Probably not quite as good as Transparent. Really enjoyed Gael Garcia Bernal, dude hit just the right mix of being "quirky and eccentric" while also being believable. I was able to buy his as a genius at his art, which is typically not easy for TV shows to do (though that may be because I'm not exactly a classical music expert.) The little moments where the musicians were just talking with each other and going through their stuff was the most interesting. I didn't really care for McDowell's character as much; he seemed like a two dimensional old guy whose time has come.
I'd say Amazon is 4 for 4 on original comedies so far, though I realize everyone didn't like Betas as much as I did.
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14. "i had no idea what it was about based on the subway ads" In response to Reply # 11
>Amazon really struggles with marketing >their shows better.
and can i just say the title shot bump graphic is horrendous. like some of the worst shit i've ever seen in life. and all the green screen shit is ass too.
these to me aren't even budget related but just shitty fucking talent. i overlooked it, or rather i shut up cause the wife ain't wanna hear all that, but on my own volition i probably would have passed.
█▆▇▅▇█▇▆▄▁▃ Big PEMFin H & z's "I ain't no entertainer, and ain't trying to be one. I am 1 thing, a musician." � Miles
"When the music stops he falls back in the abyss."
5. "Very Solid. Surprised it's not getting more love" In response to Reply # 0
Most of the principal actors kill their roles. It does veer into cheeziness sometimes with the fish outta water plot(and furthermore on the plot, does it even have a main one, lol), but it's def. something that could be on HBO.
6. "Bernal and McDowell need to spend some time watching actual conductors." In response to Reply # 0 Tue Dec-30-14 12:25 PM by stravinskian
I'm glad they got extras and a cast of musicians who can actually hold their instruments correctly, but the big stars seem not to have been cast for their musical background.
And the sound editors need to put a lot more work into synching everything up. Very nerdy complaints, but I think most of their target audience would be similarly fatigued.
Apart from minor complaints like that, I enjoyed it. But my ladyfriend (a musician who studied at Juilliard and traveled in those circles) hated it, more over the nonmusical elements than the musical ones. I think the show annoyed her in a similar way to how The Big Bang Theory bothers me. We're probably off the wagon as of the 3rd episode, unless the buzz gets really strong.
10. "Watched in a few days" In response to Reply # 0
If this was on regular TV, I likely wouldn't have stuck around past the first two episodes. But since all ten were ready and waiting, I went for it. The series got a bit more interesting as things went on. I'm hoping the characters and stories gel more in season 2. Right now, I felt Malcolm McDowell's bitter old guy character was obvious. I can't quite get a feel for where GGB is going with Rodrigo. Would love to see a bit more diversity added to the main cast in next season. Took me half the season to figure out Hailey from whoever Saffron Burrows character is (still can't remember her name). Plus, the WackyFun roommate...