Contestant Searchlight with Dennis Leary.

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  1. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Screenwriter

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    I just saw most of it tonight and I was wondering if this thing is staged or if it is legit? I hope it is real(but I am afraid it isn't) because I saw some of the most outrageous happenings perhaps ever.

    Who has seen the show and what are your thoughts on it?

    When Peter Gallager got hit by the car b/c the actor didn't know how to drive!

    Also.
    When Colin Quinn and Serpico were going to get into a fight!

    Finally.
    When the pizza guy charged the set to get his stolen bike back.

    I had some very, very good laughs.
     
  2. Travis_S

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    I thought it was hilarious.
    The part where Peter Gallagher gets hit by a car

    was the first time I laughed hard at something on TV in a long time.
    It's definitly not real. It is meant as a parody of Project Greenlight.
     
  3. Derek Miner

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    The first half-hour was so weak (IMHO), I didn't care about watching the second one. I thought they got lost somewhere between trying to make it look extremely real or exaggeratedly outrageous, and didn't really hit a tone that worked. Perhaps it got better...

    But by the end of the first show, I had no doubt in my mind that it was staged.
     
  4. josh4040

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    it has to be a parody.
    i bought the fight with collin and serpico

    but the whole peter gallagher thing made me laugh like crazy at the unexpectedness
     
  5. Jeremiah

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    I just started watching it when Leary went to rehab or wherever he went and had no idea what was going on and just a vague idea of the idea of the show; so when I saw what came about as I watched I great. I will have to watch it next week to see if if sticks with me.

    Is it Dennis leary's idea or is it that Director's real idea for a show? Or is everyone just actors on it?
     
  6. Chris

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    I always figured it was satire from the HBO "spotlight" show (Stolen Summer) and took it as such. Laughed a lot.
     

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