I've seen the first two episodes too and I'm not quite sure what to think of them. It has its funny moments, but the characters - including the couple at its center - are so unlikeable that I am not quite sure if I wanna keep watching and while I find Hollywood shallowness and fallaciousness amusing for a short amount of time, I'm not sure if I can take it for a longer period of time if there is nobody that I can root for.
Carol, the assistant of the network executive, was hilarious though, I loved how she always contradicted herself and twisted her words while dealing with the writers. Also the actress who played the head of the comedy department had the weirdest, most hilarious facial expressions that I've ever seen. For a satire the show is disappointingly onesided though, as they really portray the Hollywood people just as ignorant self-involved incompetent dickheads, while the British characters compromise their integrity so much that it is really hard to watch. I know it's all played for comedy, but making the two leads so weak and the Hollywood people so outrageously impenetrable just doesn't do the show any favors.
Also, the first episode was too light on Matt Le Blanc. Things got only interesting when he entered the scene.
Is it true that the first season only has 7 episodes?
Edited by Nosleepforme, Jan 8, 2011 @ 5:12 PM.