Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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PostLast Week Tonight with John Oliver
by chalkitdown » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:00 pm

Really enjoyed the first episode last night even if it pretty much was an episode of the Daily Show without an interview segment. The Indian election stuff was great.
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Xeno » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:07 pm

It really was disgraceful just how little coverage of the Indian elections were happening, every strawberry floating clip that talked about it also seemed to be the BBC :lol:
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Xeno wrote:Chewing takes effort. What he needs is Emma Watson to chew his food then transfer it to him for him to swallow.

I dont know why, but that sounds strawberry floating incredible.

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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Crimson » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:13 pm

The interview with the NSA General was great. :lol:

I'll be back next week for sure.
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Saint of Killers » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:15 pm

Isn't this on HBO?

Get your gooseberry fool sorted Sky Atlantic and bring this over here! Please.
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Monkey Man » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:17 pm

Saint of Killers » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:15 pm wrote:Isn't this on HBO?

Get your gooseberry fool sorted Sky Atlantic and bring this over here! Please.

Starts tomorrow at 11pm.
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Saint of Killers » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:51 pm

:!: :mrgreen: Aww yiss. GTFI. Ta for the heads up on that, MM.
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Skippy » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:03 pm

Was good stuff, not all that much to really differentiate it from the Daily Show but it is only the first episode. So far so good
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Hyperion » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:04 pm

Enjoyed this. Loved the advertising bit

"Literally better than nothing"
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Saint of Killers » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:26 pm

Love the fact the second half of the show isn't dominated by a serious interview. Hate that on TDS.
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Xeno » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:18 pm

I think they could extend the show for an extra 15 minutes simply so he can spend a little more time on some of the subjects but that is the only thing I could even think of as a possible adjustment.
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Xeno wrote:Chewing takes effort. What he needs is Emma Watson to chew his food then transfer it to him for him to swallow.

I dont know why, but that sounds strawberry floating incredible.

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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Monkey Man » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:27 pm

They have talked about expanding the show to an hour or having it on more than once a week as well as giving Oliver a new home for his stand-up -- once Oliver gets his feet under him.

A lot more in this lengthy interview - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/j ... hbo-696165
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Xeno » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:52 pm

Sweet, I would rather the extended it rather than have more than one episode a week.
Falsey wrote:
Xeno wrote:Chewing takes effort. What he needs is Emma Watson to chew his food then transfer it to him for him to swallow.

I dont know why, but that sounds strawberry floating incredible.

Wuijibobo wrote:You're a funny man Xeno. I like you... That's why I'm going to kill you last.
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Captain Kinopio » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:33 pm

Thought it was a decent first episode, though oddly it did feel as though it needed an add break as it felt a bit breathless at times.

Not sure about the interview segment at the end, it's the same with the Daily Show in that I've always found the mock interviews cringe inducing rather than funny. Would be a shame if it's just always like that and I always end up skipping it.
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by chalkitdown » Mon May 05, 2014 3:18 pm

I found that it really hit its stride this week. Really strawberry floating good episode. The death penalty stuff :dread:
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Skippy » Mon May 05, 2014 3:29 pm

Handled the death penalty thing really well. I like John Oliver but he does grate a little when he repeats/explains jokes. He doesn't need to all the time. Show will really be something interesting if they keep sticking to more world news and stuff the US media there aren't covering as much as they should
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Irene Demova » Mon May 12, 2014 2:41 pm

Those ads sure were something
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Skippy » Mon May 12, 2014 2:54 pm

Couldn't find this or Veep on any torrent site this morning for some reason :?
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Xeno » Mon May 12, 2014 5:25 pm

I think HBO went mental on takedown notices.

Oh god, that Alison Grimes attack ad.
Falsey wrote:
Xeno wrote:Chewing takes effort. What he needs is Emma Watson to chew his food then transfer it to him for him to swallow.

I dont know why, but that sounds strawberry floating incredible.

Wuijibobo wrote:You're a funny man Xeno. I like you... That's why I'm going to kill you last.
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Johnny Ryall » Mon May 12, 2014 6:47 pm

So this is definitely a HBO show then. strawberry floating hell. :lol:

HBO are always taking down stuff, had major issues pirating GoT S3 a while back.
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PostRe: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
by Memento Mori » Mon May 12, 2014 7:13 pm

Game of Thrones is normally easier to find than Veep for some reason. Veep is gone almost immediately.

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