24 (three months ago) Permalink

regardless of what anyone thinks about wolf, the partial reasons for the cancellation (poor taste abortion jokes and horrified netflix subscribers cancelling their accounts) are fucking sad. comedy is meant to offend and provoke

Ross, Monday, 20 August 2018 16:16 (three months ago) Permalink

where did you read that? I just heard low numbers.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 20 August 2018 16:22 (three months ago) Permalink

it'll have been low numbers.

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 20 August 2018 17:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Saw her live in Portland a few weeks ago and she was amazing. I wish more of her brilliance would have been apparent in The Break. I suspect she wasn't ready professionally for a talk show despite her writing exp w/Meyers & the Daily Show.

Darin, Monday, 20 August 2018 19:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Well hope it counts as a learning experience for her not as an avenue that will be closed in future to her.
I mean just hoping that it doesn't work that this not working out means less opportunities in future. I did enjoy quite a bit of this.

Stevolende, Monday, 20 August 2018 20:27 (three months ago) Permalink


well it was petitioned for cancellation yeah.

Ross, Monday, 20 August 2018 22:56 (three months ago) Permalink

that petition predates the airing of the show

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 20 August 2018 22:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh lol yeah. There was an article I read today which I cannot find but it mentioned the abortion salute causing many to cancel or threaten cancellation of Netflix accounts.
Who knows if it was bullshit tho

Ross, Monday, 20 August 2018 23:13 (three months ago) Permalink

i think the problem is that the abortion salute and other content would have been too edgy for the resistance type viewers the show would need to have attracted to be a success. when they go low we go high, respectability politics being a big feature of that worldview

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 20 August 2018 23:18 (three months ago) Permalink

honestly I think most people forgot who she was by the second week of the show.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 20 August 2018 23:37 (three months ago) Permalink

most people still have no idea who she is

Nhex, Monday, 20 August 2018 23:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Last three posts otm

Ross, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 03:15 (three months ago) Permalink

btw, it may be worth noting that her live act was completely free of political humor (unless you count gender/race politics).

Darin, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 03:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Does abortion fall under gender topics? Could see it being a central issue unless its 100% assured available.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 04:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Darin did you see her live? Feel like she would excel there

Ross, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 15:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah - saw her at Revolution Hall in Portland, OR. Great show.

Darin, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 18:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Damn gotta catch her next time cool

Ross, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 18:24 (three months ago) Permalink

There was a Netflix special last year too, on top of the series, Nice Lady.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 18:39 (three months ago) Permalink

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