7.5/10
3,929
26 user 12 critic

Blunt Talk 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2015– )
Trailer
1:56 | Trailer

Watch Now

on Prime Video

A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.

Creator:

Jonathan Ames
Reviews
Popularity
4,107 ( 151)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2016   2015  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Bored to Death (2009–2011)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels.

Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson
Tarantula (2017)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tarantula is an animated half hour comedy written by Carson Mell (Silicon Valley, Eastbound and Down) and executive produced by Danny McBride and Rough House Pictures. Set at the Tierra ... See full summary »

Stars: Carson Mell, Dan Bakkedahl, Jacob Vargas
Public Morals (2015)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set in the early 1960's in New York City's Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them.

Stars: Edward Burns, Michael Rapaport, Elizabeth Masucci
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough and Sarah Solemani perform a satirical take on the Tory party's human rights policy, inspired by the classic Monty Python sketch that asks 'what has the ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Susman
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough, Sarah Solemani
Powerless (2017)
Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Follow the staff of an insurance company, specialising in products to protect defenseless bystanders from the collateral damage of Superheroes and Supervillains.

Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk
Ghosted I (2017)
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A skeptical tough ex-cop is forced to team up with a nerdy scientist and firm believer of the paranormal. They must help a secret L.A.-based government agency deal with unexplained and paranormal occurrences.

Stars: Adam Scott, Craig Robinson, Ally Walker
Star Trek: Renegades (TV Series 2015)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Set a decade after the U.S.S Voyager's return to Earth, a rag-tag crew of renegades and outcasts must covertly work with Admiral Chekov and Tuvok to stop forces threatening the Federation from outside, and within.

Stars: Walter Koenig, Adrienne Wilkinson, Manu Intiraymi
Alien News Desk (TV Series 2019)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

News and commentary about the universe's most baffling alien species, the humans of planet Earth.

Stars: Will Forte, Heidi Gardner, Scott Gairdner
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The maniacal baby of the Griffin family, Stewie, meets his future self. In doing this he discovers that his future image is not what he has anticipated because of a near death experience.

Directors: Pete Michels, Peter Shin
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
The Great Indoors (2016–2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An adventure reporter must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine.

Stars: Joel McHale, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Williams
361
Crime

A one-eyed ex-marine seeks vengeance upon those who murdered his father.

Comedy | Crime

A writer in New York tries to live a double life as an amateur private eye. A feature film adaptation of the HBO series, "Bored to Death."

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Patrick Stewart ...  Walter Blunt 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Adrian Scarborough ...  Harry Chandler 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Timm Sharp ...  Jim 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Dolly Wells ...  Celia 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Jacki Weaver ...  Rosalie Winter 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Mary Holland ...  Shelly 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Karan Soni ...  Martin 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Romany Malco ...  Bob Gardner 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Ken Weiler ...  Sam / ... 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Edit

Storyline

British newscaster Walter Blunt comes to Los Angeles, intent on conquering the world of American cable television. Through the platform of a nightly interview show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think, and behave. Unfortunately, Blunt is constantly harassed by interfering network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, and his numerous ex-wives and children. Blunt must now deal with the fallout from his well-intended but misguided actions, both on and off the air, with only an alcoholic manservant at his side.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

America's Most Trusted Newsman. Maybe. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-MA
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conversa Fiada See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Walter Blunt (Sir Patrick Stewart) was based on British journalist Piers Morgan. See more »

Quotes

Harry Chandler: I'm unable to enjoy sex. At the moment of congress, I experience shame and anticipate punishment.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Daily life of Hollywood Patrick Stewart
6 September 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

Blunt Talk seems like someone's drunken idea to mix Entourage and Episodes but with Patrick Stewart as the lead. If that's the case, that someone deserves a cookie. It's highly exaggerated, a bit juvenile take on superstar's career and personal life.The series might not hit all the comedic mark and it hinges on the veteran lead, but with enough material packed into thirty minutes episode as well as Stewart's charming performance, it's a respectably enjoyable viewing.

Walter Blunt is a British newscaster who finds an opportunity in Los Angeles, however after years of monotony his show has become stale. Not to mention he has all sort of personal vices that always put him into unsavory situations. Blunt then resorts to silly antics and the help of dubious characters to maintain his talk show.

The show is banking a lot on Patrick Stewart, and with lifetime experience he's fully equipped for even these quirky gags. Script is pretty funny, although it doesn't rise to the level of more polished comedy such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine. This is definitely not an in-depth social commentary about an idol lifestyle, just merry occasionally mindless ride through it. The comedy style works for most part simply because the contrasting nature of the usually composed actors and his exaggerated predicaments here.

It can be a bit crude sometimes, but watching the versatile Patrick Stewart tumbles around the celerity life is a gleeful spectacle.


23 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed