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This is a very good show!
As a Hamilton born and bred girl I grew up watching the classic shows on CHCH like Smith and Smith Comedy Mill and then Red Green and I still remember all those great campy Hilarious House of Frightenstein episodes that I am lucky to have found DVDs of in a pawn shop this summer.
This Movie Sucks is in the same tradition of great Canadian comedy shows that are great even though they have a small budget and are not in a very big city. In fact they are throwing the small budget right back in our face and reference it all the time with Ed saying how they don't have money to do things.
I love this show especially compared to how bigger budget Canadian shows try too hard to be American style with more money and just fail miserably (I can't begin to describe how much I don't like a lot of Canadian TV) so this show is a breath of fresh air.
I won't give it full marks cuz it is walking in the footsteps of one of my other fave low budget shows Mystery Science Theater but it is unique in its own way. I see others say this show got better since it started, not sure how many episodes I missed but I have seen four weeks straight and the quality seemed consistently good to me, maybe I missed some bad ones to start.
This show is very funny and there is huge potential for it to be a really great show that could last a long time. I am a huge fan of Ed the Sock and he has already been on TV for many years but I hope he sticks around and does this show for many more years. I have seen every episode even though it is hard to keep track sometimes (they do not always list it), I watch CHCH TV a lot and it is on once a week depending on the day. The movies are very good (by that I mean they are entertaining the movies obviously suck like the title says they do) and the comedy added is very funny with Ed, Liana his red haired sidekick and Ron Sparks from Video on Trial fame cutting jokes all the time. The show was very rough at first with bad audio problems where I thought it would not stay on the air but it got better every week and is one of the few shows I look forward to seeing each week now.
I was just on another board writing about how Dan For Mayor and Hiccups are not very good. It is nice to now be balancing out that with a little positive since I don't want to become someone who just gets bitter talking about all the shows I hate. This Movie Sucks was a great surprise for me. I avoided watching it for a few weeks because I have always been a huge fan of Ed the Socks from his old show and of Ron Sparks who was always my favorite on Much Music and Video on Trial (also he is my Facebook friend which is how I heard about this show, ha). It is so good to see them back on TV, Liana is still pretty hot too (is it cliché to say hubba hubba nowadays?) I avoided watching at first because I was sure it would be terrible. The comments I read on Ed's home page for episode one were terrible and I wanted to remember him in a good way. Also I am possibly the biggest fan of MST3000 in the world and nothing can compare to that. The truth is this show doesn't compare to that but as I said nothing could do the bashing-a-bad-movie-thing better than MST3000, but it is still very funny and not so much like MST as I feared/assumed it would be. They still watch bad movies, including two so far that I know MST3000 already did, but they have different jokes and they talk a lot in the studio, have guests, other differences. This is totally worth checking out, the bashes of the movies are really very good.
This was a fun way to watch bad old movies. Usually they had old science fiction alien invasion type movies or monster horror movies from the fifties or whatever that were supposed to be scary but really these movies are just stupid. The movies were the low budget type of movies that would be forgotten and just laughed at when you watch them today. The hosts would watch the movie and make comments about them. Sometimes they talked too much which could get annoying but most of the time the show was better when they were talking than when they were not. It is hit or miss depending on the comments they were saying and how funny the particular movie they were watching was. This show was not as good as MST3k but that show is gone so it's nice to see this genre live on. The article says this show is coming back but I think it is dead because it would have come back by now.
This show was an entertaining enough way to spend a late Saturday
night. If we don't want to go out or just want to have some popcorn and
stay in and laugh at a bad movie. It is like watching a movie with a
couple more extra friends in the room with you except they are usually
good at cutting the movie up with funny comments.
They lines they did sometimes weren't so funny and lots of the time what they were doing in between the movies was just wasted time with nothing entertaining going on.
This show is obviously done now it is 2014 and when a show goes off for like two years it is not coming back for a new season sorry to break it to you. Lucky for us we can still watch bad movies and cut them up ourselves. Too bad everything else on CHCH is hella awful.
This show is very funny sometimes but it doesn't have the same look or
feel or level of entertainment value as Mystery Science Theater did
back when it was on.
They clearly don't have even as much of a small budget as MST3K did but the best episodes they did were special ones like when they had the telethon to raise money because their bosses were such cheap bastards. That's one place this show was great because they could do and say things that they couldn't on MST3K because Canadian TV has looser rules and regulations about that stuff.
The host Ed the Sock is someone you either love or hate and I always loved him. The big downfall in this show is it just had a really cheap look and sometimes just looked boring. Ron Sparks is maybe the best sidekick ever and my biggest laughs were from his comments during the movie. I always liked the movie part better than the part where they just talked about the movie because that stuff got boring, the good stuff about these shows is when you watch a really bad movie and just trash it.
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