Mr. Sunshine: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (9 Feb. 2011)

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On what would have been just a typical day at work -- trying to get rid of a hockey rink that won't melt so the circus can go on that night, looking for an elephant lost in the building and... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Declan Beaty ...
Harvey Ruffin ...
Executive (as Harvey Ruffin III)
Worker #1
Sam Brown ...
Worker #3


On what would have been just a typical day at work -- trying to get rid of a hockey rink that won't melt so the circus can go on that night, looking for an elephant lost in the building and arranging an impromptu press conference to repair one of his boss's PR nightmares -- Alice ends her casual relationship with Ben to commit to another man. This happens on Ben's 40th birthday, just as he's realizing he doesn't want to be alone. Written by ABC Publicity

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Alice: So what are you going to do for your fortieth birthday?
Ben Donovan: Pretty exciting little plan actually. I'm ordering in some Chinese food and watching Bridge Over The River Kwai. Kwai? Because it is a 3 hour epic adventure.
Alice: That's kind of depressing.
Ben Donovan: Along the way maybe. But ultimately it's a story about the triumph of the human spirit.
Alice: I'm talking about your birthday plan.
Ben Donovan: So am I.
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No more Chandler, please
19 February 2011 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

First of all, I did like Friends, but it's over, we don't need to have spin offs with the same characters over the place. I didn't laugh during the pilot. It wasn't terrible, but it was Chandler all over the place, and I've seen Chandler for 10 years (and more, to the point where I can't stand Friends anymore), so I was looking for something new. Maybe it'll get better some day.

Also, dear show writers, please stop putting Hugo in episodes, he isn't gonna bump the ratings (though he didn't suck on this one like he did on How I Met Your Mother)

I guess I'll be watching the show for 2 or 3 more episodes to see it evolves, but if it stays just like the pilot it'll be canceled before season 1 ends, just like it happened with Running Wilde, a pathetic show that tried to copy stuff from Arrested Development (same creator) and failed miserably, but seemed to be loved by IMDb users (no offense)

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