Review of the new Murphy Brown

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Review of the new Murphy Brown

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:19 pm

Anyone here watch it? Or the original?

Murphy Brown Revival Forgets Its Roots in Desperate Attempt to Join the Resistance
Reason
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But Murphy Brown died in 1998 after several years of declining ratings. Most of its characters would now be in their 70s, not too credible as members of a hard-charging cable news crew and even less so as participants in impromptu anchor-desk, a key plot point one 1990s season. Why on earth resurrect it?

The answer was revealed last weekend, when 60 Minutes (the real one) disclosed that the new Murphy Brown is not really a sitcom but a video weapon for the Resistance to Trump. ("So, if Hillary had won, you guys probably wouldn't be here?" a reporter asked. "I don't think so," replied Bergen.)

This was less of a scoop than it might seem, for Murphy Brown's weaponization is obvious from its first moments. The writers couldn't even be bothered to work up actual jokes, unless you consider Murphy referring to a fictionalized version of Steve Bannon as "Satan's sidekick" a punchline. Rather than a comedy, the show is 22 minutes of shrieked insults, childish name-calling and free-flowing venom. That is, pretty much a duplication of any cable-news talk show you see these days.


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Re: Review of the new Murphy Brown

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:34 pm

Nope. Not me.
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Re: Review of the new Murphy Brown

Post by Doctor X » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:58 pm

Would rather watch Railgun or even New Detective II.

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Re: Review of the new Murphy Brown

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:05 pm

I didn't watch Murphy Brown when it was new.
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Re: Review of the new Murphy Brown

Post by Doctor X » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:11 pm

Pyrrho wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:05 pm
I didn't watch Murphy Brown when it was new.
Are you not the smug hipster.

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Re: Review of the new Murphy Brown

Post by xouper » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:07 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:19 pm
Anyone here watch it? Or the original?
I never watched the original. I only watched parts of the reboot pilot because my father said I would enjoy a certain guest appearance. He was right, I did find that somewhat funny, but not for the reasons they intended. I have no intention of watching any more of it.

Instead, I will watch tonight's season opener for Last Man Standing.