What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

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Based on the 2014 Taika Waititi film of the same name, Waititi actually returns to direct the pilot, and he and movie co-writer/star Jemaine Clement are the showrunners for this new small-screen version.

There are some really solid, hysterical laughs in the first episode. Matt Berry plays Matt Berry as a vampire, and it's totally delightful ("I think the main purpose of the Baron's visit is to see if we as vampires have conquered America. But as you can see, the place is fucking massive..."). Mark Proksch's character is also really funny, and in many ways it's like his Better Call Saul-persona simply got transplanted to a vampire-den on Long Island, but it's great, especially his "true" nature.

And I'm just stoked Doug Jones is getting more opportunities these days to act beyond body-performance, and in comedy. His reaction to the camera crew was absolutely fantastic. And for some reason, the "creepy paper" bit really got to me.

I laughed hard quite a bit during this, so I'm going to keep watching it. It has the same vibe of the movie, but since it has different characters, I think it will easily become its own thing, here.
 
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That was so good.

Loving this show. Best episode yet. How the werewolf was defeated was brilliant, as was the Colin/Evie-showdown.

"HACKERS with Jonny Lee Miller and Fisher Stevens is the one movie from 1995 that STILL HOLDS UP!!!"
 
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Only watched the first two episodes so far. Just having loads of fun.
 

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Laszlo's hat was totally the MVP of this episode. Goddamn.

My girlfriend has taken to running through the house pompously yelling "Bat!!", and after this week it appears every time something crap happens, she's now just going to deadpan, "Cursed hat."
 
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I'm a couple episodes behind, but I still laugh thinking about the scene from the first episode where Nadja is stealthily following her "boyfriend" but then takes a flash photo through his window while he's having a private "moment".
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I would've been fine with just Schaal as the big guest-star last night, but hoolee shit. Dialed it to "eleven."

If it had just been Taika and Jemaine, that would have, indeed, been tremendous. I was slow-clapping in rapture when they revealed Tilda. Then it just kept escalating and escalating...
 
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I love this show.

On a related note, I think I'm an "Enthusiasm Vampire" who feeds off the enthusiasm of fellow Joshes.
 
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I figured the star-power elevated the trial episode to a level the show would never be able to match again. But goddamn, that orgy episode was something else.

That montage of Matt Berry starring in super-boring gay and straight pornos over the last hundred years. Seinfuck. Fucking Mike. BDSM Mark Proksch. Vampire Tricked in Steam Room. BAT!!-sex. Can go on, but it was an orgy of comedy. Berry absolutely owned this episode.

Also, the showrunners reveal the story behind that all-star trial episode, and how Cate Blanchett desperately wanted to be on the show, but why they had to turn her down:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/em-shadows-em-producers-reveal-053517535.html
 

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Guillermo the Accidental Vampire-Slayer.

"Some witches stole my semen, and put it into a semen-spell, but it didn't work, and then they got semen everywhere."

"...They use it to make magnets."

So glad this was renewed.
 
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From EW.com:

The vampire show What We Do in the Shadows will premiere its second season on Wednesday, April 15 at 10 p.m. on FX.
 

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Season 2 trailer is finally here:


Loved seeing Craig Robinson in there. Premieres April 15th (...maybe?).
 
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New BTS-preview of the season just went up:


Season 2 premieres on Wednesday night (8 PM EST), with the first two episodes back-to-back.
 
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Just rewatched the two-part premiere. Well, that was pretty much everything I've missed. Colin's first action after getting his driver's license nearly had me crying.

Osment and Wong were absolutely amazing in that first episode.

And then I think the ghosts may have topped it.
 

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Missed the premiere. I went to watch it today and discovered, for some unknown reason, the season pass on my DVR disappeared since last season. But it looks like it might repeat this weekend.
 

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