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Anyone watch Wedding Band?

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  • #16
    i'm watching it right now on tbs.com



    NO drinks for the band policy... WTF is THAT??!?!?!?
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    • #17






      Quote Originally Posted by guido61
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      Awww...was that on already? I'll have to find a repeat!




      Watch on-line :

      http://www.tbs.com/video/index.jsp?o...122&cid=875318



      One subtext that I'm sure they will be expanding on is that these guys were an originals band that didn't "make it" and here they are in their mid to late 30's (?) playing weddings with a retired (?) session guy that played on a bunch of gold records but is completely "unknown" - I know a few of those. Also kinda reminds me of the time I did sound for a wedding band fronted by the original drummer of "Skid Row" - helluva nice guy .

      "We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us" - Walt Kelly​

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      • #18
        Prettty bad. I'm Seattle area and that's my market, in no way would any band like that ever ever be working. The character personalities are just wrong for that type gig. But it's a tv show. Who really cares...
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        • #19
          i like what the show "could be." but the 2nd episode was very much MEH.... for me. Z Rock was WAY better.
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          • #20
            It is thoroughly mediocre. I don't know who comes up with the story lines, but I can't imagine any of them ever actually gigged on a regular basis. One of these days someone will figure it out and do a good show about band life. Z Rock was funny, but always took things too far to actually be good in my opinion. (I did dig the story line about the coked-up record exec and his hot wife that couldn't stop banging the bassist, but mostly because of how hot she was and how awesome Greg Giraldo was playing the cokehead).



            But as for Wedding Band, I hope it gets better, but I can't imagine it will. The "hollywood douchebag" factor is way too high in the writing, and it doesn't help with Brian Austin Green in the lead role.



            Brian V.
            "The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." - Bertrand Russell

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            • #21
              I wasn't thrilled with episode 2. The only television show I've seen that comes anywhere close to capturing something of what it's like to be a gigging local musician is HBO's Treme. This is just a sitcom with the band providing a very vague "sit."

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              • #22
                I wasn't thrilled with episode 2. The only television show I've seen that comes anywhere close to capturing something of what it's like to be a gigging local musician is HBO's Treme. This is just a sitcom with the band providing a very vague "sit."

                Louis


                Agreed - episode 2 was a pretty big letdown from the the first.

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                • #23
                  right now I can not think of any TV show that depicted a gigging band that got it right.
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                  • #24
                    right now I can not think of any TV show that depicted a gigging band that got it right.


                    Have you seen Treme? It's not about a particular band, per se, but several of its many story-lines deal with various New Orleans musicians at a variety of levels, from busking locals to a few with national or budding national careers. Also lots of terrific cameos by actual musicans of local and national renown. Great show in lots of other ways, too. It's not always perfectly realistic, but it comes closer than anything I've ever seen on TV, and from time to time it gets things beautifully right.

                    Louis
                    https://soundcloud.com/#lschwart/sets/best-tracks

                    https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My...06839039360158

                    http://www.amazon.com/Milton-Materna...8782889&sr=1-1

                    http://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-Comp...+paradise+lost

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                    • #25
                      Z Rock was WAY better.


                      +1000

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                      • #26
                        Have you seen Treme? It's not about a particular band, per se, but several of its many story-lines deal with various New Orleans musicians at a variety of levels, from busking locals to a few with national or budding national careers. Also lots of terrific cameos by actual musicans of local and national renown. Great show in lots of other ways, too. It's not always perfectly realistic, but it comes closer than anything I've ever seen on TV, and from time to time it gets things beautifully right.

                        Louis


                        havent had a chance yet but I am a big fan of David Simon's other stuff so I should get around to it sometime soon.
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                        • #27
                          havent had a chance yet but I am a big fan of David Simon's other stuff so I should get around to it sometime soon.


                          It'll be worth it. Not as great as The Wire, but terrific on it's own terms--and full of great music!

                          Louis
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                          https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My...06839039360158

                          http://www.amazon.com/Milton-Materna...8782889&sr=1-1

                          http://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-Comp...+paradise+lost

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                          • #28
                            Watchin' "Treme" S01E01 right now - awesome ! Haven't found "Z Rock' yet but wanna check that out too...

                            "We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us" - Walt Kelly​

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                            • #29
                              IFC used to run Z-Rock.

                              http://www.ifc.com/shows/z-rock
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                              • #30
                                Watched the first two episodes. My take on the show:

                                As a TV series:

                                Not bad as far as basic cable sitcoms go. Would probably be better to be only 30 min though rather than an hour as both episodes felt "padded" to me. Obviously there's only so many "wedding band" gags to use, so it's clear the idea is simply to use the band as a launching pad for other adventures in the band members' lives. That's fine as long as they are funny. The plot line for the 2nd episode was only moderately so. I like the cast though, and the acting is decent enough.

                                As a band parody:

                                Also pretty 'meh'. They hit all the band-member cliches: the 'family guy' trying to fit the band in around his family life; the 'former local rock star' who is fine being a star at weddings because he's outgrown the local bar scene; the 'muso' who's worried the songs and gigs are going to be 'sell-outs'; the former bigger-music career guy who is slumming with this band for reasons not entirely clear. There's some fertile ground to milk there should they choose to do so. There's enough fairly-authentic "inside jokes" to keep my attention and probably keep me watching the show, but not enough to make it a spot-on parody in the way something like "This Is Spinal Tap" was. Then again, too many of those and they probably lose their core audience. I doubt the show was designed to appeal to musicians particularly. As long as it's close enough to remind people of the musician-who's-married-to-my-wife's-cousin it should probably work.

                                I'll probably keep watching. But certainly not going to be upset if I miss some episodes or it gets cancelled in a few weeks.
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