Episodes (2011– )
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Episode One 

BAFTA-winning sitcom Lyan's Boys script writers Sean and Beverly Lincoln are startled by US studio boss Merc Lapidus's offer to work on a remake in Hollywood. Sean persuades suspicious Bev,... See full summary »

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BAFTA-winning sitcom Lyan's Boys script writers Sean and Beverly Lincoln are startled by US studio boss Merc Lapidus's offer to work on a remake in Hollywood. Sean persuades suspicious Bev, who is at least impressed by the grand, albeit fake, residence they get to use, despite the insufferably dull security guard. Their superb Shakespearian lead star Julian Bullard was supposed to be part of the deal, but Lapidus insists on a 'formality audition', which goes wrong on account of accent prejudices. The Brits are startled to hear the studio intends to sign up sitcom (Friends, Joey) star Matt LeBlanc. Yet by now they know the studio isn't committed to anything content-wise. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Sean and Beverly first arrive in Los Angeles, the taillights on their Mustang convertible are all red except for a small reverse lamp in the lower inside corner of each lamp. As they pull up to their gated community in Beverly Hills, the tail lamps now have a full-height reverse lamp segment in each taillight with red brake/turn lamps on either side. See more »

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Merc Lapidus: [In the wake of winning a BAFTA Award for their television series, Beverly and Sean are approached by Merc Lapidus, an American network executive] You know what my fantasy is?
Beverly Lincoln: I'm gonna guess. Either shoes or nuns.
[Merc and Sean laugh]
Merc Lapidus: My fantasy is, I wake up tomorrow, and I've got your show on my network.
Beverly Lincoln: Well, that's very flattering.
Merc Lapidus: No, no, I'm not just blowing smoke here. I love your show. I love it. Seriously... I want to have sex with your show.
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Razzie award winning pilot
10 January 2011 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I found a secret trap at the bottom of the barrel. It leads to a world that should have never been discovered. That forbidden realm is ruled by the king of all rotten TV shows : Episodes. The apple had a worm and it wasn't even alive. Seriously I can't possibly comprehend how such an abomination was aired on Showtime. People who have created it should be fired. And people who have fired them should be fired too. In fact the network should sell itself for $1 on some auction website. A sitcom ? I only laughed one time at the end of the bath scene but it's because I was about to lose my mind. The very first minutes I instantly wanted to switch off my TV. Funny ? Pathetic ! But it took me a while before realizing that it would never improve. Stopping before I reached the end probably saved my life. In fact for the very first time in my life reviewing an episode feels like a journey through hell so maybe I'm already dead. The apple, the worm and the reviewer. A new script for Showtime ! Worst the actor we all expected never showed up. During the brainwash I think I saw him for a few split seconds but I was surely hallucinating. In fact I have forgotten his very name. Episodes residents shouldn't be named, it could summon an other episode. One, two, three… After writing more than 200 reviews I thought I had seen the worst but that show opened a box that should have remained closed.


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