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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.
"This fuck-ing guy" was my favourite line.
 

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Episode four, "The Curse", should be nominated for an Emmy. Brilliant from start to finish. The leads' deliveries were perfect on each and every line.
 
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I can't wait to see more of Badass Guillermo™ after this latest episode.

 

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Colin Robinson is one of the greatest characters in all of television.
 

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^ Yeah, that was a pretty phenomenal episode -- and here I thought the last episode couldn't possibly be topped. Colin Robinson is totally the "How to play poker"-card in a deck. I love how this is a comedy show that's constantly building up new lore. Now we know how powerful an energy vampire can really become. That was pretty awesome.

They captured almost every life-draining aspect of an office job, and put it into Colin and made it hilarious. The fact that the episode ends with the company going out of business because he sucked the life out of all the employees is absolutely genius comedy-writing.

I always thought it was odd during the first season that they never addressed the fact that Nadja is apparently Greek, and that Nandor was an Ottoman conqueror, especially since she made at least one comment previously about hating them. Glad to finally see it addressed.

"Persian Frank Zappa" is one of my favorite things that's ever been said on this show.

Also:

"You will never forget my name! It is blabhblahblhblbah"

"Camera Two, come over here and put your neck in my mouth." (...And then the next shots were solely Camera One.)
 
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No joke, I'd have been okay if the show had kept Laszlo as "Jackie Daytona" for a while longer.

Jackie Daytona is a good man. A good human man. And a fine fellow. (From Tucson Arizoña.)

The toothpick working as the disguise is goddamn brilliant comedy. Classic Superman-move -- adding just one detail is enough to completely obscure your true identity.

::toothpick removal::

"IT WAS YOU THE WHOLE TIME"

I love how the amount he owed 150 years ago is probably like $40 at best now. Hilarious how petty they are.
 
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I love how Colin Robinson had the most obnoxious flashlight possible with the superbright LED.
 

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Also, very cosmically interesting how both this show and Rick and Morty each had brand-new episodes this week whose key turning-points hinged on toothpicks.
 
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There was the scene – possibly on a promo – where one of the vampires is shopping and comes across some suntan lotion.

"Total Protection From The Sun"

He then goes crazy, taking the store's whole supply.
 

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